Candace Helaine Cameron
born April 6, 1976 is an American actress and author best known for playing D.J. Tanner on the television show Full House. Candace is the sister of Kirk Cameron and the Sister-in-Law of Chelsea Noble.
Candace Cameron Bure was born in Panorama City, California, to Robert Cameron and Barbara Bausmith Cameron. Following in the footsteps of her older brother Kirk, Candace decided to pursue acting. Candace Cameron Bure started in the entertainment business by appearing in a number of television commercials. Soon after, Candace Cameron Bure guest starred roles on shows such as St. Elsewhere, Growing Pains, and Who’s the Boss?
When Cameron won the role of D.J. Tanner on Full House, Candace Cameron Bure 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. The show had an eight-year run.
While Candace Cameron Bure was on Full House, Cameron was also featured in television movies. Candace Cameron Bure played an abused teenager in No One Would Tell followed by Candace Cameron Bure Cried No and Night Scream, in which Candace Cameron Bure received starring roles. Cameron also guest starred in the failed TV pilot Real Mature on ABC and in one episode of Bill Nye The Science Guy as “Candace The Science Gal.” Candace Cameron Bure also appeared in the film Punchline with Tom Hanks and Sally Field and appeared in an episode of the sitcom Punky Brewster in the mid-1980s. In 1987, Candace Cameron Bure had a role as the youngest sister of Eric Stoltz in the teen comedy Some Kind of Wonderful, which was produced by John Hughes.
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 twice or more (followed by Whitney Houston, Rosie O’Donnell and Jack Black). After Full House came to an end in 1995, Cameron guest starred on such network hits as Cybill and Boy Meets World. Following the birth of her children, Candace Cameron Bure took a self-imposed hiatus from television and film to devote all of her time to her family and children. In the 2000s, Candace Cameron Bure appeared as an interview on the retrospective TV specials I Love the ’80s and I Love the ’80s Strikes Back, and was one of the hosts of 50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up on the E! network, along with Keshia Knight Pulliam of The Cosby Show fame. In 2006, Cameron guest starred on the sitcom That’s So Raven. The following year, Candace Cameron Bure co-starred with Randy Travis in The Wager , and starred with Tom Arnold in the television movie Moonlight and Mistletoe for the Hallmark Channel in 2008.
After taking a break from acting Cameron returned to a television series in 2009, after being cast in “Make It or Break It”, a teenage Gymnastics drama on ABC Family, where Candace Cameron Bure plays Summer Van Horn.
Personal life of Candace Cameron
On June 22, 1996, Cameron married Russian NHL hockey player Valeri Bure. They were introduced by Candace’s former co-star from “Full House”, Dave Coulier. Candace Cameron Bure and Bure have three children: Natasha Valerievna Bure (b. August 15, 1998), Lev Valerievich Bure (b. February 20, 2000) and Maksim Valerievich Bure (b. January 20, 2002). Valeri launched his own wine label, Bure Family Wines. Valeri Bure retired from Hockey to focus on his family and the family business.
In 2006, as a reflection of her evangelical faith, Candace Cameron Bure endorsed an online Christian homeschooling academy. Candace Cameron Bure wrote a monthly column for Christian Woman and like her brother speaks at churches throughout the country. Candace Cameron Bure is a spokesperson for National House of Hope, a Christian organization for teens. As of 2010, Candace Cameron Bure lives in Los Angeles, California, where her ABC Family series Make It or Break It is produced.
Her book “Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness” is available in Book Stores everywhere.