Candace Cameron Bure Biography

Candace Cameron Bure is an American actress, producer, author, and talk show panelist. She was born Candace Helaine Cameron on April 6, 1976[1] and goes by the hyphenated surname /b/re/. She is most recognized for her role as D.J. Tanner on the television series Full House and its spin-off series, Fuller House. Bure has been in several of the Christmas movies that are broadcast on the Hallmark Channel. She is most known for her role as the main heroine in the film adaptation of the Aurora Teagarden novel series.

She competed on season 18 of Dancing with the Stars in 2014 and finished in third place overall. Bure also appeared in the show Make It or Break It playing the role of Summer van Horne. She served as a co-host on the daytime talk show The View from 2015 to 2016, at which time she was employed there.


Early life

Bure Cameron was born on April 6, 1976[1] in Panorama City, which is a neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. His parents were Robert and Barbara Cameron.


Bure appeared as a guest star on a number of television shows, including Who’s the Boss?, St. Elsewhere, and Growing Pains. In an episode of the sitcom Punky Brewster that aired in 1985, Bure played the character Jennifer Bates. In the teen comedy “Some Kind of Wonderful,” which she appeared in the year 1987, she played the role of Eric Stoltz’s younger sister.

Also in 1987, Bure began playing Donna Jo “D.J.” Tanner, the eldest daughter of Bob Saget’s character Danny Tanner, on the ensemble sitcom Full House. This role would go on to become the most prominent of Bure’s career. Bure maintained his role as a cast member throughout all eight seasons of the series, which concluded in 1995.

In addition to her role on Full House, she had a recurring role in the adventure comedy Camp Cucamonga. Cameron had a recurring role as “Candace the Science Gal” in an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy and also had a guest starring role in the cancelled pilot Real Mature. She also made an appearance in the feature film Punchline, which starred Tom Hanks and Sally Field.

Bure, along with his Full House co-star Dave Coulier and David Faustino, hosted the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in 1990. He did so again in 1994, this time with Joey Lawrence and Marc Weiner.


After Full House

Following the cancellation of Full House in 1995, Bure went on to make guest appearances on the television shows Cybill and Boy Meets World.

Bure also starred in a number of movies that were developed specifically for television by NBC. Some of these movies include No One Would Tell, in which she played an adolescent who had been molested; She Cried No, in which she played a teen who had been date-raped; and NightScream, a mystery.

After giving birth to her second child, Bure decided to take a break from acting and television in order to concentrate on her family. In the 2000s, she was a guest on the documentary series I Love the ’80s and its sequel, I Love the ’80s Strikes Back, where she participated in an interview. Keshia Knight Pulliam, well known for her role on The Cosby Show, would later join her as a co-host on the E! network program titled “50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up.”

Bure had an appearance as a guest star on the sitcom That’s So Raven in the year 2007. The year after that, she played alongside Randy Travis in the film The Wager, and the following year, she starred alongside Tom Arnold in the television movie Moonlight and Mistletoe for the Hallmark Channel. In 2009, Cameron made his return to television and was cast in the drama series Make It or Break It[2,] which ran from 2009 through 2012.

On March 4, 2014, it was revealed that Bure would be competing on season 18 of Dancing with the Stars with her professional dance partner, Mark Ballas.
The couple was able to advance all the way to the championship round, where they ultimately finished in third place, falling behind Meryl Davis and Amy Purdy, who won first and second place, respectively.

It was revealed in 2015 that Bure would reprise her role as D.J. Tanner in the 2016 Netflix spinoff Fuller House, with her character now going by D.J. Tanner-Fuller. Fuller House will premiere on Netflix in 2016. In July of 2015, filming got underway. During the 19th and 20th seasons of “The View,” Bure served as a co-host.  In March of 2016, the decision was made to order a second season of Fuller House.   On December 8, 2016, Bure made the announcement that she would be departing The View owing to scheduling conflicts with her family life, her work on Fuller House and the Hallmark Channel, and other commitments.  The television series Fuller House been given the green light for a fifth and final season in January of 2019, which will debut later that same year.   The final episode of the series was broadcast on June 2, 2020.

Hallmark Channel work

Bure has acted in more than two dozen movies for the Hallmark Channel, one of which being Switched for Christmas, which was released in 2017. She also played the title role in the Aurora Teagarden movie series for Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, which consisted of eighteen films. Bure is also the executive producer of a Christmas special that runs for an hour and is titled Christmas in America. The special follows folks from all over the United States as they enjoy the holiday season. In addition, Bure co-hosted the 26th annual Movieguide Awards with her daughter Natasha on February 8, 2019, for the network. The awards show was held for the first time in 1992.


GAC Family

It was announced in April 2022 that Bure would move to GAC Family, which is run by a group led by former Hallmark Channel head Bill Abbott, to develop, produce, and star in romantic comedy and holiday movies and series across GAC Family and sibling channel GAC Living, in a prominent executive role. These projects would air on both GAC Family and GAC Living.[13]



Cameron Bure is the author of four books, which are as follows: A New York Times best seller, Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness (ISBN 1433669730), which was published in January 2011; Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose (ISBN 1433681846), which was published in January 2014; Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction (ISBN 1433686945), which was published in August 2015; and Kind is the New Classy

In an interview that took place in September 2015, Bure claimed that her third book, Dancing Through Life, delves further into her personal life than her previous two books.


In an interview conducted in April of 2018, Bure explained that the message represented by Kind Is the New Classy was one of maintaining one’s core and being gracious toward other people.

Personal life

Cameron wed Russian National Hockey League player Valeri Bure on June 22, 1996. [Her co-star on Full House, Dave Coulier, was the one who initially introduced the pair to one another at a charity hockey game.] They are parents to a daughter as well as two sons. Her daughter Natasha Bure, who is now 18 years old, was a contestant on season 11 of The Voice and played a younger version of her mother’s major character in the last Aurora Teagarden Mystery. Pavel Bure, a player who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, is Cameron’s brother-in-law.

Bure is a Republican who holds to traditionalist views. She converted to Christianity when she was 12 years old, and she attributes her faith to being the drive that kept her marriage together. It has been disclosed that she struggled with bulimia nervosa while she was in her early twenties. She departed Hallmark in 2022, claiming her want to focus on her own channel, and she has expressed her belief on “keeping conventional marriage at the core.” She left Hallmark because she wanted to focus on her own channel.

The humanitarian organization Compassion International has Bure’s backing. Within the program, the Bure family is responsible for the sponsorship of three children.