|Birth:||April 6, 1976|
|Occupation(s):||Actress, producer, author|
|First appearance:||Our Very First Show|
|Last appearance:||Michelle Rides Again (Part 2)|
|Spouse:||Valeri Bure (1996–present; 3 children)|
|Education:||Chatsworth High School|
Candace Cameron was born in Panorama City, California, to Robert Cameron and Barbara Bausmith. She attended Nevada Ave. Elementary School in West Hills, California.
She decided to follow in the footsteps of her older brother Kirk Cameron, and pursue acting. She started in the entertainment business by appearing in a number of television commercials.
Her acting debut was in a commercial for Mutual of Omaha insurance, but the commercial never aired. In 1983, she appeared in a commercial for Cascade detergent. She was also featured in commercials for Chef Boyardee, Cabbage Patch Kids,, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and the ALF doll. Soon after, she guest starred in roles on shows like St. Elsewhere, Growing Pains (starring her brother), Punky Brewster, and Who's the Boss?.
When she got the chance to audition for and got the role of D.J. Tanner on Full House, she impressed the studio executives and producers so much that they delayed taping the pilot episode to allow her to complete work on her other obligations.
In 1987, she had a role as the youngest sister of Eric Stoltz's character in the teen comedy Some Kind of Wonderful. She appeared in the film Punchline (1988) with Tom Hanks and Sally Field. She also guest-starred in an episode of Bill Nye The Science Guy, explaining chemical reactions, such as fire giving off heat.
Cameron has hosted the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in 1990 with Dave Coulier and David Faustino, and again in 1994 with Joey Lawrence and Marc Weiner, becoming the first person to host more than once.
Following the series Full House, Cameron guest-starred on such network hits as Cybill and Boy Meets World. Following the birth of her children, she took a self-imposed hiatus from acting to devote all of her time to her family and children. In the 2000s, she appeared in an interview on the retrospective TV specials I Love the '80s and I Love the '80s Strikes Back. In 2006, Cameron guest-starred on the sitcom That's So Raven (starring Raven Symone). The following year, she co-starred with Randy Travis in The Wager, and starred with Tom Arnold in the TV movie Moonlight and Mistletoe for Hallmark Channel in 2008.
In 2009, Cameron returned to television series work, with being cast for Make It or Break It, a teenage drama on ABC Family, where she played Summer Van Horn.
In 2014, she competed on season 18 of Dancing with the Stars, making it to the finals and finishing in 3rd place.
In 2015, production began on the 2016 Netflix spin-off series Fuller House. The same year, she also became a co-host on The View.
During Full House, Candace had a teacher who asked for her autograph in front of the whole class. This was just one of many instances where Candace ran into trouble with jealous schoolmates. According to Candace, they were "really cruel". They used to do things like push her and pull her hair.
Candace attended Chatsworth High School in Chatsworth, California. She spoke at her graduation in 1988 and received a roaring ovation from the families there.
On June 22, 1996, Cameron married NHL hockey player Valeri Bure (Valerij Vladimirovich Bure). They were introduced by Cameron's Full House co-star Dave Coulier. She and Bure have three children: Natasha, Lev, and Maksim. They spend the majority of their time in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Plantation, Florida, where Valeri played for the nearby Florida Panthers. Her husband launched his own wine label, Bure Family Wines.
In 2006, as a reflection of her evangelical faith, she endorsed several online Christian homeschooling academies. She writes a monthly column for Christian Women Online and speaks at churches throughout the country. She is a spokesperson for National House of Hope, a Christian organization for teens, based out of Orlando, Florida.
Candace has stated that she will not accept further roles in film or television that would make her go against her Christian principles, and that she will not do scenes involving any kind of nudity.
As a conservative (particularly a Christian conservative) and a Republican, she has voiced her views on such issues as same-sex marriage. In 2012, on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, she showed her support (along with other Christian conservatives) for the fast food chain and its CEO Dan Cathy's stance on traditional marriage, to counter a boycott of the restaurant launched by same-sex marriage activists. After becoming a co-host on The View, she became involved in a debate with co-host (also a former child star) Raven Symone, about her support of a local bakery's decision not to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding as it violated their religious freedoms/beliefs. She has, however, stated that she has no problem with LGBT storylines on Fuller House.
Also on The View, the day after the San Bernadino massacre in 2015, she reiterated her support for the 2nd Amendment, and, while not explicitly mentioning any opinions or anything else on gun control, said that both parties need to come to solutions to prevent further shootings. At the time of the 2016 election campaign season, until Election Day, she was not sure who she would vote for.
- Nickname: Candy
- Her family is of Swiss descent.
- In the summer of 1992, Candace spent some time in Madrid, Spain learning Spanish while living with a family.
- Her family was not religious until Candace was 12 years old.
- The picture of her younger self that she places on the mantle in the season four opening was taken some time before Full House began.
- After her wedding, her husband, Valeri, sent Dave Coulier an autographed hockey stick that said: "Dear Dave, thank you for Candace".
- Her daughter Natasha is good friends with Lori Loughlin's daughters, Isabella and Olivia.
- Attended Nevada Ave Elementary School in West Hills, California and Chatsworth High School in Chatsworth, California.
- Her very first acting job was a commercial for Mutual of Omaha Insurance, but the commercial never aired.
- Was named the Parade Grand Marshall for the 1991 Seafair Torchlight Parade in Seattle, Washington.
- Was neighbors with Eight is Enough star, Adam Rich
- Once dated Jeremy Miller, who played Ben on Growing Pains, the younger brother of her brother's character
- Was the maid of honor at Jodie Sweetin's first wedding and her daughter, Natasha was the flower girl
- Was the Grand Marshall for the 1991 Seafair Torchlight Parade in Seattle, Washington
- Won a Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Television Actress in 1994 for her role on Full House
- Can speak and understand some Russian
- Auditioned for the role as Vicki on the TV series, Small Wonder, but the part went to Tiffany Brisette
- Remained good friends with Andrea Barber ever since Full House
- ↑ Cascade commercial (1983)
- ↑ Chef Boyardee "Hot Stuff" commercial (1984)
- ↑ Cabbage Patch Kids commercial (1986}
- ↑ '80s KFC commercial
- ↑ '80s ALF doll commercial
- ↑ Candace The Science Gal
- ↑ 1990 4th Annual Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards commercial
- ↑ "Action" – StarKist Tuna Creations commercial
- ↑ Candace Cameron Bure: "I am disappointed in my party"
- ↑ Christian Post - Kirk Cameron's Sister, Candace Cameron, shows support for Chick-fil-A
- ↑ Radar Online - Runs In The Family! Kirk Cameron's Sister Comes Out In Support of Controversial Chick-Fil-A
- ↑ Cameron Bure & Symone on The View
- ↑ ChristianToday.com - Candace Cameron Bure is "100% on board" with LGBT issues on Fuller House
- ↑ Entertainment Tonight - Candace Cameron Bure Breaks Down Over San Bernadino Massacre
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