Demi Lovato
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Demetria Devonne Lovato (born August 20, 1992) is an American child actress, singer and songwriter. She is best known for her role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock and for her role in the short five-minute Disney Channel series As The Bell Rings as Charlotte Adams.

Background


Lovato was born in Dallas, Texas. She is of Hispanic, Irish and Italian descent. She has two sisters: Dallas, who is also an actress and singer and is five years older than Demi; and Madison her half-sister, who is ten years younger.

Her mother, Diana Hart, was a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and country recording artist. Demi's father, Patrick, moved to New Mexico after his marriage to Diana ended in 1994. He suffered some health problems and rarely sees Demi. But, the father and daughter saw each other for the first time in four years with a surprise visit in February 2008 by Demi.

She attended school in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District where she went to Cross Timbers Middle School. She was in a choir class for three years there. She is currently home schooled by a tutor due to her career.

Career


Demi started acting at the age of six, when she landed her first series regular role as Angela on Barney & Friends. There she met her now best friend, Selena Gomez. As time went on Lovato pursued her singing and instrumental career, and she guest starred on Prison Break, Split Ends (pilot) and Just Jordan. In January 2007 she landed a series regular role as Charlotte Adams 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. She will soon be starring in a new Disney Channel Original Series called Welcome to Mollywood that begins production in September 2008.

Lovato also stars in the Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock as Mitchie Torres, which premiered on June 20, 2008. She is also filming a movie with Selena Gomez in Puerto Rico called Princess Protection Program. She is a singer and songwriter as well as a musician, playing guitar and piano since the age of eleven.

Lovato is opening for the Jonas Brothers on their summer 2008 Burning Up Tour. Lovato also attended the Disney Channel Games 2008 in spring which is set to air in the summer of 2008 on Disney Channel.

Her good friends, the Jonas Brothers, have also written songs along with Lovato for her debut album, according to USA Today. Lovato covered the Academy Award nominated song "That's How You Know" from Enchanted on DisneyMania 6.

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