The story of this South African-born Canadian actress, Kandyse McClure is better described as a date with destiny. The now famous actress never thought of acting as a career choice while growing up, in fact, she wanted a career in the medical field.
But her choice of career changed when her mom convinced her to audition for a play her friend was producing at the Vancouver Fringe Festival. The play was the Valley Song by Athol Fugard. After the play, Lucas Talent Agency received a call from an old client seeking for the amateur actress and that singular call became her first step into a successful career.
The first time we will see her beautiful face was In a Class of His Own (a 1999 telefilm), followed by a Fox Family teen drama Higher Ground, NBC Saturday-morning series Just Deal, Romeo Must Die, and See Spot Run. She also appeared as Dr. Clementine Chasseur on Netflix original series Hemlock Grove and on the Sci-Fi Channel’s television program Battlestar Galactica as Anastasia Duallaand.
Here is all you need to know about the Canadian actress who has graced the silver screen for almost two decades.
Who Is Kandyse McClure?
The Canadian actress was born on the 22nd day of March 1980 in Durban, South Africa and she is of Cape Coloured descent. She lived in South Africa with her parents and grandparents till the age of eleven when she traveled to her North America home for the first time.
She returned to South Africa at the age of fourteen before finally leaving for Canada at the age of seventeen. Kandyse McClure actually began her secondary education in South Africa but finished off in Canada. In 1998, she graduated from the West Vancouver Secondary School.
McClure’s first acting gig as a professional actress was in 1999’s TV movie, In a Class of His Own. The following year she landed a small role on the blockbuster movie Romeo Must Die, and also appeared on Fox Family teen drama Higher Ground, NBC Saturday-morning series Just Deal, and TV series Da Vinci’s Inquest.
In 2002, she played Elizabeth Munroe on American-Canadian post-apocalyptic action-drama, Jeremiah, later that year, she starred as Sue Snell in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Carrie. For the next six years (2003-2009), McClure portrayed Anastasia “Dee” Dualla on Battlestar Galactica. In 2009, she appeared in another of King’s book film adaptation – Children of the Corn. The following year, she starred in NBC’s short-lived series Persons Unknown.
2011 saw her appear in the Independent short film Just Be Yourself, as Stuart Davis’ girlfriend. Later that year, she co-hosted the late-night HDNet program Sex, God, Rock ‘n’ Roll Season II alongside her Just Be Yourself co-star Stuart Davis. The following year, she would be seen playing Dr. Clementine Chasseur in the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove.
The beautiful actress has also been seen in several other movies, TV programs, and series like Reaper, Andromeda, Smallville, Jake 2.0 and Whistler. In 2016, she played Viola Desmond in Heritage Minute – a series of sixty-second short films produced to mark the beginning of the 82nd edition of the Black History Month.
She is a recipient of the 2005 Peabody Award for Excellence in Television. In 2002, she was nominated for Leo Awards as Best Supporting Actress for her outstanding performance in Carrie.
Her Husband and Family
The Canadian actress is married to Black Gold Production director Ian Cylenz Lee. Kandyse McClure loves to keep her private life private; as such, there isn’t any information on how the couple met, how long they dated when they tied the knots and all.
In fact, many got to know she was married when she mentioned “my husband” during an interview with News24. Also, hardly can anyone tell if the couple already has children of their own or not. The actress was living in Vancouver, British Columbia as of 2013.
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Kandyse McClure’s Body Measurements
Kandyse stands 1.54 m (5″1) tall with an hourglass shape and slim body that weighs 50 kg. Her body measurements are 34-24-35 inches and her bra size is 34B.
She is involved in Charity and, is a member of a non-profit Organization, CARE Canada – which aims at addressing poverty in developing regions of the world.