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ACTOR

Most recently, Candace stars as the female lead in the feature film My Father, Die written and directed by Sean Brosnan and produced by Pierce Brosnan. My Father, Die premiered at South by Southwest with rave reviews and Candace’s performance was praised by Variety. In the independent film Gimme Shelter Candace stars as Marie Abeanni, a social worker of African descent playing opposite Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens. In 2012 Candace had the opportunity to play a distraught mother alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena in David Ayer’s film End of Watch, which debuted No. 1 opening weekend. She has also appeared in Warner Brothers’ Beerfest and Slammin Salmon as Michael Clark Duncan’s sister. In television, Candace has guest starred on CBS’s “Hawaii Five-0”, NBC’s “Heroes” and “Joey”, HBO’s “Entourage” and Fox’s “Method and Red”. She has also appeared in numerous national print and television campaigns including the most recent campaign for the Hawaii Tourism Board.

TV PERSONALITY

Since winning the prestigious title of Miss Ohio USA in 2003, Candace has made several TV appearances including “The Price Is Right” and “Survivor”. She appeared on the highest rated season of BRAVO’s “Millionaire Matchmaker” as the Director of Recruiting. Most recently she has appeared as the Senior Matchmaker on two seasons of WE tv’s “Million Dollar Matchmaker”.  Trained at Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Candace has performed stand up comedy at The Comedy Store on Sunset and appeared in comedy sketches on Spike TV and TBS’s “Conan”.

 

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COACH

Candace has appeared as a life & love coach on major networks including, E! Entertainment, BRAVO and WE tv. Since graduating with a Psychology degree twenty years ago, Candace quickly established a successful life coaching business. Once she graduated from Northwestern University School of Law and began practicing in Ohio, her impressive clientele expanded. While practicing law, she won the title of Miss Ohio USA, which created new networking opportunities. Naturally, her single clientele began inquiring about dating and matchmaking because of her expertise and extensive networks. Today, clients seek her guidance in several areas of life including love, relationships, lifestyle, self-confidence, business and more! Her approach to coaching is to not only achieve your specific goals but to enhance your overall life. Coaching comes effortlessly to Candace as a result of her Psychology degree, law background, emotional intelligence, acute intuition, candor, extensive networks, and varied life experience.

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LIFESTYLE INFLUENCER

As an influencer, Candace has appeared on talk shows and podcasts including Hallmark’s “Home & Family”, “Hollywood Today Live”, “The Adam Carolla Show” and “Chewin’ It with Kevin and Steve” to discuss life, love, media, politics and more. Candace’s varied life experiences have exposed her to many diverse cultures, philosophies and people; thus giving her great insight and credibility. Candace began traveling and immersing herself in other cultures at an early age; completing her first study abroad program to Spain while in high school. While attending the University of Dayton on a full academic scholarship, she completed a Media & Communications program at the University of London where she frequented the West End & Speakers’ Corner at Hyde Park. While attending Northwestern University School of Law, Candace had the distinguished opportunity to lead a research group to Cuba on an educational license. 2018_LBC_LOVEBYCANDACE_LOGO_GREY_wVANGRIOT_001Her group spent two months studying the effects of the dual economy on race relations. Since then she has lived part-time in Turks & Caicos while producing a film festival, backpacked across Bahia, Brazil and road tripped in New Zealand. Candace’s incredible travels, personal challenges, accomplishments and academic credentials allow for her to share authentic, knowledgeable, candid and witty advice on her podcast and VLOG Love By Candace. Her unconventional approach to life, candor and self-deprecating humor will entertain you while causing you to self reflect.

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PRODUCER

As a producer, Candace had the opportunity to work with the legendary Nelson George on the documentary, “Finding the Funk”. As an ode to funk music, Candace’s hometown of Dayton, Ohio was highlighted. As the festival manager, Candace produced the International Film Festival of Turks and Caicos for two years. Most recently, she was a casting and segment producer for the WE TV series, “Match Made in Heaven”. She is currently developing both non-scripted and scripted projects.

HUMANITARIAN

Candace has been passionate about philanthropy since she was a young girl in Dayton Ohio volunteering for the Artemis Domestic Violence Center. While attending Northwestern University School of Law, she participated in a program called Street Law. This program gave law students the opportunity to mentor juveniles and educate them on their rights. As Miss Ohio USA Candace became actively involved in the Susan G. Komen organization, which is still close to her heart after losing a girlfriend to breast cancer. While living in Los Angeles, Candace completed all the necessary training to work one-on-one with the homeless women of the Downtown Women’s Center, which has been her most rewarding experience. Most recently, she was selected as an ambassador along with other Miss USA delegates to travel to Israel to gain a greater understanding of the conflict and share with those in need.

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