Candis Cayne is an American actress and performing artist. She is often described as the most popular and successful transgender actress in the country. For her activism, Cayne has become an icon for a large number of transgendered people across the world.

Cayne didn’t make a conscious attempted to attain the status. Like she once said, she isn’t trying to be a spokeswoman for the transgender community. She just wants to be regarded as a “living, breathing, happy human being.”

Candis teamed up with MOOVZ, an international LGBT social network, in August of 2015, becoming its new global creative director. She supports the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and regards the LGBTQ community as “the last great minority”

She gained wide attention when she appeared on ABC’s hit show – Dirty Sexy Money. Her role as Carmelita Rainer (the transgender mistress of William Baldwin’s character – Patrick Darling IV) made her the first transgender actress on primetime television to play a recurring transgender character.

Bio – Before and After Transition

Born Brendan McDaniel, one of the two male fraternal twins in 1971, Candis Cayne is a graduate of Maui’s Baldwin High School. He moved to Los Angeles to train as a dancer and started working as a choreographer and a drag performer.

Candis was completely unaware of what trans-sexuality meant until he moved to New York where he was already performing in gay bar Boy Bar as ‘Candis Cayne’. Three years after his arrival, he came out as a transsexual in public and became a known name in the entertainment industry.

Before signing deals for movies and documentaries, Candis featured as a performer at Tour in New York’s Chelsea and in Wigstock. She then appeared for Wigstock: The Movie and went on to appear in a few comedy-drama films like Stonewall and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. She also played in some other movies like Always Something Better, Mob Queen and Starrbooty.

The 2001 Miss Continental winner played a trans woman in ABC prime time drama Dirty Sexy Money and has also appeared as a judge on RuPaul’s Drag U. Candis began transitioning around 1996 and has been actively working for the LGBT community.

Candis Cayne Salary and Earnings

Candis who recently became Caitlyn Jenner’s girlfriend has a net worth estimated at $5 million. Of course, a major bulk of the wealth came from her activities in the movie industry. Over the years, she has played many roles in film, television and music videos. Her filmography gives further insight into the source of her wealth.


As an actress and television personality, Candis has built up an impressive body of work since the mid-90s, leading to her becoming one of the most well-known trans women in the world.

Below is a list of some of the movies and TV shows she had been involved in:

1995Wigstock: The MovieHerselfMovie
1995To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie NewmarCandis CayneMovie
1996Always Something  BetterBilleeMovie
1997A Little Bit Of Love (RuPaul)DancerMusic Video
1998Mob QueenGlorice KalsheimMovie
1999No Scrubs (TLC)Dance TeacherMusic Video
1999Charlie!Short Film
1999In The Closet
2003Milkshake (Kelis)Dance TeacherMusic Video
2006My Heart Belongs to DataCandisShort Film
2007StarrbootyAnnaka MannersMovie
2007CSI:NYQuentin ConradTV Series
2007-2008Dirty Sexy MoneyCarmelita RainerTV Series
2008Libanesa LoiraLibanesaMovie
2008Sordid Lives: The Series’Therapist #19TV Series
2009Nip/TuckAlexis StoneTV Series
2010Drop Dead DivaAllison WebbTV Series
2011Making The BoysHerselfMovie
2011Necessary RoughnessGeraldineTV Series
2011RuPaul’s Drag UHerselfTV Series
2012Meth HeadPinkieMovie
2012Groom’s CakeCandisShort Film
2012She’s Living for ThisHerselfComedy Show
2012-2017RuPaul’s Drag RaceHerselfReality Show
2013-2014ElementaryMs HudsonTV Series
2014Crazy BitchesViviannaMovie
2015-2016I Am CaitHerselfReality Show
2016HeartbeatAvaTV Series
2017The MagiciansFairy QueenTV Series

Personal Life

Candis Cayne was in a relationship with DJ Marco McDermott which lasted over eight years and ended in 2010. For the duration of the relationship, she constantly referred to McDermott as her husband. During their time together, she also helped raise Satori – McDermott’s daughter from a previous relationship.

On the second season of I Am Cait which aired in 2016, Ms Cayne considered the idea of becoming a single parent through adoption. It is believed that she is currently in love with Caitlyn Jenner.

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Quick Facts about Candis Cayne

Born: Brendan McDaniel

Profession: Actress, Performing Artist

Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)

Nationality: American

Date of Birth: 29 August 1971

Place of Birth: Hawaii

Marital status: Dating (Caitlyn Jenner)

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