Apr. 6th, 1976
Panorama City, California, USA
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Candace Helaine Cameron (born April 6, 1976) is an American actress, producer, and author. She is best known as a child actor, playing Donna Jo "D.J." Tanner the oldest daughter, on the television series Full House from ages 10 to 18. The show's eight-year run ranks it among the most successful series of all time.
Candace Cameron was the youngest of four children, born in southern California to Robert and 'Barbara Cameron'. Following in the footsteps of her TV superstar older brother 'Kirk Cameron', who played Mike Seaver for 7 seasons on the hit show Growing Pains (1985), Candace decided to pursue acting herself. She appeared in several commercials, and guest-starred on shows such as Punky Brewster (1984), St. Elsewhere (1982) and Who's the Boss? (1984).
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".
In 1987, she had a role as the youngest sister of Eric Stoltz in the teen comedy Some Kind of Wonderful. She also appeared in the 'Tom Hanks' and 'Sally Field' feature film Punchline (1988).
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 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 and Puppy Love in 2012. Cameron-Bure returned to a teenage gymnastics drama series on ABC Family, Make It or Break It, in 2009, playing Summer Van Horne. The series ended in 2012.
She has starred in The Heart of Christmas (2011) as Megan Walsh and Finding Normal (2013) as Dr. Lisa Leland.
Cameron-Bure has written a book, Reshaping It All, published in January 2011. It was a New York Times best seller.
Cameron-Bure married Russian NHL hockey player Valeri Bure (1996) at the age of 20. They were first introduced at a charity hockey game by her Full House co-star 'Dave Coulier'. Cameron Bure and her husband have three children: daughter Natasha (b. 1998) and sons Lev (b. 2000) and Maksim (b. 2002). Cameron-Bure became a Christian in her teen years; she credits her faith as the binding force in her marriage.
- Sister Bridgette had guest role on _"Full House" (1987)_ (qv) on 7 February 1995.
- Very first acting job was commercial for Mutual of Omaha Insurance. The commercial never aired.
- Attended Nevada Ave Elementary School in West Hills, California. When _"Full House" (1987)_ (qv) began, her teachers were often invited to attend tapings of the show. She spoke at her graduation in the spring of 1988 and received a roaring ovation from the families gathered.
- Has three children with husband 'Valeri Bure' (qv): Natasha Valerievna Bure (born August 15, 1998), Lev Valerievich Bure (born February 20, 2000) and Maksim Valerievich Bure (born January 20, 2002).
- Sister of 'Kirk Cameron (I)' (qv) and sister-in-law of 'Chelsea Noble (I)' (qv).
- Her family is of Swiss descent.
- Her husband, 'Valeri Bure' (qv), was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in 2005.
- (2004) Husband 'Valeri Bure' (qv) is now playing for the Dallas Stars (2004).
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