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Photo Dec 05, 12 07 09-700Most recently, Candace stars alongside Joe Anderson in the feature film My Father, Die written and directed by Sean Brosnan and produced by Pierce Brosnan, Orian Williams and Sanja Banic. Candace plays Nana, the heroine of this gritty action thriller set in the South. In 2013 Candace appeared in the independent film Gimme Shelter as Marie Abeanni, a social worker of African descent alongside Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens. In 2012 Candace had the opportunity to play a distraught mother opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena in David Ayer’s film End of Watch, which debuted No. 1 opening weekend.

Candace’s lifelong passion for comedy led to her performing stand-up, studying at Upright Citizens Brigade and appearing in three of the comedy troupe, Broken Lizard’s films; including her film debut as Naomi in Warner Brothers’Beerfest, Slammin Salmon as Michael Clark Duncan’s sister and the Babymakers.

In television, Candace most recently guest starred on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0, TBS’s “Conan”, 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.