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. Her first acting job was a commercial for insurance, but the commercial never aired. Soon after, she started potraying roles on shows like St. Elsewhere, Growing Pains , and Who's the Boss?Candace attended Nevada Ave. Elementary School in West Hills, California.
When she got the chance to audition for and got the role of D.J. Tanner-Fuller 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. The show had an eight-year run.
While on Full House, Cameron Bure was also featured in a few television movies. She played an abused teenager in No One Would Tell and a date-raped teenager in She Cried No followed by Night Scream, in which she starring roles. Cameron Bure 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 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 Bure 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 D.J. Tanner-Fuller. Cameron Bure 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 Bure 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 Bure 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: a very interesting character.
In 2015, she began production on the 2016 Netflix spin-off Fuller House. She also became a co-host on The View
While filming Full House, Candace actually had a teacher who asked for her autograph in front of the whole class. This was just one of many instances where Candace ran into trouble with jealous schoolmates. According to Candace, they used to do things like push her & pull her hair, and they were "really cruel." Around seasons five or six when Candace started her teen years, she was a far cry from being fat, but her slightly chubby frame was a cause of concern for many people. Because Growing Pains star Tracey Gold was recovering from anorexia at the time, everyone feared that Candace may be headed in the opposite direction, so her parents hired her a personal trainer. Candace has acknowledged that her weight was never something she gave any thought to when she was that age, but she respects her parents' decision and says that it all turned out fine.
Candace attended Chatsworth High School in Chatsworth, California. She spoke at her graduation in the spring of 1988 and received a roaring ovation from the families there.
On June 22, 1996, Cameron Bure married NHL hockey player Valeri Bure (Valerij Vladimirovich Bure). They were introduced by Cameron Bure's former Full House co-star Dave Coulier. She and Bure have three children: Natasha, Lev, and Maksim. They spend the majority of their time in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Plantation, Florida, where Valeri played for the nearby Florida Panthers. Her husband launched his own wine label, Bure Family Wines.
In 2006, as a reflection of her evangelical faith, she endorsed several online Christian homeschooling academies. She writes 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.
Candace has stated that she will not accept further roles in film or television that would make her go against her Christian principles, and that she will not do scenes involving any kind of nudity.
Candace has done charity work with the Starlight Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, serving as the “Kid’s Club” President and International Youth Ambassador.
As a conservative (particularly a Christian conservative) and a Republican, she has voiced her views on such issues as same-sex marriage. In 2012, on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, she showed her support (along with other Christian conservatives) for the fast food chain and its CEO Dan Cathy's stance on traditional marriage, to counter a boycott of the restaurant launched by same-sex marriage activists. After becoming a co-host on The View, she became involved in a debate with co-host (also a former child star) WL|Raven Symone, about her support of a local bakery's decision not to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding as it violated their religious freedoms/beliefs. She has, however, stated that she has no problem with LGBT storylines on Fuller House.
Also on The View, the day after the San Bernadino massacre in 2015, she reiterated her support for the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and, while not explicitly mentioning any opinions or anything else on gun control, said that both parties need to come to solutions to prevent further shootings. She has, however, supported guns on campus due to the numerous school shootings (with the Newtown shooting being mentioned by her co-hosts).
In 2016, she became one of many celebs to participate in a campaign called "Peanuts Rock the Vote". In her video, she describes the various Peanuts characters (Lucy, Charlie Brown, Sally, Linus, Franklin, and Snoopy) as different types of candidates.
At the time of the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign season until Election Day, Bure was not sure who she would vote for. However, after Donald Trump had won the Republican nomination and chose Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, she said that she would have preferred someone more diverse, like Ben Carson (who Trump later chose to be HUD Secretary). She also admitted that in the past, she was not sure about Hillary Clinton running for president (before she went on to win the Democratic nomination), but then remarked that her views about it were evolving.
Also in 2016 on The View, she was involved in a debate on the controversy of protesting during the National Anthem and then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's reasons for starting it. She points out that while he has donated over $1 million to various causes, there are other ways he could have protested instead of kneeling during the anthem.
|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"|
|1986, 1987||Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color||Julie / Samantha||2 episodes|
|1987||Who's the Boss?||Young Mona||Episode: "Mona"|
|1987||Growing Pains||Jennifer "Jenny" Foster||Episode: "The Long Goodbye"|
|1987–1995||Full House||D.J. Tanner||Main role|
|1988||I Saw What You Did||Julia Fielding||Television film|
|1988||Growing Pains||Jenny Foster||Episode: "Fool for Love"|
|1990||The All New Mickey Mouse Club||D.J. Tanner||Episode: "Guest Day"|
|1990||Camp Cucamonga||Amber Lewis||Television film|
|1995||Sharon's Secret||Sharon||Television film|
|1995||Visitors of the Night||Katie English||Television film|
|1996||Cybill||Hannah||Episode: "When You're Hot, You're Hot"|
|1996||No One Would Tell||Stacy Collins||Television film|
|1996||Kidz in the Wood||Donna||Television film|
|1996||She Cried No||Melissa Connell||Television film|
|1997||NightScream||Drew Summers / Laura Fairgate||Television film|
|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||Television film|
|2009–2012||Make It or Break It||Summer Van Horne||Main role|
|2011||Truth Be Told||Annie Morgan||Television film|
|2011||Can't Get Arrested||Candace||Episode: "House of Pain"|
|2011||The Heart of Christmas||Megan Walsh||Television film|
|2012||Puppy Love||Megan||Television film|
|2013||Finding Normal||Dr. Elizabeth "Lisa" Leland||Television film|
|2013||Let It Snow||Stephanie Beck||Television film (Hallmark)|
|2014||Christmas Under Wraps||Dr. Lauren Brunell||Television film (Hallmark)|
|2014||The Neighbors||Woman||Episode: "There Goes the Neighbors' Hood"|
|2014||Dancing with the Stars||Herself||Contestant (Season 18)|
|2015–present||Aurora Teagarden||Aurora Teagarden||Television film (HMM)|
|2015||Just The Way You Are||Jennie||Television film (Hallmark)|
|2015||A Christmas Detour||Paige Summerlind||Television film (Hallmark)|
|2016||Journey Back to Christmas||Hanna||Television film (Hallmark)|
|2016–present||Fuller House||DJ Tanner-Fuller||Main role|
- ↑ Candace Cameron Bure: "I am disappointed in my party"
- ↑ Christian Post - Kirk Cameron's Sister, Candace Cameron, shows support for Chick-fil-A
- ↑ Radar Online - Runs In The Family! Kirk Cameron's Sister Comes Out In Support of Controversial Chick-Fil-A
- ↑ Cameron Bure & Symone on The View
- ↑ Candace Cameron Bure Discusses How She’d Handle a Gay Plot Line on Fuller House
- ↑ ChristianToday.com - Candace Cameron Bure is "100% on board" with LGBT issues on Fuller House
- ↑ Entertainment Tonight - Candace Cameron Bure Breaks Down Over San Bernadino Massacre
- ↑ Host of 'The View' Drops Truth About Guns on Campus, Liberals Will HATE This...
- ↑ Guns in the Classroom? - The View
- ↑ Candace Cameron Bure: "Unborn Babies Cannot Defend Themselves and I Will Always Defend Them"
- ↑ Whoopi Goldberg, Candace Cameron Bure Debate Abortion
- ↑ Candace Cameron Bure's Rock the Vote 2016
- ↑ The View - Candace Cameron Bure and co-hosts talk about Trump's choice for VP
- ↑ The View topic: Are Voters Biased Against a Female President?
- ↑ The View topic: Protests during the National Anthem