Monday, April 20, 2009

Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato

Born August 20, 1992
Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato 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.

Lovato 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 Lovato 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". During this time she taped a television pilot for a series called Split Ends, but it was not picked up. In January 2007, she landed the role of Charlotte Adams, a series regular, on the Disney Channel Original Short Series, As the Bell Rings, which premiered on August 26, 2007 during Disney's Back-to-School special night.

Lovato began singing and dancing at a very young age. A few of her original songs, including "Shadow," were featured on As the Bell Rings. She has also covered the Academy Award nominated song "That's How You Know" from Enchanted on DisneyMania 6 and Princess DisneyMania. She also recorded three songs for the Camp Rock soundtrack: "Who Will I Be?", "This is Me", and "Our Time Is Here". After singing in Camp Rock, she signed a record deal with Hollywood Records. Her cover of "Wonderful Christmas Time" by Paul McCartney is featured in All Wrapped Up, a holiday album.

In 2008, Lovato 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, and in Canada on Family.

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 Lovato for this album. During the summer of 2008, she performed as the Jonas Brothers' opening act for their Burning Up Tour.

She competed on the sports-based special miniseries Disney Channel Games for the third annual show. Subsequently, she appeared on the second show of Studio DC: Almost Live, a special half-hour variety show that features The Muppets as well as Disney Channel stars. She made a small appearance on Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream. Lovato will also be featured in Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, a concert film presented in Disney Digital 3-D. It was released in the United States and Canada on February 27, 2009.

Lovato was cast as Princess Rosalinda in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, Princess Protection Program, alongside her friend, Selena Gomez. Lovato is currently starring in a new Disney Channel Original Series called Sonny With a Chance. It began production in September 2008. She will reprise her Mitchie Torres role in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Camp Rock 2.

She will start a tour to promote her music June 21, 2009.

Demi Lovato hates being judged by other people. The Sonny With A Chancestar said in an interview with M magazine, "I'll be the first to admit that I'm not perfect and I hate that people judge other teens and make them feel bad about themselves." AS demi has felt the pressure herself, she shared with her fans. “just be the best you can be." She recalled her days at school, "There was a petition called 'We hate Demi.' They would text me and say, 'We're going to make your life a living hell.' I remember asking them, 'What did I do?' and no one could answer."

Demi Lovato has earned a place on Forbes’ list of Breakout Stars of 2008. The list features the stars whose names have turned into household names along the year and “have more than a reality show crown or a must-see YouTube clip.” "I just have to keep working and have fun," the ‘Camp Rock’ darling told Forbes about her growing profile earlier this year. "Having fun is the most important part." The Jonas Brothers tops this year’s list, in which also appears Selena Gomez Robert Pattinson, and Shenae Grimes

Personal life
In an MTV interview, Lovato 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".

In the March 2009 issue of Teen Vogue, Lovato states, "My first passion is music, because it comes naturally to me. Acting has been like a hobby."

Demi ranked #40 in AIM's "100 Celebs Under 25".

Demi was on the blue team for the 2008 Disney Channel Games

Demi is very flexible and can put her feet behind her head. She also has a very long tongue which she can touch her nose with.

1. Camp Rock 2 (2009) (TV) (in production) .... Mitchie Torres
2. Princess Protection Program (2009) (TV) (completed) .... Rosalinda / Rosie
3. "Sonny with a Chance" .... Sonny Munroe (9 episodes, 2009)
- Sonny with a Chance of Dating (2009) TV episode .... Sonny Munroe
- Fast Friends (2009) TV episode .... Sonny Munroe
- Poll'd Apart (2009) TV episode .... Sonny Munroe
- Three's Not Company (2009) TV episode .... Sonny Munroe
- Cheater Girls (2009) TV episode .... Sonny Munroe
(4 more)
4. Camp Rock (2008) (TV) .... Mitchie Torres
5. "Just Jordan" .... Nicole (1 episode, 2007)
- Slippery When Wet (2007) TV episode .... Nicole
6. "As the Bell Rings" .... Charlotte (8 episodes, 2007)
- The Mascot (2007) TV episode .... Charlotte
- Slacker Girl (2007) TV episode .... Charlotte
- Ladder, Dudes! (2007) TV episode .... Charlotte
- Bad Boy (2007) TV episode .... Charlotte
- The Dance (2007) TV episode .... Charlotte
(3 more)
7. "Prison Break" .... Danielle Curtin (1 episode, 2006)
... aka "Prison Break: On the Run" (Australia: second season title)
- First Down (2006) TV episode .... Danielle Curtin
8. "Barney & Friends" .... Angela (1 episode, 2004)
... aka "Barney" (Australia)
- Squares, Squares Everywhere! (2004) TV episode .... Angela

Music Department:
1. "Sonny with a Chance" (performer: theme song) (9 episodes, 2009)
- Sonny with a Chance of Dating (2009) TV episode (performer: theme song)
- Fast Friends (2009) TV episode (performer: theme song)
- Poll'd Apart (2009) TV episode (performer: theme song)
- Three's Not Company (2009) TV episode (performer: theme song)
- Cheater Girls (2009) TV episode (performer: theme song)
(4 more)

"The only thing I could see myself doing is music – songwriting or producing or something. I've never seen myself being in any other business, I've been working in this one since I was 5 years old! I could do other things, but I wouldn't want to !"

"It was a confidence booster. My character and I both like to rock out and now we're not afraid to!" - About the Camp Rock experience

"No, I just see myself as Demi – Miley is amazing and has built a hugely successful career, so I respect that. It's just that, again, we're two totally different artists – and there's room for everyone to be themselves in this business. I'm just trying to be Demi right now! " - When asked if she sees herself as the next Miley Cyrus

"I'm really excited about these songs. I feel like I've really grown as a songwriter with my last few songs, and I'm anxious to see what the fans think of them." - About her CD

"I never wanted a part more than this in my life." - About Camp Rock
- Demi Lovato

Birth name Demetria Devonne Lovato
Nickname: Demi
Height: 5'2
Genre(s) Teen pop, Pop rock
Occupation(s) Actress, singer, songwriter, musician
Instrument(s) Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2002 – present
Label(s) Hollywood Records
Associated acts Selena Gomez, Jonas Brothers

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