The Career Evolution of Dove Cameron

Don’t be surprise when you start seeing this next big star across the big and small screen.

Galore’s latest cover girl, Dove Cameron, has come a long way since her beginnings at 16 years old when she got her big break on hit shows such as Shameless (2012) and The Mentalist (2012).

Fast forward to 2017, Dove is making her mark in young Hollywood. Before she gets too big for us let’s take a look back on her promising start as an actor to the star we see her flourishing into today.

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2012

Unlike most Disney starlets, Dove didn’t get her start on the network. Rather, she popped up onto the scene on a little show you may have heard of known as Shameless.

During season 2, she played Holly Hermiker, a young teenage girl trying her hardest to hook up with Lip, which led her character to pursuing a career in prostitution. Now, if you only know her from her work on Disney, this would come as a shock that she once played such a risqué character, but hey we all have to start somewhere.

After, she also made appearances on other TV series such as The Mentalist and Malibu Country playing alongside Reba McEntire.

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2013

It wasn’t until her starring role in the Disney TV series, Liv and Maddie, that she became Disney’s new breakout star.

Getting to show off the levels of her acting chops, Dove had the chance to play her own identical twin. She played both an aspiring singer/actress and tomboy athlete obsessed with basketball. If you ever had doubts about this girl’s range, you won’t after seeing her in this.

For the show, Dove was able to showcase her vocal abilities as well. She sung a number of songs on the series’s soundtrack, but her most notable one is singing the show’s theme song “Better in Stereo.”

2014

Continuing her success with the network, Dove expanded her presence with Disney when she starred in Cloud 9 opposite Luke Benward and Kiersey Clemons.

2015

Following her role in Cloud 9, she made appearances in Disney’s Austin and Ally and R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls. Around this time is when she began a film that would be more than just a one-time thing.

Along with Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart and Cameron Boyce, Dove starred in musical fantasy film Disney’s Descendants. The film eventually developed into a short-form animated series, Descendants: Wicked World and sequel.

Outside of Disney, she played opposite Hailee Steinfeld, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, and Sophie Turner in Barely Lethal. In the independent film, she assumed the role of Liz Larson, who is the sister of Hailee’s adopted character.

2016

Venturing away from Disney, Dove took some time out to take part in NBC’s Hairspray Live!, which became a hit after receiving a viewership of 9.05 million.

Playing the role of Amber Von Tussle, she starred along side Ariana Grande, Kristen Chenoweth, Derek Hough, and Jennifer Hudson. She also did voiceovers for the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man, where she voiced the iconic character Gwen Stacy. While still with her ex-fiancé, Dove formed a band with Ryan McCartan called The Girl and the Dreamcatcher.

The duo released their EP, Negatives, with singles, “Glowing in the Dark” and “Make You Stay.” Due to their breakup late 2016, fans are still unsure on whether or not the two will still go forth with the band as it has not been confirmed yet.

HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Pictured: (l-r) Kristin Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle, Dove Cameron as Amber Von Tussle — (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

2017

Today, Dove is about to set forth on a new ventures as Liv and Maddie come to close after four seasons. First up, the sequel to Disney’s Descendants is set to premiere this summer.

If Dove holds on tight to the advice Selena Gomez gave her when she started out on Disney when she told her, “[The] most important thing is that you never deviate from your authenticity. You’re just open, you’re bare with your fans.” You’ll be seeing a lot more of this beauty.

What will be next for this young 21-year-old starlet? Maybe starring in the anticipated live action version of The Little Mermaid as Ariel. I don’t know, you’ll just have wait and see.


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