Candice Rene Accola (born May 13, 1987) is an American actress, singer and songwriter, best known for her starring role as Caroline Forbes on The CW series, . 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 ] She has English, [3 ] Romansh- Swiss, French, and Norwegian ancestry. She grew up in [4 ] Edgewood, Florida and attended Lake Highland Preparatory School. Both her parents are active members of the [5 ] local Republican political party. [6 ] She has one younger brother, Kree Thomas Accola. [7 ] [5 ] [8 ] [9 ]
Music career [ edit ]
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." The album failed to make an impact. In 2008 the album was re-released in Japan and achieved greater success. Accola toured as a backing singer for Miley Cyrus's . Accola appeared as herself in the 2008 3D concert film Best of Both Worlds Tour . In February 2011, Accola performed a cover of " Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Eternal Flame" by The Bangles on . The Vampire Diaries [10 ] [11 ]
Acting career [ edit ]
Accola has guest appeared in a number of television series such as
, How I Met Your Mother and Supernatural . In July 2009 Accola starred in the independent horror film Drop Dead Diva 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 Deadgirl . In 2009 Accola was cast in The Hannah Montana Movie The CW television series as The Vampire Diaries Caroline Forbes a teenage vampire. The series was an immediate success with the series premiere reaching 4.91 million viewers. Critical reception was positive. In June 2012 Accola joined the dramedy [12 ] YouTube series Dating Rules From My Future Self as Chloe Cunningham a 26-year old girl who believes love does not exist. The series centers on a girl receiving romance advice from herself ten years in the future via text message. [13 ] The first season of the series went on to receive over 14 million views. [14 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
On May 29, 2013, Accola became engaged to musician
Joe King of The Fray. [15 ]
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. [16 ] Though her parents are Republicans, Candice herself has shown support for President [17 ] Barack Obama, and supports gay rights. [18 ] [19 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Discography [ edit ]
It's Always the Innocent Ones
References [ edit ]
^ "Kevin Accola, M.D. Member Home Page". CTSNet. 2007-12-11 . Retrieved 2012-08-02.
^ Ranchino, Cheryl (December 10, 2010). "Herrin Area United Way accepting donations". thesouthern.com . Retrieved August 19, 2013.
^ a b Boyar, Jay (March 2010). "Back to School". Orlando Magazine . Retrieved March 12, 2010.
^ "On the Ground in Florida". The New York Times. November 1, 2008 . Retrieved April 28, 2010.
^ 2005 Class Roster. Fowler Series. Retrieved on 2011-08-09.
^ MacKenzie, Carina (October 2, 2009). " 'The Vampire Diaries' cast off the hook". . Retrieved on October 17, 2009. Los Angeles Times
^ "The Vampire Diaries – Candice Accola Flaunts Her Musical Chops on The Vampire Diaries". Wetpaint.com. 2011-02-24 . Retrieved 2012-11-28.
^ "Candice Accola Sings Eternal Flame by The Bangles on The Vampire Diaries". Teen.com . Retrieved 2012-11-28.
^ "Final 2009–10 Broadcast Primetime Show Average Viewership – Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. 2010-06-16 . Retrieved 2012-11-28.
^ ". Hollywood Reporter 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Modern Family' Stars Join Alloy's 'Dating Rules' (Exclusive)" . Retrieved 2012-11-28.
^ "Dating Rules from My Future Self (2012)". IMDb.com . Retrieved 2012-11-28.
^ Johnson, Zach (May 29, 2013). "Candice Accola Engaged to Joseph King: See Her Diamond Ring!". Us Weekly.
^ Parker-Pope, Tara (September 22, 2010). "Showing Gay Teens a Happy Future". The New York Times.
^ The Trevor Project – It Gets Better!. YouTube. Retrieved on 2011-08-09.
^ "Movies & TV. Pirate Camp (2007)". Amazon.com . Retrieved 2012-11-28.
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