Candace Cameron Biography

Candace Cameron Biography
Candace Cameron (born April 6, 1976 in Panorama City, California) is an American actress best known for playing Donna Jo (D.J.) Tanner on the television show Full House. She is the sister of actor and Christian Evangelist Kirk Cameron, and is married to Russian ice hockey player Valeri Bure. She and Bure have three children: Natasha (Наташа), born 1998; Lev (Лев), born 2000; and Maksim (Максим), born 2002.


Candace Cameron started in the entertainment business by participating in a number of television commercials. Soon after, she got guest starring roles on shows like St. Elsewhere, Growing Pains, and Who's the Boss. When Candace was in the show Full House, it gave her the opportunity to work with many people that she now knows and loves. She and the three girls who played her sisters (Jodie Sweetin and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) are great friends.

In 1986, at 10 years of age, Candace got the call to audition for the role of D.J. Tanner on Full House. Candace impressed the studio executives and producers so much that they delayed taping the pilot to allow Candace to complete work on her other obligations. The show instantly became one of the most successful sitcoms of all time. Its eight-year run ranks it amongst the top series of all time.

Cameron also drew critical acclaim for her work in other roles. Her portrayal of an abused teenager in No One Would Tell gave her some publicity. She followed it with starring roles in She Cried No, and Night Scream for NBC. She also guest starred on such network hits as Cybill and Boy Meets World.

Candace Cameron also guest starred in one episode of Bill Nye The Science Guy as Candace The Science Gal.

Candace Cameron was cast in John Hughes Some Kind of Wonderful as Eric Stoltz's pestering sister. Her feature film credits also include Punchline with Tom Hanks and Sally Field among others.

In the early 1990s, Candace Cameron dated actor Dustin Diamond, who played the charactor Screech on Saved By The Bell. On June 22, 1996, Cameron married NHL hockey star Valeri Bure. They were introduced by Cameron's former co-star in Full House, Dave Coulier. They have three children together. Since then, Cameron has been on a self-imposed hiatus to raise their children. They spend the majority of their time in South Florida, where Valeri played for the Florida Panthers.

However, Candace Cameron is currently executive producing and starring in The Krew, a half-hour awareness video aimed at helping children avoid and deal with dangerous situations in every day life. In 2006, as a reflection of her evangelical faith, she began endorsing Learning By Grace, Inc. managed online, Christian, homeschooling academies - The MorningStar Academy, The Grace Academy, and The Jubilee Academy.

Since becoming a born-again Christian herself, Candace Cameron has stated that she will not accept further roles in film or television that would make her go against her Christian principles, and will not do scenes involving any kind of nudity. Cameron-Bure makes various guest appearances at Christian gatherings and in 2006 she visited Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

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