Candace Cameron Bure
Birth Date:
Panorama City, California, USA
Birth Place:
April 6, 1976
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American actress Candace Cameron Bure is best recalled for playing D. J. Tanner on the popular television sitcom “Full House” (ABC, 1987-1994), from which she also picked up a Kids' Choice Award and several award nominations. She returned to spotlight following “Full House” as the main cast of the ABC Family series “Make It or Break It” (2009-2012) and as one of celebrity contestants on the season 18 of “Dancing with the Stars” (2014), where she finished in third place.   

Ms. Bure is also an author. Her first book, “Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness,” was published in January 2011 and was a New York Times best seller. It was followed by a second book, “Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose,” published in January 2014.  

Kirk's Sister

Childhood and Family:

Candace Cameron Bure was born as Candace Helaine Cameron on April 6, 1976, in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, to parents Robert and Barbara Cameron. She is the youngest of four children. Her older brother is actor Kirk Cameron of “Growing Pains” fame. Candace, known by her family and close friends with the nickname Candy, attended Nevada Ave Elementary School in West Hills, California and Chatsworth High School in Chatsworth, California.

On June 22, 1996, Candace was married to Russian NHL hockey player Valeri Bure, whom she first met at a charity hockey game. The couple have three children: Natasha Valerievna Bure (born August 15, 1998), Lev Valerievich Bure (born February 20, 2000) and Maksim Valerievich Bure (born January 20, 2002).   

Dancing with the Stars


Candace Cameron Bure began her career in show business by working in many television commercials. Her real acting job on television came in 1982 when she landed the recurring role of  Megan White in the NBC medical drama “St. Elsewhere.” She followed it up with guest appearances in shows like “Alice” (1983), “T.J. Hooker” (1984), “Punky Brewster” (1985), “Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color “ (1986, 1987),  “Who's the Boss?” (1987) and “Growing Pains” (1987). She also had a role as Eric Stoltz's youngest sister in “Some Kind of Wonderful,” a 1987 successful teen comedy film directed by Howard Deutch and produced and written by John Hughes.

Candace's big breakthrough came when she was cast as the oldest daughter Donna Jo “D.J.” Tanner on the ensemble sitcom “Full House,” which also starred John Stamos, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, Jodie Sweetin, and the twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Created by Jeff Franklin, the show ran on ABC for eight seasons from September 22, 1987 to May 23, 1995. For her bright performance on it, Candace received Young Artist nominations for Best Young Actress - Starring in a Television Comedy Series for four consecutive years from 1989 to 1993. She won Kids' Choice's Blimp Award for Favorite Television Actress in 1994 and later, in 2004, she was nominated for the TV Land Award in the category of Quintessential Non-Traditional Family, both were for her work on “Full House.”   

In the meantime, Candace also appeared in television movies, such as “I Saw What You Did” (1988), “Camp Cucamonga” (1990), where she portrayed one of many campers at a lake front summer camp, “To Grandmother's House We Go” (1995), and made a guest appearance in “The All New Mickey Mouse Club.” In 1998, she played the role of Carrie in “Punchline,” a comedy film starring Tom Hanks and Sally Field.

After “Full House” departed the airwaves in 1995, Candace had roles on TV films. She played the lead role of an ill-treated teenager in “No One Would Tell” (1996) followed by “She Cried No” (1996) as a date-raped teenager and in “NightScream” (1997), a mystery, she starred opposite Casper Van Dien and Denis Arndt. She also appeared as Hannah in an episode of “Cybill” and Millie in an episode of “Boy Meets World” (1997).

As a mother of 3, Candace took hiatus during the late 1990s and early 2000s to focus on her family and children. She appeared as an interview in the retrospective “I Love the '80s” (2002) and “I Love the '80s Strikes Back” (2003). She went on to host “50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up” (2005) on the E! network, with Keshia Knight Pulliam. In 2007, Candace appeared in an episode of “That's So Raven” called “Teacher's Pet,” playing Courtney Dearborn, and also starred as Cassandra in the film “The Wager,”a Christian drama directed by Judson Pearce Morgan. She then played Holly in the TV film “Moonlight & Mistletoe” (2008).

In 2009, Candace returned to series television as a regular in “Make It or Break It,” a teenage gymnastics drama series on ABC Family. She played the role of Summer Van Horne, Steve Tanner's former girlfriend and former assistant. The show ended on May 14, 2012.    

In 2014, Candace joined the popular reality show “Dancing with the Stars” on season 18. She was partnered with Mark Ballas. The two made it to the finals and ended in third place behind Amy Purdy and Meryl Davis who took second and first place, respectively.

Recently, in 2015, Candace appeared in the TV films “Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick” and “Just the Way You Are.” She starred opposite Kevin Downes, David A.R. White and Stephen Baldwin in the drama film “Faith of Our Fathers,” which was released on July 1, 2015.

Candace is set to return to play D.J. Tanner-Fuller in the upcoming spin off series “Fuller House,” which is scheduled to premiere sometime in 2016 on Netflix.

Candace will star as Aurora Teagarden in the forthcoming TV film “Aurora Teagarden Mystery: Real Murders” (2016).


Kids' Choice: Blimp Award, Favorite Television Actress, “Full House,” 1994 Show Less
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