Candice King

Candice King

TV Actress

Candice King (née Accola) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Caroline Forbes in The CW supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries and her recurring role as the same character on the spin-off series The Originals and Legacies.

Full Name
Candice Rene King
May 13, 1987
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Candice King was born on May 13, 1987 in Houston, Texas. Her zodiac sign is Taurus, and her ethnicity is Caucasian. She has two siblings: a brother named Nathan and a sister named Kourtney. She attended the University of Georgia where she earned a degree in journalism with an emphasis in electronic media.

     Candice began her acting career on stage at the Houston's Alley Theatre, where she performed in several plays including "The Glass Menagerie" and "Romeo & Juliet". She also appeared in productions at The Screen Actor's Guild as well as the Los Angeles based theater company A Noise Within. In addition to her theatrical work, Candice made guest appearances on television shows such as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", "How I Met Your Mother", and "Supernatural".

     In 2009, Candice landed the role of Caroline Forbes on the hit CW show "The Vampire Diaries". She starred on the show for eight seasons before it ended in 2017. During her time on the show, she won numerous awards, including People's Choice Awards for Favorite TV Drama Actress (2011) and Favorite Sci-fi/Fantasy TV Actress (2014). In 2018 she joined the cast of "Dynasty" as Fallon Carrington and continues to act both in television and film today.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1987</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Candice King is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 13, 1987, Candice King was born in Houston, Texas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Acting Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Makes her acting debut in an episode of the TV show 7th Heaven.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role on The Vampire Diaries</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gets cast as the lead role of Elena Gilbert on the hit CW show The Vampire Diaries.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Engagement to Joe King</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gets engaged to fellow musician and frontman of The Fray, Joe King.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Married Joe King</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Marries Joe King on December 18, 2014 in New Orleans.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Child is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Candice and Joe welcome their first child, a daughter named Florence May.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role on Jane the Virgin</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gets cast as the lead role, River Fields, on the popular CW show Jane the Virgin.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's Versatile Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Candice King is a versatile actor who has excelled in many different roles. From comedic to dramatic, she can do it all. Her ability to bring characters to life is inspiring and her range of performances is nothing short of remarkable.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Advocate for Social Causes</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Candice King has used her platform to advocate for social causes and make a difference in the world. She is active in supporting women’s rights and LGBTQ+ rights, as well as animal rescue organizations. Candice is passionate about making the world a better place and inspiring others to do the same.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Inspirational</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Candice King is an inspiration to so many people, especially young girls. Her determination, passion and drive are admirable qualities that have made her one of the most successful TV actresses in the United States. She has achieved success by staying true to herself and never giving up on her dreams.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span>  First Role was on Disney Channel</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Candice King's first big acting role was as a guest star on the Disney Channel show "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody." </p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Has a Music Background</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before pursuing her acting career, Candice King trained in music and sang in choirs as a child. She even released an album in 2007 called "It's Always the Innocent Ones". </p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> The Voice of Princess Elena</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Candice King is the voice of Princess Elena in the Disney series "Elena of Avalor." </p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Was a Competitive Cheerleader</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Candice King was a competitive cheerleader during her high school years, competing at both the local and national level. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Met Husband on Set</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Candice King met her husband, Joe King, on the set of The Vampire Diaries when he guest starred in an episode. They were married in 2014. </p></div>


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