Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron Bure

Born Candace Helaine Cameron
(1976-04-06) April 6, 1976
Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actress, producer, author, talk show host
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Valeri Bure (m. 1996)
Children 3
Relatives Kirk Cameron (brother)

Candace Cameron Bure (/bʊˈrɛ/; born Candace Helaine Cameron; April 6, 1976) is an American actress, producer, author, and talk show panelist. She is known for her role as D.J. Tanner on Full House, which she reprised as D.J. Tanner-Fuller on Fuller House. In 2014, she was a contestant on season 18 of Dancing with the Stars, finishing in third place. She also starred as Summer van Horne on Make It or Break It. She is the sister of actor Kirk Cameron, known for Growing Pains. Since 2015, she has been a co-host of the daytime television talk show, The View.

Early life

Candace Helaine Cameron was born in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California on April 6, 1976 to Robert and Barbara Cameron.[1] She is the youngest 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 Bates 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.

Bure 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.

While on Full House, she was also featured in the made-for-TV movies No One Would Tell, playing an abused teen; She Cried No as a date-raped teen; NightScream, a mystery; and Camp Cucamonga, an adventure comedy. 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 appeared in the Tom Hanks and Sally Field feature film Punchline.

Bure hosted the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in 1990 with her Full House co-star 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

After Full House ended in 1995, Bure guest starred on 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 interviewee 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,[2] The series ended in 2012.[3]

On March 4, 2014, she was announced as one of the celebrities to compete on season 18 of Dancing with the Stars. Her professional partner was Mark Ballas.[4] 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.

It was announced in 2015 that Bure would reprise her role as D.J. Tanner in the 2016 Netflix spinoff Fuller House (her character would be renamed D.J. Tanner-Fuller). Filming began in July 2015. The following month, it was announced that Bure would become a co-host of The View, starting with season 19.[5] In March 2016, Fuller House was picked up for a second season.[6] ABC also announced in August 2016 that Bure would return as a co-host of The View for season 20.[7]

Dancing with the Stars performances

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. Bure did not receive a single 10 from any judges for any of her individual dances with Ballas until the semifinals.

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Contemporary/ "Burn" 9 8 8 No Elimination
2 Rumba / "Say Something" 7 7 7 Safe
3 Jive / "Blue Suede Shoes" 8 8/81 8 Safe
42 Quickstep / "The Ballroom Blitz" 7 7/73 7 No Elimination
5 Samba / "Under the Sea" 8 9/94 9 Last to be called safe
6 Cha-cha-cha / "I Love It" 8 85 / 8 8 Last to be called safe
7 Argentine tango /"1977"
Team freestyle / "Livin' la Vida Loca"
96 / 9
10 / 9
8 Foxtrot / "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 three books: Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness (ISBN 1433669730), published in January 2011,[8] which was a New York Times best seller; Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose (ISBN 1433681846), published in January 2014;[9] and Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction (ISBN 1433686945), published in August 2015.[10] In a September 2015 interview, Bure said that her latest book reveals more personal issues than the others.[11]

Personal life

Cameron Bure married Russian NHL hockey player Valeri Bure on June 22, 1996.[12][13] They were first introduced at a charity hockey game by her Full House co-star Dave Coulier.[12] Cameron Bure and her husband have three children: daughter Natasha (born 1998)[12] and sons Lev (born 2000)[12] and Maksim (born 2002).[14] Cameron Bure became a Christian in her 20s; she credits her faith as the binding force in her marriage.[14] She has revealed she suffered from bulimia nervosa in her early twenties.[15] Her daughter Natasha Bure took part in season 11 of The Voice as part of Team Adam Levine. She was eliminated in the Battle Round on October 10, 2016.



Year Title Role Notes
1982–1984 St. Elsewhere Megan White 5 episodes
1984 T. J. Hooker Tina Episode: "The Confession"
1985 Punky Brewster Julie Whitney / Jennifer Bates Episode: "Milk Does a Body Good"
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Julie
"Little Spies"
1987 Who's the Boss? Young Mona Episode: "Mona"
1988 I Saw What You Did Julia Fielding Movie
1987 Growing Pains Jennifer "Jenny" Foster Episode: "The Long Goodbye"
1987–1995 Full House D.J. Tanner Main role (191 episodes)
1988 Growing Pains Jenny Foster Episode: "Fool for Love"
1990 All New Mickey Mouse Club, TheThe All New Mickey Mouse Club Herself Episode: "Guest Day"
1990 Camp Cucamonga Amber Lewis Movie
1995 Sharon's Secret Sharon Movie
1995 Visitors of the Night Katie English Movie
1996 Cybill Hannah Episode: "When You're Hot, You're Hot"
1996 No One Would Tell Stacy Collins Movie
1996 Kidz in the Wood Donna Movie
1996 She Cried No Melissa Connell Movie
1997 NightScream Drew Summers / Laura Fairgate Movie
1997 Boy Meets World Millicent "Millie" Episode: "The Witches of Pennbrook"
2001 Twice in a Lifetime Rose Hathaway Episode: "Moonshine Over Harlem"
2007 That's So Raven Courtney Dearborn Episode: "Teacher's Pet"
2008 Moonlight and Mistletoe Holly Movie
2009–2012 Make It or Break It Summer Van Horne Main role (41 episodes)
2011 Truth Be Told Annie Morgan Movie
2011 Can't Get Arrested Candace Episode: "House of Pain"
2011 Heart of Christmas, TheThe Heart of Christmas Megan Walsh Movie
2012 Puppy Love Megan Movie
2013 Finding Normal Dr. Elizabeth "Lisa" Leland Movie
2013 Let It Snow Stephanie Beck Hallmark Original Movie
2014 Christmas Under Wraps Dr. Lauren Brunell Hallmark Original Movie
2014 The Neighbors Woman Episode: "There Goes the Neighbors' Hood"
2014 Dancing with the Stars Herself/contestant Season 18
2015 Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick Aurora Teagarden Movie
2015 Just The Way You Are Jennie Hallmark Original Movie
2015 Aurora Teagarden Mystery: Real Murders Aurora Movie
2015–present The View Herself/Co-host
2015 A Christmas Detour Paige Summerlind Hallmark Original Movie
2016 Fuller House D.J. Tanner-Fuller Lead role
2016 Aurora Teagarden Mystery: Three Bedrooms, One Corpse Aurora Movie
2016 Journey Back to Christmas[16] Hanna[17] Hallmark Original Movie


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Some Kind of Wonderful Cindy Nelson
1988 Punchline Carrie
1995 Monster Mash Mary
2001 Krew, TheThe Krew Chief Karls
2007 Wager, TheThe Wager Cassandra
2015 Faith of Our Fathers Cynthia

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1988 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Actors/Actresses Ensemble in Television or Motion Picture Little Spies (shared with cast) Nominated
1988 Best Young Actress Guest Starring in a Television Comedy Series Growing Pains (for episode "The Long Goodbye") Nominated
1989 Best Young Actress — Starring in a Television Comedy Series Full House Nominated
1990 Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Full House Nominated
1991 Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Full House Nominated
1992 Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Full House Nominated
1993 Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Full House Nominated
1994 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Television Actress Full House Won
2016 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host(s) (shared with Joy Behar, Michelle Collins, Paula Faris, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez, Raven-Symoné, and Nicolle Wallace)[18] The View Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress Comedy Fuller House Won
Choice TV: Chemistry (with Jodie Sweetin & Andrea Barber) Fuller House Nominated


  1. "Candace Cameron Bure Biography (1976–)". Retrieved December 8, 2008.
  2. Profile at
  3. Kondolojy, Amanda (April 26, 2012). "'Make it Or Break It' Canceled, According to Executive Producer". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  5. Harnick, Chris (August 26, 2015). "The View Adds Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris and More for Season 19". E! Online. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  6. Fuller House renewed for season 2
  7. ""The View" Returns for a Historic Season 20 on Tuesday, September 6". ABC. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  8. Schacht, Candace Cameron Bure with Darlene (2011). Reshaping it all : motivation for physical and spiritual fitness. Nashville, Tenn.: B&H Pub. Group. ISBN 1433669730.
  9. Wilkerson, Candace Cameron Bure with Dana (2014). Balancing it all : my story of juggling priorities and purpose. Nashville, Tennessee: B & H Publishing Group. ISBN 1433681846.
  10. Davis, Candace Cameron Bure with Erin (August 1, 2015). Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction. B&H Books. ISBN 1433686945.
  11. Pajer, Nicole. "Candace Cameron Bure on Faith & Her New Gig on 'The View'".
  12. 1 2 3 4 "Full House: 1987–1995". People. June 26, 2000. Retrieved December 8, 2008.
  13. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  14. 1 2 "Candace Cameron Bure's 'Full House' Brings Joy". OK!. March 2, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  15. 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.
  18. "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York: and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 24, 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 24, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2016.

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