Candice King is an actress who is famous as Caroline Forbes on the CW series “The Vampire Diaries”. Candice King achieved fame as an actor, she first started out her career as a singer. She has also played Chloe on the series “Dating Rules from My Future Self”. Likewise, she has also guest-starred in a couple of shows including “How I Met Your Mother” and “Greek”.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Candice King was born in Houston, Texas, USA, on May 13, 1987. She is 33 years old and is under the birth sign, Taurus. She holds the American nationality. Likewise, she grew up in Edgewood, Florida. And her birth name is Candice Accola.
Candice’s mother’s name is Carolyn (Clark) and her father’s name is Kevin Accola. Her mother was an environmental engineer. And later she turned into a homemaker. Whereas, her father was a cardiothoracic surgeon. She also has a younger brother. His name is Kree Thomas Accola. Also, both of her parents are active members of the local Republican political party. Likewise, she has English, Romansh-Swiss, French, and Norwegian ancestry.
Regarding her educational background and qualification, she attended Lake Highland Preparatory School. However, the name of the university she attended is not available. Considering her age, she must have graduated from the university as well.
Career and Professional Life
Candice King began her career as a singer started in December 2006. She released her debut album “It’s Always the Innocent Ones”, independently in the United States. She even wrote 12 of the 14 songs of the album. And the two songs she didn’t write are a cover of Til Tuesday’s hit song “Voices Carry” and American Hi-Fi’s “The Breakup Song”.
Likewise, in the year 2008, “It’s Always the Innocent Ones” was re-released in Japan and was quite successful as well. During the same time, she also toured for Miley Cyrus’s Best of Both Worlds Tour as a backing singer. Moreover, she also appeared as herself in the 3D concert film “Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert”.
Alongside singing, Candice even took up acting projects. She guest-starred in a couple of shows such as “How I Met Your Mother”, “Supernatural”, and “Greek”. Also, in 2008, she appeared in the horror film, “Deadgirl”. She played a small part in “The Hannah Montana Movie”.
The Vampire Diaries…
Furthermore, in the year 2009, came the big breakthrough of Candice King’s career when she got the role of Caroline Forbes in The CW television series “The Vampire Diaries”. In this series, she played one of the protagonists who were neurotic yet endearing and was the love interest of many male characters. She played the role of the best friend of Elena Gilbert and Bonnie Benett. Likewise, she was praised for her outstanding performance and exceptional acting skills.
“The Vampire Diaries” series broke all records and became one of the most successful television series for The CW. Its pilot episode attracted a whooping 4.9 Million audience which is largest for any of the CW series premiere. Likewise, Candice’s role as Caroline Forbes lasted throughout the eight seasons of the show.
Her most famous role is her portrayal of Caroline Forbes on The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries”. She continued to play her role until the eighth season in the year 2017. This series went on to become one of the most loved and most watched supernatural drama television series.
More About Career…
Moreover, while working on “The Vampire Diaries”, King performed a cover of “Eternal Flame” by The Bangles on the show. Simultaneously, she also did a couple of films including the 2009 romantic comedy “Love Hurts” as Sharon, and “Kingshighway” as Sophia in the year 2010 and “The Truth About Angels” as Caitlin Stone in 2011.
In the year 2012, she took up the role of Chloe Cunningham for the second season of the web series “Dating Rules From My Future Self”. In this film, Cunningham is a 26-year-old girl who does not believe in love. She receives love advice from herself for ten years in the future.
Furthermore, Candice is also the host of the “Directionally Challenged” podcast along with her co-host and co-creator Kayla Ewell. The Podcast is About Realigning Your Internal Compass, 30-Something Women Asking Life’s Questions, and Learning From People Who Just Might Have Some Answers. It is available on SoundCloud, ApplePodcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and ART19 as well. Likewise, it also referenced on their webpage: www.candicekayla.com.
Awards and Nominations
Candice King won the “Teen Choice Award” for the category Scene Stealer Female for “The Vampire Diaries” in 2012 and 2014. Likewise, she has also been nominated for the category Scene Stealer Female in the year 2013. Moreover, Candice was nominated for Choice TV Actress Fantasy/Sci-Fi and Choice TV: Liplock (with Paul Wesley) in the year 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Candice started dating musician, Joe King of “The Fray”. They met each other at a Super Bowl event in February 2012. They were engaged in May 2013 and eventually married on October 18, 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Moreover, upon her marriage, she became a stepmother to King’s two daughters from his first marriage. And their names are Ava King & Elise King.
Further, in August 2015, they announced that they were expecting their first child together. Likewise, on January 15, 2016, Candice gave birth to a daughter and her name is Florence May.
Candice King has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and her weight is 57 Kg. Her other body measurements such as chest size, waist size, and hip sizes are 34-26-35 inches respectively. She has a lean body and a very beautiful face. Moreover, she has got blonde hair and dark greenish-blue eyes.
Social Media and Net Worth
Candice King is pretty active on all of her social accounts. She has mustered 7.5 million followers on Instagram and 1.9 million followers on Twitter. She shares a lot of pictures and videos on her respective social accounts. And keeps her fans and followers updated about her life.
Talking about her income, she has a net worth of $4 million. Her main income source is through her acting career. Moreover, she also earned through her singing and songwriting career as well.