Snippet of History's Women: The Arts: Candace Cameron Bure - A Multifaceted Journey from "Full House" to Faith and Entertainment

History's Women: Women of Faith: Candace Cameron Bure - A Multifaceted Journey from "Full House" to Faith and EntertainmentCandace Cameron Bure
A Multifaceted Journey from Full House to Faith & Entertainment
1976-Present A.D.

Candace Cameron Bure, was born on April 6, 1976, in Panorama City, California. She is an accomplished actress, producer, author, and television personality. She rose to fame in the late 1980s as a child actress in the hit sitcom Full House and has since become a beloved figure in the entertainment industry. Beyond her successful acting career, Bure is known for her commitment to her faith, her roles in Hallmark Channel movies, Great American Family Movies, and her influence as a positive role model.

Candace’s introduction to the world of entertainment came at an early age when she landed the role of D.J. Tanner on the iconic sitcom Full House. The show, which ran from 1987 to 1995, became a cultural phenomenon and showcased Candace’s talent and charm. Growing up in the public eye, she navigated the challenges of balancing a thriving career, with the normal experiences of adolescence.

After “Full House,” Candace took a step back from the spotlight to focus on her personal life. She married NHL hockey player Valeri Bure in 1996, and they started a family. Despite the hiatus, Candace’s dedication to her craft remained, and she eventually returned to acting with a renewed passion.

In the early 2000s, Bure’s career experienced a resurgence, and she became a regular face on the Hallmark Channel, starring in a variety of their original movies. Her roles in heartwarming, family-friendly films solidified her status as a go-to actress, for wholesome and uplifting content. In order to stay aligned with commitment to projects that reflect her values, and resonated with audiences seeking positive and enjoyable entertainment, she moved over to the Great American Family Network in 2022.

Candace Cameron Bure’s faith has been a central aspect of her life, and she has been vocal about the role it plays in shaping her choices and career. As a devout Christian, she often shares her beliefs with candor and grace, using her platform to inspire and encourage others. Her authenticity and commitment to her values have contributed to her widespread appeal and have made her a role model for many.

In addition to her acting career, Bure has ventured into various other pursuits. She has authored several books, including memoirs and books on faith and parenting. Her writing reflects her candid and relatable approach to life’s challenges, offering insights and wisdom gleaned from her experiences in the public eye and as a mother of three.

Candace’s popularity transcends generations, with fans who remember her as D.J. Tanner enjoyed her work in Full House and new audiences appreciating her contributions to contemporary entertainment. Her ability to adapt to different roles, and her commitment to projects that align with her values—showcase a versatility that has sustained her relevance—in the ever-evolving landscape of the entertainment industry.

In recent years, Bure has continued to expand her horizons, participating in reality television shows such as Dancing with the Stars. Her willingness to step out of her comfort zone and embrace new challenges demonstrates her adventurous spirit and determination to continue growing both personally and professionally.

As Candace Cameron Bure continues to navigate the entertainment world, she remains a beacon of positivity, resilience, and grace. Her multifaceted career, from the early days of Full House to her current roles in Hallmark movies and beyond, reflects a journey marked by talent, faith, and a genuine connection with her audience. Candace’s enduring popularity is a testament to her authenticity and the lasting impact she has had on fans who have followed her career for decades.


Anne Adams is a retired church staffer. She lives in East Texas and has an historical column for a local newspaper. She has published in Christian and secular publications for more than 40 years.

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Cameron Bure, C. (2011). Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness. B&H Books.
Cameron Bure, C. (2014). Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose. B&H Books.

Snippet of History's Women: The Arts: Candace Cameron Bure - A Multifaceted Journey from "Full House" to Faith and Entertainment