Candace Cameron Bure
|Candace Cameron Bure|
Bure at Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 2009
|Born||Candace Helaine Cameron
(1976-04-06) April 6, 1976
Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States
|Occupation||Actress, producer, author, talk show host|
|Known for||The character D.J. Tanner on Full House and Fuller House|
|Spouse(s)||Valeri Bure (m. 1996)|
|Relatives||Kirk Cameron (brother)|
Candace Cameron Bure (/bʊˈreɪ/; 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. From 2015 to 2016, she was a co-host of the daytime television talk show The View.
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 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, The series ended in 2012.
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. 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. In March 2016, Fuller House was picked up for a second season. ABC also announced in August 2016 that Bure would return as a co-host of The View for season 20. On December 8, 2016, Bure announced that she was leaving The View due to commitments with Fuller House and Hallmark Channel projects, and the bi-coastal commutes being tough on both her and her family.
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|
|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“
|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, which was a New York Times best seller; Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose (ISBN 1433681846), published in January 2014; and Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction (ISBN 1433686945), published in August 2015. In a September 2015 interview, Bure said that her latest book reveals more personal issues than the others.
Bure married Russian NHL hockey player Valeri Bure on June 22, 1996. The couple was first introduced at a charity hockey game by her Full House co-star Dave Coulier. They have three children: daughter Natasha (born 1998) and sons Lev (born 2000) and Maksim (born 2002). 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.
Bure is a conservative as well as a Republican. She became a Christian in her twenties, and she credits her faith as the binding force in her marriage. She has revealed she suffered from bulimia nervosa in her early twenties.
|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”|
|Growing Pains||Jennifer “Jenny” Foster||Episode: “The Long Goodbye”|
|1987–1995||Full House||D.J. Tanner||Main role (191 episodes)|
|1988||I Saw What You Did||Julia Fielding||Movie|
|Growing Pains||Jenny Foster||Episode: “Fool for Love”|
|1990||The All New Mickey Mouse Club||D.J. Tanner||Episode: “Guest Day”|
|Camp Cucamonga||Amber Lewis||Movie|
|Visitors of the Night||Katie English||Movie|
|1996||Cybill||Hannah||Episode: “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot”|
|No One Would Tell||Stacy Collins||Movie|
|Kidz in the Wood||Donna||Movie|
|She Cried No||Melissa Connell||Movie|
|1997||NightScream||Drew Summers / Laura Fairgate||Movie|
|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|
|Can’t Get Arrested||Candace||Episode: “House of Pain”|
|Heart of Christmas, TheThe Heart of Christmas||Megan Walsh||Movie|
|2013||Finding Normal||Dr. Elizabeth “Lisa” Leland||Movie|
|Let It Snow||Stephanie Beck||Hallmark original movie|
|2014||Christmas Under Wraps||Dr. Lauren Brunell||Hallmark original movie|
|The Neighbors||Woman||Episode: “There Goes the Neighbors’ Hood”|
|Dancing with the Stars||Herself/contestant||Season 18|
|2015–present||Aurora Teagarden||Aurora Teagarden||TV Films|
|2015||Just The Way You Are||Jennie||Hallmark original movie|
|A Christmas Detour||Paige Summerlind||Hallmark original movie|
|2016||Journey Back to Christmas||Hanna||Hallmark original movie|
|2016–present||Fuller House||D.J. Tanner-Fuller||Lead role|
|1987||Some Kind of Wonderful||Cindy Nelson|
|2001||Krew, TheThe Krew||Chief Karls|
|2007||Wager, TheThe Wager||Cassandra|
|2015||Faith of Our Fathers||Cynthia|