Candice Rene King (née Accola; born May 13, 1987) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter, known for portraying the role of Caroline Forbes on The CW's The Vampire Diaries.
Candice Rene Accola was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Carolyn (Clark), who was an environmental engineer before becoming a homemaker, and Kevin Accola, a cardiothoracic surgeon. She grew up in Edgewood, Florida and attended Lake Highland Preparatory School. Both her parents are active members of the local Republican political party. She has one younger brother.