Candice “Kandyse” McClure, born 22nd March, 1980 is a South African-born Canadian actress. She has played Anastasia Dualla on the Sci Fi Channel’s television program Battlestar Galactica, and Dr. Clementine Chasseur on the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove.
Born in Durban, South Africa, Kandyse, originally graduated from West Vancouver Secondary School in 1998. She is of Cape Coloured descent.
She got her first television appearance as a lead role with Lou Diamond Phillips in the 1999 television film In a Class of His Own and that was followed by the Fox Family teen drama Higher Ground – together with Jewel Staite, Hayden Christensen, and A.J. Cook and the NBC Saturday morning series Just Deal. Both premiered in 2000. The year 2000 also saw McClure playing a recurring role in the Canadian drama television series Da Vinci’s Inquest.
In 2002, McClure portrayed the recurring role of Elizabeth Munroe on Showtime’s Jeremiah, alongside Luke Perry and Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Also in that year, the actress played the role of Sue Snell in the television film remake of Stephen King’s novel Carrie.
From 2003 to 2009, McClure played the role as Anastasia “Dee” Dualla on the Sci Fi Channel series Battlestar Galactica. McClure’s character, a Petty Officer Second Class in the Colonial Fleet, has never appeared in the original 1978 series, but was initially an analogue of Sarah Rush’s original series character Flight Corporal Rigel. McClure was a regular cast member of the series until January 2009.
McClure appeared in a 2009 television adaptation of King’s Children of the Corn and the Carl Bessai feature film from the same year, Cole. In 2010 the television series Persons Unknown, in which McClure co-starred, premiered, but it died a premature death when the series was not renewed for a second season after it was initially picked up by NBC.
In 2011 McClure played the girlfriend of Stuart Davis in the independent short film “Just Be Yourself”, a comedy about a desperate man who is offered a job to “just be himself.” Candice then joined Davis again in 2011 to co-host the second season of the late-night HDNet program Sex, God, Rock ‘n’ Roll.
In 2012 she joined the cast of Netflix original series Hemlock Grove which premiered in January 2013 and completed the feature film Broken Kingdom – alongside Rachael Leigh Cook.
McClure has also appeared in other television programs, such as Whistler, Andromeda, Jake 2.0, Smallville, and Reaper. You should watch them.
On February 2, 2016, Historica Canada featured the 82nd Heritage Minute, to mark the beginning of Black History Month. The video was filmed on location in High River, Alberta in June 2015. It featured Kandyse McClure as Viola Desmond.
Civil rights activist Viola Desmond, often described as the Rosa Parks of Canada, was an entrepreneur who challenged segregation in Nova Scotia in the 1940s.
McClure continues to work with the non-profit organization CARE Canada to address poverty in the world’s developing regions. She is married to musician Cylenz.
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