Happy birthday to actress, author, producer and mother, Candace Cameron Bure! Best known for playing D.J. Tanner on Full House, she turns 41 years old today.
Candace has been acting since she was a child and comes from an artistic family. Her mother, Barbara, was a talent manager, according to Biography, and brother Kirk Cameron starred on Growing Pains, not to mention was a 1980's and 1990's heartthrob. After appearing in a few commercials and on the television shows St. Elsewhere, T.J. Hooker and Who's the Boss?, Candace landed the role of eldest sister D.J. on Full House at just 11 years old.
Candace was a part of a ratings darling for eight years – viewers flocked to Full House for its combination of silly humor and family values. The show has been so beloved over the years that in 2016 Netflix brought it back to the small screen after a 20-year absence. In December, it was announced that the show, now called Fuller House, was renewed for a third season.
The former ABC sitcom is not only credited with giving Candace her big break, it can also take some responsibility in bringing her and husband Valeri Bure together. According to her website, Candace was introduced to Valeri through her co-star Dave Coulier at a charity hockey game in Los Angeles. She said they each had an instant attraction and after asking him for a signed jersey, they exchanged numbers and "the rest is history."
Candace and Val, as she calls him, celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in June 2016. They started a family in 1998 with daughter Natasha and also have two sons –– Lev was born at the turn of the century in 2000 and Maksim was born two years after that.
Along with co-starring on Fuller House, Candace also has regularly co-hosted The View, starting in August 2015 and recently leaving the show in December 2016. She has appeared in several made-for-television movies for Hallmark Channel and is the title character in the network's Aurora Teagarden series, which her production company also produces.
Candace has authored three books, which focus on finding balance in life, staying healthy and learning your purpose. One of her projects was inspired by her time on Dancing With the Stars, while each have overtones of spirituality pointing to Candace's Christian faith.
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