You know her from the classic 90’s show Full House and you’ve seen her grace your Netflix screens in the revival series Fuller House. She’s everyone’s favorite Donna Jo (DJ, for short) – Candace Cameron Bure! But what else do you know about this talented woman? We’ve got 41 fun facts below for all the info on Candace, so keep reading!
1: Even though, yes we will have 41 facts, Candace is in fact, 42 this year. Her birthday is April 6.
2: She’s been married to husband Valeri Bure since 1996 – over 20 years, wow!
3: The couple has 3 children together – Natasha, Lev and Maksim.
4: Candace’s daughter, Natasha is also an aspiring actress. She recently starred alongside Candace in the Hallmark Channel original movie Switched for Christmas.
5: Her husband, Valeri was an NHL hockey player for over 10 years. They actually met a charity hockey game and were introduced by Full House co-star Dave Coulier!
6: Speaking of famous family, Candace has an older brother named Kirk, who starred in the sitcom Growing Pains in the 80’s. PS: Leonardo DiCaprio appeared in season 7 of the hit show!
7: Even though she’s most known for Full House, that wasn’t Candace’s first TV role. Her first television role was from 1982-1984 on the show St. Elsewhere, where she portrayed Megan White for 5 episodes.
8: She’s been in 6 feature films, her first being the 1987 flick Some Kind of Wonderful.
9: She’s been in 13 Hallmark Channel original movies, including the ever-popular Aurora Teegarden mysteries (Candace plays the titular character).
10: She reprised her role as DJ Tanner for Netflix’s Fuller House, which has been streaming since 2016.
11: Her run on the original Full House was from 1987-1995. She was approximately 10 years old (when they started shooting the first season); making her about 18 when they finished the final episode.
13: She loves posting behind the scenes pictures with the cast.
14: She took on-screen boyfriend “Steve” (Scott Weinger) to her real-life prom.
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Happy birthday to the only man I’ve (tv) dated longer than my husband ?. @scottweinger , to say how much I love and adore you would be an understatement. You will always be my first sushi date, movie premier date and prom date x3. Here’s to 26 years of friendship and laughter and many many more ?. You are the best human encyclopedia with your Harvard brain I’ve ever known.
15: Her first kiss was on-screen for Full House during the spin the bottle episode “13 Candles.”
16: You may have also seen Candace on the ABC Family show Make It or Break It, where she portrayed Summer van Horn. It ran from 2009-2012 and was her return to a regularly scripted TV show.
17: She competed on the reality competition show Dancing with the Stars in 2014. She was partnered with Mark Ballas and finished 3rd place overall.
18: She’s written 4 books – Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness (2011), Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose (2014), Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction (2015) and Staying Stylish: Cultivating a Confident Look, Style, and Attitude (2017). (See Full Review of Staying Stylish Book)
19: She’s got 2 new books for 2018! The first will be released on April 24 (Kind Is the New Classy: The Power of Living Graciously) and the newest book (Candace Center Stage) will be published in August 2018.
20: She’s had numerous hair colors over the years, going from blonde to red to brown for various movies or TV roles. She rocks them all confidently! She’s stuck with her bob or “lob” (long bob) style for a good few years now though.
21: She’s a Conservative and a Republican.
22: She’s Christian and has spoken openly about her faith in various media outlets.
23: She eats very healthfully. She’s recently been a spokesperson for Starkist Tuna.
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It’s #MotivationalMonday, so today I wanted to share what I pack in my bag when I'm on the go! I start with my phone and wallet because those are my everyday must-haves. I add in my @fullerhouse script, lip balm, sunglasses, makeup, and my go-to lunch in a pinch: a pouch of @StarkistCharlie Bold Hot Buffalo tuna. #PoweredByStarKist #sponsored #PackPrepared
24: She’s a fitness fanatic – she’s always posting gym selfies with her go-to trainer, Kira Stokes.
25: Candace is also a huge beauty buff! She loves rocking a bold lip with fairly neutral eye makeup. She’s a fan of Covergirl’s Lipstick in “Garnet Flame.”
26: She became the first person to ever host The Kid’s Choice Awards twice – the first time in 1990 with Full House co-star Dave Coulier and David Faustino; the second time in 1994 with Joey Lawrence and Mark Weiner.
27: She served as a co-host for The View from 2015-2016. She left the show to focus on her commitments to Hallmark and Fuller House.
28: She’s won a Kid’s Choice award (1994 – Favorite TV Actress for Full House) and 2 Teen Choice awards (2016 & 2017 – Choice TV Actress Comedy for Fuller House).
29: She starred in 2 dramatic Lifetime movies (No One Would Tell and She Cried No [also known as Freshman Fall]) with fellow child stars Fred Savage (of The Wonder Years) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (of Saved by the Bell) respectively.
30: Her star sign is Aries.
31: She loves anti-aging products and protecting her skin, especially in the summer (plus she lives in California)! Some of her favorite products are Vaseline , Sunscreen, and Lancer skincare.
32: Candace and her husband Val own a wine label in Napa Valley called Bure Family Wines.
33: A workout she loves? Obstacle courses or races! She even did her own stunts in the wrestling episode of Fuller House! Guess all that training paid off, huh?
34: Her nickname on the set of Full House was “Condache.”
35: She’s of Scottish, English, German and Dutch descent.
36: She got married relatively young, at 20 years old and had her first child at 22.
37: She briefly dated Growing Pains star Jeremy Miller; but has stated in interviews that her husband Val was her first serious relationship.
38: Her workouts incorporate strength training with cardio. No wonder she looks so fit!
39: She enjoys shopping, Pilates, tennis and reading.
40: If she could only wear one beauty product for the rest of her life, it’d be mascara. One of her favorites? Benefit “They’re Real!” Mascara.
41: She loves to accessorize. She wears a lot of shiny earrings and dainty necklaces.
There you have it: some fun facts on Candace Cameron Bure! Be sure to follow her on Instagram to keep up with her life events and latest work!
Kari Highman is a Beauty and Fashion Blogger at Feeling the Vibe Magazine. Otterbein Alum (2017) – English & Psychology. Always learning & creating. Avid fan of mid 2000’s TV & pop music. Comments or tips, email [email protected]