Happy Birthday Candace Cameron Bure: Celebrating the ‘Full House’ Star’s Best Moments

by Emily Morgan

As a way to say Happy birthday to Candace Cameron Bure, we’re looking back at some of the 45-year-old’s best moments throughout her life. For many of us, we grew up watching her blossom during her time as D.J. Tanner on “Full House.” Now, she’s recreated her own version of a full house with her beautiful family. 

Throughout her decades-long career as an actress, she’s done nothing but get better over time. From acting as a child star to becoming Hallmark Channel’s it-girl, and now a mother to three, Bure’s done so much and still has much more in store. As fans celebrate the star’s birthday, let’s take a look back at a few of her best moments. 

As a rising star, Candace Cameron Bure got her start in show business in the early ’80s. Before landing her breakout role on “Full House,” she made appearances on series such as “St. Elsewhere,” “Growing Pains,” “Punky Brewster,” and more. However, in 1987, she took her career to another level when the 11-year-old booked the role as D.J. Tanner in “Full House.”

During her time on the show, she appeared in nearly 200 episodes throughout the show’s eight seasons. During that time, viewers watched her grow from a little kid to a teenager to a young woman. Little did she know, even after the series ended in 1995, she had much more in store. 

Candace Cameron Bure Creates Her Own ‘Full House’

One year after the show ended, she was in the midst of another monumental moment in her life. In 1996, she married the former professional hockey player Valeri Bure, and they’ve been happy ever since. Today, they share three children: a daughter named Natasha, born in August 1998, a son named Lev, born in February 2000, and a second son named Maksim, born in January 2002. Today, she’s got quite the full house at home. 

After becoming a mom, she joined the reality competition series “Dancing with the Stars” for its 18th season in 2014 and came in third at the end of the season. Afterward, she tried her hand at daytime television when she was a co-host on “The View” from 2015-2016. From 2016 to 2020, we got to see her reprise the role of D.J. Tanner for the sequel series of “Full House,” titled “Fuller House.”

Today, you’re like to see her in a variety of Hallmark movies and series. She’s appeared in over two dozen Hallmark Channel films throughout the years. Her latest projects with the channel include 2020’s Christmas movie If I Only Had Christmas. She also recently reprised Aurora Teagarden’s role in the TV series “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: How to Con A Con.”