Candace Cameron Bure realized early that it was her desire to be an actress. Born in 1976 to Robert and Barbara Cameron, she grew up watching her older brother Kirk Cameron star in the popular show “Growing Pains.” It was from this experience that Cameron Bure knew that she wanted to pursue acting. At the age of 5, she appeared in several national television commercials and prime-time shows like “St. Elsewhere,” and “Who’s The Boss.” She even had the opportunity to take on a small role in her brother’s show “Growing Pains.”
It was in 1987 however, that Cameron Bure took on the most important role of her young life as Donna Jo "D.J." Tanner on the series “Full House.” Viewers watched Cameron Bure grow up during the show's eight-year run and maintained an unwavering affection for her, even as she grew older. Despite being off the air since 1995, “Full House” still ranks as one of the most successful series of all time.
While much of her success was in television, Cameron Bure also gained starring roles in feature films. Joining the long tradition of John Hughes movies, she acted alongside Eric Stoltz and Mary Stuart Masterson in “Some Kind of Wonderful” in 1987. She then had the opportunity to work with acting greats Tom Hanks and Sally Field in the 1988 comedy, “Punchline.”
After “Full House” wrapped its last season, Cameron Bure met her future husband, professional hockey player Valeri Bure and began making her own full house. The two were introduced at a hockey game and were married two years later on June 22, 1996. Soon after, Cameron Bure decided to take on her most important role to date: the role of mom for her three children, Natasha, Lev and Maksim. Despite having three children, Cameron Bure remains a youthful and “hot” mom by leading a healthy and happy life.
Cameron Bure just released her second book, Balancing It All in January of this year, answering the question she’s most asked, “How do you do it all?” Working since the age of 5, Cameron- Bure has been in the “balancing” act for the vast majority of her life and while there is no miracle formula or step-by-step method, there are lessons to be learned; lessons that come to life in her story. Cameron Bure delivers her story from the very beginning and her start in commercials, to her years on “Full House” and her continued work as an actress throughout her life. After just wrapping a journey on Season 18 of “Dancing with the Stars,” landing in third place overall, Cameron Bure is already in the planning stages of her next book!
On top of it all, Candace Cameron Bure has developed a deep Christian faith throughout the years and tries to live her life by the ideals of her beliefs. She supports many philanthropic causes, giving support to Skip1.org, Compassion International, Sheraton House and Children's Hunger Fund, as well as being the National Ambassador for National House of Hope. She also travels the country speaking at various churches, colleges, and women's conferences sharing her Christian faith.