If you’re mid-binge on You season 2, congrats! You’re probably busy freaking out about whether there are any Joe Goldergs in your own life. That said, you should also probably be worrying about whether you’ve got any Candaces hanging around, too. Joe’s ex is back to try to expose the truth about him, and we’re here to relay everything you need to know about Ambyr Childers, the woman who plays her.
Ambyr C. Childers (born July 18, 1988) is an American actress, known for her portrayal of Susan Atkins in the NBC crime drama Aquarius, Ashley Rucker in the Showtime crime drama Ray Donovan and Candace Stone in the Netflix thriller series You.
Childers was born in Cottonwood, Arizona and raised in Murrieta, Riverside, California and she has two sisters. Childers attended Vista Murrieta High School. After appearing in the 2003 film Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Childers became established for her role on the daytime soap opera All My Children as Colby Chandler, who she portrayed from 2006 to 2008. She also played Elizabeth “E” Dodd in The Master.
Childers married film producer Randall Emmett in 2009. The couple had a daughter in 2010 and a second daughter in 2013. Emmett filed for legal separation in April 2015, and the couple divorced in December 2017.
In 2018, Childers starred in Lifetime’s television adaptation of You as Candace Stone, which premiered on September 9, 2018. On December 3, 2018, it was announced that You would move to Netflix as a “Netflix Original” title, ahead of the premiere of the second season. On February 1, 2019, it was announced by Deadline, that Childers was promoted to a series regular role, ahead of the premiere of the second season.