Caroline Forbes may be everyone’s favorite vampire Barbie, but the smart, playful, talented actress who brings her to life on
is pretty beloved herself. Candice Accola has been part of TVD since Day One, but it seems like she’s winning new fans every day. New to the Candy Cola Fan Club? Read on!
1. Candice moved to Los Angeles when she was 16 years old and landed a record deal with Maverick Records, a label founded by Madonna and distributed by Warner Bros. Records.
“After I recorded the record they opened up the idea of auditioning and working towards getting into film and television as a way to market myself. I met a manager and I met with an agent and the more I started working the more I just really loved the job. So it just grew into its own thing and I never stopped and I love it more and more.” Source:
2. Remember when Caroline performed The Bangles’ “Eternal Flame” during TVD’s second season? That wasn’t the first time Candice has recorded a cover of an eighties song – her debut album,
, includes a cover of “Voices Carry” by ‘Til Tuesday. (Candice wrote or co-wrote the album’s other 11 songs.)
, was in a nineties cover band called Straight 2 Video with members of
crew. Check ‘em out covering TLC’s “Waterfalls” at a TVD wrap party.
, Candice was a back-up singer on Miley Cyrus’s “Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds” concert tour, and later appeared in
. Check Candice and Kat Graham dancing to Madonna’s “Holiday.”
6. She met her husband Joe King, guitarist for American rock band The Fray, at a Super Bowl event in 2011, but was “too chicken to give him my number, so Nina [Dobrev] did.” King proposed to Candice in Florence, Italy in May 2014, and they had a New Orleans wedding in October.
7. Candice appears in The Fray’s 2013 music video for “Love Don’t Die.” (That’s her kissing her husband-to-be.)
9. …and recorded her first audio book in 2013 –
by Kami Garcia. Ms. Garcia, who also co-authored the Caster Chronicles series, happens to be a huge
book series to prepare for her role as Caroline Forbes. (Book!Caroline and TV!Caroline are entirely different characters.)
“At first I wanted to read the books, but after talking to the producers and the writers they are not sticking to it so much. We were kind of advised not to. I also didn’t want to have a preconceived notion of who Caroline was when they were going to possibly write her in a different light. I opted not to read the books so I could find out who Caroline was on my own.” Source: Star Pulse
11. She’s an extremely charitable person! Candice has given her support to a number of amazing causes including the It Gets Better Project, A Day Made Better, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and the Give Back Hollywood Foundation. Candice has also worked to raise awareness about Lyme disease, filming a PSA for Lymenaide (which has since dissolved) and handpicking a mumu for Show Me Your Mumu, with over half of the proceeds benefiting the Turn the Corner Foundation (now called the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance), an organization dedicated to raising awareness and education about Lyme disease and other related illnesses.
Photo Credit: Show Me Your Mumu campaign
12. At one point, she had a tomato plant named Henry, but there has been no word about him since 2012. R.I.P., Henry?
FACT: I own a tomatoes plant named Henry.I’ve never kept a plant alive. EVER.Henry’s special and alive and blooimin… pic.twitter.com/ux5VTTwc
13. She’s rooting for ‘Dark Caroline’! In an interview with Alloy Entertainment, she revealed that she would love the chance to explore her character’s dark nature. “I think that would be a really interesting transformation — to see a sunshiney character such as Caroline accept her bad side,” she said. “Everyone has good and evil inside of them, and it’s all about finding your own moral compass and achieving a balance in your ability to control both of those. You know? You don’t want to be so nice and so welcoming that you are just constantly taken advantage of, but you also don’t want to be so guarded and so defensiveness that you just shut everyone out.”
14. She starred in a 2012 Alloy Entertainment web series called
, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube, but first you should check out the adorable extra below!
15. Just like we’re obsessed with TVD, Candice is obsessed with….disposable cameras? Yep, that’s right, she swears by ‘em!
“The best way to document said “best summer ever” is with a good ol’ disposable camera. Smile, click, move on! Nobody gets pic approval, and there’s no time wasted gathering around the camera to analyze a moment that just happened. Disposable cameras allow you to snap something special without being taken out of the moment. Plus, when your pictures are developed, it’s just like Christmas morning!” Source:
Folks, it doesn’t get any cuter than this gal. That being said, what’s your favorite thing about Candice Accola? Tell us in a comment!
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07: Actress Candice Accola (L) and musician Joe King attend "TrevorLIVE LA" Honoring Robert Greenblatt, Yahoo and Skylar Kergil for The Trevor Project at Hollywood Palladium on December 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Actress Candice Accola attends Claire Pettibone Bridal Runway Show with Wedding Paper Divas at Pier 94 on October 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Wedding Paper Divas)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Actress Candice Accola arrives at the 12th Annual Young Hollywood Awards on May 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Candice Accola
BURBANK, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Kat Graham and Candice Accola attend the CW launch party presented by Bing at Warner Bros. Studios on September 10, 2011 in Burbank, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for The CW)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 08: Actress Candice Accola attends "TrevorLIVE LA" honoring Jane Lynch and Toyota for the Trevor Project at Hollywood Palladium on December 8, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Actress Candice Accola arrives at the 2011 Art Of Elysium "Heaven" Gala held at the California Science Center on January 15, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Art of Elysium) *** Local Caption *** Candice Accola
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: Actress Candice Accola arrives at Entertainment Weekly\'s 5th Annual Comic-Con Celebration sponsored by Batman: Arkham City held at Float, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 23, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images For Entertainment Weekly)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 04: Actors Nina Dobrev (L) of Team Palladia HDand Candice Accola of Team Spike TV attend DIRECTV\'s Sixth Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl Game at Victory Field on February 4, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for DirecTV)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 9: Actor Tyler Hoechlin and Candice Accola attend the Los Angeles premiere of the Dreamworks Pictures\' film "The Terminal" at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences June 9, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 04: Actress Candice Accola arrives at Rolling Stone\'s Bacardi Bash: 150 Years of Rocking The Party at The Crane Bay on February 4, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Rolling Stone\'s Volkswagen Rock & Roll Tailgate)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Candice Accola poses in the press room at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 09: Actors Kayla Ewell and Candice Accola attend the NYLON Magazine And Tommy Girl Celebrate The Annual May Young Hollywood Issue - Party at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 9, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images for NYLON Magazine)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Actress Candice Accola arrives at The Hollywood Reporter\'s Emmy Party at Soho House on September 19, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 10: Candice Accola and Joe King of The Fray attend an exclusive NYC performance with Citi / AAdvantage & MasterCard Priceless Access at Hammerstein Ballroom on July 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MasterCard)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: Actress Candice Accola attends the DPA Gifting Lounge during the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival held at the InterContinental Toronto Centre on September 6, 2008 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Kerstin Alm/Getty Images)
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asdfgh Candice is seriously the cutest. She seems like such a genuine, nice person, and she’s just way too precious to be real. Thank you for this article!
I love everything on Candice! <3 Sadly, she's got married before I grew up to ever meet her…
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