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Liv Rooney
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Biographical information
Full Name
Olivia Rooney
Nickname(s)
Liv (by everyone)
Miss Hollywood (By Joey, Parker, Maddie and Willow)
Olivia (when getting wrong)
Sandy from Australia (in disguise)
Stephanie Einstein (Role in Sing It Loud!/Sing It Louder!!)
Einstein (by Joey in Brain-A-Rooney)
Mandy the Singing Muffler (TV Commercial)
Blondie (by Jenny)
Queen of Hearts (by Willow)
Tess (Role in Voltage)
The Hot One (by Unaddressed Teens)
Baby, My Gorgeous Gal (by Holden)
Sweetie (by Pete, Karen and Dena)
My little werewolf, Honey, Sweetheart (by Pete)
Bulls-Eye Rooney (by Johnny Nimbus)
L-Roon (by Kristen Bell)
Princess (by Parker Rooney)
Gender
Female
Born
c. 1997 (born on the 5th of a unknown month)
Season 1 (Age 15–16)
Season 2 (Age 16–17)
Season 3 (Age 17–18)
Season 4 (Age 18–19)
Occupations
Actress
Singer
High School Student at Ridgewood High (formerly/graduated)
Resides In
Santa Luego, California (currently)
Stevens Point, Wisconsin (formerly)
Affiliations
Sing It Loud! (formerly)
Space Werewolves (formerly)
The Dream (formerly)
Upcycling Club (formerly)
Voltage (formerly)
Sing It Louder!! (currently)
Broadway Musical (currently)
Physical Description
Hair Color
Blonde
Eye Color
Green
Personal Information
Family
Pete Rooney (Father)
Karen Rooney (Mother)
Maddie Rooney (Younger identical Twin Sister)
Joey Rooney (Younger Brother)
Parker Rooney (Youngest Brother)
Dena (Aunt)
Melanie (Aunt)
Ruby (Cousin)
Craig (Cousin)
Great-Gran (Deceased; Great Grandmother)
Grandma Janice (Grandmother)
Romances
Holden Dippledorf (ex-boyfriend)
Miller White (Ex-Boyfriend)
Artie Smalls (Crush; On His Side)
Friends
Maddie Rooney (Best Friend/Twin Sister)
Diggie Smalls (Good Friend)
Andie Bustamante (Best Friend/Bandmate)
South Salamanca (Best Friend In Hollywood)
Kathy Kan (Good Friend)
Dump Truck
Joey Rooney
Willow Cruz (Close Friend/Bandmate)
Josh Willcox (Close Friend)
Artie Smalls (Sort of)
Gemma Nimbus (Fellow Voltage Director/Good Friend)
Kylie Kramer (formerly)
Lacey
Cassie
Enemies
Likes
Holden Dippledorf
Singing
Acting
Fashion
Dislikes
Sports
Bugs
Miller White
Artie Smalls (sometimes)
Production Information
First Appearance
Latest Appearance
Portrayed By
Dove Cameron
Emmy Buckner (Special Effect Double)
Tate Chapman (Young Liv)

Olivia "Liv" Rooney is one of the two main protagonists from the Disney Channel original series Liv and Maddie, along with her identical twin sister and best friend Maddie. Aside from Maddie, Liv also has two brothers Joey and Parker as well as her parents Karen and Pete Rooney who work at her school.

To see movies and shows Liv has acted in, see Fictional Filmography.

Liv is portrayed by Dove Cameron, who also portrays Maddie; in scenes where Dove is portraying Maddie, Liv is portrayed by body double Emmy Buckner.

Personality

Liv Rooney

Liv is perky, goofy, energetic, and is very into fashion. Liv loves acting and singing and is very confident and enthusiastic when asked to do either of them. She always puts her family and friends first, and even when she messes up when trying to help them, she always has the best intentions at heart (as seen in Twin-A-Rooney and various other episodes).

She is sweet, graceful, and tries to see the good in everyone, and gives everyone a fair chance, even if they are usually are a bad person (as shown in Steal-A-Rooney). Liv is also very outgoing and loves to talk, particularly about herself. Liv can be a bit self-centered and sometimes has a little too much pride in her talent (as seen in Twin-A-Rooney) but only because she has such a strong love for what she does and she always means well.

Because Liv is the more sweet and outgoing one of the twins, people usually have high expectations for her but this doesn't really bother her all that much and she has enjoyment in simply participating and having a good time as said in Ask Her More-A-Rooney. Maddie is very competitive at basketball and loves sports where as Liv hates sports. Liv doesn’t like to go outside when Maddie is playing basketball incase one flys off her head. However, she will occasionally start to get competitive and become an even more unstoppable force than her sister.

Even though she loves fashion, she puts Maddie's well-being above even that. This was shown when she destroyed a pair of heels she really loved because Maddie got too addicted to them and even refused to go to a basketball game (Shoe-A-Rooney). Being a lot more girly than Maddie, she's much more fashionable with her wardrobe than Maddie.

Even though the twins are total opposites, they are identical and there has been times they have pulled a switch-a-roo, where they have pretended to be the opposite twin. (as shown in Detention-A-Rooney, Meatball-A-Rooney and Champ-A-Rooney) No one can tell the twins apart except from Maddie’s boyfriend Diggie and sometimes occasionally their mother Karen.

Also in Stand-Up-A-Rooney, it is revealed that Liv and Maddie pulled a switch-a-roo on Karen when they were younger as Karen wanted to be the person who took Liv and Maddie to get their ears pierced for the first time. It is revealed when their cousin Ruby really wants to get her ears pierced and Karen recalls the time she took Liv and Maddie to get theirs done. Maddie got her ears pierced first and Karen wanted to take Liv to get hers done after she returned home from filming her TV show Sing It Loud! in LA, however it turns out that while Liv was over there, Karen’s sister Dena took Liv to get her ears pieced. Maddie knew how much this would hurt Karen if she found out, so she let the holes in her ears close up. Karen then took “Liv” to get her ears pierced, while the whole time it was actually Maddie. This is one of the only times where Karen has been unable to tell the twins apart.

In an Scoop-A-Rooney, Maddie is mistaken for Liv when TV presenter Nancy O' Dell takes a picture of Maddie and her then boyfriend Josh and puts in on TV claiming Liv and Josh to be boyfriend and girlfriend when really Liv is going out with Holden but wanted to keep it quiet because of all the attention it would gain from the media and soon Diggie returned to Wisconsin as he knew that the picture was Maddie not Liv as he can tell them apart and he couldn’t bear to see Maddie with another boy so he came back for her.

Liv is very much a girly-girl and is more like Karen then her siblings as they both share a love for fashion and trendy styles. Maddie on the other hand is more like Pete as they both share a love for basketball whereas Joey and Parker both share a love for science and adventures. Pete tries to bond with both of the girls together as he spends a lot of time focused on Maddie with her basketball due to the fact he coaches Maddie’s basketball team at the school and he even gives her the nick name “mad-dog” because of how competitive she is, however Pete is always there to support Liv when she is performing or acting, calling her his “little werewolf” during her role on Space Werewolves. Pete tells the twins he is good at girly stuff and that he wants to be a part of it, however he immediately panics when he sees Liv crying to Maddie and goes off to get Karen. Pete and Karen also shared that when one twin gets sick, the other twin does too. This was shown in Detention-A-Rooney when Pete looked after the twins when they both got sick so Karen could go to a pageant with Parker. During this time both Liv and Maddie were shouting “daddy” at the same time which made Pete very stressed with what to do - however he managed to look after them both, which made Karen very proud.

Biography

Background

Young Liv

At the age of six, Liv sang a marathon of Christmas songs, which led to a commercial for a local muffler repair shop when she was eight as said in Muffler-A-Rooney. When she was eleven years old, she got the role of Stephanie Einstein in a TV series, Sing It Loud!. After receiving the role, Liv moved to Los Angeles, California and lived with her Aunt Dena and cousin Ruby, to work on the show. Liv lived out in Hollywood for four years, up until the series ended when she was 15 years old. Liv was offered a ton of other minimum wage roles but she decided she wanted to move home back to her hometown in Stevens Point, Wisconsin because she missed her family, especially Maddie and she thought it was time to come home. Liv and Maddie picks up right after Liv returns home to Stevens Point. She and Maddie rekindle their relationship and become closer and closer, risking so much for each other.


She is currently 23 years old and is attending College in California.

History


Physical Appearance

Liv promotional 15.png Liv has blonde hair, green eyes, and light skin, just like her identical twin sister. She is a natural fashionista and loves wearing colorful outfits that express her own colorful personality. Liv is often seen wearing outfits that are a lot more on the fancier side. She wears skirts, dresses, cardigans, peplum tops, and shirts with girly designs. She doesn't usually wear simple or sporty clothing like her twin sister, Maddie. She dresses nicely in cute tops and skirts.

In later seasons, Liv starts to wear her hair in a less wavy fashion and has it more straight. She also wears eye-makeup starting in Season 3.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths

Liv has been known to be incredibly dank to her twin sister Maddie and other people as shown in most of the episodes. She is also helpful to people, especially Maddie. She is very talented and excels at almost everything she does. While Liv may seem naive from time-to-time, she is secretly a genius, as revealed in Brain-A-Rooney. Liv got her drivers license in Switch-A-Rooney, although she hates driving, where as Maddie really wanted to drive but did not pass. Liv is a go-getter and is very determined whenever she strives for a certain and always puts her best into everything she does, to the point where her determination even surpasses her sister's. She is a very smart, beautiful, independent young lady who never lets anyone bring her down, not even her own friends and family. Liv is much smarter than her airhead character, Stephanie Einstein, who she played on "Sing It Loud." She has a knack for inventing portmanteaus on the spot, such as "Fantasta-licious," "Embarra-blast," "Bling-a-Ding-Ding," "Snap-tastic," and other similar words.

Weaknesses

Her weaknesses include being very stubborn sometimes when it comes to listening to others. She often takes matters into her own hands even though those involved don't want her to. Due to her many exceptional talents, Liv can also be arrogant at times and puts herself before others, taking on somewhat of a "jerk sue" personality, although she generally realizes her mistake and apologizes. Usually self-centered, Liv can drown out other voices and only hear herself. Liv is very full of herself at times and she can become that way when things get out of hand. She also isn't very good at pretending to be Maddie as much as she thinks. Though she seemed to get better at being her in Meatball-a-Rooney. Liv sometimes goes too overboard with exciting things, so that causes problems. Liv seems to have a weakness of interfering with other people's business, specifically people's love lives as seen in Secret-Admirer-A-Rooney, Choose-A-Rooney, and Stand-Up-A-Rooney which Maddie and Parker really don't like Liv doing.

Relationships

Family

Maddie Rooney

(Twin Sister/Best Friend)

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Liv and Maddie are twin sisters and best friends. Like most siblings, they fight and argue at times, but they always get over it and make up in the end. In 2nd grade, they made an art project together. On the art project, were the words: Sisters by chance. Friends by choice. In Twin-A-Rooney, the twins argued and they both thought that they would've been better off if Liv had stayed in Hollywood. Connecting to this argument, Maddie explained to Liv about how she has a crush on Diggie and wanted him to go to the dance with her, but told Liv not to do anything to help her, Liv ignored her. She wanted to help Maddie out, so she pretended to be her and asked Diggie out for her. Maddie got very angry with Liv but luckily for them, the art project they made together made them remember why they were best friends. These two will do anything to make things right for each other. Whether it's the right thing to do or the wrong. They may be very different, but they always put their differences aside and help each other out. They rely on each other for everything and are not complete without the other. (See: Liv and Maddie (relationship))

Parker Rooney

(Younger Brother)

Liv genuinely cares about Parker as shown in Sleep-A-Rooney. She maintains a good relationship with her brother and the two usually get along fine and Parker seems to love her very much too.

Joey Rooney

(Younger Brother)

Liv seems to be quite close to Joey. He sometimes helps Liv out, for example, in school when their parents walked past them, he warned Liv about their public displays of affection. Like all siblings they like to tease each other, in Twin-A-Rooney Joey let slip about Liv pretending to be Maddie during the family meeting after Liv thought that she got away with it. (See Liv and Joey (relationship) for more information).

Karen Rooney

(Mother)

Liv cares about her mother and is the parent she most closely associates with. Liv helps her mother as shown in Sleep-A-Rooney and other various episodes.

Pete Rooney

(Father)

Liv and her father Pete Rooney do not interact much but Liv missed him when she was in Hollywood and hugged him when she arrived. They don't have a lot in common since Liv is a girly-girl actress and Pete is a sports coach, but they still love each other very much.

Romances

Holden Dippledorf

(Ex-Boyfriend/Possible Future Boyfriend)

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Holden has had a crush on Liv since the 3rd Grade. They were originally enemies due to Liv holding a grudge on him for taking her Goodbye Puppy pen, but they grew closer and eventually developed feelings for each other. He felt something more between him and Liv, but since he was not aware if she felt the same, he soon started dating Andie in Prom-A-Rooney. Liv was heartbroken as she lost her chance with him and it was difficult for her to be around him, due to her strong feelings for him. She even wrote a song called "True Love" about him, regarding how she lost her chance to be with him. Soon, Holden came to realize that the more time he was spending with Andie, the more it made him realize his true feelings for Liv. In Triangle-A-Rooney, Holden and Liv's feelings became more clear, as they both came close to sharing their first kiss while singing True Love together, but were interrupted and caught by Willow. Holden then admits his true feelings for Liv and she admits hers in return but says to him that they can't date as it would only further hurt Andie's feelings. Both Liv and Holden are heartbroken of the situation, proving how strong their feelings are to each other. Eventually, Liv and Holden finally become a couple in Coach-A-Rooney, after Andie assured Liv that she and Holden can date. However, in Scoop-A-Rooney, after Liv lies about not having a boyfriend, Holden becomes very upset with her, which causes him to break up with her. (See: Liv and Holden (relationship).)

Miller White

(Ex-Boyfriend/Enemy)

Liv dated Miller whilst she was in Hollywood as revealed in Skate-A-Rooney. They were in a long-distance relationship prior to that episode, but Miller text-dumped Liv, leaving her heartbroken. However, he suddenly wanted her back, but this was only because she was judging his skateboarding competition, causing Liv to get revenge on Miller, officially ending their relationship for good.

Friends

Andie Bustamante

(Best Friend/Bandmate)

Liv and Andie are best friends. They are extremely close, seen in Triangle-A-Rooney when she refuses to date Holden because of Andie, despite her feelings for Holden. (See: Liv and Andie (Friendship))

Holden Dippledorf

(Close Friend/Bandmate/Ex-Boyfriend/Possible Future Boyfriend)

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Holden has had a crush on Liv since the 3rd Grade. They were originally enemies due to Liv holding a grudge on him for taking her Goodbye Puppy pen, but they grew closer and eventually developed feelings for each other. He felt something more between him and Liv, but since he was not aware if she felt the same, he soon started dating Andie in Prom-A-Rooney. Liv was heartbroken as she lost her chance with him and it was difficult for her to be around him, due to her strong feelings for him. She even wrote a song called "True Love" about him, regarding how she lost her chance to be with him. Soon, Holden came to realize that the more time he was spending with Andie, the more it made him realize his true feelings for Liv. In Triangle-A-Rooney, Holden and Liv's feelings became more clear, as they both came close to sharing their first kiss while singing True Love together, but were interrupted and caught by Willow. Holden then admits his true feelings for Liv and she admits hers in return but says to him that they can't date as it would only further hurt Andie's feelings. Both Liv and Holden are heartbroken of the situation, proving how strong their feelings are to each other. Eventually, Liv and Holden finally become a couple in Coach-A-Rooney, after Andie assured Liv that she and Holden can date. However, in Scoop-A-Rooney, after Liv lies about not having a boyfriend, Holden becomes very upset with her, which causes him to break up with her. (See: Liv and Holden (relationship).)

Josh Willcox

(Close Friend)

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Liv and Josh are close friends, were co-stars on Voltage, and they became friends. Liv helped Josh fit in at Wisconsin after moving from LA in Cowbell-A-Rooney. They hang out together and are shown to be close friends. Liv likes to tease Josh as seen in Home Run-A-Rooney. Liv, along with Joey, tries to help Josh in Friend-A-Rooney, after he loses his confidence due to struggling with his break-up with Maddie (See:Josh and Liv (relationship) for more information.).

Diggie Smalls

Liv and Diggie

(Good Friend)

When Diggie and Liv first meet, she gets very confused by the way he talks. He explained how he was training to be a sports announcer so that Liv would understand. Afterward, Liv gets Diggie to announce how he would introduce her. When he did, she smiled and glanced at Maddie, saying "Um, approved." Diggie also helped Liv plan Maddie's birthday party.

Ocean

(Close Friend)

When Ocean was first set up to be Liv's friend by Maddie, Liv was pretty upset. After forgiving Maddie, Liv learned that she and Ocean have a lot in common and the two became good friends.

Quotes


Trivia

  • After Sing It Loud!, Liv got offered more acting roles in
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    other shows and movies but declined because she wanted to spend more time with her family, whom she hadn't seen personally in 4 years.
  • In Hollywood, Liv stayed with her Aunt Dena (Karen's sister).
  • She is a very talented singer and actress.
  • Liv has pretended to be Maddie in 6th grade, Twin-A-Rooney & Switch-A-Rooney.
  • She is more of a girly-girl compared to Maddie, although in later episodes Maddie has been shown to have a girlier side to her.
  • Liv's best friend is Maddie.
  • Since Liv is currently 21, she left for Hollywood when she was about 11.
  • According to her, she has a huge scar from when Maddie hit her with a curling iron after she tried to curl Maddie's hair (Twin-A-Rooney).
  • Liv has a tendency to sing her sentences when she's excited.
  • She doesn't sleep in bags.
  • She is a talented artist.
  • Liv didn't know that her Great-Gran died.
  • When Liv was in Hollywood, she dated a pro skateboarder named Miller White.
  • Liv's first public performance was at the Stevens Point town tree lighting ceremony.
  • In grade school, Liv starred as "Mandy the Singing Muffler" in a television ad for a local muffler shop in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
  • The first time the girls pretended to be each other was when they were six.
  • Liv's first full name is Olivia. This is probably a reference to Dove Cameron's middle name also being Olivia.
  • Liv talks to her mother, Karen at her locker every morning.
  • In between seasons of Sing It Loud!, Liv starred in a movie called The Skateboard Bandit.
  • Liv can do a believable Australian accent (Kang-A-Rooney).
  • Her character's name on Sing It Loud! was Stephanie Einstein.
  • People thought she was dumb in real life because of her character in Sing It Loud! who was dumb.
  • In Sweet 16-A-Rooney it is revealed that Liv is the older twin as she was born on the 5th and Maddie was born on the 6th.
  • When they were little, Liv pretended to be Maddie and Maddie pretended to be Liv, then Karen would write their names in permanent marker on their foreheads.
  • She passed her driving test and got her license while Maddie failed (although Maddie did eventually get her's too).
  • Sometimes when she's really excited she says 'Yaysies'.
  • She's a typical girly-girl.
  • Her style is mostly sparkles and ruffles, simple but cute.
  • Purple is her favorite color.
  • She thought Kylie was a nice person, but then she realized she was a bad person when she stole sunglasses from the mall (Steal-A-Rooney).
  • Andie is her best friend - apart from Maddie.
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  • Liv is usually seen wearing high-heels.
  • In Move-A-Rooney, it is revealed that Liv has an irrational fear of bugs.
  • Liv and Maddie's dad went to the same school as them when he was younger.
  • She lived in Stevens Point, Wisconsin until season 4.
  • Liv, Maddie, and their mother all wear size 10 shoes.
  • Her address is 16410 Crane Street Stevens Point, WI 54481.
  • In Kang-A-Rooney, she dressed up as an Australian kangaroo named "Sandy" for Ridgewood High's Halloween party.
  • She sang the songs "Froyo YOLO" and "Count Me In" in Song-A-Rooney.
  • In later episodes, she developed a high pitched diva type voice, this is most likely to help distinguish her from Dove Cameron's other character, Maddie Rooney.
  • In the 3rd Grade, Holden Dippledorf stole her Goodbye Puppy pen.
  • Artie has used Liv's hairbrush.
  • Liv can speak fluent French, due to Karen singing to her in French when she was a baby.
  • It was shown in episodes like Prom-A-Rooney and Triangle-A-Rooney that Liv is very sensitive at the heart.
  • She is similar to Lindy Watson in I Didn't Do It with supporting (shipping) Maddie with both Diggie and Josh, like how Lindy ships her brother Logan and his girlfriend/best friend, Jasmine.
  • Liv also shares similarities with Jasmine from I Didn't Do It, with personality, love for fashion, and her relationship with Holden, because Liv has wanted to be with Holden for a while like Jasmine wanted to be with Logan for a very long time, but she couldn't as he had a girlfriend and Liv (Jasmine) had to keep her feelings for Holden (Logan) buried, only to end up heartbroken over him, but they ended up together like she wanted to be, like how Jasmine finally ended up with Logan like she always wanted and its what she has dreamed of.
  • Liv conditions her hair twice, as stated in Friend-A-Rooney.
  • She returns as Stephanie Einstein in season 4 as she films the Sing It Loud! spin-off, Sing It Louder!!.
  • Liv interferes in Maddie's love life as seen in Secret-Admirer-A-Rooney and Choose-A-Rooney, much to Maddie's dismay. However, Maddie doesn't know about Liv doing it the second time.
    • However, it's shown in Stand-Up-A-Rooney Liv also does this Parker, to the point of trying to force it.
  • Despite being a very talented actress, she can't impersonate Maddie very well, and even Diggie isn't fooled. Although it's shown in Ex-A-Rooney that Liv is getting better at impersonating Maddie.
  • Liv strains her voice in Sing It Live!!!-A-Rooney, causing her to possibly never being able to sing ever again. She tries to sing during a live performance on Sing It Louder!!, but is rushed to the hospital.
  • It is revealed in the episode "Sweet 16-a-Rooney", that Liv's time of birth is 11:56 pm, making her 6 minutes older than Maddie.
  • The only episodes where Liv doesn't have a confessional are Dodge-A-Rooney, Dump-A-Rooney, Pottery-A-Rooney, Hoops-A-Rooney, Detention-A-Rooney, Flugelball-A-Rooney, Video-A-Rooney, Frame-A-Rooney, Champ-A-Rooney, Continued-A-Rooney, Meatball-A-Rooney, Joy To-A-Rooney, Ridgewood-A-Rooney, Secret-Admirer-A-Rooney, Vive-La-Rooney, Dream-A-Rooney, Scoop-A-Rooney, Friend-A-Rooney, SkyVolt-A-Rooney, Linda and Heather-A-Rooney, Scare-A-Rooney, Falcon-A-Rooney, and Tiny House-A-Rooney, a total of 23.
  • It is confirmed Liv was bisexual. Dove's Tweet.
  • She is one of two characters to appear in every episode of Liv and Maddie, along with Maddie.

Gallery

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To view the Liv Rooney gallery, click here.


References

Characters
Main Characters
Liv RooneyMaddie RooneyJoey RooneyParker RooneyKaren RooneyPete RooneyRuby
Recurring Characters
Diggie SmallsWillow CruzArtie SmallsSkippy RamirezOceanJohnny NimbusEvanReggieHolden DippledorfAndie GustamanteAlexLaceyJosh WillcoxStainsGemma Nimbus
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