Candace Cameron Bure

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Candace Cameron Bure
Candace Cameron Bure by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Cameron Bure in March 2018
Born Candace Helaine Cameron
(1976-04-06) April 6, 1976 (age 42)
Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, producer, author, talk show panelist
Years active 1982–present
Known for The character D.J. Tanner on Full House and Fuller House
Spouse(s) Valeri Bure (m. 1996)
Children 3
Relatives Kirk Cameron (brother)

Candace Cameron Bure (/bʊˈr/; born Candace Helaine Cameron; April 6, 1976) is an American actress, producer, author, and talk show panelist. She is known for her role as D.J. Tanner on Full House, which she reprised as D.J. Tanner-Fuller on Fuller House. She is also known for her work with Hallmark Channel, playing the role of Aurora Teagarden in Hallmark Channel's film adaptation of the novel series as well having starred in many of their Christmas films.

In 2014, she was a contestant on season 18 of Dancing with the Stars, finishing in third place. She also starred as Summer van Horne on Make It or Break It. She is the sister of actor Kirk Cameron, known for Growing Pains. From 2015 to 2016, she was a co-host of the daytime television talk show The View.

Early life[edit]

Candace Helaine Cameron was born in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California on April 6, 1976, to Robert and Barbara Cameron.[1]


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 Bates 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.

Bure 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 on Full House, she was also featured in the made-for-TV movies No One Would Tell, playing an abused teen; She Cried No, as a date-raped teen; NightScream, a mystery; and Camp Cucamonga, an adventure comedy. Cameron guest-starred in the failed 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.

Bure hosted the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in 1990 with her Full House co-star 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).[citation needed]

After Full House[edit]

After Full House ended in 1995, Bure guest-starred on Cybill and Boy Meets World.

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 interviewee 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,[2] The series ended in 2012.[3]

On March 4, 2014, she was announced as one of the celebrities to compete on season 18 of Dancing with the Stars. Her professional partner was Mark Ballas.[4] 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.

It was announced in 2015 that Bure would reprise her role as D.J. Tanner in the 2016 Netflix spinoff Fuller House (her character would be renamed D.J. Tanner-Fuller). Filming began in July 2015. The following month, it was announced that Bure would become a co-host of The View, starting with season 19.[5] In March 2016, Fuller House was picked up for a second season.[6] ABC also announced in August 2016 that Bure would return as a co-host of The View for season 20.[7] On December 8, 2016, Bure announced that she was leaving The View due to commitments with Fuller House and Hallmark Channel projects, and the bi-coastal commutes being tough on both her and her family.[8]

Dancing with the Stars performances[edit]

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. Bure received a 10 from the judges during dances with Ballas in the semifinals.


Cameron Bure has written three books: Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness (ISBN 1433669730), published in January 2011,[9] which was a New York Times best seller; Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose (ISBN 1433681846), published in January 2014;[10] and Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction (ISBN 1433686945), published in August 2015.[11] In a September 2015 interview, Bure said that her latest book reveals more personal issues than the others.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Bure married Russian NHL hockey player Valeri Bure on June 22, 1996.[13][14] The couple was first introduced at a charity hockey game by her Full House co-star Dave Coulier.[13] They have three children: a daughter, Natasha (born 1998),[13] and 2 sons (born 2000 and 2002).[13][15] Her daughter Natasha Bure competed in season 11 of The Voice at the age of 18.[16] Her brother-in-law is hockey hall of famer Pavel Bure.

Bure is a conservative[17] as well as a Republican.[18] She became a Christian at the age of twelve,[19] and she credits her faith as the binding force in her marriage.[15] She has revealed she suffered from bulimia nervosa in her early twenties.[20]



Year Title Role Notes
1982–1984 St. Elsewhere Megan White 5 episodes
1984 T. J. Hooker Tina Episode: "The Confession"
1985 Punky Brewster Julie Whitney / Jennifer Bates Episode: "Milk Does a Body Good"
1986, 1987 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Julie / Samantha 2 episodes
1987 Who's the Boss? Young Mona Episode: "Mona"
1987 Growing Pains Jennifer "Jenny" Foster Episode: "The Long Goodbye"
1987–1995 Full House D.J. Tanner Main role
1988 I Saw What You Did Julia Fielding Movie (CBS)
1988 Growing Pains Jenny Foster Episode: "Fool for Love"
1990 The All New Mickey Mouse Club D.J. Tanner Episode: "Guest Day"
1990 Camp Cucamonga Amber Lewis Movie (NBC)
1995 Sharon's Secret Sharon 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 Millicent "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 (Hallmark)
2009–2012 Make It or Break It Summer Van Horne Main role
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 (Gospel Music Channel)
2012 Puppy Love Megan Movie (Hallmark)
2013 Finding Normal Dr. Elizabeth "Lisa" Leland Movie
2013 Let It Snow Stephanie Beck Movie (Hallmark)
2014 Christmas Under Wraps Dr. Lauren Brunell Movie (Hallmark)
2014 The Neighbors Woman Episode: "There Goes the Neighbors' Hood"
2014 Dancing with the Stars Herself/Contestant Season 18 finalist; finished in third place
2015 Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone To Pick Aurora Teagarden Movie (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
2015 Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery Aurora Teagarden Movie (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
2015 Just The Way You Are Jennie Movie (Hallmark)
2015 A Christmas Detour Paige Summerlind Movie (Hallmark)
2015–2016 The View Herself Co-host
2016 Three Bedrooms, One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery Aurora Teagarden Movie (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
2016 Journey Back to Christmas Hanna Movie (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
2016–present Fuller House DJ Tanner-Fuller Main role
2017 Switched For Christmas Kate/Chris Movie (Hallmark)
2018 Last Scene Alive: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery Aurora Teagarden Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie series
2018 Reap What You Sew: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery Aurora Teagarden Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie series


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Some Kind of Wonderful Cindy Nelson
1988 Punchline Carrie
1995 Monster Mash Mary
2001 Krew, TheThe Krew Chief Karls
2007 Wager, TheThe Wager Cassandra
2015 Faith of Our Fathers Cynthia

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1988 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Actors/Actresses Ensemble in Television or Motion Picture Little Spies (shared with cast) Nominated
Best Young Actress Guest Starring in a Television Comedy Series Growing Pains
(for episode "The Long Goodbye")
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
2016 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
(shared with Joy Behar, Michelle Collins, Paula Faris, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez, Raven-Symoné, and Nicolle Wallace)[21]
The View Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress Comedy Fuller House Won
Choice TV: Chemistry (with Jodie Sweetin & Andrea Barber) Fuller House Nominated
2017 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
(shared with Joy Behar, Jedediah Bila, Paula Faris, Whoopi Goldberg, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, and Raven-Symoné)[22]
The View Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress Comedy Fuller House Won
2018 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Fuller House Nominated


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  2. ^ Profile at
  3. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (April 26, 2012). "'Make it Or Break It' Canceled, According to Executive Producer". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Full Dancing With the Stars Cast Revealed!". Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  5. ^ Harnick, Chris (August 26, 2015). "The View Adds Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris and More for Season 19". E! Online. Retrieved August 26, 2015. 
  6. ^ "'Fuller House' renewed for season 2". 2 March 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  7. ^ ""The View" Returns for a Historic Season 20 on Tuesday, September 6". ABC. Retrieved August 3, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Candace Cameron Bure is leaving The View: 'I tried to be Superwoman'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  9. ^ Schacht, Candace Cameron Bure with Darlene (2011). Reshaping it all : motivation for physical and spiritual fitness. Nashville, Tenn.: B&H Pub. Group. ISBN 1433669730. 
  10. ^ Wilkerson, Candace Cameron Bure with Dana (2014). Balancing it all : my story of juggling priorities and purpose. Nashville, Tennessee: B & H Publishing Group. ISBN 1433681846. 
  11. ^ Davis, Candace Cameron Bure with Erin (August 1, 2015). Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction. B&H Books. ISBN 1433686945. 
  12. ^ Pajer, Nicole. "Candace Cameron Bure on Faith & Her New Gig on 'The View'". 
  13. ^ a b c d "Full House: 1987–1995". People. June 26, 2000. Retrieved December 8, 2008. 
  14. ^ "Biography | About | Candace Cameron Bure | The Official Site". Candace Cameron Bure. Retrieved March 23, 2017. 
  15. ^ a b "Candace Cameron Bure's 'Full House' Brings Joy". OK!. March 2, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  16. ^ Jensen, Erin (October 11, 2016). "'The Voice': Candace Cameron Bure's daughter, Natasha, is eliminated". USA Today. Retrieved December 10, 2017. 
  17. ^ Director, Cavan Sieczkowski Deputy; News; Analytics (January 18, 2016). "Candance Cameron Bure Discusses How She'd Handle A Gay Plot Line On 'Fuller House'". The Huffington Post. Retrieved December 25, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Candace Cameron Bure: 'I am disappointed in my party'". Fox News. April 26, 2016. Retrieved December 25, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Testimony | Ministry | Candace Cameron Bure". "The Official Site". 
  20. ^ 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. 
  21. ^ Staff, Variety (March 24, 2016). "'Young & Restless' Leads Daytime Emmy Noms But Ceremony Won't Be on TV". Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  22. ^ Evans, Greg (March 22, 2017). "2017 Daytime Emmy Nominations: CBS Leads Networks With 70 Noms, 'Young & Restless' Tops With 25". Retrieved March 24, 2017. 

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