Who is Kandyse McClure? Wiki bio
Kandyse McClure was born in Durban, South Africa, on March 22, 1980, so her zodiac sign is Aries and she now has Canadian nationality. She is an actress, best known for playing Anastasia Dualla in the action adventure drama series “Battlestar Galactica”, starring Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnnell and Jamie Bamber and which follows a battleship Galactica battling against the Cylons who threaten to kill the remaining humans traveling through space. The series aired from 2004 to 2009 and won three Emmy Awards and 38 other awards, while being nominated for another 91 – Kandyse was awarded a Peabody Award for Excellence in Television in 2005.
Early life and education
Kandyse grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada when her parents moved there when she was two years old – her father was a traveling salesman, while her mother was a teacher. Kandyse grew up dreaming of becoming a famous model or actress one day, and went to college West Vancouver High School where she was a member of the school’s drama club and in most of the plays they performed. After graduating in 1998, she did not enroll in any university, but decided to work on her acting career.
Appearances in TV series
After working various jobs to support herself financially while attending auditions for roles in movies and TV series, she made her TV series debut in 2000 in the drama “Higher Ground” playing the lead character Katherine Ann’ Kat’ Cabot played.
Also starring Joe Lando, Hayden Christensen and AJ Cook, the series follows a wealthy man who moves to the mountains of the Northwest US to serve as the principal of the Mount Horizon school. In the same year, Kandyse guest-starred in some episodes of “Level 9” and “Da Vinci’s Inquest”.
In 2001, she was invited to appear as Brianna Lake in the episode “Abduction” of the series “The Outer Limits”, and as Kim in three episodes of the comedy drama series ‘Just Deal’. New roles followed, such as those in “Mysterious Ways” and “Dark Angel”, before being cast to play her first recurring character, Elizabeth, in the post-apocalyptic action drama “Jeremiah” in 2002; the same year she was nominated for a Leo Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Some of her next roles were in “The Twilight Zone”, “Black Sash”, and “Jake 2.0”.
She was acclaimed for her portrayal of the recurring character Maria in the drama series “Da Vinci’s Inquest” from 2003 to 2005, and then invited to play another recurring character, Lisa in the drama “Whistler” in 2006. Kandyse played guest starred in numerous series in the following years such as “Sanctuary”, “Reaper” and “Persons Unknown”, before winning her next recurring roles as Shontal in the drama “Arctic Air” in 2012, and Dr. Clementine Chasseur in the horror web series “Hemlock Grove” in 2013.
Some of her last roles in TV series were as main character Dr. Landis Barker in the paranormal action “Ghost Wars” in 2017, playing Celez in two episodes of the medical drama “The Good Doctor” in 2018, and as the recurring character O’Hagan in the sci-fi horror web series “V Wars” in 2019.
Roles in movies
Kandyse made her film debut in 1999, playing Brandy in “In a Class of His Own”, and was then invited to play supporting characters in “The Spiral Staircase” and “Romeo Must Die” in 2000. In 2001, she could have his was seen in “Passion and Prejudice”, “Return to Cabin by the Lake”, and the critically acclaimed comedy film “See Spot Run”, before being invited to star in “Framed”, “Carrie” and “LA Law : The Film” in 2002.
Some of the roles that followed were in the drama movie “Hollywood Wives: The New Generation” in 2003, the family movie “Santa Baby” in 2006 and “Battlestar Galactica: Razor” in 2007. She starred as Serafina in the romantic movie “Cole” in 2009, which also starred Richard de Klerk and Sonja Bennett, and follows two young people who fall in love during a creative writing course. After being praised for her performance, she was invited to star in other films such as “Mother’s Day” and “The Client List”.
In 2012, Kandyse appeared in “Broken Kingdom”, “Just Be Yourself” and “Aladdin and the Death Lamp”, while some of her latest roles in films included her portrayal of Sarikin in the fantasy “Seventh Son”. Angie Alvarez in the erotic thriller “Be careful what you wish for” in 2015.
She last played Golden Eyes in the South African action movie “Sew the Winter to My Skin” in 2018.
Love life and relationships
Kandyse keeps her personal affairs to herself since the start of her career and very little is known about her marriage to Ian Cylenz Lee. The two allegedly met on the set of a movie in 2013, while Ian was working in the sound department, and they started dating soon after. The public was unaware of the fact that they were married until Kandyse called Ian her husband in an interview she gave to News24. The two currently live in Toronto, Ontario – they have no children.
Ian attended a local high school in Toronto and after taking his matriculation exam, enrolled at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, graduating in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in environmental design. He worked various jobs over the next two years before joining Gsus Sindustries in August 2007. , serving as their Operations Manager until February 2013. Since October 2014, he is the Director of BLAKGOLD Productions.
Hobbies and other interests
Kandyse’s main hobby is travelling, and the famous actress has been all over Canada and the US, while traveling to South Africa at least once a year. She has also traveled to Europe several times and has visited England, France and Spain, among others.
She is a philanthropist and currently works for the organization CARE Canada, which aims to help people living in poverty in the underdeveloped regions of the world. Kandyse is also a lover of animals and has a pet dog.
She has her own favorite actresses and actors, including Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, and Robert De Niro, while some of her favorite movies include “Notting Hill,” “Runaway Bride,” and “Once Upon a Time in America.” Kandyse also enjoys watching TV serials, some of her favorites being “Sex and the City” and “Gossip Girl”.
Appearance and power
Kandyse is 40 years old. She has long curly brown hair and brown eyes, is 1.57 m tall, weighs about 52 kg and her vital statistics are 34-24-35. As of April 2020, her ability is estimated at over $1 million.