Early life and educationDodie was born Dorothy Miranda Clark in Enfield, London, England, to mother Astrid Clark and father Ralph Clark. She is the second child of three, including older brother Iain Clark, and younger sister Heather "Hedy" Clark. Hedy appeared in several of Dodie's earlier YouTube videos, and later began a channel of her own. Dodie attended The Leventhorpe School. After finishing school she moved to Bath, Somerset, Bath, England, with Jamie Jo, who is also a YouTuber and a painter.
CareerDodie's first channel was called "Dodders5," now known as the "Alice and Dodie show!" which was created on 1 August 2007 and shared with her friend Alice Webb. Dodie's main channel "doddleoddle" was created on 7 February 2011; her first video on that channel, an original song called "Rain," was uploaded on 14 April that year. In addition to her main channel, Dodie has a VEVO channel, "dodieVEVO", and a side channel, "doddlevloggle". On 18 November 2016, Dodie self-released her first EP, ''Intertwined''. Despite its unsigned status, the EP reached number 35 on the official UK album charts during its first week of release. Dodie also co-hosted Coca-Cola's CokeTV alongside fellow YouTuber Manny Brown, where they took part in various activities. Dodie's second EP, ''You'', was released on 11 August 2017. In its opening week of release, the EP debuted at number 6 on the official UK Albums Chart—29 places higher than the peak of ''Intertwined'', thereby marking a new personal best for Dodie. It also debuted at number 55 on the US Billboard 200, ''Billboard'' 200. In June 2017, Dodie announced that she was writing a book. On 2 November 2017, Dodie published her autobiographical book titled ''Secrets for the Mad: Obsessions, Confessions and Life Lessons.'' In 2018, she was featured in a collaboration with Faultline (musician), Faultline, a cover of the song "All I Do Is Dream of You" which was featured in an advertising campaign by Audi in the United Kingdom. On 18 September 2018, Dodie announced her third EP, entitled ''Human (Dodie EP), Human'', which came out on 18 January 2019, with the title track being the lead single released on 21 September. The EP rose to number 5 on the official UK Albums Chart. In 2019, she also was a part of the ''Moominvalley (TV series), Moominvalley'' soundtrack with a song titled Ready Now. Later that year she released a single called Guiltless, as well as a collaboration with Jacob Collier, with a cover of Here Comes the Sun. Following the release of her collaboration with Jacob Collier, she announced the release of a new single "Boys Like You (Dodie Clark song), Boys Like You" on 6 September. It was released on 27 September. On 19 October 2020, Dodie announced she would be releasing her debut album ''Build a Problem'' on 5 March 2021. The first single, "Cool Girl" was premiered on BBC Radio and released on multiple streaming platforms. On 8 February 2021, it was announced that the album was to be delayed until 26 March 2021 due to complications from the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit. She later made an announcement on 11 March that it would be further delayed until 7 May 2021.
TouringIn 2014, Dodie joined fellow YouTuber Bry (singer), Bry on his national tour of the UK and rejoined him on his Australian and New Zealand tour in 2015. In January 2015, she supported Bethan Leadley (MusicalBethan) on her UK Tour. She toured with Tessa Violet twice over the period of 2015–2016, as well as with Jon Cozart and Rusty Clanton in 2016. She toured the UK for her EP, ''Intertwined'', in March 2017, with Rusty Clanton as her opening act and Orla Gartland as her guitarist. Dodie also toured her ''You'' EP, during October 2017, again with Gartland. Dodie toured Europe in February and March 2018. She also had her 3rd UK tour, titled 'The Spring Tour', where she was supported by the acts Fenne Lily and Skinny Living. Dodie also frequently performs at YouTube-related and musical festival events. Dodie toured with Tessa Violet in the US in September 2018. She toured Europe and the UK for her EP ''Human'' in February and March 2019. Dodie started her US tour for her EP ''Human'' in September 2019, opening in Washington DC. During these tours Dodie often involves herself in 'meet and greets' where she gives her fans the chance for a chat, photo and autograph. She has previously stated on Twitter and YouTube that she dislikes making fans pay to meet her and has said it isn't a "privilege" they should pay for. On 29 October 2019, Dodie performed at Dingwalls in London in support of Unreal, a charity for Depersonalization-derealization disorder, depersonalization-derealisation, along with other special guests.
Personal lifeDodie is bisexual, and first discussed this openly in 2016. Dodie has been quite outspoken about her mental health throughout her music and YouTube career, as well as her book. In one of her YouTube videos, she mentioned that she has been diagnosed with Depersonalization-derealization disorder, depersonalization-derealisation disorder, which "leaves sufferers feeling like they're not part of the world they live in". This disorder has led her to experience severe depression and anxiety, for which she has sought professional help. However, as the disorder is fairly difficult to treat and diagnose, Dodie has made it a point to raise awareness and informational resources to her audience. In 2018, Dodie voiced her support for student-led political campaign group For our Future’s Sake (FFS), who advocate a People's Vote on the Brexit deal. She currently lives in London with fellow musicians Greta Isaac and Martin Luke Brown.
Awards and nominations
Discography*''Build a Problem'' (2021)