Who is Candace Cameron Bure?

Candace Cameron Bure is a well-known American professional actress, producer, author, and talk show, panelist. Bure is recognized for playing D.J. Tannet on Full House and its sequel series Fuller House. On the Hallmark Channel, she has played the title character in their movie version of the Aurora Teagarden novel series. She has also starred in numerous of their holiday movies. In 2014, Bure was a contestant on season 18 of Dancing with the Stars, completing 3rd place. She has also starred as Summer van Horne on Make It or Break It. Bure was a co-host of the daytime television talk show The View from 2015 to 2016.

Candace Cameron Bure Career

Bure guest-starred in roles on shows including St. Elsewhere, Who’s the Boss?, and Growing Pains. She played Jennifer Bates in an episode of the sitcom Punky Brewster in 1985. Bure had a role as the youngest sister of Eric Stoltz in the teen comedy Some Kind of Wonderful in 1987. The same year, she started the most prominent role of her career on the ensemble sitcom Full House, as Donna Jo ”D.J.” Tanner, the oldest daughter of Bob Saget’s Danny Tanner. She was cast throughout the eight seasons of the series to its conclusion in 1995.

While on Full House, Bure was featured in Camp Cucamonga, an adventure comedy. She guest-starred in the failed pilot Real Mature, and in an episode of Bill Nye’s The Science Guy as ”Candace the Science Gal”. Bure also appeared in the Tom Hanks and Sally Field feature movie Punchline. She then hosted the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in 1990 alongside Full House co-stars David Faustino and Dave Coulier. Bure hosted it again in 1994 alongside Marc Weiner and Joey Lawrence.

After Full House

Following Full House’s conclusion in 1995, she guest-starred on Cybill and Boys Meets World. She also appeared in many NBC made-for-TV films such as No One Would Tell portraying an abused teen. As well as in She Cried No, as a date-raped teen, and NightScream, a mystery. She then took a self-imposed break from television and film following giving birth to focus on her family. Bure appeared as an interviewee on the retrospective I Love the ’80s and I Love the’80s Strikes Back. She later co-hosts 50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up on the E! network, together with Keshia Knight Pulliam of The Cosby Show fame.

In 2007, Cameron guest-starred on the sitcom That’s So Raven. She then co-starred alongside Randy Travis in The Wager the following year. Bure starred alongside Tom Arnold in the television series film Moonlight and Mistletoe for the Hallmark Channel in 2008.

2009 to 2020

She went back to television in 2009 and was cast in Make It or Break It, which concluded in 2012. On March 4, 2014, she was revealed to compete in season 18 of Dancing with the Stars, partnering with Mark Ballas. The duo made it to the finals and ended in third place following Meryl Davis and Amy Purdy who took first and second place respectively.

It was revealed in 2015 that she would reprise her role as D.J. Tanner in the 2016 Netflix spinoff Fuller House, her character now going by D.J. Tanner-Fuller. Filming started that July 2015. She was a co-host of The View in seasons 19 and 20. Fuller House was then picked up for a second season in March 2015. Bure revealed on December 8, 2016, that she was exiting The View because of commitment clashes between Fuller House and Hallmark Channel projects and family life. Fuller House was then renewed for its fifth and last season in January 2019, to air later in the year. The series ended on June 2, 2020.

A photo of Candace Cameron Bure
A photo of Candace Cameron Bure

How old is Candace Cameron Bure?

Candace Helaine Cameron was on April 6, 1976, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., and is aged 46 years. She shares her birthday with celebrities including Peyton List, Casey Simpson, Paul Rudd, Gabrielle Moses, Todd Chrisley, James Wade, Casper Smart, Tim Hasselbeck, and Michele Bachmann, among others.

Candace Cameron Bure Family

Who are Candace Cameron Bure’s parents?

Candace Helaine Cameron was born to Robert Cameron and Barbara Cameron in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California. Her father is a businessman and her mother is a housewife.

Does Candace Cameron Bure have siblings?

Cameron was born to her parents into a family of four children. She has three siblings, including brother Kirk Cameron, who is an actor and evangelist. Bure also has two sisters Bridgette Cameron and Melissa Cameron.

Candace Cameron Bure Education

Cameron attended Nevada Avenue Elementary School in West Hills, California, before joining Chatsworth High School.

Candace Cameron Bure Interests

Cameron is a conservative Republican. At the age of 12, she became a Christian and credits her faith as the binding force in her marriage. She is also a supporter of Compassion International. Her family sponsors 3 children through the organization.

Candace Cameron Bure Spouse

Cameron met Russian NHL hockey player Valeri Bure at a charity hockey game after being introduced by her Full-House co-star Dave Coulier. The couple later married on June 22, 1996, in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, and have three children together. They reside together with their children in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California.

Candace Cameron Bure Children

Bure and her loving spouse, Valeri have three children together in their marriage. They have one daughter Natasha Bure and two sons, Lev Valerievich Bure and Maksim Valerievich Bure. Natasha competed in season 11 of The Voice at the age of 18 and played the younger version of her mother’s lead character in the last Aurora Teagarden Mystery.

Candace Cameron Bure Height

Bure has a stunning, beautiful, and curvaceous body with an average height of 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m) and a weight of 55 kg (121 lbs).

Hallmark Channel work

Cameron has acted in more than two dozen Hallmark Channel films such as 2017 Switched for Christmas, and as the titular character in the 18-film Aurora Teagarden film series for Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. She is also the executive producer of 1-hour Christmas special titled Christmas in America, featuring people all over America as they celebrate the holiday season. She also worked as the host of the 26th annual Movieguide Awards for the network on February 8, 2019, together with her daughter Natasha.

GAC Family

It was revealed in April 2022, that she would move to GAC Family-which is run by a group led by former Hallmark Channel head Bill Abbott. She would join to develop, produce and star in a romantic comedy and holiday movies and series across GAC Family and sibling channel GAC Living, in a prominent executive role.


Cameron has written 4 books: A New York Times best-seller, Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness (ISBN 1433669730), published in January 2011. As well as Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose (ISNB 1433681846), published in January 2014, Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction (ISBN 1433686945), published in August 2015, and Kind is the New Classy: The Power of Living Graciously (ISBN 0310350026), published in April 2018.

In a September 2015 interview, she announced that Dancing Through Life discloses more personal issues than in her first two books. She then shared that Kind Is the New Classy conveyed the idea of staying centered and practicing graciousness towards others in an April 2018 interview.

Candace Cameron Bure Net Worth

American actress, producer, author, and talk show panelist Cameron has been active from 1982 to the present. She has been able to gather an estimated net worth of approximately $14 million as of 2022.



Year Title Role Notes
1987 Some Kind of Wonderful Cindy Nelson
1988 Punchline Carrie
1995 Monster Mash Mary
2001 The Krew Chief Karls
2007 The Wager Cassandra
2015 Faith of Our Fathers Cynthia


Year Title Role Notes
1982–1984 St. Elsewhere Megan White Recurring role, 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 The Disney Sunday Movie Julie / Samantha Episodes: “Little Spies”, “Bigfoot”
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
1988 I Saw What You Did Julia Fielding Television film
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 Television film
1995 Sharon’s Secret Sharon Television film
Visitors of the Night Katie English Television film
1996 Cybill Hannah Episode: “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot”
No One Would Tell Stacy Collins Television film
Kidz in the Wood Donna Television film
She Cried No Melissa Connell Television film
1997 NightScream Drew Summers / Laura Fairgate Television film
Boy Meets World 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
Can’t Get Arrested Candace Episode: “House of Pain”
The Heart of Christmas Megan Walsh Television film
2012 Puppy Love Megan Television film
2013 Finding Normal Dr. Elizabeth “Lisa” Leland Television film
Let It Snow Stephanie Beck Television film
2014 Christmas Under Wraps Dr. Lauren Brunell Television film
The Neighbors Bella Bure Episode: “There Goes the Neighbors’ Hood”
Dancing with the Stars Herself Contestant; finalist in season 18
2015–2022 Aurora Teagarden Mysteries Aurora Teagarden Main role; 18 films
2015 Just The Way You Are Jennie Television film
A Christmas Detour Paige Summerlind Television film
2015–2016 The View Herself Co-host
2016 Journey Back to Christmas Hanna Norris Television film
2016–2020 Fuller House D.J. Tanner-Fuller Main role; also director (3 episodes)
2017 Switched For Christmas Kate/Chris Television film
2018 A Shoe Addict’s Christmas Noelle Carpenter Television film
2019 Christmas Town Lauren Gabriel Television film
2020 Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered Herself Episode: “Zombies Eat Unicorns!”
If I Only Had Christmas Darcy Television film
2021 The Christmas Contest Lara Television film
2022 A Christmas… Present Maggie Larson Television film
Christmas on Candy Cane Lane Producer; Television film

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