Born in Los Angeles but raised in England, Belgium and Texas, Candace Kita graduated from college with degrees in philosophy and contemporary religion. After postgraduate work in sociology, she chose to pursue her dream of acting.
Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, Candace became a series regular lead in all 40 episodes of FOX-TV’s “THE MASKED RIDER”. She went on to take series regular roles in “SON OF THE BEACH” on the FX Network, “RUNNING WITH SCISSORS” on the Oxygen Network and “DANCE FEVER” on ABC-FAMILY.
Her most notable series recurring role was on ABC’s “COMPLETE SAVAGES”, portraying MEL GIBSON’S ill-fated girlfriend, Misty, doomed to die a new and horrible death at the end of each episode.
As a guest star, Candace’s credits include “NIP TUCK”,“TWO AND A HALF MEN”, “THE WAYAN’S BROTHERS”, “VIP”, “METHOD AND RED”, “SMITH”, “PEPPER DENNIS”, “QUINTUPLETS”, “GIRLFRIENDS”, “FELICITY”, “EVEN STEVENS”, “PHIL OF THE FUTURE”, “WALL TO WALL RECORDS”, “BECK AND CALL” , “THE PROBE”, “BIG HAPPY”, “MOVIES AT OUR HOUSE”, “MIRIAM TEITELBAUM: HOMICIDE”, and “THE SWEET SPOT”.
On the big screen, Candace can be seen in the ADAM SANDLER and KEVIN JAMES comedy “I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY”. She also appeared in “THE BAD NEWS BEARS” with BILLY BOB THORNTON and GREG KINNEAR, “STEALING TIME” with JENNIFER GARNER, and “BARB WIRE” with PAMELA ANDERSON.
Candace has appeared in more than a dozen national commercials for brands such as Sprite, Coke, IBM, AIG and MSN. She also starred in a spot for Harvard Medical HMO that was featured on ABC-TV’s “AMERICA’S FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS” and has served as an official spokesperson in several spots for the FOOD NETWORK, HGTV and DIY. As a model with prestigious print agency Wilhelmina, Candace walked the catwalk for Diesel, XOXO and Brighton among others.
Candace is the founder of Hotties With a Heart, an organization that brings together young women who donate their time to various charities throughout the United States. Recent events have included Read Across America, The Boys and Girls Club, The Salvation Army, and The Bob Hope USO. She also hosts a weekly radio show in Los Angeles, Hottie Help with Candace Kita. This live call-in show broadcasts each Sunday from 2-3pm (PST) and is one of the highest-rated shows on LA Talk Radio. Each week Kita discusses women’s safety issues with a celebrity guest.
Kita is also the author of “The Hottie Handbook: A Girl’s Guide to Safety,” a safety primer for young women.