Candice Rene Accola
May 13, 1987
|Children||2 biological; 2 Step|
Candice Rene King (née Accola; born May 13, 1987) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for her role as Caroline Forbes in The CW supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017) and her recurring role as a special guest as the same character on the spin-off series The Originals (2018) and Legacies (2021)
Candice Rene Accola was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Carolyn (née Clark), who was an environmental engineer before becoming a homemaker, and Kevin Accola, a cardiothoracic surgeon. She grew up in Edgewood, Florida and attended Lake Highland Preparatory School. Both her parents are active members of the local Republican political party. She has one younger brother, Kree Thomas Accola.
In December 2006, King released her debut album, It's Always the Innocent Ones, independently in the United States. She co-wrote 12 of the 14 tracks on the record. The remaining tracks were a cover of 'Til Tuesday's hit "Voices Carry (song)" and American Hi-Fi's "The Breakup Song" rewritten in a female version as "Our Breakup Song".
In 2008, the album was re-released in Japan and achieved greater success. King toured as a backing singer for Miley Cyrus's Best of Both Worlds Tour. She appeared as herself in the 2008 3D concert film Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert.
King had guest appearances in a number of television series such as How I Met Your Mother, Supernatural, and Drop Dead Diva. In July 2009, she starred in the horror film Deadgirl which centers on two high-school boys who discover an immortal woman in an abandoned asylum. That same year King had a bit-role in The Hannah Montana Movie.
In 2009, she was cast in the CW television series The Vampire Diaries as Caroline Forbes, one of the main characters of the show. In June 2012, she joined the second season of the web 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 by text message. She played Kimberly in the 2020 romance sequel After We Collided.
King began dating musician Joe King of The Fray after they met at a Super Bowl event in February 2012. Her co-star Nina Dobrev introduced them. They became engaged in May 2013, and married on October 18, 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She became a stepmother to King's two daughters Elise Madison and Ava Julie from his first marriage.
In August 2015, they announced that they were expecting their first child together. On January 15, 2016, King gave birth to a daughter, Florence May. In August 2020, they announced that they were expecting their second child together. On December 1, 2020, King gave birth to a daughter, Josephine June.
|2007||On the Doll||Melody|
|2007||X's & O's||Gwen's friend|
|2011||The Truth About Angels||Caitlin Stone|
|2018||Splitting the Bill||None||Video short|
|2020||After We Collided||Kimberly|
|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?"|
|2009–2017||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 / Future Chloe||Main role (season 2); also producer|
|2018||The Originals||Caroline Forbes||Recurring role (season 5)|
|2019||The Orville||Solana Kitan||Episode: "Home"|
|2021||Legacies||Caroline Forbes||Episode: "Salvatore: The Musical!" (voice-over)|
|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"|
|2013–2014||The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||Episode #10.77, LL Cool J/Candice Accola|
|2014||Fashion Police||Season 9, episode 12|
Awards and nominations
|2012||Teen Choice Awards||Scene Stealer Female||The Vampire Diaries||Won|||
|2013||Scene Stealer Female||Nominated|||
|2014||Scene Stealer Female||Won|||
|2015||Choice TV Actress Fantasy/Sci-Fi||Nominated|||
|Choice TV: Liplock (with Paul Wesley)||Nominated|
|2016||Choice TV Actress Fantasy/Sci-Fi||Nominated|||
|Choice TV: Liplock (with Paul Wesley)||Nominated|
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- Saad, Nardine (August 31, 2015). "Candice Accola of 'Vampire Diaries' is expecting first child with the Fray's Joe King". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on September 3, 2015. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
- "Joe and Candice Accola Welcome Daughter Florence May". People Magazine. January 25, 2016. Archived from the original on May 30, 2016.
- "Vampire Diaries's Candice Accola King Is Pregnant with Her Second Baby: 'I've Got a Bun in the Oven'". PEOPLE.com. August 18, 2020.
- "Vampire Diaries' Candice Accola King Welcomes Second Child with Husband Joe King". PEOPLE.com. December 11, 2020.
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