Who is Kandyse McClure? Wiki Bio
Kandyse McClure was born in Durban, South Africa, on 22 March 1980, so her zodiac sign is Aries and she now holds Canadian nationality. She is an actress, best known for portraying Anastasia Dualla in the action adventure drama series “Battlestar Galactica”, which starred Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnnell and Jamie Bamber and which follows a battle ship Galactica fighting against the Cylons who are threating to kill the remaining humans travelling through space. The series aired from 2004 to 2009, winning three Emmy Awards and 38 other awards, while having been nominated for another 91 – Kandyse was rewarded a Peabody Award for Excellence in Television in 2005.
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Early life and education
Kandyse was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, as her parents moved there when she was two years old – her father was a travelling salesman, while her mother was a teacher. Kandyse grew up dreaming about becoming a famous model or an actress one day, and studied at West Vancouver Secondary School where she was a member of the school’s drama club, appearing in most of the plays they performed. After matriculating in 1998, she didn’t enroll at a college, but rather decided to work on her acting career.
Appearances in TV series
After working several jobs to financially support herself while attending auditions for roles in movies and TV series, in 2000 she made her debut TV series appearance in the drama “Higher Ground” in which she portrayed the lead character Katherine Ann ‘Kat’ Cabot.
The series also starred Joe Lando, Hayden Christensen and A. J. Cook, and follows a rich man who moves to the mountains in the Northwestern US to serve as the headmaster of the Mount Horizon school. In the same year, Kandyse guest starred in single 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 she was cast to portray her first recurring character, Elizabeth in the post-apocalyptic action drama “Jeremiah” in 2002; in the same year, she was nominated for a Leo Award for the Best Supporting Actress.
Some of her following roles were in “The Twilight Zone”, “Black Sash”, and “Jake 2.0”.
She was praised for her portrayal of the recurring character Maria in the drama series “Da Vinci’s Inquest” from 2003 to 2005, and was then invited to portray another recurring character, Lisa in the drama “Whistler” in 2006. Kandyse guest starred in numerous series in the following years, such as “Sanctuary”, “Reaper”, and “Persons Unknown”, before winning her next recurring roles portraying Shontal in the drama “Arctic Air” in 2012, and Dr. Clementine Chasseur in the horror web series “Hemlock Grove” in 2013.
Some of her latest roles in TV series have been portraying the 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 science fiction horror web series “V Wars” in 2019.
Roles in movies
Kandyse made her debut film appearance in 1999, portraying 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 been seen appearing in “Passion and Prejudice”, “Return to Cabin by the Lake”, and the critically acclaimed comedy movie “See Spot Run”, before being invited to star in “Framed”, “Carrie”, and “L.A. Law: The Movie” in 2002.
Some of the roles which followed were in the drama movie “Hollywood Wives: The New Generation” in 2003, the family film “Santa Baby” in 2006, and “Battlestar Galactica: Razor” in 2007. She starred as Serafina in the romantic film “Cole” in 2009, which also starred Richard de Klerk and Sonja Bennett, and which follows two young people who fall in love while on a creative writing course. After being praised for her performance, she was invited to star in other movies such as “Mother’s Day” and “The Client List”.
The year 2012 saw Kandyse appear in “Broken Kingdom”, “Just Be Yourself”, and “Aladdin and the Death Lamp”, while some of her latest roles in films have been her portrayal of Sarikin in the fantasy “Seventh Son”, and Angie Alvarez in the erotic thriller “Careful What You Wish For” in 2015.
She most recently played Golden Eyes in the South African action movie “Sew the Winter to My Skin” in 2018.
Love life and relationships
Kandyse has been keeping her personal matters to herself since the launch of her career, and very little is known about her marriage with Ian Cylenz Lee. The two allegedly met in 2013 on the set of a movie, as Ian was working in the sound department, and they started dating shortly after. The public was unaware of the fact that they were married until Kandyse referred to Ian as her husband in an interview she gave to News24. The two are currently living in Toronto, Ontario – they don’t have any children.
Ian attended a local high school in Toronto, and after matriculation enrolled at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in environmental design in 2005. He worked several jobs for the following two years before joining Gsus Sindustries in August 2007, working as their Operations Manager until February 2013. Since October 2014, he has been the Director of BLAKGOLD Productions.
Hobbies and other interests
Kandyse’s main hobby is travelling, and the famous actress has been all around Canada and the US, while she travels to South Africa at least once per year. She has also travelled to Europe on several occasions, and visited countries such as England, France and Spain among others.
She is a philanthropist, and is currently working for the CARE Canada organization, which aims to help those living in poverty in the world’s underdeveloped regions. Kandyse is also a lover of animals, and has a pet dog.
She has her own favorite actresses and actors, some of whom are 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 series, with some of her favorites being “Sex and the City” and “Gossip Girl”.
Appearance and net worth
Kandyse is 40 years old. She has long curly brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall, weighs around 114lbs (52kgs), and her vital statistics are 34-24-35. As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $1 million.