Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato, was born on August 20, 1992. She is an American recording artist, actress, and philanthropist.
Lovato was born on August 20, 1992 to Patrick Martin Lovato and Dianna Lee Hart in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has an older sister named Dallas and two half sisters, Madison De La Garza and Amber. Her parents divorced when she was two years old.
Lovato was raised in Dallas, Texas. She started her acting career with her friend Selena Gomez on Barney & Friends. She began taking piano lessons when she was seven, and three years later, when she was ten, she took up guitar. At this time, she also took up acting and dancing classes.
Later, in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Lovato revealed that she was bullied so severely, that she requested home education. Her request was granted, and she graduated from high school on April 2009. She has cut herself, had an eating disorder, and suffered from depression until she went to rehab in November 2010. Eventually, she became a spokesperson of an anti-bullying organization, PACER and spoke about anti-bullying in America's Next Top Model.
Lovato's first roles in her acting career were Prison Year in 2006 and Just Jordan the following year. On Just Jordan, she played Nicole in the episode, "Slippery When Wet".
From 2007 through 2008, Lovato played the role of Charlotte Adams in Disney Channel's short series, As the Bell Rings. She auditioned for two parts for the same channel on the same day in 2007, Camp Rock and Sonny With A Chance, and got lead roles on both parts. She played Allison "Sonny" Munroe in the TV show Sonny With A Chance and Mitchie Torres in the movie Camp Rock. She sang on the movie's soundtrack. That summer, she appeared on Jonas Brothers' Burnin' It Up tour and went on another tour for her debut album, Don't Forget.
Lovato's debut album, Don't Forget was released on September 23, 2008. Ten of its songs were co-written by the Jonas Brothers. Two of the tracks, La La Land and Get Back were on the top 100 tracks in the United States.