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Candace Helaine Cameron Bure (born April 6, 1976) is the actress who plays the protagonist role of D.J. Tanner-Fuller on Full House and Fuller House.

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. Her first acting job was a commercial for insurance, but the commercial never aired. Soon after, she started potraying roles on shows like St. ElsewhereGrowing Pains , and Who's the Boss?Candace attended Nevada Ave. Elementary School in West Hills, California.

Career

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

Personal life

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.

Filmography

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"
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)
2015–2016 The View Herself Co-host
2016 Journey Back to Christmas Hanna Television film (Hallmark)
2016–present Fuller House DJ Tanner-Fuller Main role


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