Candace Smith

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Candace Smith
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Candace Smith
Candace Elizabeth Smith[1]

(1977-02-01) February 1, 1977 (age 42)
Known forMiss Ohio USA 2003 (winner)
Miss USA 2003
TelevisionEntourage Hawaii Five-0 The Millionaire Matchmaker

Candace Elizabeth Smith (born February 1, 1977) is an American lawyer, actress, producer, life coach, author and love expert from Dayton, Ohio.

Early life and Education[edit]

Smith was born in Dayton, Ohio, and is a graduate of Chaminade-Julienne High School, has a Psychology degree from University of Dayton and a law degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Her father was Ohio State Representative C.J. McLin.[2]

Legal career[edit]

Smith attended the University of Dayton on a full academic scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Communications. During this time, she completed a Communications and Marketing program at the University of London. Smith attended law school at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. After passing the Ohio Bar exam in 2002,[1][3] she began practicing commercial real estate law at the largest law firm in Ohio. During this time, she won the title of Miss Ohio USA.

Miss Ohio USA[edit]

Smith won the title of Miss Ohio USA 2003 in Portsmouth, Ohio.[1] She went on to represent Ohio in the Miss USA 2003 in San Antonio, Texas. As Miss Ohio USA 2003, she dedicated her time to several charities including the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Artemis House (women's shelter) and the USO.

Entertainment Career[edit]

Smith was one of "Barker's Beauties" on The Price Is Right game show.[3] She went on to have roles on Fox's Method & Red, HBO's Entourage and NBC's Joey. In 2006 she had a role in the Broken Lizard comedy Beerfest. She worked with Broken Lizard again in The Slammin' Salmon, in which she plays the sister of Michael Clarke Duncan, and in The Babymakers. She appeared in David Ayer's End of Watch, as a distressed mother who receives help from Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña. Smith plays the lead female role in My Father, Die, written and directed by Sean Brosnan and produced by Pierce Brosnan. In the film Gimme Shelter, she plays Marie Abeanni, an African social worker, starring opposite Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens.

Candace has appeared as a life coach and love expert on several networks including Bravo, E!, WE tv and the USA network.

Candace trained at Upright Citizen's Brigade and performed her first stand up comedy routine at the Comedy Store on Sunset.


  1. ^ a b c "Cincinnati, OH Resolution 134-2000".
  2. ^ Moss, Khalid (December 22, 2002). "Miss Ohio is Lifelong Achiever". Dayton Daily News. p. E3.
  3. ^ a b Yarborough, Chuck (February 22, 2006). "PeopleWatch Extra!". Retrieved February 25, 2007.

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Preceded by
Kimberly Mullen
Miss Ohio USA
Succeeded by
Lauren Kelsey Hall