Candace Cameron Bure
|Candace Cameron Bure|
Bure at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 2009
|Born||Candace Helaine Cameron
April 6, 1976
Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, producer, author|
|Spouse(s)||Valeri Bure (m. 1996)|
|Relatives||Kirk Cameron (brother)|
Candace Helene Cameron Bure (born April 6, 1976) is an American actress, producer, and author. She is best known for the role of D. J. Tanner, the eldest daughter, on the television series Full House which she played from ages 10 to 18. She is the younger sister of actor Kirk Cameron. In 2014, she was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars: season 18, finishing in third place.
Following in the footsteps of her older brother Kirk, Candace decided to pursue acting. She started in the entertainment business by appearing in a number of television commercials. Soon after, she guest starred in roles on shows such as St. Elsewhere, Growing Pains, and Who's the Boss?. (Among the roles for which she auditioned was the lead on Small Wonder which ultimately went to Tiffany Brissette.) In a 1985 episode of the sitcom Punky Brewster, Cameron portrayed a girl named Jennifer who had been kidnapped by her father. In 1987, she had a role as the youngest sister of Eric Stoltz in the teen comedy Some Kind of Wonderful.
Cameron began the most prominent role of her career in 1987 on the ensemble sitcom Full House, as Donna Jo "D.J." Tanner, the oldest daughter. The long-running series ended in 1995, and she was a member of the cast during its entire run.
While Cameron was on Full House, she was also featured in made-for-TV movies. She starred as an abused teenager in No One Would Tell followed by She Cried No as a date-raped teenager and NightScream, a mystery and Camp Cucamonga she played one of many campers at a lake front summer camp. Cameron guest starred in the failed TV pilot Real Mature and in an episode of Bill Nye The Science Guy as "Candace the Science Gal". She also appeared in the Tom Hanks and Sally Field feature film Punchline.
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
After the birth of her children, she took a self-imposed hiatus from television and film to devote her time to her family and children. In the 2000s, she appeared as an interview on the retrospective I Love the '80s and I Love the '80s Strikes Back. She would later co-host 50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up on the E! network, along with Keshia Knight Pulliam of The Cosby Show fame.
In 2006, she guest starred on the sitcom That's So Raven. The following year, she 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. Cameron returned to a television series in 2009 and was cast in Make It or Break It, a teenage gymnastics drama series on ABC Family, playing Summer Van Horne. The series ended in 2012.
On March 4, 2014, she was announced as one of the celebrities to compete on the season 18 of Dancing with the Stars. Her professional partner was Mark Ballas. The couple made it to the finals and ultimately ended in third place behind Amy Purdy and Meryl Davis who took second and first place, respectively.
Dancing with the Stars performances
Bure kicked off her first week on Dancing with the Stars with a score of 25 for her contemporary dance, ending up second on the first week's leaderboard. However, her scores continuously dropped as the show progressed. It was mainly the viewer's votes that keep her safe. Bure was also noted for not receiving a single 10 from any judges for any of her individual dances with Ballas until the semifinals.
|Week #||Dance/Song||Judges' score||Result|
|1||Contemporary/ "Burn"||9||8||8||No Elimination|
|2||Rumba / "Say Something"||7||7||7||Safe|
|3||Jive / "Blue Suede Shoes"||8||8/81||8||Safe|
|42||Quickstep / "The Ballroom Blitz"||7||7/73||7||No Elimination|
|5||Samba / "Under the Sea"||8||9/94||9||Last to be called safe|
|6||Cha-cha-cha / "I Love It"||8||85 / 8||8||Last to be called safe|
|7||Argentine tango /"1977"
Team freestyle / "Livin' la Vida Loca"
|96 / 9
10 / 9
|8||Foxtrot / "That's It, I Quit, I'm Movin' On"
Celebrity dance duel (Contemporary) / "Stay with Me"
|Viennese Waltz / "If I Knew"
Jazz / "Nasty"
|Quickstep / "Umbrella"
Freestyle / "Canned Heat"
Samba & quickstep Fusion / "Sir Duke"
|1Score from guest judge Robin Roberts
2As part of the "Partner Switch-Up", was paired with Tony Dovolani
3Score from guest judge Julianne Hough
4Score from guest judge Donny Osmond
5Score from guest judge Redfoo
6Scores from guest judge Ricky Martin
7Score from guest judge Abby Lee Miller
8Score from guest judge Kenny Ortega
Cameron Bure has written a book, Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness (ISBN 1433669730), published in January 2011. It was a New York Times best seller. She wrote a second book, Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose (ISBN 1433681846), published in January 2014.
Cameron Bure married Russian NHL hockey player Valeri Bure in 1996. They were first introduced at a charity hockey game by her Full House co-star Dave Coulier. Cameron Bure and her husband have three children: daughter Natasha (born 1998) and sons Lev (born 2000) and Maksim (born 2002). Cameron Bure became a Christian in her 20s; she credits her faith as the binding force in her marriage. She has revealed she suffered from bulimia nervosa in her early twenties.
|1982–84||St. Elsewhere||Megan White||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|1984||T. J. Hooker||Tina||Episode: "The Confession"|
|1985||Punky Brewster||Julie Whitney / Jennifer Bates||Episode: "Milk Does a Body Good"|
|1986||Wonderful World of Color||Julie||Episode: "Little Spies"|
|1987||Wonderful World of Color||Samantha||Episode: "Bigfoot"|
|1987||Who's the Boss?||Young Mona||Episode: "Mona"|
|1988||I Saw What You Did||Julia Fielding||Movie|
|1987||Growing Pains||Jenny Foster||Episode: "The Long Goodbye"|
|1987–95||Full House||D.J. Tanner||Main role (191 episodes) (plus the unaired piot)|
|1988||Growing Pains||Jenny Foster||Episode: "Fool for Love"|
|1990||All New Mickey Mouse Club, TheThe All New Mickey Mouse Club||Herself||Episode: "Guest Day"|
|1990||Camp Cucamonga||Amber Lewis||Movie|
|1995||Visitors of the Night||Katie English||Movie|
|1996||Cybill||Hannah||Episode: "When You're Hot, You're Hot"|
|1996||No One Would Tell||Stacy Collins||Movie|
|1996||Kidz in the Wood||Donna||Movie|
|1996||She Cried No||Melissa Connell||Movie|
|1997||NightScream||Drew Summers / Laura Fairgate||Movie|
|1997||Boy Meets World||Millie||Episode: "The Witches of Pennbrook"|
|2001||Twice in a Lifetime||Rose Hathaway||Episode: "Moonshine Over Harlem"|
|2007||That's So Raven||Courtney Dearborn||Episode: "Teacher's Pet"|
|2008||Moonlight and Mistletoe||Holly||Movie|
|2009–12||Make It or Break It||Summer Van Horne||Main role (41 episodes)|
|2011||Truth Be Told||Annie Morgan||Movie|
|2011||Can't Get Arrested||Candace||Episode: "House of Pain"|
|2011||Heart of Christmas, TheThe Heart of Christmas||Megan Walsh||Movie|
|2013||Finding Normal||Dr. Lisa Leland||Movie|
|2013||Let It Snow||Stephanie Beck||Movie|
|2014||Christmas Under Wraps||Dr. Lauren Brunell||Movie|
|2014||The Neighbors||Woman||Episode: "There Goes the Neighbors' Hood"|
|2014||Dancing with the Stars||Herself/contestant||Season 18|
|2015||Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick||Aurora||Movie|
|2015||Just The Way You Are||Jennie||Movie|
|1987||Some Kind of Wonderful||Cindy Nelson|
|1995||Monster Mash||Mary (Juliet)|
|2001||Krew, TheThe Krew||Chief Karls|
|2007||Wager, TheThe Wager||Cassandra|
|2015||Faith of Our Fathers||Cynthia|
Awards and nominations
|1988||Young Artist Awards||Outstanding Young Actors/Actresses Ensemble in Television or Motion Picture||Little Spies (shared with cast)||Nominated|
|1988||Young Artist Awards||Best Young Actress Guest Starring in a Television Comedy Series||Growing Pains (for episode "The Long Goodbye")||Nominated|
|1989||Young Artist Awards||Best Young Actress — Starring in a Television Comedy Series||Full House||Nominated|
|1990||Young Artist Awards||Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series||Full House||Nominated|
|1991||Young Artist Awards||Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series||Full House||Nominated|
|1992||Young Artist Awards||Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series||Full House||Nominated|
|1993||Young Artist Awards||Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series||Full House||Nominated|
|1994||Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Television Actress||Full House||Won|
- "Candace Cameron Bure Biography (1976–)". filmreference.com. Retrieved December 8, 2008.
- Profile at Biography.com
- Make It or Break It at the Internet Movie Database
- Kondolojy, Amanda (April 26, 2012). "'Make it Or Break It' Canceled, According to Executive Producer". TV by the Numbers (Zap2It.com). Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- "Full House: 1987–1995". People. June 26, 2000. Retrieved December 8, 2008.
- "Candace Cameron Bure's 'Full House' Brings Joy". OK!. March 2, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
- Loinaz, Alexis L. (December 14, 2013). "Candace Cameron Bure Opens Up About Bulimia Battle: 'I Turned to Food for Comfort'". People. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
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