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Candice King (née Accola) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She portrays Kimberly in the romance-drama film, After We Collided.

Biography and Career[]

Candice Rene Accola was born in Houston, Texas. She is the daughter of Carolyn, an environmental engineer before becoming a homemaker, and Kevin, a cardiothoracic surgeon. She grew up in Edgewood, Florida and attended Lake Highland Preparatory School.

Candice had guest appearances in television series such as How I Met Your Mother, Supernatural, and Drop Dead Diva. In 2009, she was cast in the CW television series The Vampire Diaries as Caroline Forbes until the series finale in 2017. She had guest roles in The Originals as the same character.

Candice is the host of the Directionally Challenged podcast along with her co-host and co-creator Kayla Ewell. Described as a "Podcast About Realigning Your Internal Compass. 30-Something Women Asking Life's Questions, And Learning From People Who Just Might Have Some Answers".

In 2019, she was cast as Kimberly in the romance-drama film, After We Collided which is set for a 2020 release. Anna wanted to cast Candice as Kimberly and asked Roger Kumble to help her. They reached out to Candice who had heard of the film and was excited to join the project.

In 2020, filming for the final two films of the franchise began, but Candice was not involved due to her late term pregnancy. Filming would require her to fly to Sofia, Bulgaria amongst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Her role was ultimately recast to Arielle Kebbel, her former The Vampire Diaries co-star.



Year Title Role
2007 Pirate Camp Annalisa/Tom
2007 Juno Amanda
2007 On the Doll Melody
2007 X's and O's Gwen's friend
2008 Deadgirl JoAnn
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie Backup singer
2009 Love Hurts Sharon
2010 Kingshighway Sophia
2011 The Truth About Angels Caitlin Stone
2020 After We Collided Kimberly


Year Title Role
2007 How I Met Your Mother Amy
2009 Supernatural Amanda Heckerling
2009 Greek Alice
2009-2017 The Vampire Diaries Caroline Forbes
2010 Drop Dead Diva Jessica Orlando
2012 Dating Rules from my Future Self Chloe Cunningham / Future Chloe Cunningham
2018 The Originals Caroline Forbes
2019 The Orville Solana Kitan

Notes and Trivia[]

  • Her successor for the role of Kimberly is Arielle Kebbel, as Candice was unavailable to film the final two films due to her pregnancy.
    • Ironically, the women worked together on and off for years when they were both on The CW series, The Vampire Diaries.