March 22, 1980
Durban, South Africa
Canadian actress Kandyse McClure was a regular presence in several science fiction and horror projects on television, including "Battlestar Galactica" (Sci-Fi Channel/SyFy, 2003-09), "Hemlock Grove" (Netflix, 2013-15) and "Ghost Wars" (SyFy, 2017- ). Born Candice McClure in March 22, 1980 in Durban, South Africa, she spent the majority of her childhood in Canada, and graduated from West Vancouver Secondary School in 1998. She began acting on Canadian television as a teenager, co-starring in the short-lived series "Higher Ground" (Family Channel, 2000) and appearing in recurring roles on the long-running medical/crime drama series "Da Vinci's Inquest" (CBC, 1998-2005) and the post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama "Jeremiah" (Showtime, 2002-04). Genre programming like the latter series soon took up much of her small-screen work, most notably as colonist Anastasia Dualla on the critically acclaimed re-imagining of "Battlestar Galactica." Dualla's story arc placed her in the middle of a romantic triangle between Jamie Bamber's Lee Adama and Katee Sackhoff's "Starbuck" Thrace, which ended amicably, though her character took her own life soon after. After completing her run on "Galactica," McClure moved on to a Sci-Fi/SyFy Channel adaptation of Stephen King's "Children of the Corn" (2009) - her second appearance in a feature based on King's novels, the first being a 2002 adaptation of "Carrie" for NBC - and the short-lived NBC thriller "Persons Unknown" (2010), which cast her as an ex-con trapped with other strangers in a deserted town. Guest roles on "Reaper" (The CW, 2007-09) and "Sanctuary" (SyFy, 2008-2011) preceded her return to series work on the Netflix supernatural drama "Hemlock Grove," produced in part by horror director Eli Roth. She appeared in supporting roles in two little-seen features - "Careful What You Wish For" (2015), a remake of sorts of "Body Heat" (1981), and Universal's medieval fantasy "Seventh Son" (2015), with Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore - McClure returned to SyFy for a starring role in "Ghost Wars," a supernatural thriller about a small Alaskan town dominated by spirits.