Candace Cameron-Bure

Candace Cameron, Kirk Cameron’s sister, played D.J. Tanner on the family-friendly sitcom Full House.


Actress Candace Cameron-Bure was born on April 6, 1976, in Panorama City, California. She was the daughter of a talent agent and actor Kirk Cameron’s sister. At the age of 11, she landed the role of D.J. Tanner on Full House that launched her career. She married NHL player Valeri Bure in 1996 and had three children together. She works with Christian organizations and has a major role on ABC’s Make It or Break It.


Actress. Born on April 6, 1976, in Panorama City, California. Cameron-Bure is the daughter of Barbara, a talent manager, and Robert, a gym teacher. She is also the younger sister of Kirk Cameron, an actor best known for his role on the 80s sitcom Growing Pains.

At age five, Cameron-Bure launched her acting career with several national commercial spots. After earning guest roles on the series Alice, St. Elsewhere, and Who's the Boss? – and appearing in Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) – 11-year-old Cameron-Bure was cast in Full House as D.J. Tanner, the eldest of three sisters. The part, which showcased her wry wit and charm, fully launched her career. In her down time she worked on films such as Punchline (1988) and sitcoms including Growing Pains.

During her Full House years, Cameron-Bure attended a charity hockey game in which co-star Dave Coulier was playing. Coulier introduced her to Russian-born Valeri Bure, a professional NHL player. The two began dating, and were married in 1996. After their wedding, Valeri sent Coulier a hockey stick inscribed with the following: "Dear Dave, thank you for Candace.' Around this time, Cameron-Bure appeared in several made-for-television movies: No One Would Tell (1996), She Cried No (1996), and NightScream (1997).

In 1998, Cameron-Bure gave birth to daughter Natasha. Son Lev followed in 2000. That same year, at the age of 24, she committed herself fully to the Christian ministry, and when son Maksim was born in 2002, Cameron-Bure took a hiatus from her acting career to enjoy life as a wife, Christian and mother.

Five years later, Cameron-Bure returned to the small screen with a cameo on Disney's That's So Raven. She followed the appearance with two film roles: The Wager (2007), and the Christmas-themed Moonlight and Mistletoe (2008). With her re-entry into the acting world underway, Cameron-Bure landed a principal role on ABC Family's Make It or Break It, a dramatic series about aspiring Olympic gymnasts. She continues to lecture and work with philanthropic Christian organizations, and is a columnist for Christian Women Online Magazine.

Co-Hosting on 'The View'

In August 2015 Cameron-Bure announced she would join The View's 19th season, alongside the return of co-host Joy Behar and newcomer journalist Paula Faris. In December 2016 she had a change of heart and announced that she would be leaving the show.

“It wasn’t an easy decision, but before I started The View, I had already had my commitments to Fuller House and my work with the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries,” she said. “And because of the success of those, my commitments have become even greater with those shows.”

She also added: “The commute of going West Coast to East Coast every single week for me has been tough on me and hard for my family as well,” she said. “And I want to make sure that I’m able to spend at much time with my children and invest in all the projects that I do to the fullest extent.”

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