Candace Cameron Bure
Candace Cameron Bure 2009
Candace Cameron Bure attending "Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Born Candace Helaine Cameron
6 April 1976 (1976-Template:Pad2digit-Template:Pad2digit) (age 41)
Panorama City, Los Angeles, California United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Valeri Bure (June 22, 1996-present) 3 children
Official website

Candace Helaine Cameron Bure (born April 6, 1976) is an American actress best known for playing D.J. Tanner on the television show Full House. She is the sister of Kirk Cameron. She is married to former ice hockey player Valeri Bure.

Early life

Candace Cameron Bure was born in Panorama City, California, to Robert Cameron and Barbara Bausmith. Following in the footsteps of her older brother Kirk, she 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 like St. Elsewhere, Growing Pains, and Who's the Boss?


When she got the chance to audition for and got the role of D.J. Tanner on Full House, she impressed the studio executives and Television producer so much that they delayed taping the pilot episode to allow her to complete work on her other obligations. The show had an eight-year run.

While on Full House, Cameron was also featured in a few television movies. 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.

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).

Following the end of Full House,as DJ Tanner. 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 TV specials 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.

Cameron returned to a television series in 2009, after being cast in Make It or Break It, a teenage drama on ABC Family, where she plays Summer Van Horn.

Personal life

On June 22, 1996, Cameron married NHL hockey player Valeri Bure (Valerij Vladimirovich Bure). They were introduced by Cameron's former Full House co-star Dave Coulier. She and Bure have three children: Natasha Valerievna Bure (b. August 15, 1998), Lev Valerievich Bure (b. February 20, 2000) and Maksim Valerievich Bure (b. January 20, 2002). Her husband launched his own wine label, Bure Family Wines.

In 2006, as a reflection of her evangelical faith, she endorsed an online Christian homeschooling academies. She wrote a monthly column for "Christian Women Online" and speaks at churches throughout the country. She is currently a spokesperson for National House of Hope, a Christian organization for teens based out of Orlando, FL.Template:Citation needed

She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA to be close to her job on Make It or Break It.



Cameron in July 2008

Year Film Role Notes
1987 Some Kind of Wonderful Cindy Nelson
1988 Punchline Carrie
1995 Monster Mash Mary (Juliet) Alternative title: Frankenstein Sings
2001 The Krew Chief Karls Executive producer
The Uncertainty Principle
2007 The Wager Cassandra

Tv Series

Year Title Role Notes
1982–1984 St. Elsewhere Megan White 5 episodes
1983 Alice Child 1 episode
1984 T. J. Hooker Tina 1 episode
1985 Punky Brewster Jennifer Bates 1 episode
1986 Little Spies Julie Television movie
1987 Bigfoot Samantha Television movie
Who's the Boss? Young Mona 1 episode
1987–1988 Growing Pains Jenny Foster 2 episodes
1987–1995 Full House D. J. Tanner (aka Donna Jo "D.J." Margaret Tanner) 192 episodes
List of Full House DVD
1988 I Saw What You Did Julia Fielding Television movie
1990 Camp Cucamonga Amber Lewis Television movie
1991 Real Mature Guest Star Television pilot
1992 To Grandmother's House We Go First viewer Uncredited
1994 Bill Nye the Science Guy Candace, the Science Gal Single episode
1995 Sharon's Secret Sharon Television movie
Visitors of the Night Katie English Television movie
1996 Cybill Hannah Single episode
No One Would Tell Stacy Collins Television movie
Kidz in the Wood Donna Television movie
She Cried No Melissa Connell Television movie
1997 Boy Meets World Witch Millie Single episode
Producer, television movie
2001 Twice in a Lifetime Rose Hathaway Single episode
2005 50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up as Herself; Host appeared on E!
2007 That's So Raven Courtney Dearborn Single episode: "Teacher's Pet"
2008 Moonlight and Mistletoe Holly Television movie
2009–present Make It or Break It Summer Van Horn

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Film or series
1988 Young Artist Award Nominated Outstanding Young Actors/Actresses Ensemble in Television or Motion Picture Little Spies (Shared with cast)
Best Young Actress Guest Starring in a Television Comedy Series Growing Pains (For episode "The Long Goodbye")
1989 Best Young Actress — Starring in a Television Comedy Series Full House
1990 Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Full House
1991 Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Full House
1993 Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Full House
1994 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Won Favorite Television Actress Full House
2004 TV Land Award Nominated Quintessential Non-Traditional Family Full House (Shared with cast)

External links

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