May 13, 1987 (36)
Candice King is an American actress and singer, best known for her role as Caroline Forbes in the CW’s hit television series, “The Vampire Diaries.”
King broke into the entertainment industry with guest appearances on TV shows, but it was her portrayal of Caroline Forbes that cemented her place in Hollywood. The character, originally meant to be a secondary figure, grew in complexity and depth over the series’ eight-season run. Aside from acting, King has showcased her vocal talents, releasing an album titled “It’s Always the Innocent Ones” in 2006.
King worked with co-stars Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Zach Roerig, Nina Dobrev, Kat Graham, and Michael Trevino, all from “The Vampire Diaries.” Further expanding her network, King has appeared in episodes of “How I Met Your Mother,” rubbing shoulders with Neil Patrick Harris and Cobie Smulders. She’s shared the screen with Kellan Lutz in the film “Love Hurts” and with Reid Ewing in “Dating Rules from My Future Self.” Off-screen, she’s collaborated with producer Kevin Williamson and director Marcos Siega, both influential in shaping her career.
King’s portrayal of Caroline Forbes won her a Teen Choice Award for “Scene Stealer Female” in 2012. She was also honored with the same award in 2014s. The show itself earned a People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New TV Drama.”