Candice Rene Accola is an American actress, singer and songwriter from Houston, Texas.
She is of English, Romansh-Swiss, French, and Norwegian ancestry. In December 2006, Accola released her debut album, It's Always the Innocent Ones, independently in the United States. In 2008 the album was re-released in Japan and achieved greater success. Accola toured as a backup singer for Miley Cyrus's Best of Both Worlds Tour. Accola appeared as herself in the 2008 3D concert film Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert. In February 2011, Accola performed a cover of "Eternal Flame" by The Bangles on The Vampire Diaries.
Candice had guest appearances in a number of television series such as How I Met Your Mother, Supernatural and Drop Dead Diva. In July 2009 Accola starred in the independent horror film Deadgirl which centers on two high school boys who discover an immortal woman in an abandoned asylum. That same year again Accola had a bit-role in The Hannah Montana Movie. In 2009 Accola was cast in The CW television series The Vampire Diaries as Caroline Forbes.