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Candice Accola
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Candice Accola in 2015
Born May 13, 1987 (age 36)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Other names Candice King
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active 2006–present
Notable work
The Vampire Diaries (as Caroline Forbes)
Spouse(s)
Joe King
(m. 2014; div. 2022)
Children 2

Candice King (née Accola) is an American actress. 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.

Early life

Candice Accola was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Carolyn and Kevin Accola, a cardiothoracic surgeon. She grew up in Edgewood, Florida, and attended Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando. She has one younger brother.

Career

Music

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King at a press conference in the United Kingdom in June 2013

In December 2006, King released her debut album, It's Always the Innocent Ones, independently in the United States. She co-wrote 12 of the 14 tracks on the record. The remaining tracks were a cover of 'Til Tuesday's hit "Voices Carry" and American Hi-Fi's "The Breakup Song" rewritten in a female version as "Our Breakup Song".

In 2008, the album was re-released in Japan and achieved greater success. King toured as a backing singer for Miley Cyrus's Best of Both Worlds Tour. She appeared as herself in the 2008 3D concert film Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert.

In February 2011, Accola performed a cover of "Eternal Flame" by The Bangles on The Vampire Diaries.

Acting

Accola had guest appearances in a number of television series such as How I Met Your Mother, Supernatural, and Drop Dead Diva. In July 2009, she starred in the horror film Deadgirl which centers on two high-school boys who discover an immortal woman in an abandoned asylum. That same year Candice had a bit-role in The Hannah Montana Movie.

In 2009, she was cast in the CW television series The Vampire Diaries as Caroline Forbes, one of the main characters of the show. In June 2012, she joined the second season of the web series Dating Rules From My Future Self, as Chloe Cunningham, a 26-year-old woman who believes love does not exist. The series centers on a girl receiving romance advice from herself ten years in the future by text message. She played Kimberly in the 2020 romance sequel After We Collided.

Personal life

Accola started dating musician Joe King of The Fray after they met at a Super Bowl event in February 2012. Her costar Nina Dobrev introduced them. They became engaged in May 2013, and married on October 18, 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

In January 2016, Accola gave birth to a daughter. In December 2020, Accola gave birth to their second daughter. In May 2022, Accola announced that she had filed for divorce.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Pirate Camp Annalisa/Tom
2007 Juno Amanda
2007 On the Doll Melody
2007 X's & O's Gwen's friend
2008 Deadgirl JoAnn
2009 Love Hurts Sharon
2010 Kingshighway Sophia
2011 The Truth About Angels Caitlin Stone
2018 Splitting the Bill None Video short
2020 After We Collided Kimberly

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2007 How I Met Your Mother Amy Episode: "Something Borrowed"
2009 Supernatural Amanda Heckerling Episode: "After School Special"
2009 Greek Alice Episode: "Isn't It Bro-mantic?"
2009–2017 The Vampire Diaries Caroline Forbes Main role
2010 Drop Dead Diva Jessica Orlando Episode: "Begin Again"
2012 Dating Rules from My Future Self Chloe Cunningham / Future Chloe Main role (season 2); also producer
2018 The Originals Caroline Forbes Recurring role (season 5)
2019 The Orville Solana Kitan Episode: "Home"
2021–2022 Legacies Caroline Forbes Episode: "Salvatore: The Musical!" (voice-over)
Episode: "Just Don't Be A Stranger, Okay?" (Special Guest Star)
2021 Christmas in Tune Belle Television film
As herself
Year Title Notes
2008 Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Background singer
2011 When I Was 17 Episode dated February 12, 2011
2011 The Perfect Love Triangle: Vampires, Werewolves, Witches Video short
2011 Myth & Mystery Video short
2011 Howling at the Moon Video short
2011 Her Own Worst Enemy Video short
2013 Big Morning Buzz Live Episode: "Candice Accola/Robin Thicke/Stevie J"
2013 Whose Line Is It Anyway Episode: "Candice Accola"
2013–2014 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Episode #10.77, LL Cool J/Candice Accola
2014 Fashion Police Season 9, episode 12

Awards and nominations

Year Organization Category Work Result Ref.
2012 Teen Choice Awards Scene Stealer Female The Vampire Diaries Won
2013 Scene Stealer Female Nominated
2014 Scene Stealer Female Won
2015 Choice TV Actress Fantasy/Sci-Fi Nominated
Choice TV: Liplock (with Paul Wesley) Nominated
2016 Choice TV Actress Fantasy/Sci-Fi Nominated
Choice TV: Liplock (with Paul Wesley) Nominated

See also

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