Candice Rene Accola born May 13, 1987 is an American actress, singer and songwriter, best known for her starring role as Caroline Forbes on The CW series, The Vampire Diaries.
In December 2006 Accola released her debut album, It’s Always the Innocent Ones, independently in the United States. Accola co-wrote thirteen of the fourteen tracks on the record. The album failed to make an impact. In 2008 the album was re-released in Japan and achieved greater success.
Accola toured as a backing singer for Miley Cyrus’s Best of Both Worlds Tour. Accola appeared as herself in the 2008 3D concert film Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert. In February 2011, Accola performed a cover of The Bangles’ “Eternal Flame”, on The Vampire Diaries. Accola has yet to announce plans for a sophomore album.
On May 29, 2013, Accola became engaged to musician Joe King. Along with her The Vampire Diaries co-stars Michael Trevino and Ian Somerhalder, Accola is a supporter of the It Gets Better Project, which aims to prevent suicide among LGBT youth.