Candice Accola

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Candice Accola
Candice Accola by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Candice Accola at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born Candice Rene Accola
(1987-05-13) May 13, 1987 (age 28)[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, now known as Candice King[2] (born May 13, 1987)[1] is an American actress, singer and songwriter, known for portraying the role of Caroline Forbes on The CW's 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.[3][4] She has English, Romansh-Swiss, French, and Norwegian ancestry.[5] She grew up in Edgewood, Florida and attended Lake Highland Preparatory School.[6] Both her parents are active members of the local Republican political party.[7][8] She has one younger brother, Kree Thomas Accola.[6][9][10]


Accola at Comic-Con in July 2011


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.[11][12]


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.[13] Critical reception for the show was mixed, but as the show commenced, critics were positive. For Accola's performance, reception from critics and fans alike was very positive and has remained that way, receiving many awards for her performance. In June 2012 Accola joined the YouTube series Dating Rules From My Future Self as Chloe Cunningham a 26-year-old girl who believes love does not exist.[14] The series centers on a girl receiving romance advice from herself ten years in the future via text message.[15] 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.[16] They became engaged in May 2013,[17] 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.[18] In August 2015, it was announced that Accola and King are expecting their first child together.[19]

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.[20][21] Though her parents are Republicans, Candice herself has shown support for President Barack Obama,[22] and supports gay rights.[23]


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Pirate Camp Annalisa/Tom[24]
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
Candice in West Midlands, England, in June 2013.
Television and web
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 role
2010 Drop Dead Diva Jessica Orlando Episode: "Begin Again"
2012 Dating Rules From My Future Self Chloe Cunningham Web-series; Main role (season 2)
As herself
Year Title Notes
2008 Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Background singer
2011 When I Was 17 Episode dated February 12, 2011.
2011 The Perfect Love Triangle: Vampires, Werewolves, Witches Video Short
2011 Myth & Mystery Video Short
2011 Howling at the Moon Video Short
2011 Her Own Worst Enemy Video Short
2013 Big Morning Buzz Live Episode: "Candice Accola/Robin Thicke/Stevie J"
2013 Whose Line Is It Anyway Episode: "Candice Accola"
2013–14 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Episode #10.77, LL Cool J/Candice Accola
2014 Fashion Police Season 9, episode 12
As Producer
Year Title Notes
2012 Dating Rules From My Future Self Episodes; "The Last Shrimp", "Time 2 Get ur Sh#t Together"


Candice Accola at a press conference at the United Kingdom in June 2013


Year Album
2006 It's Always the Innocent Ones


Year Title Note
2011 Eternal Flame The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 16
2015 Go In Peace The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 15
2015 Still Hurting The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 17
2015 Hit Me With Your Best Shot The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 18

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2013 Love Don't Die The Fray


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
2015 Teen Choice Awards TV Actress – Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Nominated
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Liplock (with Paul Wesley) The Vampire Diaries Nominated


  1. ^ a b Candice Accola's Real Date Of Birth Via Twitter Status Twitter. Retrieved on November 17, 2013.
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  3. ^ "Kevin Accola, M.D. Member Home Page". CTSNet. December 11, 2007. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ Ranchino, Cheryl (December 10, 2010). "Herrin Area United Way accepting donations". Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Candice Accola". Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Boyar, Jay (March 2010). "Back to School". Orlando Magazine. Retrieved March 12, 2010. 
  7. ^ "On the Ground in Florida". The New York Times. November 1, 2008. Retrieved April 28, 2010. 
  8. ^ 2005 Class Roster. Fowler Series. Retrieved on August 9, 2011.
  9. ^ "Instagram". 
  10. ^ MacKenzie, Carina (October 2, 2009). "'The Vampire Diaries' cast off the hook". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on October 17, 2009.
  11. ^ "The Vampire Diaries – Candice Accola Flaunts Her Musical Chops on The Vampire Diaries". February 24, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Candice Accola Sings Eternal Flame by The Bangles on The Vampire Diaries". Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Final 2009–10 Broadcast Primetime Show Average Viewership – Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". June 16, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  14. ^ "'Vampire Diaries,' 'Modern Family' Stars Join Alloy's 'Dating Rules' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Dating Rules from My Future Self (2012)". Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  16. ^ Chiu, Melody (June 21, 2013). "The Vampire Diaries's Candice Accola Is 'So Excited and Grateful' to Be Engaged". People. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  17. ^ Johnson, Zach (May 29, 2013). "Candice Accola Engaged to Joseph King: See Her Diamond Ring!". Us Weekly. 
  18. ^ Corriston, Michelle (October 18, 2014). "Candice Accola Marries Joe King". People. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  19. ^ Saad, Nardine (August 31, 2015). "Candice Accola of 'Vampire Diaries' is expecting first child with the Fray's Joe King". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  20. ^ Parker-Pope, Tara (September 22, 2010). "Showing Gay Teens a Happy Future". The New York Times. 
  21. ^ The Trevor Project – It Gets Better!. YouTube. Retrieved on August 9, 2011.
  22. ^ "Instagram". 
  23. ^ "Instagram". 
  24. ^ "Movies & TV. Pirate Camp (2007)". Retrieved November 28, 2012. 

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