Candis Cayne

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Candis was born as Brendan McDaniel in Hawaii. Brendan transitioned to Candis Cayne and became one of the United States' most popular and sought-after transgender actresses. Candis first made a name for herself at the famed NYC gay hot-spot "Boy Bar", where her performances drew raves. A classically trained dancer, Candis has thrilled audiences ... See full bio »

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Dirty Sexy Money Carmelita / Carmelita Rainer
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 2019 Crazy Bitches (TV Series)
- We're Gonna Have Fun (2019) ... Vivianna
 2018 Candis for President (Short)
 2017-2018 The Magicians (TV Series)
Fairy Queen
- Will You Play with Me? (2018) ... Fairy Queen
- The Fillorian Candidate (2018) ... Fairy Queen
- The Art of the Deal (2018) ... Fairy Queen
- Poached Eggs (2018) ... Fairy Queen
- Do You Like Teeth? (2018) ... Fairy Queen
 2018 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Dr. Michelle Velez
- Caught Somewhere in Time (2018) ... Dr. Michelle Velez
- Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (2018) ... Dr. Michelle Velez
 2017 Transparent (TV Series short)
- Born Again (2017) ... Jolene
 2016 Heartbeat (TV Series)
- Permanent Glitter (2016) ... Ava
 2015 Myrna (TV Movie)
Holland Hollis
 2013-2014 Elementary (TV Series)
Ms. Hudson
- The Adventure of the Nutmeg Concoction (2014) ... Ms. Hudson
- The Man with the Twisted Lip (2014) ... Ms. Hudson
- Snow Angels (2013) ... Ms. Hudson
 2014 Crazy Bitches
 2013 Meth Head
 2012 Groom's Cake (Short)
 2012 She's Living for This (TV Series)
Special Guest
- The Candis Cayne Episode (2012) ... Special Guest
 2011 Necessary Roughness (TV Series)
- Dream On (2011) ... Geraldine
 2010 ACME Hollywood Dream Role (TV Series)
- Candis Cayne (2010)
 2010 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Allison Webb
- Queen of Mean (2010) ... Allison Webb
 2009 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Alexis Stone
- Alexis Stone II (2009) ... Alexis Stone
- Alexis Stone (2009) ... Alexis Stone
 2007-2008 Dirty Sexy Money (TV Series)
Carmelita / Carmelita Rainer
- The Organ Donor (2008) ... Carmelita Rainer
- The Plan (2008) ... Carmelita Rainer
- The Silence (2008) ... Carmelita
- The Star Witness (2008) ... Carmelita
- The Nutcracker (2007) ... Carmelita
 2008 Libanesa Loira
 2008 Sordid Lives: The Series (TV Series)
Therapist #19
- An Audacious Affair (2008) ... Therapist #19
 2007 Starrbooty
Annaka Manners
 2007 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Quentin Conrad
- The Lying Game (2007) ... Quentin Conrad
 2006 My Heart Belongs to Data (Short)
 1999 Charlie!
 1998 Mob Queen
Glorice Kalsheim
 1997 Always Something Better
 1995 To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
Candis Cayne (as Brendan McDanniel)
 1995 Stonewall
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
- High on the Hog (1995) ... Tamaray
 1994 In the Closet (Short)
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Brendan McDanniel


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Candis was the 2001 winner of the Miss Continental U.S.A. national pageant for female impersonators, held every Labor Day in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

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