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Candice Accola
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Candice Rene Clark Accola-King [1]
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Birth date
May 13, 1987 (age 27)
Show(s) Status
Core Main Cast Member
My favorite thing about playing a vampire is the stunts. It's just a new, fun thing to do. Especially as a girl, being able to be all dolled up in heels and little outfits and be able to kick boys' butts, I think it's a really fun, make-believe world to play.
— Candice Accola

Candice Rene Clark Accola-King (born May 13, 1987) is an American actress, singer and songwriter who plays Caroline Forbes on the TV show, The Vampire Diaries. Accola is married to musician Joe King.

Early life

Accola was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Carolyn (Clark), who was an environmental engineer before becoming a homemaker, and Kevin Accola, a cardiothoracic surgeon.[1][2] She has Romansh-Swiss, French, and Norwegian ancestry.[3] She grew up in Edgewood, Florida and attended Lake Highland Preparatory School.[4] Both her parents are active members of the local Republican political party.[5][6]

Music career


Candice Accola

In December 2006 Accola released her debut album, It's Always the Innocent Ones, independently in the United States. Accola co-wrote thirteen of the fourteen tracks on the record. The album failed to make an impact. In 2008 the album was re-released in Japan and achieved greater success. Accola toured as a backing singer for Miley Cyrus's Best of Both Worlds Tour. Accola 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 The Bangles' "Eternal Flame", on The Vampire Diaries.[7][8] Accola has yet to announce plans for a sophomore album. She has a younger brother.

Acting career

Candice as caroline
Accola has guest appeared in a number of television series such as How I Met Your MotherSupernatural and Drop Dead Diva. In July 2009 Accola starred in the Independent Horror film Deadgirlwhich centers on two high school boys who discover an immortal woman in an abandoned asylum. That same year again Accola had a bit-role in The Hannah Montana Movie. In 2009 Accola was cast in The CW television series The Vampire Diaries as Caroline Forbes a teenage vampire. The series was an immediate success with the series premiere reaching 4.91 million viewers.[9]Critical reception was positive. In June 2012 Accola joined the Dramedy YouTube series Dating Rules From My Future Self as Chloe Cunningham a 26-year old girl who believes love does not exist.[10] The series centers on a girl receiving romance advices from herself ten years in the future via text message.[11] The first season of the series went on to receive over 14 million views.

Personal life


Joe and Candice

On May 29, 2013, Accola became engaged to musician Joe King.[12]

Along with her The Vampire Diaries co-stars Michael Trevino and Ian Somerhalder, Accola is a supporter of the It Gets Better Project, which aims to prevent suicide among LGBT youth.

Candice and other individuals (including TVD’s Kayla Ewell and Katerina Graham) are participating in the fight to raise awareness regarding Lyme Disease, a disease that many people suffer from but many more are uneducated about.

On October 18, 2014, Candice and Joe got married in New Orleans.


Year TV/Movie Role Notes
2007 How I Met Your Mother Amy TV
2007 Pirate Camp Annalisa
2007 Juno Lab Partner
2007 On The Doll Melody
2007 X's & O's Gwen's Friend
2008 Deadgirl Joann
2008 Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Herself / Background Singer
2009 Supernatural Amanda Heckerling TV
2009 Greek Alice TV
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie Herself / Background Singer
2009 Kingshighway Sophia
2009 The Truth About Angels Caitlin Stone
2010 Drop Dead Diva Jessica Orlando TV
2012 Dating Rules from My Future Self Chloe Cunningham TV
2009 - The Vampire Diaries Caroline Forbes TV
2013 Whose Line Is It Anyway Herself TV


It's Always The Innocent Ones

Caroline Sings Eternal Flame2

Candice Sings Eternal Flame as Caroline Forbes

  1. Our Break Up Song
  2. Some Girls
  3. Mercy of Love
  4. Voices Carry
  5. Welcome to the Real World
  6. Started
  7. Sweet Jealousy
  8. Why Don't You Stay
  9. Yesterday Is Gone
  10. Wrong to Be in Love
  11. Perfect Tragedy
  12. Hard to Say Goodbye
  13. Drink to my freedom


Year Award Category Work Result
2012 Teen Choice Awards Scene Stealer: Female The Vampire Diaries Won
2013 Teen Choice Awards Scene Stealer: Female The Vampire Diaries Nominated
2014 Teen Choice Awards Scene Stealer: Female The Vampire Diaries Won

External links


  • In The House Guest, she sang Eternal Flame by The Bangles with S.O.Stereo.
  • She has a star tattoo on her right foot and a bird tattoo on her left wrist.
  • She and Kat Graham are friends with Tyler Hoechlin (Derek from Teen Wolf).
  • She dated her co-star Steven R.McQueen, from June 2011 to October 2011.
  • She dated her co-star Zach Roerig in 2012.
  • She is currently married to her husband, Joe King, as of October 18, 2014.
  • She originally auditioned for the role of Elena before getting the role of Caroline.
  • Candice is a Taurus.
  • Candice is 5'8" and is the tallest female on the show.
  • She is best friends with Kayla Ewell and Kat Graham.
  • Her trademark are her big, blue, expressive eyes.
  • Close friends with her Vampire Diaries co-stars Nina Dobrev, Kat Graham, Kayla Ewell, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt and  Michael Trevino.
  • Her mother is named Carolyn, which is a form of Caroline, the name of Accola's character in The Vampire Diaries.
  • Candice's natural hair is blonde but she had dyed it red to get more noticed in LA for her music career. She dyed it back to blonde before she auditioned for The Vampire Diaries. Interestingly the Caroline from the books is a red-head. [13]
  • Candice Accola along with Rick WorthyLauren CohanNathaniel BuzolicSebastian RochéGrace Phipps and Sara Canning appeared in Supernatural.
  • Ironically, Candice got married to Joe King in New Orleans.
  • Her husband, Joe, has already two daughters from his first marriage.