Kandyse McClure

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Kandyse McClure
Kandyse McClure Wondercon 2013 (cropped).jpg
McClure at the 2013 WonderCon
Born Candice McClure
(1980-03-22) March 22, 1980 (age 37)
Durban, South Africa
Education West Vancouver Secondary School
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present
Notable work Susan D. "Sue" Snell in Stephen King's Carrie (2002)
Vicky in Stephen King's Children of the Corn (2009)
Television Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009)
Hemlock Grove (2013-2015)
Persons Unknown (2010)
Spouse(s) Cylenz
Website www.kandysemcclure.com

Kandyse McClure (born March 22, 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 telefilm 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 character 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 telefilm remake of Stephen King's novel Carrie.[7]

From 2003 to 2009, McClure played the character of Anastasia "Dee" Dualla on the Sci Fi Channel series Battlestar Galactica. McClure's character, a Petty Officer Second Class in the Colonial Fleet, was not featured 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.[8]

McClure at the Japan Expo 2009 in Paris, France

McClure then appeared in a 2009 television adaptation of King's Children of the Corn[9] and the Carl Bessai feature film from the same year Cole.[10] In 2010 the television series Persons Unknown, in which McClure co-starred, premiered,[11] but the series was not renewed for a second season after it was initially picked up by NBC.[12]

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."[13][14] McClure then joined Davis again in 2011 to co-host the second season of the late-night HDNet program Sex, God, Rock 'n' Roll.[15] In 2012 McClure joined the cast of Netflix original series Hemlock Grove (premiered in January 2013[9])[16] and completed the feature film Broken Kingdom (alongside Rachael Leigh Cook).[9][unreliable source?] McClure has also appeared in other television programs, such as Whistler, Andromeda, Jake 2.0, Smallville, and Reaper.[6]

On 2 February 2016 Heritage Canada featured Viola Desmond in the 82nd Heritage Minute,[17] 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.[18] 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.[9] As of 2013, McClure resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.[9]

McClure is married to musician Cylenz.[19]



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
2009 Children of the Corn Vicky Stanton
2010 Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale Grace (voice) Video
2010 Mother's Day Gina Jackson
2012 Broken Kingdom Jessica
2015 Careful What You Wish For Angie Alvarez
2015 Seventh Son Sarikin


Year Title Role Notes
1999 In a Class of His Own Brandy TV film
2000 2gether Danielle TV film
2000 Spiral Staircase, TheThe Spiral Staircase Monica TV film
2000 Higher Ground Katherine Ann 'Kat' Cabot Main role (22 episodes)
2000 Level 9 Megan Episode: "Ten Little Hackers"
2000 Da Vinci's Inquest Lily Episode: "It's a Bad Corner"
2001 Passion and Prejudice Tamara TV film
2001 Return to Cabin by the Lake Jade TV film
2001 Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Brianna Lake Episode: "Abduction"
2001 Just Deal Kim Episode: "Low Fidelity, "Painted Love", "The Perfect Mix"
2002 Framed TV film
2002 Carrie Sue Snell TV film
2002 Mysterious Ways Julie Episode: "A Man of God"
2002 Dark Angel Annie Fisher Episodes: "Hello, Goodbye", "Dawg Day Afternoon"
2002 L.A. Law: The Movie Yvonne TV film
2002 Jeremiah Elizabeth Recurring role (7 episodes)
2003 Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Gwen Episode: "Fair Warning"
2003 Black Sash Episode: "Jump Start"
2003 Hollywood Wives: The New Generation Saffron TV film
2003 Battlestar Galactica Dualla TV miniseries
2003 Jake 2.0 Anna Episode: "The Prince and the Revolution"
2003–05 Da Vinci's Inquest Marla Recurring role (15 episodes)
2004 Andromeda Zara Episode: "The Others"
2004–09 Battlestar Galactica Officer Anastasia Dualla Main role (54 episodes)
2005 Smallville Harmony Episode: "Spirit"
2006 Whistler Lisa Recurring role (6 episodes)
2006 Santa Baby Donna Louise Campbell TV film
2007 Sanctuary Meg Episode: "1.1"
2007 Battlestar Galactica: Razor Petty Officer Anastasia Dualla TV film
2008 Reaper Cassidy Episodes: "Coming to Grips", "Greg, Schmeg", "The Leak"
2008 Sanctuary Meg Episodes: "Sanctuary for All: Parts 1 & 2", "Fata Morgana"
2010 Client List, TheThe Client List Laura TV film
2010 Persons Unknown Erika Taylor Recurring role (9 episodes)
2012 Sex, God, Rock 'n Roll with Stuart Davis Episode: "Spirituality and Religion"
2012 Just Be Yourself Glenda TV film
2012 Republic of Doyle Sabrina McCarthy Episode: "One Angry Jake"
2012 Aladdin and the Death Lamp Shifa TV film
2012 Alphas Agnes Walker Episode: "The Devil Will Drag You Under"
2012–13 Arctic Air Shontal Recurring role (4 episodes)
2013 Hemlock Grove Dr. Clementine Chasseur Main role
2013 Haven Carrie Benson Episode: "Lay Me Down"
2016 Supernatural Sherriff Tyson Season 11 Episode 19: "The Chitters"
2017 Ghost Wars Dr. Landis Barker Main
2017 The Good Doctor Celez Season 1 Episode 6: "Not Fake"

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. 
  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. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Carrie (2002) HorrorTalk. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  8. ^ Philip Arendt (21 January 2009). "Das Ende brach Kandyse McClure das Herz". Caprica City (in German). Caprica-City.de. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  9. ^ 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. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  10. ^ Morassutti, William (6 July 2009). "LADY GODIVA". Toro Magazine. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  11. ^ MediaBlvd Magazine Interview (January 30, 2009) Archived February 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ ""Persons Unknown" in line at NBC". Reuters. 16 July 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  13. ^ MeaningArtsFilms (28 February 2011). "Just Be Yourself movie trailer" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  14. ^ Stuart Davis (7 February 2011). "New Project / Just Be Yourself". Stuart Davis – Stuart's Blog. Stuart Davis Media, LLC. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  15. ^ Stuart Davis (27 September 2011). "Sex, God, Rock 'n Roll Season 2". Direct Event Insurance. Direct Event Insurance. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  16. ^ The Deadline Team (2 July 2012). "Kandyse McClure Joins Cast Of 'Hemlock Grove'". Deadline Hollywood. PMC. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  17. ^ "Viola Desmond Heritage Minute debuts, honouring the 'Rosa Parks of Canada'". CBC News. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  18. ^ 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. 
  19. ^ "Cylenz". www.instagram.com. 

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