Candice King

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Candice Rene King[1] (née Accola) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for her role as Caroline Forbes in The CW supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017) and her recurring role as the same character on the spin-off series The Originals (2018).

Candice King
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King in 2015
Candice Rene Accola

(1987-05-13) May 13, 1987 (age 33)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
EducationLake Highland Preparatory School
  • Actress
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2006–present
Joe King (m. 2014)
2 (step-daughters)

Early lifeEdit

Candice Rene Accola was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Carolyn (née Clark), who was an environmental engineer before becoming a homemaker, and Kevin Accola, a cardiothoracic surgeon.[2][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] She has one younger brother, Kree Thomas Accola.[4][6][7]



Accola 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.[citation needed] The remaining tracks were a cover of 'Til Tuesday's hit "Voices Carry (song)" and American Hi-Fi's "The Breakup Song" rewritten in a female version as "Our Breakup Song".[citation needed]

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, King performed a cover of "Eternal Flame" by The Bangles on The Vampire Diaries.[8][9]


King 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.[10] That same year King 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 the best friend of Elena Gilbert and Bonnie Benett. 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 girl who believes love does not exist.[11][12] The series centers on a girl receiving romance advice from herself ten years in the future by text message.


Candice is host of the Directionally Challenged podcast along her co-host and co-creator Kayla Ewell. Described as a "Podcast About Realigning Your Internal Compass. 30-Something Women Asking Life's Questions, And Learning From People Who Just Might Have Some Answers".[13] Available on SoundCloud, ApplePodcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and ART19. Also referenced in their webpage:

Personal lifeEdit

Candice Accola began dating musician Joe King of The Fray after they met at a Super Bowl event in February 2012.[14] They became engaged in May 2013,[15] and married on October 18, 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Upon her marriage, she became a stepmother to King's two daughters from his first marriage.[16]

In August 2015, it was announced that the couple were expecting their first child together.[17] On January 15, 2016, Accola gave birth to a daughter, Florence May.[18]


Accola in West Midlands, United Kingdom, in June 2013


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Pirate Camp Annalisa/Tom [19]
2007 Juno Amanda
2007 On the Doll Melody
2007 X's & O's Gwen's friend
2008 Deadgirl JoAnn
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie Backup singer
2009 Love Hurts Sharon
2010 Kingshighway Sophia
2011 The Truth About Angels Caitlin Stone
2020 After We Collided Kimberly Vance Post-Production


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 6 episodes, also producer
2018 The Originals Caroline Forbes Recurring role, 5 episodes[20]
2019 The Orville Solana Kitan Episode: "Home"
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 nominationsEdit

Year Organization Category Work Result Ref.
2012 Teen Choice Awards Scene Stealer Female The Vampire Diaries Won [21]
2013 Scene Stealer Female Nominated [22]
2014 Scene Stealer Female Won [23]
2015 Choice TV Actress Fantasy/Sci-Fi Nominated [24]
Choice TV: Liplock (with Paul Wesley) Nominated
2016 Choice TV Actress Fantasy/Sci-Fi Nominated [25]
Choice TV: Liplock (with Paul Wesley) Nominated


  1. ^ "The Vampire Diaries". Facebook.
  2. ^ "Kevin Accola, M.D. Member Home Page". CTSNet. December 11, 2007. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  3. ^ Ranchino, Cheryl (December 10, 2010). "Herrin Area United Way accepting donations". Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Boyar, Jay (March 2010). "Back to School". Orlando Magazine. Retrieved March 12, 2010.
  5. ^ "On the Ground in Florida". The New York Times. November 1, 2008. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
  6. ^ "Instagram".
  7. ^ MacKenzie, Carina (October 2, 2009). "'The Vampire Diaries' cast off the hook". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 17, 2009.
  8. ^ "The Vampire Diaries – Candice Accola Flaunts Her Musical Chops on The Vampire Diaries". February 24, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
  9. ^ "Candice Accola Sings Eternal Flame by The Bangles on The Vampire Diaries". Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
  10. ^ Deadgirl, retrieved May 15, 2017
  11. ^ "'Vampire Diaries,' 'Modern Family' Stars Join Alloy's 'Dating Rules' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
  12. ^ "Candice Accola Lands a Web Series: Watch The Vampire Diaries Star in Dating Rules From My Future Self | Wetpaint". Wetpaint. June 10, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  13. ^ Retrieved March 4, 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ Chiu, Melody (June 21, 2013). "The Vampire Diaries's Candice Accola Is 'So Excited and Grateful' to Be Engaged". People. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  15. ^ Johnson, Zach (May 29, 2013). "Candice Accola Engaged to Joseph King: See Her Diamond Ring!". Us Weekly.
  16. ^ Corriston, Michelle (October 18, 2014). "Candice Accola Marries Joe King". People. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  17. ^ Saad, Nardine (August 31, 2015). "Candice Accola of 'Vampire Diaries' is expecting first child with the Fray's Joe King". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  18. ^ Kimble, Lindsay (January 25, 2016). "Joe and Candice Accola Welcome Daughter Florence May". People Magazine. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  19. ^ "Movies & TV. Pirate Camp (2007)". Retrieved November 28, 2012.
  20. ^ "The Originals: Candice King to Appear as TVD's Caroline in Season Premiere". TVLine. July 19, 2017.
  21. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2012: Complete Winners List". MTV. July 22, 2012. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  22. ^ "2013 Teen Choice Awards: The Winners List". MTV. August 11, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  23. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (August 10, 2014). "Teen Choice Awards: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  24. ^ "2015 Teen Choice Award Winners – Full List". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. August 16, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  25. ^ Crist, Allison; Nordyke, Kimberly (July 31, 2016). "Teen Choice Awards: Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on January 6, 2017. Retrieved January 12, 2018.

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