Who is Candis Cayne?

The hottest American actress and performance artist, Candis Cayne is the first transgender actress to portray the role of a transgender character.

Quick Info
Birth NameCandis Cayne
BornAugust 29, 1971
Age49 yrs
FatherGary McDaniel
MotherPatricia Relles
Height5 feet 10 inches
SpouseMarco McDermott
Net Worth$500 thousand
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Candis Cayne was born on August 29, 1971, in Maui, Hawaii, U.S. She is the daughter of Gary McDaniel and Patricia Relles. Both of her parents were teachers at Haleakala Waldorf School.  Candis spent her childhood with her twin brother named Dylan. Learning and enlightening have always been a strong motive of Candis and that’s why she learned classical dancing in Los Angeles. She completed her graduate studies at Baldwin High School of Maui in 1989. Later, after completing her graduation, Candis moved to New York City to work as an artist and choreographer.



After moving into New York City, she started her on-screen career by appearing in the 1995 documentary film ‘Wigstock: The Movie’. Continuously without any gap, Candis jumped to act on another British-American historical comedy movie named ‘Stonewall’. In this movie, she portrayed the character of Diva juxtaposed to Guillermo Díaz, Frederick Weller, and Duane Boutte.  In 1995, Candis did a cameo role as herself in the movie titled To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar’. Here, she was shouldering with Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo, and Chris Penn. Just a year after, in 1996, Candis appeared in  Something Better’, followed by another movie ‘Drag Time’  in 1997. After continuous work and dedication, she got good roles in great movies including ‘Mob Queen’ (1998). Here, she played the character of the new girl on docks” ‘Glorice Kalsheim’. 

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Days after days, Candis’s work amazed people’s and she got fantastic movies. Candis was part of the short film ‘Charlie’, and feature film ‘In the Closet’.

After seven years of break from this field, we finally saw Candis performing in the short film ‘My Heart Belongs to Data’ in the year 2006.  Here she was portraying the role of Candis only. Candis made a long and descriptive break from movies for almost three years and got back with the movie ‘Making the Boys’ (2011).

Surely, her work is not only limited to English movies but is exceeding other parts of the world too. She also did a Portuguese movie ‘Libanesa Loira’ (2008)

Choreography work

Apart from movies, her steps in the choreography field are also great. Candis has worked as a Choreographer in New York City. She also appeared as a dancer for RuPaul’s music video for the song titled as  Little Bit of Love’ (1997)’.  Her other choreography work includes directing the music video of TLC’s song ‘No Scrubs’. Candis has also choreographed the video of the song ‘Milkshake’. Her recent movie was Crazy Bitches’ (2014).

Tv Shows

She started her television career in 2007. Her first television series CSI: NY’ was with American police procedural and she sketched the role of Quentin Conrad in ‘The Lying Game’ episode. Candis also played the character of Annaka Manners who was a billionaire and owner of a cosmetics company in the series Starrbooty’ (2007). Drag queen RuPaul wrote this series.  Her appearance on the tv series ‘Sordid Lives’ (2008) where she appeared as a therapist was remarkable.

Listing up her other television series, her recurring role in  ‘Dirty Sexy Money’  appearing as Carmelita Rainer was great too. In the year 2011, she got an offer for the character of Geraldine in the television series ‘Necessary Roughness’.  Candis was lined up for a long time for television shows but after that Candis appeared in the award-winning drama series ‘Elementary’ (2013-2014). Her latest television work includes Heartbeat’ (2016) and The Magicians’ (2017).

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Net worth

Candis Cayne has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand. Her major income sources are from acting in television and films and choreography.

Social Media Of Candis Cayne

Candis Cayne or @candiscayne on both Twitter and Instagram keeps her fan engaged with herself by posting great pictures and tweeting. She has 123.5k followers and 470 followings on Instagram and 40.2K followers and 530 followings on Twitter.

Controversies and Rumours

It was rumored that she was dating a Canadian transgender actress Caitlyn Jenner.  These two couples were seen together going out in several seminars and award functions. Right now, she hasn’t been into any controversies or rumors. Right now, she is focusing more on herself and keeping her life a little private than before.