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Who is Dove Cameron, the Star Behind “Boyfriend”?

Dove Cameron is an American actress and singer who has been in the public eye for a while now. You’ll get to see her soon as Bubbles in the live-action Powerpuff series, but she’s got a long history on screen and in our ears.

She’s best known for her roles playing both the title characters in the Disney Channel series Liv and Maddie. It was during her time on Liv and Maddie that she made her singing made her debut with the show’s soundtrack album.

Read on to learn more about who Dove is and hear some fun facts about this electric young star.

Dove Cameron at a glance

Dove was born on January 15, 1996, in Bainbridge Island, Washington, to parents Philip Alan Hosterman and Bonnie Wallace. She has an older sister named Claire Hosterman.

In her teens, Dove moved with her family to Los Angeles, California, where she still resides today.

Dove’s birth name was actually Chloe

When she was born, Dove’s given name was Chloe Celeste Hosterman. When she was 15 years old, her father died by suicide, and she changed her name to “Dove” as a tribute to a nickname he used to call her.

She is NOT a twin

While Liv and Maddie are twins in Disney Channel’s eponymous show Liv and Maddie, Dove Cameron is not a twin in real life. In a fun plot twist, both of the sisters are played by Dove.

With that being said, Dove does have an older sister, Claire, who is a voice coach in Los Angeles.

Dove’s been in lots of TV shows and movies

In 2013, Dove had her breakout role playing the lead characters in the Disney Channel teen sitcom Liv and Maddie, which ran for four seasons.

Another big role for Dove was Mal in Disney’s series of television films: Descendants, Descendants: Wicked World, Descendants 2, and Descendants 3.

A further display of the name she’s made for herself, Dove appeared as herself on as a judge on Project Runway and RuPaul’s Drag Race. She’s also been a contestant on Celebrity Family Feud.

Dove’s movie roles include the characters of Bekah Cotter in Dumplin’, Olive in Good Mourning, and Kansas City Shaw in Vengeance, as well as a voice role as Ella in The Angry Birds Movie 2.

Dove Cameron is queer

Dove Cameron is among many young, popular celebrities that are out and proud. While she originally came out as bisexual, she has since clarified her sexuality as queer. She has become a role model for many people because of her openness about her sexuality.

Sugar, spice, and everything nice

As you now know, Dove Cameron is a clearly talented musician and actress, and we’re excited to see her play Bubbles the upcoming Powerpuff Girls reboot. Dove Cameron is also an outspoken queer woman who has been outspoken about her sexuality and we’re here for that kind of authenticity.

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