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Creator / Dove Cameron

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I could be a better boyfriend than him
I could do the shit that he never did
Up all night, I won't quit
Thinking I'm gonna steal you from him
I could be such a gentleman
Plus all my clothes would fit

Dove Cameron (born Chloe Celeste Hosterman, January 15, 1996 in Seattle, Washington) is an American actor and singer. She is best known for playing the dual role of both Liv and Maddie in Liv and Maddie, or as Kayla Morgan in Cloud 9 and Mal in Descendants.

Though born in Seattle, Washington, her family also spent time in France and eventually moved to Los Angeles when she was 14.

She and her (now-ex) fiance Ryan McCartan, who also appeared on Liv and Maddie, have their own YouTube channel for their band 'The Girl and the Dreamcatcher'. Their first single under that name, "Written in the Stars," came out on October 3, 2015. She also has a solo channel.

Outside of her work with Disney, she's also notable for her involvement with Marvel Comics properties. She provided the voice of Spider-Gwen on Ultimate Spider-Man (2012), and reprised the role in Marvel Rising. She also had a recurring role on the fifth season of ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Selected filmography:

Theatre credits:

Tropes applying to her music:

  • Better Partner Assertion: "Boyfriend" is about the singer asserting to a girl that she would be a better, more attentive partner for her than her boyfriend.
    I don't need to tell you twice
    All the ways he can't suffice
    If I could give you some advice
    I would leave with me tonight
  • Card-Carrying Villain: The narrator of "Breakfast" is aware that their behaviour is wrong but keeps doing it, seeming to enjoy it.
  • Cover Version: A frequent feature on the band's YouTube channel. She has also done covers of Imagine Dragons' "On Top of the World" from Liv and Maddie and Christina Aguilera's "Genie in a Bottle" for Disney.
  • Her Boyfriend's Jacket: In "Boyfriend", the singer asserts that she'd be a better partner for a girl than her current boyfriend, adding, "Plus all my clothes would fit."
  • Persecution Flip: The music video for "Breakfast" takes place in an alternate sixties with all the inherent sexism of the time but the roles of men and women flipped. This puts a much darker spin on the tone of the song itself.

Tropes applying to her works in general:

  • Contractual Purity: To a minor extent has had trouble with this. She was already in her very late teens when she was the first cast in Disney productions and had already done roles in racy content such as Shameless (US), so it wasn't really much issue when she did things like Barely Lethal (where her character gets drunk and has a penis drawn on her face) or Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (where she plays The Sociopath). However, she's frequently been targeted by trolls on social media for having too low cut a top in a photo or posing in a bikini, despite not actually showing anything, purely because they expect her to be 100% modest at all times, regardless. She's spoken out about the way society treats the human body as perverse, and the toxicity of this kind of mindset.
  • Creator Couple: With Ryan McCartan, in their band.
  • Fan Community Nickname: Dovelies
  • Those Two Actors: Played Kristin Chenoweth's daughter twice (Descendants and Hairspray Live), and co-starred with her again in Schmigadoon!.
    • She's also worked with Chloe Bennet twice in separate Marvel projects (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel Rising), and played sisters in the Powerpuffs pilot, but Bennet dropped out of the latter after the pilot due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Word of Gay: According to Dove, most of her characters, including Maddie and Liv, are gay or bi, even if they don't always come out onscreen.