Demi Lovato began her acting career at the age of six. She had competed open casting call with thousands of others for a role in the hit children's television series Barney & Friends. She was cast as a recurring character named Angela, and spent two years on the show, appearing in seasons seven and eight.
Durring this time she had also taped a pilot for the television series Split Ends, however this series was never picked up. In January 2007, she had landed the role of Charlotte Adams, a series regular, 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. However, she had only played this role for one season.
In 2008, Demi Lovato had also starred alongside the Jonas Brothers in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Camp Rock. She had played Mitchie Torres, a fourteen year old girl with hopes of becoming a singer. The movie premiered on June 20 in the USA on Disney Channel, and Canada on Family.Demi Lovato is good friends with the Jonas Brothers.
She had also appeared on the Olympic-based special miniseries, Disney Channel Games for the third annual show. Subsequently, she appeared on the second show of Studio DC: Almost Live, a special half-hour variety show that features The Muppets as well as Disney Channel stars. She had also made a small appearance on Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream.
Demi Lovato will also be featured in Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, a 3D concert film presented in Disney Digital 3-D. It will be released in the United States and Canada on February 27, 2009.
Lovato was also cast as Princess Rosalinda, in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, Princess Protection Program alongside her best friend, Selena Gomez. It is set for release sometime in 2009.
Lovato will soon be starring in a new Disney Channel original series entitled Sonny With a Chance. It had began production in September 2008.
Demi Lovato also plans to reprise her role as Mitchie Torres, in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Camp Rock 2.
Demi Lovato has been pursuing music from a very young age. A few of her personal songs, including "Shadow" were featured on As the Bell Rings. She had also covered the Academy Award nominated song "That's How You Know" from Enchanted on DisneyMania 6 it is also feautred on Princess DisneyMania. Demi Lovato had also recorded three songs for the soundtrack, Camp Rock. The songs were entitled "Who Will I Be?", "This is Me", and "Our Time Is Here". After appearing on Camp Rock, she had signed a record deal with Hollywood records. Her cover of "Wonderful Christmas Time" by Paul McCartney will also appear in All Wrapped Up, an upcomming holiday album.
Demi Lovato's debut album, Don't Forget was released on September 23, 2008 in the United States through Hollywood Records, debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 chart.
Her good friends, the Jonas Brothers, have also written songs along with Lovato for this album according to USA Today.
Durring the summer of 2008, she was the opening act for the Jonas Brothers Burning Up Tour, where she had promoted this album.