Kandyse McClure: Canadian Actress

Kandyse McClure

Candice McClure (born 22 March 1980), known professionally as Kandyse McClure, is a Canadian actress. She gained prominence through her roles in the Fox Family series Higher Ground (2000), the NBC and Syfy adaptations of Stephen King’s Carrie (2002) and Children of the Corn (2009), and as Anastasia Dualla in Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009), also on Syfy. She led the film Sew the Winter to My Skin (2018).

Kandyse McClure

Candice McClure

22 March 1980 (age 44)

Durban, South Africa
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present
Spouse Ian Cylenz Lee

McClure was in the main casts of Persons Unknown (2010) and Ghost Wars (2018), also on NBC and Syfy. She had a recurring role as Dr. Clementine Chasseur in the Netflix series Hemlock Grove (2013).

Early life

Candice McClure was born in the Greenwood Park area of North Durban, South Africa.[6] Her mother is an educator and her father is a musician. From the age of four, McClure moved back and forth between South Africa and Canada. She completed her secondary education at West Vancouver Secondary School in 1998.[citation needed] McClure was cast in a production of Athol Fugard’s Valley Song at the age of 17.


McClure’s first television appearance was a lead role with Lou Diamond Phillips in the 1999 television film In a Class of His Own, followed by roles in the Fox Family teen drama Higher Ground and the NBC Saturday-morning series Just Deal, both of which premiered in 2000. During this period, McClure also played a recurring role in the Canadian drama series Da Vinci’s Inquest.

In 2002, McClure portrayed Elizabeth Munroe in Showtime’s Jeremiah and played Sue Snell in the television film remake of Stephen King’s novel Carrie.[10] She also guest-starred as Annie Fisher in two episodes of James Cameron’s science fiction drama Dark Angel on Fox.

From 2003 to 2009, McClure played Anastasia “Dee” Dualla on the Sci Fi Channel series Battlestar Galactica, a role that established her as a regular cast member until January 2009. McClure’s character, a Petty Officer Second Class in the Colonial Fleet, was a new addition to the series, serving as an analogue to the original series’ character Flight Corporal Rigel.

In 2009, McClure appeared in a television adaptation of King’s Children of the Corn and the Carl Bessai feature film Cole. In 2010, she co-starred in the television series Persons Unknown, although the series was not renewed for a second season after its initial run on NBC.

McClure continued to work in television and film, including a role in the independent short film Just Be Yourself (2011), co-hosting the second season of the late-night HDNet program Sex, God, Rock ‘n’ Roll (2011), and joining the cast of Netflix’s Hemlock Grove (2013). She also completed the feature film Broken Kingdom and appeared in various television programs such as Whistler, Andromeda, Jake 2.0, Smallville, and Reaper.

In 2016, McClure portrayed Viola Desmond in the 82nd Heritage Minute by Historica Canada, marking the beginning of Black History Month. The video was filmed in High River, Alberta, in June 2015.

Personal life

As of 2013, McClure continues to work with the non-profit organization CARE Canada to address poverty in developing regions. She resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.

McClure is married to musician Ian Cylenz Lee, who proposed to her during a visit to her family in South Africa in December 2012.



  • Romeo Must Die (2000) – Store Clerk
  • See Spot Run (2001) – Attractive Woman
  • Barbie in A Christmas Carol (2008) – Catherine (Voice role)
  • Cole (2009) – Serafina
  • Mother’s Day (2010) – Gina Jackson
  • Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale (2010) – Grace (Voice role)
  • Broken Kingdom (2012) – Jessica
  • Seventh Son (2015) – Sarikin
  • Careful What You Wish For (2015) – Angie Alvarez
  • Sew the Winter to My Skin (2018) – Golden Eyes
  • Love, Guaranteed (2020) – Arianna Silver


  • In a Class of His Own (1999) – Brandy (Television film)
  • 2gether (2000) – Danielle (Television film)
  • The Spiral Staircase (2000) – Monica (Television film)
  • Higher Ground (2000) – Katherine Ann ‘Kat’ Cabot (Main role)
  • Level 9 (2000) – Megan (Episode: “Ten Little Hackers”)
  • Da Vinci’s Inquest (2000) – Lily (Episode: “It’s a Bad Corner”)
  • Passion and Prejudice (2001) – Tamara (Television film)
  • Return to Cabin by the Lake (2001) – Jade (Television film)
  • The Outer Limits (2001) – Brianna Lake (Episode: “Abduction”)
  • Just Deal (2001) – Kim (3 episodes)
  • Framed (2002) – As herself (Television film)
  • Carrie (2002) – Sue Snell (Television film)
  • Mysterious Ways (2002) – Julie (Episode: “A Man of God”)
  • Dark Angel (2002) – Annie Fisher (2 episodes)
  • L.A. Law: The Movie (2002) – Yvonne (Television film)
  • Jeremiah (2002) – Elizabeth (Recurring role, 7 episodes)
  • The Twilight Zone (2003) – Gwen (Episode: “Fair Warning”)
  • Black Sash (2003) – N/A (Episode: “Jump Start”)
  • Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (2003) – Saffron (Television film)
  • Battlestar Galactica (2003) – Anastasia “Dee” Dualla (TV miniseries)
  • Jake 2.0 (2003) – Anna (Episode: “The Prince and the Revolution”)
  • Da Vinci’s Inquest (2003–2005) – Marla (Recurring role, 16 episodes)
  • Andromeda (2004) – Zara (Episode: “The Others”)
  • Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009) – Anastasia “Dee” Dualla (Main role)
  • Smallville (2005) – Harmony (Episode: “Spirit”)
  • Whistler (2006) – Lisa (Recurring role, 6 episodes)
  • Santa Baby (2006) – Donna Louise Campbell (Television film)
  • Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007) – Anastasia “Dee” Dualla (Television film)
  • Sanctuary (2008) – Meg (Episodes: “Sanctuary for All: Part 1”, “Fata Morgana”)
  • Reaper (2008) – Cassidy (3 episodes)
  • Children of the Corn (2009) – Vicky Stanton (Television film)
  • The Client List (2010) – Laura (Television film)
  • Persons Unknown (2010) – Erika Taylor (Main role)
  • Just Be Yourself (2012) – Glenda (Television film)
  • Republic of Doyle (2012) – Sabrina McCarthy (Episode: “One Angry Jake”)
  • Aladdin and the Death Lamp (2012) – Shifa (Television film)
  • Alphas (2012) – Agnes Walker (Episode: “The Devil Will Drag You Under”)
  • Arctic Air (2012–2013) – Shontal (4 episodes)
  • Hemlock Grove (2013) – Dr. Clementine Chasseur (Recurring role, season 1, 10 episodes)
  • Haven (2013) – Carrie Benson (Episode: “Lay Me Down”)
  • Supernatural (2016) – Sheriff A. Tyson (Episode: “The Chitters”)
  • Ghost Wars (2017–2018) – Dr. Landis Barker (Main role)
  • The Good Doctor (2017–2018) – Celez (Episodes: “Not Fake”, “Smile”)
  • Limetown (2019) – Lia’s girlfriend (2 episodes)
  • V Wars (2019) – Claire O’Hagan (3 episodes)
  • Charmed (2020) – The Guardian (Recurring role, 5 episodes)
  • The Flash (2021) – Xotar (Episode: “Armageddon, Part 2”)
  • Snowpiercer (2022) – Tail Boss (Episode: “Ouroboros”)
  • Motherland: Fort Salem (2022) – Nicte Batan (3 episodes)
  • The Imperfects (2022) – Dr. Monday (Episode: “The Devil You Know”)
  • Virgin River (2023) – Kaia Bryant (Main role, season 5)

Awards and nominations

  • Leo Awards: Nominated in 2003 (Best Supporting Performance by a Female: Feature Length Drama) for her role in Carrie, and nominated again in 2010 (Best Lead Performance by a Female: Feature Length Drama) for her role in Cole.
  • Peabody Awards: Peabody Award for Excellence in Television, 2005, Battlestar Galactica R&D TV in Association with NBC Universal Television Studio, Sci Fi Channel

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