One thing we love about The Vampire Diaries cast is how diverse their backgrounds are. While many of them were born abroad, a few are from the good ol’ US of A.
Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes), for one, was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Edgewater, Florida. Her parents still live there; her father is a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon in Orlando, while her mother — who was once an environmental engineer — is a homemaker. Candice also has a younger brother.
While still in high school, Candice moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of acting and singing. It paid off, and after booking The Vampire Diaries, she moved to Atlanta, where the show is filmed.