Candice Accola makes her debut as a series regular in The CW’s new drama The Vampire Diaries as the manipulative Caroline Forbes, the nemesis of former friend Elena Gilbert.
Accola recently completed filming the independent film The Truth About Angels. She was last seen in a featured role in the smash hit Juno, opposite Ellen Page and Michael Cera. She also starred in Deadgirl, the independent horror film that was met with much critical attention and internet buzz at the Toronto Film Festival in 2008. The film was in limited release in the summer of 2009. On television, she has had guest starring roles in The CW’s Supernatural, as well as Greek and How I Met Your Mother.
Accola is best known for her musical talents, and she provided back up vocals in Hannah Montana: The Movie, as well as touring with the Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana Best of Both Worlds tour in 2008. An accomplished singer and songwriter since the age of 14, she achieved success in her music career after being signed to a record deal at the age of 16. Her music has garnered international success, and she continues to record and write her own music.
Accola was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where The Vampire Diaries films.