Candace Maxwell is a 32-year-old Caribbean-American dancer, model, social media personality, and actress. The Atlanta, Georgia-raised entertainer is best known for her roles in TV series and movies like Power (2019) and Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming (2022).
Before launching her acting career, Candace made a name for herself as a dancer. She was not just a dancer on stage, on film, and on Broadway, but also served as a backup to music stars like P. Diddy, Beyonce, and Lil Kim.
Candace Maxwell Biography Summary
- Full Name: Candace Neolani Maxwell
- Nickname: Candy
- Gender: Female
- Date of Birth: 1990
- Candace Maxwell’s Age: 32 Years Old
- Ethnicity: Caribbean-American
- Nationality: American
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christian
- Marital Status: Single
- Candace Maxwell’s Parents: Mr. Maxwell and Monica Waite
- Siblings: Kristen Maxwell
- Candace Maxwell’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 2 inches
- Candace Maxwell’s Height in Centimetres: 158 cm
- Candace Maxwell’s Weight: 55 kg (121 lbs)
- Body Measurements in Inches: 33-25-34 inches
- Candace Maxwell’s Net Worth: $1 Million
- Famous for: Acting, Dancing, Modeling, and Social Media Career
- Candace Maxwell’s Instagram: candacemaxwell_
- Twitter: cmaxwella_
Candace Maxwell was Born in 1990 in the USA
Candace Maxwell was born in the United States in 1990, making her an American national. The 32-year-old ancestry can be traced to the Caribbean, the region southeast of the Gulf of Mexico, and the North American mainland.
Her Family is Originally From the Caribbean
Maxwell has been described as a first-generation Caribbean-American woman. It is believed that her parents, who have been identified as Mr. Maxwell and Monica Waite, migrated to America sometime in the late 1980s. They made their home in Atlanta, Georgia, where they raised their daughter.
Candace is especially very close to her mother, who fully supported her dream of becoming a dancer and thespian. She revealed in one of her posts on social media how she spent hours in front of the television learning dance moves or impersonating different actors and actresses.
Candace is not the only child of her parents as she has a younger sister named Kristen. Like her older sister, Kristen is also an actress. She made her acting debut in Farewell Amor, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020. Kristen trained at the Maggie Flanigan Studio in New York City and is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency and managed by Lorna Rainey at The Talent Express.
Candace Maxwell Trained at the Maggie Flanigan Studio
Candace Maxwell attended a local elementary and high school in Atlanta, where she began showing interest in having an entertainment career. She participated in different school plays and was regarded to have been brilliant whenever she took the stage.
The young lady would later take acting and dancing classes to help polish her skills. One of the institutions she attended was the Maggie Flanigan Studio in New York, the same place where her junior sister received lessons on the Meisner technique.
Her Career Began as a Dancer Before Transitioning to Acting
Candace Maxwell is fast becoming one to keep an eye on in the acting world, but her career originally started as a dancer. As already mentioned, she performed as a backup dancer to a few notable acts in the hip-hop world, including Beyonce and P. Diddy. She also got to show off her dancing skills on a few stages, on Broadway, and in film roles. Her most notable dancing role was in the 2011 movie Footloose.
After making her name as a dancer and leaving an impression on the many people that work in the production of movies and TV series, Candace was given a chance to audition for a role in 2013’s Bully Girls. She would later appear as Sterling Douglas in the project. Her next known roles were as an uncredited dancer in The Boss Darnell, Paula in Bad Dad Rehab, and Grandmother as Bodies, all in 2016.
Candace’s Roles as Cassandra Haynes in Power and Ellie in Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming Brought Her Fame
Candace Maxwell gained attention when she bagged the role of Cassandra Haynes in the Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson created and produced the crime drama series Power. While she only managed to appear on three episodes of the show in 2019, she made an impact on viewers, and thus her career gained massive attention.
The Caribbean American actress’s next high-profile on-screen role was in Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming in 2022. In it, she played the role of Ellie, a police officer who is also Madea’s granddaughter. The Netflix film, which is a crossover between the Madea franchise and the Irish sitcom Mrs. Brown’s Boys, received mixed reviews but was well-received commercially by fans of the franchise.
Complete List of Her Filmography
- Footloose (2011)
- Bully Girls (2013)
- Bad Dad Rehab (2016)
- Bodies (2016)
- The Boss Darnell (2016)
- Insatiable (2019)
- Engaged (2019)
- Power (2019-2020)
- Didi (2020)
- Polaroid Stories-short film (2020)
- All the Queen’s Men (2021)
- Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming (2022)
Who is Candace Maxwell’s Boyfriend?
The identity of the man in Candace Maxwell’s life is not known to the public. The actress has chosen not to reveal details of her love life to the public if she is currently in a relationship. But while we are not clear on her relationship status, we know that she has never been married.
Candance is a frequent user of social media. She often posts pictures and videos on her Instagram account, but all she shares with the public have to do with her either having a good time out with friends and family. She also shares details of the latest project she is working on.
There are no photos of her posing with a man, which might lead to speculations that she is with someone. The only men on her page are the actors and dancers she has worked with in her career. One particular actor that has featured more than a few times on her page is Skyh Alvester Black, one of her co-stars in All the Queen’s Men (2021).
The Miami native, who is known for his well-chiseled physique, has appeared in other projects like Tyler Perry’s Sistas and Black Monday. However, there seems to be nothing between them as he is engaged to his girlfriend, actress KJ Smith.