April 20, 2024

Candice Rene King (born May 13, 1987) is a talented American actress, singer, and songwriter born and raised in Houston, Texas. She rose to stardom playing the role of Caroline Forbes in the highly popular CW series “The Vampire Diaries.” 

Early Life

The multi-talented [calculate_years datestring=”05/13/1987″]-year-old celebrity has established herself as an actress, singer, and songwriter. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas, to Kevon Accola, a cardiothoracic surgeon, and Carolyn Accola, an environmental engineer, and homemaker.

Candice is of a mixed ethnicity having Norwegian and Swiss-Romansh roots from her father and English and French ancestry from her mother.

She grew up with her younger brother named, Kree Thomas Accola. She grew up in Florida, where her family relocated while she was young. She attended Lake Highland Preparatory School, a private school in Orlando, Florida.


Candice King began her career in the entertainment industry as a singer, releasing her debut album “It’s Always the Innocent Ones” in 2006. She co-wrote 12 out of 14 tracks on the album, showcasing her songwriting talent.

In 2008, her album was released in Japan, becoming a huge success. Her success led to touring as a backup singer for Miley Cyrus, which helped her gain more attention and fans.

Alongside her music career, Candice pursued acting, landing her first role in the movie “Pirate Camp” in 2007. She then appeared in the critically acclaimed film “Juno” in 2008. Candice has since appeared in various films such as “On the Doll,” “Love Hurts,” “Deadgirl,” “The Truth About Angels,” “After We Collided,” and more.

Candice also appeared in numerous TV series such as “How I Met Your Mother,” “Supernatural,” “Greek,” “Drop Dead Diva,” and “The Vampire Diaries,” where she played the character of Caroline Forbes for eight seasons, becoming one of the show’s most popular characters.

Besides acting and singing, Candice is also a podcaster. She co-created and co-hosts the podcast “Directionally Challenged” with her friend and fellow actress Kayla Ewell, where they discuss various topics such as travel, wellness, and personal growth


  • Juno
  • Deadgirl
  • The Truth About Angels
  • After We Collided
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • The Originals
  • The Flash


Personal Life

Candice King, an American actress, and singer, was formerly wedded to Joe King, an American singer and songwriter. They met 2012 at a Super Bowl event in 2012. They hit it off instantly and dated for two years before tying the knot on October 18, 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Following their marriage, King became a stepmother to Joe’s two daughters from his previous marriage with Julie King, which ended in 2011. Candice and Joe welcomed their first child, Florence May, in January 2016 and their second daughter, Josephine June, on December 1, 2020. However, in May 2022, the couple announced they were ending their marriage, and She filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.

Following her divorce and time in Brentwood, the actress moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in search of new opportunities and a change of scenery. Meanwhile, the musician chose to remain in Brentwood.

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Net Worth

Candice has an estimated net worth of $4 million. 

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