Jennifer Candy - John Candy's Daughter & Actress

BY PALISTHA Updated on 15 March, 2021

Jennifer Candy, daughter of late comedian John Candy, is hosting the show Couch Candy . Image Source: Getty Images.

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Birth Name Jennifer Anne Candy
Birth Day 02/03/1980
Birth place Toronto, Canada
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Nationality Canadian American
Profession Actress, Comedian, Producer
Parents John Candy, Rosemary Margaret Hobor
Husband/Wife Bryan Sullivan
Sibling Christopher Candy
College/University Loyola Marymount University
Children Finley Sullivan
Personal Website
Height 5 feet 8 inches
Eye color Brown
Hair Color Blonde

Jennifer Anne Candy is a Canadian- American actress, comedian, and producer. She is the daughter of late Canadian actor and comedian, John Candy.

Jennifer actively talks about her father's life and his legacy. She celebrates her father's life by remembering him through various projects. Candy is also an active advocate for mental health awareness.

Married And Mother Of A One

Jennifer Candy has been married to Bryan Sullivan since October 27, 2012. Bryan is the brother of American actor Chris Sullivan. Candy revealed in an interview that she and her brother-in-law were in college together and that is how she met her future husband. 

Jennifer Candy Bryan

Furthermore, Jennifer is also a mother to a baby boy Finley Sullivan, with her husband. She gave birth to her son on November 4, 2018.  Jennifer is a private person so, she has not revealed much about her son. Even when she posts photos of her son, she makes sure that his face is not visible in it.

Early Life, Education, And Family

Jennifer Candy was born on February 3, 1980, in Toronto, Canada, to father John Franklin Candy and mother Rosemary Margaret Hobor. She is the eldest among two children. Her younger brother Christopher Candy is also an actor and musician.

Jennifer Candy mother

Candy grew up in Los Angeles, and her summer vacations were spent on the family farm in the North of Toronto. She graduated as a Theatre Art Major from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California. She then moved to Chicago to work and study at Second City Chicago, but moved back to LA after two years.

Daughter of Late Comedian John Candy

Jennifer is mostly known as the daughter of late comedian John Candy. She was only 14-years-old when her father passed away in 1994. John was one of the best comedic actors in Hollywood in his time. He was famous for his comedy films like Uncle Buck, Stripes, Summer Rental, Home Alone, Plane, Trains, and Automobiles, etc. 

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After two decades of his death, John's legacy is carried out by both of his children, Jennifer and Chris, through their lives and careers. Both of them have talked about their father, John, in various interviews and have celebrated their father's short life.

Jennifer also has a new project called Couch Candy in association with The Second City. There every week, she chats with her father's friends and co-stars who she terms "crazy aunts and uncles" about life, comedy, and also about their favorite candy. 

Net Worth And Earnings

John Candy's daughter, Jennifer Candy, has been acting since she was a child. Looking at the career trajectory of the actress, we can assume that Jennifer Candy's net worth is grand, and she has earned enough to live a comfortable life.

Jennifer's earliest credit comes from the 1990 TV series, Camp Candy, in which she lent her voice. John Candy, her father developed the series, and her brother was also part of the cast. She also voiced a character for an episode, Bobby the Genius, in the animated TV series Bobby's World.

After a decade long absence from acting, John Candy's daughter then starred in TV series like MADtv, According to Jim and The Defenders in minor roles. She was later seen in various short videos and movies, most of which were in the comedy genre. Even if she was only cast in small roles, we could say that she earned enough from these to increase her net worth.

In 2019, Jennifer was seen in In Vino, a comedy thriller, and Chowchilla, a short film that was co-written and produced by her brother, Chris.

 Along with acting, Jennifer has also produced different TV series. The first series she co-produced was Sam Has 7 Friends in 2006. She is also credited as co-producer in the TV series, Prom Queen, Cockpit, and Foreign

Jennifer was born not only with her father's acting abilities, but she also inherited her mother's talent as an artist. She is a fantastic painter and has painted various canvas of different sizes. Her artwork can be viewed and bought on her website

Furthermore, Jennifer is also very active on social media. She is frequently posting pictures about her family and her work in her social media pages. Her YouTube account, however, only has videos related to her works, like movie trailers, Couch Candy introduction videos, and other short videos. We hope that she uploads more on her channel in the upcoming days.

Looking at all the work she has done in recent years, we can say that Jennifer Candy has a significantly large net worth.

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Published on 17 February, 2020

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