Demetria "Demi" Devonne Lovato (born August 20, 1992) is an American 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 as Charlotte Adams in the short five-minute Disney Channel series As The Bell Rings. She is currently on the Burning Up Tour with the Jonas Brothers
She started acting at the age of six, when she landed her first series regular role as Angela on Barney & Friends, there she met her 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 will be opening for the Jonas Brothers
on their summer 2008 Burning Up Tour. Lovato also attended the Disney Channel Games 2008 in spring; it 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. Demi Lovato was also voted #2 Hottest Stars in BOP Magazine, September 2008.
Demi is best friends with fellow Barney & Friends actress Selena Gomez
and the pair make YouTube Webcam videos together. When asked a question of how long the pair have been friends, Demi answered "when I asked her to sit on my jacket and draw with crayons (at the Barney auditions)". She is also good friends with the Jonas Brothers
, Meaghan Jette Martin, and Alyson Stoner. Her favorite 2 colors are Red and Black. Just like Jonas Brothers
and Selena Gomez
, Demi wears a purity ring, only as a necklace.
Demi plays guitar and piano, and writes her own songs, such as "Stronger", "Open", and "Shadow", which has been featured on As The Bell Rings.