Sisters by chance, friends by choice, so corny.
Maddie's my sister. And if she needs me to do something for her, I'm going to.
I missed you so much.
You did it. I'm so proud of you!
I am so proud of you for going to New Orleans.
Liv and Maddie

Liv Rooney
Maddie Rooney

Pairing Name



Twin Sisters
Best Friends

Portrayed by

Dove Cameron

Liv and Maddie are twin sisters and built in best friends. Ever since they were very young, they have been best friends. They're both polar opposites, but get along very well for the most part. After four years when Liv finally returns home from filming her final season of Sing it Loud!, she reunites with Maddie and rejoins her family.

Both sisters are portrayed by Dove Cameron.

Liv and Maddie promotional pic 6

Other Names

  • Laddie (L/iv and M/addie)
  • Liddie (Li/v and Ma/ddie)
  • Livie (Liv and Madd/ie)
  • Miv (M/addie and L/iv)
  • Madiv (Mad/die and L/iv)
  • Livddie (Liv and Ma/ddie)
  • Mav (Ma/ddie and Li/v)
  • Maliv (Ma/ddie and Liv)
  • Livaddie (Liv and M/addie


Liv is the smart, funny, popular, and talented one of the twins. Maddie is the tough and more rational one.

Ever since they were little it has always been "Liv and Maddie" (as stated by Pete in Twin-A-Rooney). They grew up together and were best friends. But, when Liv went away to film her TV show, Sing it Loud!, the two grew apart and drastically changed. They would not see each other for four years. The two twins are polar opposites: Liv is a diva who likes to act and sing; Maddie is a tough athlete who has a more boyish behaviour. But the two are still very close and despite these differences, they remain best friends. It is common knowledge that they love each other, but they often get into fights (mostly about Diggie, in season 1). In seasons 2 and 3, they are shown to have not argued as much and like to help each other out as much as possible, but Maddie does however, hate it when Liv interferes in her love life as said in Secret-Admirer-A-Rooney, and Liv is willing to do anything for Maddie as said in Scoop-A-Rooney, when she agrees to let Maddie talk to Diggie about the fact she is now dating Josh, even though Liv has promised Holden she will sort out the rumour that she is dating Josh and not Maddie, then in SkyVolt-A-Rooney, Liv is willing to give up Voltage just so that she and Maddie can go to college together. However, Liv and Maddie do fight easily as seen in Californi-A-Rooney when Liv becomes angry at Maddie for not passing up her scholarship to SCSU for her, since she gave Voltage for her, and it goes as far as Liv not wanting Maddie back. However, after looking at memories, they both realise they were wrong and make up. In season 4 the two are able to be together in California and support each other. In Sing It Live!!!-A-Rooney, Maddie is very worried about Liv's throat and supports her when she has to sing live on TV. Maddie tries to stop Liv from performing to prevent any further damage, but Liv does it anyway, causing her voice to get worse. Maddie says she is "so proud" of Liv, but she comments that her voice is really bad and Maddie takes Liv off to the hospital.


Season 1


  • LivMaddieHug
    When Liv comes home Liv and Maddie are very excited to see each other again and hug each other.
  • Maddie makes a Frame with lights at the headboard of Liv's bed for Liv. 
  • Liv tries to help Maddie with Diggie, but ends up failing.
  • Liv and Maddie get into an argument during the family meeting.
  • Liv and Maddie hug after seeing a corny picture they made when they were little.
  • Liv helps Maddie to dress for the dance


  • Liv helps Maddie gain her team's respect.
  • Liv helps Maddie and the basketball team show Principal Fickman they matter.
  • Liv designs the new uniforms for Maddie's team.
Liv and Maddie promotional pic 8


  • After she embarasses Parker at his sleep over party, Liv goes to Maddie for help to see what he and his friends would call fun.


  • When Liv finds it hard to make new friends, Maddie sets her up with Ocean, without Liv knowing.
  • Liv gets mad at Maddie for helping her make friends.
  • Maddie tells Liv not to hang out with Kylie, as she has a reputation to be a bad girl, looking out for Liv.
  • Maddie covers for Liv when she is accused of stealing sunglasses at the mall.
  • Liv admits Maddie had nothing to with stealing the sunglasses so Maddie could go the her basketball game.


  • Liv and Maddie work together to help Joey talk to girls.


  • Maddie comforts Liv after Miller breaks up with her.
  • Miller mistakes Maddie for Liv, apologizes to her and asks to get back together. Thinking that he is only doing this to keep his chances of winning the skating competition, Maddie denies his apology, looking out for Liv.
  • Liv and Maddie play a game together where they pin Miller's ponytail on a picture of Miller.


  • Maddie laughs at Liv when she comes back from her charity, "Beautify Wisconsin," messy in dirt.
  • Liv wants to spend time with Maddie at the senior center doing charity work while Maddie wants to spend time without Liv.
  • Maddie pretends to be excited to do charity at the senior center along with Liv.
  • Liv and Maddie have a dodge ball fight over a room in the senior center they both want to use for their charities.

Sweet 16-A-Rooney

  • Liv and Maddie plan their sweet 16 party.
  • They both find out that they were born on separate days.
  • Liv throws a surprise party for Maddie.
  • Liv and Maddie have different ideas for the "perfect" sweet 16.
  • They are both shocked when they found out that they were born on separate days.


  • Both take their driving license test and only Liv gets her driving license.
  • They switch places for the day to help each other out.
  • Liv helps Maddie with her hair.


  • They both think they're moving.
  • Maddie told Liv about her and Diggie.
  • Liv was happy when she heard the news about Maddie and Diggie.
  • Maddie didn't like it when Liv said: Finally the birth of 'Miggie'! And she found it weird.

Similarities and Differences


  • They both are female.
  • They both have blonde hair and green eyes.
  • They are twins/sisters.
  • The beginning letter of their names, L and M, are next to each other in the English alphabet.
  • They are both portrayed by Dove Cameron.
  • They are both very sensitive at the heart.
  • They've both have had two boyfriends.
  • They've both graduated high school.
  • They both live in LA now.
  • They are going to the same college now.
  • They both get sick at the same time
  • They both can drive.
  • They're both the only main characters to appear in every episode of the series.


  • Liv is way more into fashion than Maddie.
  • Liv knows almost nothing about sports while Maddie is a pro on them.
  • Maddie wears glasses but Liv doesn't.
  • Liv is more of a girly girl: she likes to sing, act, dance, is very peppy, and is a fashionista.
  • Maddie is more of a tomboy: she often dresses down, loves basketball, and is very athletic.
  • Liv keeps her hair in curls while Maddie keeps her hair straightened.
  • Liv & Maddie are born on different days.
  • Liv is older than Maddie.
  • Maddie is younger than Liv.
  • Maddie normally wears her hair in a ponytail or down straight.
  • Liv normally wears her hair down and curled.
  • Liv is a good singer, unlike Maddie.
  • Liv is generally bad at what Maddie likes.
  • Maddie is generally bad at what Liv likes.
  • They have different types of a sense of humour.
  • They get sick in different ways - Liv gets delirious and Maddie doesn't.
  • Liv got her drivers licences in season 1, while Maddie got her's sometime in season 3.



The episode, Twin-A-Rooney, is a very special episode for Liv and Maddie because it is the episode where Liv reunites with Maddie after being in Hollywood for four years. They also re-visit the sweet memory of their second grade art project that says, "Sisters by chance, friends by choice." SkyVolt-A-Rooney and Californi-A-Rooney are other special episodes for Liv and Maddie, because Liv gives up Voltage just so that she and Maddie can go to college together, but they end up having a huge fight when Liv gets angry at Maddie for not passing up her scholarship to SCSU for her like how she gave up Voltage for her, and it goes as far as Liv not wanting Maddie back home. However, they make up after meeting each other in LA and realizing how much they mean to each other.


An important Liv and Maddie color is yellow because the two both have blonde hair. They both also wear yellow in a lot of promotional photos.


  • They are identical twins, both portrayed by Dove Cameron.
  • Liv and Maddie are Dove's personality split down the middle.[1]
  • They created a "Sister's by Chance, Friends by Choice" poster about their relationship and friendship.
  • Maddie says in Twin-A-Rooney that she and Liv are "built in best friends".
  • Liv has a habit of butting into Maddie's love life, which she doesn't like.
  • They had their first serious fight in Californi-A-Rooney, but eventually made up.
  • The songs Better in Stereo and Count Me In represent how different Liv and Maddie are and their relationship/friendship.
  • Dove Cameron has said that Liv and Maddie have both become "less cartoony and quite a bit more finessed" over the past 4 years and how different they have become, especially with their different types of sense of humour.[2]
  • Its shown in Detention-A-Rooney that they get ill at the same time, but in different ways.
  • Accoring to Liv in Ex-A-Rooney, she and Maddie have a twin code for when they pull a switch-a-rooney.
  • The episode Haunt-A-Rooney is the only episode of the seires where Liv and Maddie are never shown together.


Liv and Maddie Hugging
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