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.
Unlike most Disney starlets, Dove didn’t get her start onÂ the network. Rather, she popped up onto the scene on a little showÂ 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, thisÂ would come as a shockÂ that she once played such a risquÃ© 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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It wasn’t until her starring role in the Disney TV series, Liv and Maddie, thatÂ 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.”
Continuing her success with the network, Dove expanded her presenceÂ with Disney when she starred inÂ Cloud 9Â oppositeÂ Luke Benward and Kiersey Clemons.
Following her role in Cloud 9, she made appearances in Disney’s Austin and Ally andÂ R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls.Â Around this time is when she began a film that would be more than just a one-time thing.
Along withÂ Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart and Cameron Boyce, Dove starred in musical fantasy film Disney’sÂ Descendants. The film eventually developed into a short-form animated series,Â Descendants: Wicked World and sequel.
Outside of Disney, she played opposite Hailee Steinfeld, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, and Sophie Turner inÂ Barely Lethal. In the independent film,Â she assumed the role of Liz Larson, who is the sister of Hailee’s adopted character.
Venturing awayÂ 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 herÂ ex-fiancÃ©, 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 unsureÂ on whether or not the two will still go forth with the band as it has not been confirmed yet.
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’sÂ Descendants isÂ set to premiere this summer.
If DoveÂ holdsÂ 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. Youâ€™re just open, youâ€™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 starringÂ in the anticipated live action version of The Little MermaidÂ as Ariel. I don’t know, you’ll just have wait and see.