Candace Cameron Bure

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Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron Bure attending "Susan G. Komen's 8th Annual Fashion for the Cure" event – Hollywood, CA on September 24, 2009
BornCandace Helaine Cameron
(1976-04-06) April 6, 1976 (age 36)
Panorama City, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, Producer, Author
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)Valeri Bure (June 22, 1996 – present) 3 children
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Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron Bure attending "Susan G. Komen's 8th Annual Fashion for the Cure" event – Hollywood, CA on September 24, 2009
BornCandace Helaine Cameron
(1976-04-06) April 6, 1976 (age 36)
Panorama City, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, Producer, Author
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)Valeri Bure (June 22, 1996 – present) 3 children

Candace Helaine Cameron-Bure (born April 6, 1976) is an American actress, producer, and author. She is best known for playing DJ Tanner on the television series Full House from ages 10 to 18. She is the sister of Kirk Cameron and the sister-in-law of Chelsea Noble. She played Summer Van Horn on Make It or Break It from 2009 until 2012.


Early life

Candace Cameron Bure was born in Panorama City, California, to Robert Cameron and Barbara Bausmith Cameron.[1] Following in the footsteps of her older brother Kirk, Candace decided to pursue acting. She started in the entertainment business by appearing in a number of television commercials. Soon after, she guest starred roles on shows such as St. Elsewhere, Growing Pains, and Who's the Boss?. She also auditioned for the main role on Small Wonder but lost it to Tiffany Brissette.


When Cameron won the role of D.J. Tanner on Full House, she impressed the studio executives and producers so much that they delayed taping the pilot episode to allow her to complete work on her other obligations.[citation needed] The show had an eight-year run.

While she was on Full House, Cameron was also featured in television films. She played an abused teenager in No One Would Tell followed by She Cried No and Night Scream, in which she received starring roles. Cameron also guest starred in the failed TV pilot Real Mature on ABC and in one episode of Bill Nye The Science Guy as "Candace the Science Gal". She also appeared in the film Punchline with Tom Hanks and Sally Field and appeared in an episode of the sitcom Punky Brewster in the mid-1980s. In 1987, she had a role as the youngest sister of Eric Stoltz in the teen comedy Some Kind of Wonderful, which was produced by John Hughes. She was also featured on several episodes of Make It or Break It as the gymnasts co-manager Summer.

Cameron has hosted the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in 1990 with Dave Coulier and David Faustino, and again in 1994 with Joey Lawrence and Marc Weiner, becoming the first person to host twice or more (followed by Whitney Houston, Rosie O'Donnell and Jack Black). After Full House came to an end in 1995, Cameron guest starred on such network hits as Cybill and Boy Meets World. Following the birth of her children, she took a self-imposed hiatus from television and film to devote all of her time to her family and children. In the 2000s, she appeared as an interview on the retrospective I Love the '80s and I Love the '80s Strikes Back, and was one of the hosts of 50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up on the E! network, along with Keshia Knight Pulliam of The Cosby Show fame. In 2006, Cameron guest starred on the sitcom That's So Raven. The following year, she co-starred with Randy Travis in The Wager, and starred with Tom Arnold in the television movie Moonlight and Mistletoe for the Hallmark Channel in 2008.

After Full House

Cameron had a role on the ABC Family's gymnastics drama, Make It or Break It. Candace also co-hosted an E! Special titled 50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up. She still keeps in touch with all of her Full House castmates, with the exception of the Olsen twins.[2] After taking a break from acting Cameron returned to a television series in 2009 and was cast in Make It or Break It, a teenage gymnastics drama on ABC Family, where she played Summer Van Horn.[3]

Personal life

On June 22, 1996, Cameron married Russian NHL hockey player Valeri Bure. They were introduced by Candace's former co-star from Full House, Dave Coulier.[4] She and Bure have three children: Natasha Valerievna Bure (born 1998), Lev Valerievich Bure (born 2000) and Maksim Valerievich Bure (born 2002). Valeri launched his own wine label, Bure Family Wines. Valeri Bure retired from hockey to focus on his family and the family business. In January 2011, she released her first book entitled "Reshaping It All' which became a New York Times best seller shortly after. In 2006, as a reflection of her evangelical faith, she endorsed an online Christian homeschooling academy.[citation needed] She is fundamentally and theologically conservative. She wrote a monthly column for Christian Woman and like her brother speaks at churches throughout the country.[citation needed] She is a spokesperson for National House of Hope, a Christian organization for teens.[citation needed] As of 2010, she lives in Los Angeles, California, where her ABC Family series Make It or Break It was produced.


She wrote a book titled Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness.


Awards and nominations

1987Some Kind of WonderfulCindy Nelson
1995Monster MashMary (Juliet)Alternative title: Frankenstein Sings
1996No One Would TellStacy CollinsMain role
2001The KrewChief KarlsExecutive producer
The Uncertainty Principle
2007The WagerCassandra
2009Paul Blart: Mall CopBackground characterShe makes an appearance when Paul Blart's hypoglycemia starts acting up at the bar.
2011To the WallCynthiaPost Production
2011Truth be ToldAnnie MorganMain Role
2012Puppy LoveMeganMain Role

1982–1984St. ElsewhereMegan White5 episodes
1983AliceChild1 episode
1984T. J. HookerTina1 episode
1985Punky BrewsterJennifer Bates (Julie Whitney)1 episode
1986Little SpiesJulieTelevision movie
1987BigfootSamanthaTelevision movie
Who's the Boss?Young Mona1 episode
1987–1988Growing PainsJenny Foster2 episodes
1987–1995Full HouseDonna Jo "D.J" Tanner191 episodes
1988I Saw What You DidJulia FieldingTelevision movie
1990Camp CucamongaAmber LewisTelevision movie
1991Real MatureGuest StarTelevision pilot
1992To Grandmother's House We GoFirst viewerUncredited
1994Bill Nye the Science GuyCandace, the Science GalRecurring Role
1995Sharon's SecretSharonTelevision movie
Visitors of the NightKatie EnglishTelevision movie
1996CybillHannah1 episode
No One Would TellStacy CollinsTelevision movie
Kidz in the WoodDonnaTelevision movie
She Cried NoMelissa ConnellTelevision movie
1997Boy Meets WorldWitch Millie1 episode
Producer, television movie
2001Twice in a LifetimeRose Hathaway1 episode
200550 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Upas Herself; HostAppeared on E!
2007That's So RavenCourtney Dearborn1 episode: "Teacher's Pet"
2008Moonlight and MistletoeHollyTelevision movie
2009–2012Make It or Break ItSummer Van Horn48 episodes
YearAwardResultCategoryFilm or series
1988Young Artist AwardNominatedOutstanding Young Actors/Actresses Ensemble in Television or Motion PictureLittle Spies (Shared with cast)
Best Young Actress Guest Starring in a Television Comedy SeriesGrowing Pains (For episode "The Long Goodbye")
1989Best Young Actress — Starring in a Television Comedy SeriesFull House
1990Best Young Actress Starring in a Television SeriesFull House
1991Best Young Actress Starring in a Television SeriesFull House
1993Best Young Actress Starring in a Television SeriesFull House
1994Nickelodeon Kids' Choice AwardsWonFavorite Television ActressFull House
2004TV Land AwardNominatedQuintessential Non-Traditional FamilyFull House (Shared with cast)


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