|Full Name||Candice Rene King|
|Born||May 13, 1987 in Houston, Texas|
|Spouse||Joe King (m. 2014)|
|Known For||The Vampire Diaries, The Originals|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
|Social Media||Facebook, Twitter, Instagram|
Candice King is an American actress and singer best known for her iconic role as neurotic vampire Caroline Forbes on The CW‘s hit series The Vampire Diaries. As a longtime fan, I‘ve been fascinated by Candice‘s talents and career ever since first seeing her bring the complex Caroline to life. Let‘s take a closer look at this star‘s background, achievements, impact and what makes her so special.
Early Life and Background
Born Candice Rene Accola on May 13, 1987 in Houston, Texas, Candice grew up artistically inclined. She trained extensively in music as a child, participating in local choirs and over 100 theater productions. Candice also pursued competitive cheerleading in school. In 2005, she got her TV start with a guest role on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, using the stage name Candice King.
The Vampire Diaries Years
In 2009, Candice landed her breakout role of Caroline Forbes on the new paranormal teen drama The Vampire Diaries. As one of the main characters, Caroline goes through immense growth over the show‘s eight seasons. Candice portrayed her perfectly – from insecure human to confident vampire, neurotic control freak to fiercely loyal friend. She gave the character depth, vulnerability and heart.
Some of my favorite Caroline story arcs:
- Her volatile relationship with Niklaus Mikaelson
- Blossoming friendship with Stefan Salvatore
- Her cancer storyline and vampire transformation
- Balancing her humanity with being undead
- Romance with Tyler Lockwood
Candice made Caroline such a relatable, fun and complex character. Her comedic timing and genuine chemistry with the cast like Nina Dobrev fueled Caroline‘s popularity. Candice became a fan favorite and was the heart of TVD.
"To the writers, cast, crew and directors, thank you for welcoming me on this amazing journey as Caroline Forbes. I am grateful."
Other Notable Roles
Candice has proven her versatility with a wide variety of roles:
- The Originals – Recurring role as Caroline Forbes
- Drop Dead Diva – Guest star as Chelsea Putnam
- Elena of Avalor – Voice of Princess Elena
- Jane the Virgin – Lead role of River Fields
She also released a pop album called It‘s Always the Innocent Ones in 2006 when she was pursuing a music career. Candice occasionally displayed her vocal talents on The Vampire Diaries as well.
In 2014, Candice married singer Joe King from The Fray – they met when he guest-starred on TVD. They have two adorable daughters together. On social media and at conventions, Candice always takes time to engage with fans.
She actively uses her platform to advocate for mental health awareness, LGBTQ+ rights, and animal rescue organizations. Candice has such a big heart!
Legacy as Caroline Forbes
There‘s no question that Candice left an indelible mark on TVD lore through her 7 years as Caroline. The nuanced, multi-dimensional Caroline became a pop culture icon and fan favorite character that viewers connected deeply with.
Candice‘s stellar performance was crucial in making Caroline so beloved. Her comedic timing, relatability, and commitment made the neurotic control freak vampire burst to life on-screen. An entire generation grew up with Candice as their Caroline.
Thanks to Candice‘s talent, Caroline was instrumental to TVD‘s success and will remain one of the show‘s most impactful characters. She gave the series heart and humanity in perfect balance to its supernatural nature.
Candice King Has My Respect
Whether dazzling as Caroline on TVD or shining in other roles, Candice is undeniably talented on-screen and through her music. However, what impresses me most is her humble, genuine spirit and kindness towards her fans. She remains dedicated to her craft and upholding her values.
Candice is an incredible role model – not only did I grow up watching her as Caroline, but her perseverance and integrity inspire me in my own life. Her passion for her work is evident and she is always gracious to her supporters.
As a devoted fan for many years now, I‘m excited to continue following Candice King‘s career. She has certainly left her mark through her acclaimed Vampire Diaries role, but I know there are many more great things to come from this multi-talented star. Thank you Candice for sharing your gifts!