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A California native, Candace debuted in her Fourth grade production of "Pandora's Box" where she was initially cast as a goblin but was recast as "Hera" when her classmate suspiciously fell ill on performance night. Candace has no comment.


Candace is a writer, director, editor with a background in comedy and acting. A Los Angeles native, Candace grew up going to live studio audience tapings at Paramount Studios and dreaming of the day she might be a part of all the fun. It was at The Groundlings Theater that she honed her comedy chops through sketch writing and improv, ultimately becoming a member of their esteemed Sunday Company.


From there she built a comedy career that spanned both film and television.  As an actress/improvisor, Candace's television credits include IFC's Comedy Bang Bang, and a recurring role on season 2 of Seeso's original comedy Bajillion Dollar Propertie$,  Fox's Mindy Project, ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives and Suburgatory, NBC's Community, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher and more.


She was a series regular on the improvised comedy Head Case as well as the Sci-Fi hit Torchwood: Miracle Day, both on the STARZ network. She also guest recurred on season 2 of Shameless on Showtime. 

Candace also had the opportunity to work with Ron Howard on the improvised half hour Fox Pilot, WTF America, and was a regular sketch performer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. 


Candace parlayed her background in improv, sketch and stand-up comedy into her work as a writer/director and editor. 


Candace has written comedy for HBO's newsite, This Just In, as well as Jason Bateman and  Will Arnett's company, DUMB DUMB. She associate produced and was an actress in Shit Kids that was chosen to be one of only three independent pilots chosen to screen at Sundance Film Festival in 2017.


Her micro short film, More Important Things won best Drama Film in 2022 at the Austin Micro Short Film Festival.


In 2023, Candace launched Zinnia's Garden on YouTube, a children's streaming series, and is in preproduction on her short film, Last Date, a romantic comedy set in New York. 





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