as CAROLINE FORBES
Candice Accola stars as Caroline Forbes, a young woman searching for friendship, love and her place in the world – while dealing with the fact she is now one of the undead -- in The CW’s hit drama “The Vampire Diaries.”
Accola was most recently seen starring in the second season of Hulu’s top-rated web series “Dating Rules from My Future Self,” for which she also served as a creative producer. Prior to that, she appeared in the smash hit film “Juno,” opposite Ellen Page and Michael Cera. Accola 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. 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. Prior to that, 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.
In the spring of 2010, she became passionately involved with the Tick Borne Disease Alliance, (formerly known as Turn the Corner), a foundation dedicated to awareness and education about Lyme disease. After reconnecting with a childhood friend chronically afflicted with the disease, Accola has spent much of her free time educating others about the symptoms, treatments and problems association with the disease.
Accola was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where "The Vampire Diaries" films.