Demi Lovato (born August 20, 1992) is an American actress and
singer-songwriter. She played Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel Original
Movie Camp Rock, and she plays Sonny Monroe in the Disney Channel Original
Series Sonny With A Chance. Besides acting, she is also a solo music artist and
released her debut album Don't Forget on September 23, 2008. The album debuted
at #2 on the Billboard 200 selling over 89,000 copies in the first week.
Demi was born in Dallas, Texas to Patrick Demi and Diana Demi (née Hart).
Demi Lovato has an older sister, Dallas, and a younger half sister, Madison De La Garza.
Demi Lovato's mother, Dianna Hart, was a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and
country recording artist; her father, Patrick, moved to New Mexico after their
marriage ended in 1994.
Demi began her acting career at the age of six on the children's television series Barney & Friends as Angela, appearing in seasons seven and eight. In 2006 Demi guest starred on the second season of the television series Prison Break as Danielle Curtin in the episode "First Down". She also appeared in the second season of the television sitcom Just Jordan as Nicole, in the episode "Slippery When Wet". In January 2007, she landed the role of Charlotte Adams on the Disney Channel Original Short Series, As the Bell Rings, which premiered on August 26, 2007. A few of her original songs, including "Shadow," were featured on the show. Upon leaving the show, her character was replaced by her cousin Lexi, played by Lindsey Black. She has also covered the Academy Award nominated song "That's How You Know" on DisneyMania 6.
Demi Lovato also recorded three songs for the Camp Rock soundtrack. Demi
Lovato later signed a record deal with Hollywood Records. Her cover of
"Wonderful Christmas Time" is featured in All Wrapped Up.
In 2008, Demi starred alongside the Jonas Brothers in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Camp Rock. She played Mitchie Torres, a fourteen-year-old girl with hopes of becoming a singer. The movie premiered on June 20 in the USA on Disney Channel. Lovato's debut album Don't Forget was released on September 23, 2008 in the United States through Hollywood Records, debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. The Jonas Brothers co-wrote several songs with Demi for this album. During the summer of 2008, she performed as the Jonas Brothers' opening act for their Burning Up Tour.
She competed on Disney Channel Games for the third annual show. Subsequently, she appeared on the second show of Studio DC: Almost Live. Demi was featured in Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience. Demi was cast as Princess Rosalinda in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Princess Protection Program, alongside Selena Gomez. Demi is currently starring in the Disney Channel Original Series, Sonny With a Chance.
In an interview with Ellen Degeneres, Demi Lovato admitted to going through painful experiences with bullying in the seventh grade. According to Lovato, the bullying was so bad that one day, in a fit of frustration and distress, she requested her mom give her a home-schooled education.
In an MTV interview, Demi stated that she likes metal music, especially black metal and metalcore. She called symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir "one of her favorite live acts". However, she stated in a recent interview that she no longer listens to metal, as she is in a happier place now, and listens to mellow music that inspires her writing. In the March 2009 issue of Teen Vogue, Demi stated, "My first passion is music, because it comes naturally to me. Acting has been like a hobby." Demi is best friends with Selena Gomez, whom she has known since Demi "asked her to sit on my jacket and draw with crayons with me" at the Barney & Friends auditions. Demi is also a Christian and prays with her band before she performs.
Demi is of Irish, Italian and Mexican descent.
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