Candice Accola stars as Caroline Forbes, a young woman searching for friendship, love and her place in the world, in The CW television series The Vampire Diaries.
Born on May 13, 1987 in Houston, Texas, Candice, along with her younger brother, was raised in Orlando, Florida and attended Lake Highland Preparatory School. Her father, Kevin, is a cardiothoracic surgeon and her mother, Carolyn, was formerly an environmental engineer before becoming a homemaker.
Candice was last seen in the smash hit movie Juno, starring Ellen Page and Michael Cera. She also appeared in a prominent role in Deadgirl, the independent horror film that was met with much critical attention and internet buzz at the Toronto Film Festival in 2008. On television, she has had guest starring roles in Supernatural, Drop Dead Diva, How I Met Your Mother and Greek.
Candice is best known for her musical talents, and she provided back up vocals in Hannah Montana: The Movie, as well as touring with the “Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana Best of Both Worlds” tour in 2008. Prior to that, she achieved success in her music career after being signed to a record deal at the age of 16. Her music has garnered international success and she continues to record and write her own music.
In the spring of 2010, she became passionately involved with the charity Turn the Corner, a foundation dedicated to awareness and education about Lyme disease. After reconnecting with a childhood friend chronically afflicted with the disease, Candice has spent much of her free time educating others about the symptoms, treatments and problems association with the disease.
Candice currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where The Vampire Diaries films.
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