Date of Birth: 20 August 1992, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Birth Name: Demetria Devonne Lovato
Nicknames: Demi, Mc D Love
Height: 5' 3½" (1.61 m)
Demetria Devonne Lovato was born on August 20, 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, to Dianna Hart (née Dianna Lee Smith), a former Dallas Cowboy cheerleader, and Patrick Martin Lovato, an engineer and musician. Demi is the middle of 3 children, with 2 other sisters, Dallas Lovato and Madison De La Garza. She is of Mexican (father) and English and Scottish (mother) descent. Growing up, Demi won several talent contests and performed in famous venues, including the Eismann Center and the Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day Halftime 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 (1992). After being on "Barney & Friends", she had many guest appearances, like Just Jordan (2007) and Prison Break (2005). 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 (2007), but her role on the show ended when Lovato was cast as "Mitchie Torres" in the starring role of the Disney Channel movie, Camp Rock (2008). The movie launched Demi into total stardom, she was an overnight sensation. Demi also recorded 3 songs with the pop group, The Jonas Brothers, for the film's soundtrack. On September 23, 2008, Demi 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, Demi went on tour with The Jonas Brothers on their 2008 "Burning Up Tour" as the opening act. In 2009, Demi landed her own show on Disney called Sonny with a Chance (2009) and, the same year, she released her second studio album, "Here We Go Again". In November of 2010, Demi checked herself into rehab in the middle of a Camp Rock Tour to get treatment for severe depression, bulimia, anorexia and cutting. Demi got out in January of 2011, while she was in treatment, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She had these problems since she was 11 years old. After Demi was released from treatment, she quit her hit Disney show, Sonny with a Chance (2009), and focused all of her energy on recording her third studio album. Her album, "Unbroken", was released on September 20, 2011. She went on tour with the band, Hot Chelle Rae, in the summer of 2012.
Different hair colors
Younger sister of Dallas Lovato and older half-sister of Madison De La Garza.
Her mom, Dianna Hart, 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 was of Mexican (Spanish and Native American) ancestry; his family was from New Mexico. Her mother has English, Scottish, and Northern Irish (Scots-Irish) ancestry.
Had a purity ring, like Selena Gomez and The Jonas Brothers, but wore it as a necklace.
Favorite move 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 (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.
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.
Salary: Sonny with a Chance (2009) $12,000 per episode