Candice Accola

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Candice Accola
Candice Accola in June 2013.jpg
At West Midlands, England, in June 2013.
Born Candice Rene Accola
(1987-05-13) May 13, 1987 (age 27)[1]
Houston, Texas, United States
Education Lake Highland Preparatory School
Occupation Actress, singer, songwriter
Years active 2006–present
Spouse(s) Joe King (m. 2014)

Candice Rene Accola (born May 13, 1987)[1] is an American actress, singer and songwriter, known for her portraying the role of Caroline Forbes on The CW's hit show, The Vampire Diaries.

Early life[edit]

Accola was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Carolyn (Clark), who was an environmental engineer before becoming a homemaker, and Kevin Accola, a cardiothoracic surgeon.[2][3] She has English, Romansh-Swiss, French, and Norwegian ancestry.[4] She grew up in Edgewood, Florida and attended Lake Highland Preparatory School.[5] Both her parents are active members of the local Republican political party.[6][7] She has one younger brother, Kree Thomas Accola.[5][8][9]



In December 2006, Accola released her debut album, It's Always the Innocent Ones, independently in the United States. Accola co-wrote thirteen of the fourteen tracks on the record. The remaining track was a cover of 'Til Tuesday's hit "Voices Carry." In 2008 the album was re-released in Japan and achieved greater success. Accola toured as a backing singer for Miley Cyrus's Best of Both Worlds Tour. Accola appeared as herself in the 2008 3D concert film Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert. In February 2011, Accola performed a cover of "Eternal Flame" by The Bangles on The Vampire Diaries.[10][11]


Accola had guest appearances in a number of television series such as How I Met Your Mother, Supernatural and Drop Dead Diva. In July 2009 Accola starred in the independent horror film Deadgirl which centers on two high school boys who discover an immortal woman in an abandoned asylum. That same year again Accola had a bit-role in The Hannah Montana Movie. In 2009 Accola was cast in The CW television series The Vampire Diaries as Caroline Forbes a teenage vampire. The series was an immediate success with the series premiere reaching 4.91 million viewers.[12] Critical reception was positive. In June 2012 Accola joined the dramedy YouTube series Dating Rules From My Future Self as Chloe Cunningham a 26-year old girl who believes love does not exist.[13] The series centers on a girl receiving romance advice from herself ten years in the future via text message.[14] The first season of the series went on to receive over 14 million views.[clarification needed]

Personal life[edit]

Accola began dating musician Joe King of The Fray after they met at a Super Bowl event in February 2011.[15] They became engaged in May 2013,[16] and married on October 18, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Upon her marriage, Accola became a stepmother to King's two daughters from his first marriage, Ava and Elise.[17]

Accola currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.[citation needed]

Along with her The Vampire Diaries co-stars Michael Trevino and Ian Somerhalder, Accola is a supporter of the It Gets Better Project, which aims to prevent suicide among LGBT youth.[18][19] Though her parents are Republicans, Candice herself has shown support for President Barack Obama,[20] and supports gay rights.[21]


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Pirate Camp Annalisa/Tom [22]
2007 Juno Amanda
2007 On the Doll Melody
2007 X's & O's Gwen's friend
2008 Deadgirl JoAnn
2009 Love Hurts Sharon
2010 Kingshighway Sophia
2011 The Truth About Angels Caitlin Stone
Year Title Role Notes
2007 How I Met Your Mother Amy Episode: "Something Borrowed"
2009 Supernatural Amanda Heckerling Episode: "After School Special"
2009 Greek Alice Episode: "Isn't It Bro-mantic?"
2009-present The Vampire Diaries Caroline Forbes Main cast
2010 Drop Dead Diva Jessica Orlando Episode: "Begin Again"
2012 Dating Rules From My Future Self Chloe Cunningham Web-serie;2nd Season Main Role
As herself
Year Title Notes
2008 Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Background singer
2011 When I Was 17 Episode dated 12 February 2011.
2013 Big Morning Buzz Live Episode: "Candice Accola/Robin Thicke/Stevie J"
2013 Whose Line Is It Anyway Episode: "Candice Accola"
2013-2014 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Episode #10.77, LL Cool J/Candice Accola
2014 Fashion Police
Music videos
Year Title Artist
2013 Love Don't Die The Fray


Year Album
2006 It's Always the Innocent Ones


Year Award Category Work Result
2012 Teen Choice Awards Scene Stealer Female The Vampire Diaries Won
2013 Teen Choice Awards Scene Stealer Female The Vampire Diaries Nominated
2014 Teen Choice Awards Scene Stealer Female The Vampire Diaries Won


  1. ^ a b Candice Accola's Real Date Of Birth Via Twitter Status Twitter. Retrieved on 2013-11-17.
  2. ^ "Kevin Accola, M.D. Member Home Page". CTSNet. 2007-12-11. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  3. ^ Ranchino, Cheryl (December 10, 2010). "Herrin Area United Way accepting donations". Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Candice Accola". Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Boyar, Jay (March 2010). "Back to School". Orlando Magazine. Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  6. ^ "On the Ground in Florida". The New York Times. November 1, 2008. Retrieved April 28, 2010. 
  7. ^ 2005 Class Roster. Fowler Series. Retrieved on 2011-08-09.
  8. ^ "Instagram". 
  9. ^ MacKenzie, Carina (October 2, 2009). "'The Vampire Diaries' cast off the hook". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on October 17, 2009.
  10. ^ "The Vampire Diaries – Candice Accola Flaunts Her Musical Chops on The Vampire Diaries". 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  11. ^ "Candice Accola Sings Eternal Flame by The Bangles on The Vampire Diaries". Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  12. ^ "Final 2009–10 Broadcast Primetime Show Average Viewership – Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  13. ^ "'Vampire Diaries,' 'Modern Family' Stars Join Alloy's 'Dating Rules' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  14. ^ "Dating Rules from My Future Self (2012)". Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  15. ^ Chiu, Melody (June 21, 2013). "The Vampire Diaries's Candice Accola Is 'So Excited and Grateful' to Be Engaged". People. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  16. ^ Johnson, Zach (May 29, 2013). "Candice Accola Engaged to Joseph King: See Her Diamond Ring!". Us Weekly. 
  17. ^ Corriston, Michelle (October 18, 2014). "Candice Accola Marries Joe King". People. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  18. ^ Parker-Pope, Tara (September 22, 2010). "Showing Gay Teens a Happy Future". The New York Times. 
  19. ^ The Trevor Project – It Gets Better!‏. YouTube. Retrieved on 2011-08-09.
  20. ^ "Instagram". 
  21. ^ "Instagram". 
  22. ^ "Movies & TV. Pirate Camp (2007)". Retrieved 2012-11-28. 

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