Candice Accola
Birth Date:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Birth Place:
May 13, 1987
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The Vampire Diaries


“The best advice my dad ever gave me is, 'No does not mean never. It just means not yet.' So not every audition, you're gonna get but as long as you know it wasn't meant for you then you'll get the next one.” Candice Accola

Candice Accola is an American actress and singer/songwriter. She is best known to TV audiences for playing Caroline Forbes on the CW hit series “The Vampire Diaries” (2009-?), from which she picked up a Teen Choice Award. She is also a regular cast on  the comedy series “Dating Rules from My Future Self” (2012). Accola released her debut album, “It's Always the Innocent Ones,” in December 2006.       

Accola is a supporter of the It Gets Better Project, a project that has made it a goal to prevent suicide among LGBT youth, associated with The Trevor Project. She is close friends with her “Vampire Diaries” co-stars Nina Dobrev, Katerina Graham, Ian Somerhalder and Michael Trevino.

Accola is single and has been living in Los Angeles, California since July 2009.

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Childhood and Family:

Candice Accola was born on May 13, 1987, in Houston, Texas. She is the daughter of Kevin, a cardio-vascular and thoracic surgeon, and Carolyn, a retired environmental engineer. She grew up in Edgewood, Florida and was educated at Lake Highland Preparatory School. Candice has a younger brother.

Dating Rules from My Future Self


Since age 14, Candice Accola has emerged as a skilled singer and songwriter. She scored a record contract at the age of 16. Accola's music has achieved international success, and she continues to record and write her own music. In December 2006, she launched her debut album, “It's Always the Innocent Ones,” which enjoyed significant success in Japan. In 2008, Accola became a background singer at the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour.

Accola tried her hand in acting when she was 20 years old. She was cast as Annalisa / Tom in her first film, “Pirate Camp” (2007), where she co-starred opposite Seth Adkins and Michael Adam Hamilton. It was followed by appearances in Jason Reitman's “Juno” (2007, starred Ellen Page, Michael Cera and Jennifer Garner), Thomas Mignone's “On the Doll” (2007, opposite Brittany Snow, Josh Janowicz and Clayne Crawford) and Kedar Korde's “X's & O's” (2007, starred Clayne Crawford, Judy Marte and Warren Christie). She also made her TV debut as Amy in an episode of “How I Met Your Mother” called “Something Borrowed” (2007).

In addition to her touring gig as an opening act for the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour, Accola co-starred as Joann in the horror/thriller film “Deadgirl” in 2008. The cast also included Shiloh Fernandez and Noah Segan. In the following year, she guest starred in “Supernatural” and “Greek,” playing Amanda Heckerling and Alice, respectively. She returned to features with a small part as Sharon in Barra Grant's “Love Hurts” (2009).

It was also in 2009 that Accola got her breakout role as Caroline Forbes, the daughter of the sheriff of Mystic Falls, Liz Forbes, on the teen drama series “The Vampire Diaries,” developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. The show premiered on The CW Television Network on September 10, 2009.  Accola won a Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer category at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards for her role.    

In 2010, Accola portrayed Sophia in the crime film “Kingshighway,” opposite Clayne Crawford, Lina Esco and Burt Young. She also appeared in an episode of “Drop Dead Diva” called “Begin Again.” In 2011, she co-starred opposite Antonio Del Prete, Simon Rex and Monique Gabriela Curnen in the Lichelli Lazar-Lea drama/thriller film “The Truth About Angels.”  

In 2012, Accola was cast as Chloe Cunningham in the comedy series “Dating Rules from My Future Self,”  which premiered on January 9, 2012. Her co-stars in the series include Shiri Appleby, Alison Becker and Mircea Monroe.


Teen Choice: Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer, “The Vampire Diaries,” 2012 Show Less
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