Date of Birth
20 December 1992, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Demetria Devonne Lovato
Mc D Love
Demi Lovato Valderrama
5' 3½" (1.61 m)
Born in 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Demi Lovato started out as a child actor on Barney & Friends. In 2007, Demi Lovato got a part on a short Disney Channel show called As the Bell Rings, and then she landed the starring role of the movie Camp Rock. While filming Camp Rock, Demi Lovato began also recording three songs for the film's soundtrack and has had several solo releases since. In 2009, Lovato got the lead in the series Sonny with a Chance, another Disney Channel show. She later became a judge on the television competition show The X Factor from 2012 to 2013.
Singer and actress Demi Lovato was born on August 20, 1992, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lovato's mother, Dianna Lovato, was a former country music recording artist and Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader. Lovato is the middle child of three sisters. Her older sister, Dallas, is also a singer and actress, and her younger sister, Madison, was born in 2002.
Growing up, Lovato won several talent contests and performed in famous venues, including the Eismann Center and the Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day Half Time Show with LeAnn Rimes. She started her show business career in earnest at the age of 10 when she became a series regular on the children's television show Barney & Friends. After her stint on Barney & Friends, Lovato also guest starred on television dramas Just Jordan (2007) and Prison Break (2006). Disney Star
In 2007, Demi Lovato began working with the Disney Channel. First she got a part on a short television show called As The Bell Rings. Her role on that ended, however, when Lovato was cast as Mitchie Torres in the starring role of the Disney Channel movie Camp Rock. While filming Camp Rock, Demi Lovato began also recording three songs with the pop group the Jonas Brothers for the film's soundtrack.
In 2008, Lovato covered the Academy Award-nominated song, "That's How You Know" from Enchanted on the DisneyMania 6 album. Later on in 2008, Demi began filming her second Disney Channel Original Movie, Princess Protection Program. The film was made in Puerto Rico and Lovato co-starred with her then-good friend Selena Gomez.
Demi Lovato was the star of her own Disney Channel television show called Sonny with a Chance. The series debuted in 2009, becoming one of the channel's most popular programs and making Lovato one of its brightest stars. Sonny with a Chance ran until 2011. Music Career
On September 23, 2008, Lovato released her debut album, Don't Forget. Several of the songs on the album were co-written by the Jonas Brothers. The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. In promotion of this album, Lovato went on tour with the Jonas Brothers on their 2008 Burning Up Tour as the opening act.
On July 21, 2009, Demi Lovato released her second studio album, Here We Go Again. She went on tour again with the Jonas Brothers the following year and was romantically linked to Joe Jonas around this time. While on tour, Lovato got into an altercation with a dancer. The fight made headlines, and she sought treatment after the incident. According to People magazine, the singer sought help for "emotional and physical issues." Some of these issues were later revealed to be an eating disorder and self-harm through cutting.
Months after completing treatment, Lovato released the 2011 album Unbroken, which featured the hit "Skyscraper." She put out her next record, Demi, two years later. Other Endeavors
Outside of music, film and television, Lovato was also the national Hasbro "Hit Clips" spokes-girl. She has also done several successful voice-overs for radio and television for companies like Denny's, Radica and Hasbro.
In 2012, Lovato took on a new role. She joined The X Factor, a popular singing competition, in its second season as a judge. Lovato, Simon Cowell, music industry titan L.A. Reid and pop star Britney Spears worked together to review the contestants and helped determine who would win the $5 million recording contract. The show was canceled after its third season.
Lovato made a return to acting in 2013 with a recurring role on the hit musical series Glee. Around this time, she became more candid about her earlier personal struggles, acknowledging that she also battled a substance abuse problem. Lovato has also gone public with her diagnosis for bipolar disorder. According to Cosmopolitan for Latinas, she uses medication to help manage her condition. Recent Projects
In 2015, Lovato put out a new single entitled "Cool for the Summer." She has also tackled a variety of TV projects recently. Lovato appeared as a guest judge on RuPaul's Drag Race that year. She mixed her professional and personal sides to shoot a guest appearance on boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama's show From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.
Younger sister of Dallas Lovato and older half-sister of Madison De La Garza.
Her mom, Dianna De La Garza, was a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader during the the 1982-1983 season, and was a country recording artist.
She is a skilled pianist and guitar player.
Gets most of her clothes from Forever 21 and most of her shoes from Aldo.
Her favorite band is Paramore and her favorite song by them is Born for This.
Her father, whose family is from New Mexico, was of Mexican descent (including Spanish, Indigenous Mexican, and distant Portuguese and Jewish, ancestry). Her mother, whose family is from the American South, is of English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) descent.
Had a purity ring, like Selena Gomez and The Jonas Brothers, but wore it as a necklace.
Favorite movie is Donnie Darko (2001).
Favorite song by The Jonas Brothers is "Hollywood".
Her role model is Kelly Clarkson.
All of her fellow cast members from Sonny with a Chance (2009) are featured in her music video "La La Land".
Graduated High School in May 2009; a year early.
Older sister, Dallas Lovato, appeared on music video "La La Land" with her.
Good friends with her Camp Rock (2008) costars Meaghan Martin, Alyson Stoner, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle and Jasmine Richards.
Has a tattoo on her right side which says "You Make Me Beautiful". [June 2010].
Is a vegetarian.
Checked herself into a medical center on November 1, 2010 to get professional help for anorexia and bulimia.
Used to have a YouTube show with her friend Selena Gomez called "The Demi and Selena Show".
Announced that she has a bipolar disorder [April 20, 2011].
Tattooed on her left wrist is the word "Stay", while on her right is the word "Strong". She stated that she had them written there so that every time she feels like cutting herself, it will stop her from doing so and remind her to "Stay Strong". .
Voted #54 in the British version of FHM "100 Sexiest Women" List (2011).
Her 2011 song, "Skyscraper", debuted at No. 10 on Billboard and No. 2 on Digital Songs. The song is Lovato's first top 10 debut on the Hot 100 Billboard chart and her second top 10 title overall. Her first Billboard chart entry was the song, "This Is Me", with Joe Jonas, the song debuted at No. 11 and peaked at No. 9 in July 2008.
In 2012, she won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Pop Artist.
In April 10, 2012, she almost ran over Paul McCartney while she was trying to park her car in Los Angeles.
Is friends with Selena Gomez since they met on July 22, 1999 on a casting for Barney & Friends (1992). Later, they worked together on Princess Protection Program (2009) and Sonny with a Chance (2009). Also directed together The Demi and Selena Show (2008).
(February 1, 2013) Broke her right leg after fall at her home and moves with crutches.
Starting her tour with David Archuleta. [June 2009]
Opening for The Jonas Brothers on their Burnin' Up tour. [July 2008]
Currently in Puerto Rico filming Princess Protection Program (2009) with her best friend, Selena Gomez. [September 2008]
Released her debut album 'Don't Forget' (September 23rd). [September 2008]
45 city tour with The Jonas Brothers. [July 2010]
Ranked #40 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
Her great-grandmother died over the Memorial Day weekend 2015.
Merited a place in TIME magazine's "The 100 Most Influential People" issue with an homage written by Arianna Huffington. [May 2017]
Different hair colors
I chose to leave public school. I was kind of bullied . . . Everyone signed a petition that said, "We all hate Demi Lovato".
[on Joe Jonas] He is my best friend. He has always been my best friend.
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.
[on her role in Camp Rock (2008)] It was a confidence booster. My character and I both like to rock out and now we're not afraid to!
[on Miley Cyrus] She's my best friend, so you better watch out. I will defend her for the rest of my life.
[a message to her fans after leaving a rehabilitation center] The journey that I have been on had been very, very difficult over the past few months. I was dealing with issues that I know not only girls just my age but of all ages are dealing with. People that are probably watching this video right now are dealing with the issues that I had to and I hope to one day raise awareness of everything. I can't tell you how much light you guys brought into my life in probably the darkest time of my life. Without you guys, I wouldn't be here today. I wanted to let you guys know that I'm excited to get back to work.
Yes, there have been times when I definitely have been tempted to get rid of my dinner. But I will deal with it for the rest of my life because it's a life-long disease. I don't think there's going to be a day when I don't think about food or my body, but I'm living with it, and I wish I could tell young girls to find their safe place and stay with it.
If you are going through that dark period, go to your family and closest friends. Don't put yourself in danger. It's very crucial that you get your feelings out - but don't ever inflict harm on your own body because your body is so sacred. I wish I could tell every young girl with an eating disorder, or who has harmed herself in any way, that she's worthy of life and that her life has meaning. You can overcome and get through anything.
(on her friend Selena Gomez) Selena and I hadn't spoken in a long time. We just had some issues that we had to deal with. But the day I went into treatment I get a phone call from her and she was the one sobbing on the phone. She was like, 'Are you OK? I've been crying non-stop. Are you sure you're OK?' And, all issues aside, I started crying too and I'm like, 'Yes, I'm OK.'
(on Miley Cyrus) She sent me a Christmas present and that meant a lot to me because I didn't get Christmas presents in there (rehab)... I just have incredible friends.
[on whether she'll focus more on music, movies or TV in the future] I think I'm gonna stick with the combination. I get bored pretty easily. I can't do one or the other. I wanna continue to work as hard as I can. You'll see me all over.
[on her third album, Unbroken] [It will] show my true colors. I think it's finally the album that I've always wanted to make but I've never had the time to.
[on The Beatles song "Yesterday"] This song brings up so many memories and emotions because the lyrics are truly heartfelt and written with such incredible feeling in each word. The Beatles are such an inspiration to me.
There were two people [who were there for me]. No matter how many times we fight, we will always be in each others' lives. Miley Cyrus and I are strong headed. When we fight it's brutal and we're like, "We're never going to be friends again!" Then two days later, were like, "I love you and I miss you!" Selena Gomez and I, we never fight. She's not a confrontational person at all. Both of them will never leave my life no matter what happens, because we've been through so much together.
I'm not gonna lie. I was self-medicating. I was doing things like drinking and using [drugs], like a lot of teens do to numb their pain. [But now] I don't drink, I don't do drugs, I don't throw up after my meals, I don't starve myself. There's nothing that I do that I feel ashamed of.