Candace Cameron Bure
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|Candace Cameron Bure|
Cameron Bure at Susan G. Komen's Fashion for the Cure, September 24, 2009
|Born||Candace Helaine Cameron
April 6, 1976
Panorama City, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, producer, author|
|Spouse(s)||Valeri Bure (1996–present)|
Candace Helaine Cameron Bure (born April 6, 1976) is an American actress, producer, and author. She is best known as a child actor, playing D.J. Tanner on the television series Full House from ages 10 to 18. She is the sister of actor Kirk Cameron.
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 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.
She 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. 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.
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On June 22, 1996, she married Russian NHL hockey player Valeri Bure. They were introduced by her former co-star from Full House, Dave Coulier. They have three children: daughter Natasha Valerievna Bure (born 1998) and sons Lev Valerievich Bure (born 2000) and Maksim Valerievich Bure (born 2002).
|1982–84||St. Elsewhere||Megan White||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|1983||Alice||Child||Episode: "Tis the Season to Be Jealous"|
|1984||T. J. Hooker||Tina||Episode: "The Confession"|
|1985||Punky Brewster||Jennifer Bates / Julie Whitney||Episode: "Milk Does a Body Good"|
|1986||Wonderful World of Color||Julie||Episode: "Little Spies"|
|1987||Wonderful World of Color||Samantha||Episode: "Bigfoot"|
|Who's the Boss?||Young Mona||Episode: "Mona"|
|Growing Pains||Jenny Foster||Episode: "The Long Goodbye"|
|1987–95||Full House||Donna Jo "D.J." Tanner||Main role (193 episodes)|
|1988||Growing Pains||Jenny Foster||Episode: "Fool for Love"|
|1989||The All New Mickey Mouse Club||D.J. Tanner||Episode: "Guest Day"|
|1994||Bill Nye the Science Guy||Candace, the Science Gal||Episode: "Chemical Reactions"|
|1996||Cybill||Hannah||Episode: "When You're Hot, You're Hot"|
|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"|
|2009–12||Make It or Break It||Summer Van Horne||Main role (41 episodes)|
|2011||Can't Get Arrested||Candace||Episode: "House of Pain"|
|1987||Some Kind of Wonderful||Cindy Nelson|
|I Saw What You Did||Julia Fielding|
|1990||Camp Cucamonga||Amber Lewis|
|1992||To Grandmother's House We Go||1st Viewer||uncredited|
|1995||Monster Mash||Mary (Juliet)|
|Visitors of the Night||Katie English|
|1996||No One Would Tell||Stacy Collins|
|Kidz in the Wood||Donna|
|She Cried No||Melissa Connell|
|1997||NightScream||Drew Summers / Laura Fairgate|
|2001||The Krew||Chief Karis|
|2008||Moonlight and Mistletoe||Holly|
|2011||Truth Be Told||Annie Morgan|
|The Heart of Christmas||Megan Walsh|
|2013||Finding Normal||Dr. Lisa Leland|
|To the Wall||Cynthia||In post-production|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award||Result||Category||Film or series|
|1988||Young Artist Award||Nominated||Outstanding Young Actors/Actresses Ensemble in Television or Motion Picture||Little Spies (shared with cast)|
|Best Young Actress Guest Starring in a Television Comedy Series||Growing Pains (for episode "The Long Goodbye")|
|1989||Best Young Actress — Starring in a Television Comedy Series||Full House|
|1990||Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series||Full House|
|1991||Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series||Full House|
|1993||Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series||Full House|
|1994||Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards||Won||Favorite Television Actress||Full House|
|2004||TV Land Award||Nominated||Quintessential Non-Traditional Family||Full House (Shared with cast)|
- Hilton, Perez (18 May 2011). "Chatting With… Candace Cameron Bure!". perezhilton.com. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
- "Candace Cameron Bure Biography (1976–1876)". filmreference.com. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
- Full House at the Internet Movie Database
- Profile at Biography.com
- Make It or Break It at the Internet Movie Database
- Kondolojy, Amanda (26 April 2012). "'Make it Or Break It' Canceled, According to Executive Producer". TV By The Numbers (Zap2It.com). Retrieved 31 March 2013.
- "Full House: 1987–1995". People. 2000-06-26. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
- "Candace Cameron Bure: "Keep Your Family & Faith Close"". Celebrity Baby Scoop. November 5, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-11.
- Full House's Candace Cameron Bure: Doing It God's Way
- Candace Cameron Bure’s ‘Full House’ Brings Joy
- Candace Cameron Bure of 'Full House' reveals bulimia battle
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