Candace Cameron Bure

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Candace Cameron Bure
Candace Cameron Bure 2009.jpg
BornCandace Helaine Cameron
(1976-04-06) April 6, 1976 (age 38)
Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, Model, producer, author
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)Valeri Bure (m. 1996)
RelativesKirk Cameron (brother) Amaya Cameron
Jump to: navigation, search
Candace Cameron Bure
Candace Cameron Bure 2009.jpg
BornCandace Helaine Cameron
(1976-04-06) April 6, 1976 (age 38)
Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, Model, producer, author
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)Valeri Bure (m. 1996)
RelativesKirk Cameron (brother) Amaya Cameron

Candace Helene Cameron Bure (born April 6, 1976) is an American actress, model, producer, and author. She is best known for the role of D. J. Tanner, the eldest daughter, on the television series Full House which she played from ages 10 to 18. She is the younger sister of actor Kirk Cameron. In 2014, she was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars: season 18, finishing in third place.

Early life[edit]

Candace Cameron Bure was born in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California to Robert Cameron and Barbara Bausmith Cameron.[1] She is one of four children.


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 in roles on shows such as St. Elsewhere, Growing Pains, and Who's the Boss?. (Among the roles for which she auditioned was the lead on Small Wonder which ultimately went to Tiffany Brissette.) In a 1985 episode of the sitcom Punky Brewster, Cameron portrayed a girl named Jennifer who had been kidnapped by her father. In 1987, she had a role as the youngest sister of Eric Stoltz in the teen comedy Some Kind of Wonderful.

She began the most prominent role of her career in 1987 on the ensemble sitcom Full House, as Donna Jo "D.J." Tanner, the oldest daughter. The long-running series ended in 1995, and she was a member of the cast during its entire run. Full house is a story about a family of three girls parented by a widower.[2]

While Cameron was on Full House, she was also featured in made-for-TV movies. She starred as an abused teenager in No One Would Tell followed by She Cried No as a date-raped teenager and NightScream, a mystery. Cameron guest starred in the failed TV pilot Real Mature and in an episode of Bill Nye The Science Guy as "Candace the Science Gal". She also appeared in the Tom Hanks and Sally Field feature film Punchline.

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[edit]

After Full House ended in 1995, Cameron guest starred on such network hits as Cybill and Boy Meets World.

After the birth of her children, she took a self-imposed hiatus from television and film to devote 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. She would later co-host 50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up on the E! network, along with Keshia Knight Pulliam of The Cosby Show fame.

In 2006, she 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. Cameron returned to a television series in 2009 and was cast in Make It or Break It,[3] a teenage gymnastics drama series on ABC Family, playing Summer Van Horne.[4] The series ended in 2012.[5]

On March 4, 2014, she was announced as one of the celebrities to compete on the season 18 of Dancing with the Stars. Her professional partner was Mark Ballas.[6] The couple made it to the finals and ultimately ended in third place behind Amy Purdy and Meryl Davis who took second and first place, respectively.

Dancing with the Stars performances[edit]

Bure kicked off her first week on Dancing with the Stars with a score of 25 for her contemporary dance, ending up second on the first week's leaderboard. However, her scores continuously dropped as the show progressed. It was mainly the viewer's votes that keep her safe. Bure was also noted for not receiving a single 10 from any judges for any of her individual dances with Ballas until the semifinals.

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
1Contemporary/ "Burn"988No Elimination
2Rumba / "Say Something"777Safe
3Jive / "Blue Suede Shoes"88/818Safe
42Quickstep / "The Ballroom Blitz"77/737No Elimination
5Samba / "Under the Sea"89/949Last to be called safe
6Cha-cha-cha / "I Love It"885 / 88Last to be called safe
7Argentine tango /"1977"
Team freestyle / "Livin' la Vida Loca"
96 / 9
10 / 9
8Foxtrot / "That's It, I Quit, I'm Movin' On"
Celebrity dance duel (Contemporary) / "Stay with Me"
Viennese Waltz / "If I Knew"
Jazz / "Nasty"
Quickstep / "Umbrella"
Freestyle / "Canned Heat"
Samba & quickstep Fusion / "Sir Duke"
Third place
1Score from guest judge Robin Roberts
2As part of the "Partner Switch-Up", was paired with Tony Dovolani
3Score from guest judge Julianne Hough
4Score from guest judge Donny Osmond
5Score from guest judge Redfoo
6Scores from guest judge Ricky Martin
7Score from guest judge Abby Lee Miller
8Score from guest judge Kenny Ortega


Cameron Bure has written a book, Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness (ISBN 1433669730), published in January 2011. It was a New York Times best seller. She wrote a second book, Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose (ISBN 1433681846), published in January 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Cameron Bure married Russian NHL hockey player Valeri Bure in 1996.[7] They were first introduced at a charity hockey game by her Full House co-star Dave Coulier.[7] Cameron Bure and her husband have three children: daughter Natasha (born 1998)[7] and sons Lev (born 2000)[7] and Maksim (born 2002).[8] Cameron Bure became a Christian in her 20s; she credits her faith as the binding force in her marriage.[8] She has revealed she suffered from bulimia nervosa in her early twenties.[9]



1982–84St. ElsewhereMegan WhiteRecurring role (5 episodes)
1984T. J. HookerTinaEpisode: "The Confession"
1985Punky BrewsterJulie Whitney / Jennifer BatesEpisode: "Milk Does a Body Good"
1986Wonderful World of ColorJulieEpisode: "Little Spies"
1987Wonderful World of ColorSamanthaEpisode: "Bigfoot"
1987Who's the Boss?Young MonaEpisode: "Mona"
1988I Saw What You DidJulia FieldingMovie
1987Growing PainsJenny FosterEpisode: "The Long Goodbye"
1987–95Full HouseD.J. TannerMain role (193 episodes)
1988Growing PainsJenny FosterEpisode: "Fool for Love"
1990All New Mickey Mouse Club, TheThe All New Mickey Mouse ClubHerselfEpisode: "Guest Day"
1990Camp CucamongaAmber LewisMovie
1995Sharon's SecretSharonMovie
1995Visitors of the NightKatie EnglishMovie
1996CybillHannahEpisode: "When You're Hot, You're Hot"
1996No One Would TellStacy CollinsMovie
1996Kidz in the WoodDonnaMovie
1996She Cried NoMelissa ConnellMovie
1997NightScreamDrew Summers / Laura FairgateMovie
1997Boy Meets WorldMillieEpisode: "The Witches of Pennbrook"
2001Twice in a LifetimeRose HathawayEpisode: "Moonshine Over Harlem"
2007That's So RavenCourtney DearbornEpisode: "Teacher's Pet"
2008Moonlight and MistletoeHollyMovie
2009–12Make It or Break ItSummer Van HorneMain role (41 episodes)
2011Truth Be ToldAnnie MorganMovie
2011Can't Get ArrestedCandaceEpisode: "House of Pain"
2011Heart of Christmas, TheThe Heart of ChristmasMegan WalshMovie
2012Puppy LoveMeganMovie
2013Finding NormalDr. Lisa LelandMovie
2013Let It SnowStephanie BeckMovie
2014The NeighborsWomanEpisode: "There Goes the Neighbors' Hood"
2014Dancing with the StarsHerself/contestantSeason 18


1987Some Kind of WonderfulCindy Nelson
1995Monster MashMary (Juliet)
2001Krew, TheThe KrewChief Karls
2007Wager, TheThe WagerCassandra
2013Finding NormalDr. Lisa Leland
2014Christmas Under WrapsDr. Lauren Brunell
2015To the WallCynthia

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
1988Young Artist AwardOutstanding Young Actors/Actresses Ensemble in Television or Motion PictureLittle Spies (shared with cast)Nominated
1988Young Artist AwardBest Young Actress Guest Starring in a Television Comedy SeriesGrowing Pains (for episode "The Long Goodbye")Nominated
1989Young Artist AwardBest Young Actress — Starring in a Television Comedy SeriesFull HouseNominated
1990Young Artist AwardBest Young Actress Starring in a Television SeriesFull HouseNominated
1991Young Artist AwardBest Young Actress Starring in a Television SeriesFull HouseNominated
1992Young Artist AwardBest Young Actress Starring in a Television SeriesFull HouseNominated
1993Young Artist AwardBest Young Actress Starring in a Television SeriesFull HouseNominated
1994Nickelodeon Kids' Choice AwardsFavorite Television ActressFull HouseWon


  1. ^ "Candace Cameron Bure Biography (1976–)". Retrieved December 8, 2008. 
  2. ^ Full Spouse at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ Profile at
  4. ^ Make It or Break It at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (April 26, 2012). "'Make it Or Break It' Canceled, According to Executive Producer". TV by the Numbers ( Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  6. ^
  7. ^ a b c d "Full House: 1987–1995". People. June 26, 2000. Retrieved December 8, 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "Candace Cameron Bure's 'Full House' Brings Joy". OK!. March 2, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ Loinaz, Alexis L. (December 14, 2013). "Candace Cameron Bure Opens Up About Bulimia Battle: 'I Turned to Food for Comfort'". People. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 

External links[edit]