Kandyse McClure

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Kandyse McClure
Kandyse McClure Wondercon 2013 (cropped).jpg
McClure at the 2013 WonderCon
Candice McClure

(1980-03-22) 22 March 1980 (age 41)
EducationWest Vancouver Secondary School
Years active1999–present
Notable work
Susan D. "Sue" Snell in Stephen King's Carrie (2002)
Vicky in Stephen King's Children of the Corn (2009)
TelevisionBattlestar Galactica (2004-2009)
Hemlock Grove (2013-2015)
Persons Unknown (2010)

Candice "Kandyse" McClure (born 22 March 1980)[1] is a South African-born Canadian actress.[2] She has played Anastasia Dualla on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica, and Dr. Clementine Chasseur on the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove.[3]

Early life[edit]

She was born Candice McClure[4] in Durban, South Africa.[5] She is of Cape Coloured descent.

McClure graduated from West Vancouver Secondary School in 1998.[citation needed]

Acting career[edit]

McClure's first television appearance was a lead role with Lou Diamond Phillips in the 1999 television film In a Class of His Own that was followed by the Fox Family teen drama Higher Ground (together with Jewel Staite, Hayden Christensen, and A.J. Cook) and the NBC Saturday-morning series Just Deal, both of which premiered in 2000. The year 2000 was also the time period when McClure played a recurring role in the Canadian drama television series Da Vinci’s Inquest.[6]

In 2002, McClure portrayed the recurring role of Elizabeth Munroe on Showtime's Jeremiah, alongside Luke Perry and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.[6] Also in that year, the actress played the role of Sue Snell in the television film remake of Stephen King's novel Carrie.[7] Also in 2002, McClure guest starred as Annie Fisher in two episodes of James Cameron's science fiction drama television series Dark Angel on Fox.[8]

From 2003 to 2009, McClure played the role as Anastasia "Dee" Dualla on the Sci Fi Channel series Battlestar Galactica. McClure's character, a Petty Officer Second Class in the Colonial Fleet, has never appeared in the original 1978 series, but was initially an analogue of Sarah Rush's original series character Flight Corporal Rigel. McClure was a regular cast member of the series until January 2009.[9]

McClure at the Japan Expo 2009 in Paris, France

McClure then appeared in a 2009 television adaptation of King's Children of the Corn[10] and the Carl Bessai feature film from the same year Cole.[11] In 2010 the television series Persons Unknown, in which McClure co-starred, premiered,[12] but the series was not renewed for a second season after it was initially picked up by NBC.[13]

In 2011 McClure played the girlfriend of Stuart Davis in the independent short film Just Be Yourself, a comedy about a desperate man who is offered a job to "just be himself."[14][15] McClure then joined Davis again in 2011 to co-host the second season of the late-night HDNet program Sex, God, Rock 'n' Roll.[16] In 2012 McClure joined the cast of Netflix original series Hemlock Grove (premiered in January 2013[10])[17] and completed the feature film Broken Kingdom (alongside Rachael Leigh Cook).[10][18][19] McClure has also appeared in other television programs, such as Whistler, Andromeda, Jake 2.0, Smallville, and Reaper.[6]

On 2 February 2016, Historica Canada featured Viola Desmond in the 82nd Heritage Minute,[20] to mark the beginning of Black History Month. The video was filmed on location in High River, Alberta in June 2015. It features Kandyse McClure as Viola Desmond.[21] Civil rights activist Viola Desmond, often described as the Rosa Parks of Canada, was an entrepreneur who challenged segregation in Nova Scotia in the 1940s.

Personal life[edit]

As of 2013, McClure continues to work with the non-profit organization CARE Canada to address poverty in the world's developing regions.[10] As of 2013, McClure resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.[10]

McClure is married to musician Cylenz.[22][dead link]



McClure at Battlestar Starfury in London, December 2008
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Romeo Must Die Store Clerk
2001 See Spot Run Attractive Woman
2008 Barbie in A Christmas Carol Catherine (voice) Video
2009 Cole Serafina
2010 Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale Grace (voice) Video
Mother's Day Gina Jackson
2012 Broken Kingdom Jessica
2015 Seventh Son Sarikin
Careful What You Wish For Angie Alvarez
2018 Sew the Winter to My Skin Golden Eyes
2020 Love, Guaranteed Arianna Silver


Year Title Role Notes
1999 In a Class of His Own Brandy TV film
2000 2gether Danielle TV film
The Spiral Staircase Monica TV film
Higher Ground Katherine Ann 'Kat' Cabot Main role (22 episodes)
Level 9 Megan Episode: "Ten Little Hackers"
Da Vinci's Inquest Lily Episode: "It's a Bad Corner"
2001 Passion and Prejudice Tamara TV film
Return to Cabin by the Lake Jade TV film
The Outer Limits Brianna Lake Episode: "Abduction"
Just Deal Kim 3 episodes
2002 Framed As herself TV film
Carrie Sue Snell TV film
Mysterious Ways Julie Episode: "A Man of God"
Dark Angel Annie Fisher 2 episodes
L.A. Law: The Movie Yvonne TV film
Jeremiah Elizabeth Recurring role (7 episodes)
2003 The Twilight Zone Gwen Episode: "Fair Warning"
Black Sash Episode: "Jump Start"
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation Saffron TV film
Battlestar Galactica Anastasia "Dee" Dualla TV miniseries
Jake 2.0 Anna Episode: "The Prince and the Revolution"
2003–2005 Da Vinci's Inquest Marla Recurring role (16 episodes)
2004 Andromeda Zara Episode: "The Others"
2004–2009 Battlestar Galactica Anastasia "Dee" Dualla Main role (54 episodes)
2005 Smallville Harmony Episode: "Spirit"
2006 Whistler Lisa Recurring role (6 episodes)
Santa Baby Donna Louise Campbell TV film
2007 Sanctuary Meg Episode: "1.1"
Battlestar Galactica: Razor Anastasia "Dee" Dualla TV film
2008 Reaper Cassidy 3 episodes
Sanctuary Meg 3 episodes
2009 Children of the Corn Vicky Stanton TV film
2010 The Client List Laura TV film
Persons Unknown Erika Taylor Recurring role (9 episodes)
2012 Sex, God, Rock 'n Roll with Stuart Davis Episode: "Spirituality and Religion"
Just Be Yourself Glenda TV film
Republic of Doyle Sabrina McCarthy Episode: "One Angry Jake"
Aladdin and the Death Lamp Shifa TV film
Alphas Agnes Walker Episode: "The Devil Will Drag You Under"
2012–2013 Arctic Air Shontal Recurring role (4 episodes)
2013 Hemlock Grove Dr. Clementine Chasseur Recurring role (10 episodes)
Haven Carrie Benson Episode: "Lay Me Down"
2016 Supernatural Sheriff A. Tyson Episode: "The Chitters"
2017-2018 Ghost Wars Dr. Landis Barker Main role (9 episodes)
The Good Doctor Celez 2 episodes
2019 Limetown Lia's girlfriend 2 episodes
V Wars Claire O'Hagan Recurring role (3 episodes)
Credited as Kandyse Mcclure
2020 Charmed The Guardian 3 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Leo Awards, Nomination Best Supporting Actress, 2002, Carrie
  • Peabody Awards, Peabody Award for Excellence in Television, 2005, Battlestar Galactica R&D TV in Association with NBC Universal Television Studio, Sci Fi Channel


  1. ^ Buchanan, Jason. "Kandyse McClure Bio". New York Times / All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 27 June 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  2. ^ Craddock, Linda (1 August 2007). "Slice of SciFi Interview With BSG's Kandyse McClure". Slice of SciFi. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  3. ^ Annette Bourdeau (13 November 2012). "Kandyse McClure, 'BSG' Star, On Upcoming 'Hemlock Grove' And The Next Robert Pattinson". The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  4. ^ Grant Gould (27 February 2008). "The CIC's #1 Girl". Battlestar-Blog.com. LiveJournal, Inc. Archived from the original on 14 June 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Biography". Kandyse McClure Official Website. kandysemcclure.com. 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  6. ^ a b c "Kandyse McClure". BuddyTV. BuddyTV. 2005–2012. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  7. ^ Carrie (2002) HorrorTalk. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Dark Angel (TV Series 2000-2002) - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  9. ^ Philip Arendt (21 January 2009). "Das Ende brach Kandyse McClure das Herz". Caprica City (in German). Caprica-City.de. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  10. ^ a b c d e Sandy Zimmerman (6 January 2013). "Kandyse McClure Appears in Hemlock Grove- TV Programs- Star of Battlestar Gallactica-". Yahoo! Voices. Yahoo!, Inc. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Cole (2009) - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  12. ^ MediaBlvd Magazine Interview (30 January 2009) Archived 4 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ ""Persons Unknown" in line at NBC". Reuters. 16 July 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  14. ^ MeaningArtsFilms (28 February 2011). "Just Be Yourself movie trailer" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  15. ^ Stuart Davis (7 February 2011). "New Project / Just Be Yourself". Stuart Davis – Stuart's Blog. Stuart Davis Media, LLC. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  16. ^ Stuart Davis (27 September 2011). "Sex, God, Rock 'n Roll Season 2". Direct Event Insurance. Direct Event Insurance. Archived from the original on 12 March 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  17. ^ The Deadline Team (2 July 2012). "Kandyse McClure Joins Cast Of 'Hemlock Grove'". Deadline Hollywood. PMC. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  18. ^ "Broken Kingdom (2012) - IMDB". imdb.com. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  19. ^ "Broken Kingdom (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes". rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  20. ^ "Viola Desmond Heritage Minute debuts, honouring the 'Rosa Parks of Canada'". CBC News. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  21. ^ Sadaf Ahsan (2 February 2016). "Historica Canada honours Viola Desmond, the 'Rosa Parks of Canada,' with a Heritage Minute". National Post. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  22. ^ "Cylenz". www.instagram.com.

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