Candace Cameron Bure Biography
Candace Cameron Bure is an American actress, producer, author, and talk show panelist. She is well known for playing D.J. Tanner on the family-friendly sitcoms “Full House” and “Fuller Houser.” In addition, she is the co-founder of Candy Rock Entertainment, which aims to create family-friendly content.
Regarding her education, Cameron went to Chatsworth High School in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California with Arianne Zucker, Lindsay Sloane, and Lori Beth Denberg. In addition, she joined Nevada Ave Elementary School in West Hills, Los Angeles, California.
Cameron guest-starred in roles on shows such as Growing Pains, St. Elsewhere, and Who’s the Boss? In 1985, she played the role of a girl named Jennifer Bates in an episode of the sitcom Punky Brewster. Moreover, in 1987, she played the role of the youngest sister of Eric Stoltz in the teen comedy Some Kind of Wonderful.
Cameron made a major career debut in 1987 on the ensemble sitcom Full House, as Donna Jo “D.J.” Tanner, the oldest daughter. She was cast throughout the 8 seasons of the series until its end in 1995. Similarly, while on Full House, she was featured in the made-for-TV movies She Cried No, as a date-raped teen; No One Would Tell, portraying an abused teen: NightScream, a mystery; and also Camp Cucamonga, an adventure comedy.
Additionally, Cameron guest-starred in the failed pilot Real Mature and in an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy as “Candace the Science Gal”. She also starred in the Tom Hanks and Sally Field feature film, Punchline. Cameron was the host of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in 1990 with Full House co-star David Faustino and Dave Coulier, as well as in 1994 with Marc Weiner and Joey Lawrence.
After the end of the ABC sitcom “Full House,” Cameron guest-starred in television series like “Cybill” and “Boy Meets World.” In 1996, she married Russian hockey player Valeri Bure, and by 2002, she already had three children. This led her to take a break from television and film to commit her time to her family.
Furthermore, in the early 2000s, Candace made various appearances. She was among the interviewees on “I Love the 80s” and “I Love the 80s Strikes Back.” Additionally, she co-hosted “50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up” on E! Network.
Following several guest roles in television series, such as “The Wager” and “That’s So Raven,” she also starred in the television film “Moonlight and Mistletoe” for the Hallmark Channel back in 2008. After a year, Candace returned to mainstream acting with the television series “Make It or Break It.” The series ended in 2012.
In 2014, she was part of the celebrity dance reality show “Dancing with the Stars” alongside choreographer Mark Dallas. Cameron’s dancing skills were lauded in the show where she came second behind Amy Purdy and Meryl Davis.
In 2015, Cameron announced that she would reprise her role as’ Donna Jo “DJ” Tanner ‘in Netflix’s spin-off of the television series Full House, called “Fuller House.” This show became a major hit and was selected up for a second season. Cameron as well as co-hosted seasons 19 and 20 of the show ‘The View.’
Candace Cameron Bure Age
How old is Candace Cameron Bure? Cameron is 46 years old as of 2022. She was born Candace Helaine Cameron on April 6, 1976, in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, the United States of America. In addition, Candace celebrates her birthday on the 6th of April every year, and her zodiac sign is Aries. Moreover, her nationality is American and her ethnicity is white.
Candace Cameron Bure Family
Cameron was born in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California on April 6, 1976, to her parents Barbara, a talent manager, and Robert, a gym teacher. Candace was the youngest of four children, Kirk Cameron, Bridgette Cameron, and Melissa. Her older brother Kirk Cameron who is an actor starred in the popular ’80s sitcom Growing Pains which provided the motivation for her own screen pursuits.
Candace Cameron Bure Husband
Is Candace married? Yes. Candace is happily married to Russian NHL hockey player, Valeri Bure. The duo walked down the aisle on June 22, 1996. They were first introduced at a charity hockey game by her Full House co-star, Dave Coulier. Candace and her husband, Valeri, are proud parents of a daughter, Natasha, born on August 15, 1998, and two sons, Lev Valerievich Bure, born on February 20, 2000, and Maksim Valerievich Bure, born on January 20, 2002.
At the age of 18, Natasha competed in season 11 of The Voice. In May 2021, their son Maksim graduated from Northstar Christian Academy in Alexandria, Minnesota. Moreover, Cameron’s brother-in-law is hockey hall of Famer Pavel Bure. In June of 2021, the duo celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
Moreover, Candace is a conservative Republican. She became a Christian at the age of 12, and she regards her faith as the binding force in her marriage. She disclosed that she suffered from bulimia nervosa in her early twenties. Candace is also a supporter of Compassion International. The Bure family sponsors three children through the foundation.
Candace Cameron Bure Height
Cameron stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches tall (1.57 m) and weighs 51 kg (112.5 lbs). In addition, she has blue eyes and blonde hair.
In 2008, Candace Bure co-starred in the Hallmark Channel’s Moonlight and Mistletoe, as a daughter who reunites with her estranged father and rediscovers the Christmas spirit. She, therefore, started a wide partnership with Hallmark, with Cameron signing on for 2013’s Let It Snow and returning in subsequent years to headline such holiday features as Christmas Under Wraps (2014), Switched for Christmas (2017), and also If I Only Had Christmas (2020).
Candace Cameron Books
Cameron has written four books:
- A New York Times bestseller, Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness, was published in January 2011.
- Published in January 2014, Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose,
- Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction, published in August 2015
- Kind is the New Classy: The Power of Living Graciously, published in April of 2018
Awards and Achievements
- Candace won the ‘Kids’ Choice Award’ in 1994 for ‘Favorite Television Actress for her performance in ‘Full House.’
- In 2016, she also received the ‘Teen Choice Award’ for ‘Choice TV Actress Comedy for ‘Fuller House.’ Moreover, in 2017, Cameron received the same award under the same category for the same series.
Candace Cameron Bure Salary
Cameron receives an average annual salary of $1.63 million.
Candace Cameron Bure Net Worth
How much is Candace worth? Candace has an estimated net worth of $14 million as of 2022. Her primary source of income is her career as an actress, producer, author, as well as a talk show panelist.