Demi Lavato has been active in the fame spotlight as an actress, and recording artist. It’s fair to wonder what she did before she was famous.
Demi Lovato landed a part in Barney & Friends at age 6. She appeared in pageants and in talent contests and rose to a Disney star. Lovato continued with acting in tv series, movies, and singing career.
Demi Lovato is a multi-talented artist and has been since she was a child. She starred alongside many child actors and actresses before coming into her own.
Demi Lovato Origins
Lovato’s mother was a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader and former country singer. Lovato’s father was an engineer and musician. Her parents divorced when she was young and she was moved to New Mexico to grow up in Texas. It was here that Lovato participated in several performances and won pageants and contests.
At the age of 6, she got her first break on Barney & Friends and starred with Selena Gomez in one of the episodes that can be viewed here. She also appeared in the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving halftime show with LeAnn Rimes. By age 10, she had learned to play the piano and guitar.
By 2007, Lovato was working with the Disney Channel on ‘As The Bell Rings’. Soon after she was cast in Disney Film for the starring role of Mitchie Torres in ‘Camp Rock’. She continued starring in Disney movies before landing her own Disney Channel television show called ‘Sonny With A Chance’, in 2009.
‘Sonny With A Chance’ was where fame really took off for Lovato. The show went on to be one of Disney’s most successful television series and she worked it until 2011. While she was starring in this series, she also released her first album ‘Don’t Forget’ in 2008 which landed her top rank in the Billboard charts and leading her to tour with the Jonas Brothers, not once but twice.
In 2011, Lovato released her album ‘Unbroken’ that went platinum. In 2012, she joined ‘The X Factor’ as a judge alongside Simon Cowell and Britney Spears. She went on to star in such series as ‘Glee’ and ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’.
In January of 2020, she appeared as a guest star on ‘Will & Grace’ and was asked to perform at the Grammys and sign the national anthem at the Superbowl. Lovato has been able to successfully straddle a dual career in acting and singing. Being famous brings with it many challenges. When you are famous within separate industries, even more so. It is a stressful situation being in the public spotlight.
Lovato Faces Challenges
Lovato is active on social media. She indicates that social media can be a trigger for her. Lovato has faced and conquered a past of substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and eating disorders. She has learned to take a break or mute some social media posts at times in order to manage the stress.
Lovato has taken to promoting positive body image on her social media. One of her posts was her in a bikini, unedited to emphasize body positivity. The gesture made news all around the country and has been received well and inspired women. Lovato sat with Ashley Graham on a Podcast talking about her origins, challenges, and her pact with God.
Lovato has a documentary that focuses on dealing with depression, bi-polar, self-medication, and eating disorders. She is demonstrating positivity and openness about her past struggles and has been clean for 5 years. Exercise used to be a forbidden word for her and now she has found her passion in Brazillian Jujitsu.
Lovato is facing all of her demons and her fans could not be more supportive of the message she is sending. Lovato is like a Phoenix rising from the flames of her 2-year absence after her overdose.
Lovato is poising for a strong comeback on the scene and positioning herself to be a positive influence on millions of fans. The release of ‘I Love Me’ will prove to be an empowering rebirth of Lovato’s career.
Her acting career is in full swing starring in ‘Eurovision’ with Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, and Pierce Brosnan. Lovato indicates she may tour again soon as well. She announced she is in a place where she is a happy place with who she is.
Demi Lovato Is Owning It
There is no doubt that Lovato’s career is long from over. Her message of inspiration combined with her strength and many talents are in high demand. Her stature continues to rise and there is no telling where she will go next.