Candace Maxwell Biography
Candace Maxwell, a first-generation Caribbean-American actress, model, and dancer from Queens, New York, grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2019, she rose to prominence as Cassandra Haynes in the films “Power” (2019) and “Insatiable” (2019). She has appeared in several TV shows, including Katy Keene (2020).
|Real Name:||Candace Maxwell|
|Place of Birth:||Westford, Connecticut, New York|
|Occupation:||Actress and Dancer|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
Early Life and Education
Candace Maxwell is a first-generation Caribbean American, the daughter of parents from Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
Maxwell was born in 1999 in Westford, Connecticut, and raised in Queens, New York with her younger sister Kristen Maxwell by a single mother, Monica Waite.
She has used her fiery passion for music and dance to prove her worth as a natural performer since her youth. After her time in New York, she relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to attend CCEPA (Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts).
She went on to study acting and dance after graduation. She studied ballet, modern, jazz, tap, African, partnering, and hip hop. All of Maxwell’s hard work paid off handsomely.
Candace Maxwell began working on improving her dancing skills at the age of five, and she later grew up and worked as a dancer on a stage film and on Broadway.
Before starting her acting career, she worked extensively as a dancer on stage, film, and Broadway having been a back-up dancer for hip-hop icons Beyonce, Lil Kim and P. Diddy.
She made her professional acting debut in 2011 as a backup dancer in the film “Footloose.” She had also portrayed Didi in the comedy-drama “Katie Kene.”
Her skills landed her dance segments on major TV shows and catapulted her to Broadway where she was cast in “Holler If You Hear Me”.
Having her eyes set on expanding her opportunities in an acting career, Candace trained at the Maggie Flanigan Studio with an in-depth focus on the Meisner technique.
She also appeared in Tyler Perry’s film “A Madea Homecoming,” which was released on Netflix in February. In 2019, she rose to prominence as Cassandra Haynes in the film “Power.“
In the 2021 series titled “All the Queen’s Men, Maxwell portrays the role of “DJ Dime,” the resident DJ at Club Eden, who is the voice and rhythm of the club.
She is a young, fun, sexy ambitious woman who is the life of the party and looks to Madam as a mentor, becoming her protégé.
Madame takes Dime under her wing hoping to train her to become her #2 and the face of the club.
The beautiful Caribbean-American actress’ movie career has been influenced by many people like which include: Lorna Ann Rainey her first agent/manager, her mother and her acting teacher Karen Chamberlain who helped me believe in my abilities as an actress.
Candace Maxwell Filmography:
- Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming 2022
- All the Queen’s Men (TV Series) 2021
- Polaroid Stories (Short) 2020
- Katy Keene (TV Series) 2020
- Power (TV Series) 2019-2020
- Black Girls Rock!, Katy Keene (TV Series) 2020
- The Restaurant (TV Series) 2019
- Insatiable (TV Series) 2019
- Engaged (Short) 2019
- Bad Dad Rehab (TV Movie) 2016
- Bodies 2016
- The Boss 2016
- Bully Girls 2013
- Footloose 2011
Candace Maxwell Net Worth
CCandace Maxwell is a popular Caribbean-American actress, model, and dancer with a net worth of $1 million.
In her free time, Maxwell enjoys cooking, traveling, food and culture, writing poetry as well as animals, and is an advocate for underprivileged youth. Health and wellness are extremely important to her.
She maintains her mental health by exercising and meditating often. Candace is an advocate for underprivileged youth and works with young teenage girls who are victims of sex trafficking.
For the young actress and dancer, the spicier and the saucier her meals, the better. Jamaican, Trinidadian, Greek, Italian, Indian, Thai, Mexican, Sushi are all her favorites.
Outside of Film & TV, she is passionate about travel, food & culture,
- Instagram: @CandaceMaxwell_
- Twitter: @Cmaxwella_