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Candis Cayne, a Hawaii native, began her career in New York making a name for herself as a choreographer and drag performer at Boy Bar in The East Village, where high-production values met tight choreography in a winning formula. One of the hardest-working performers, Candis staged complex production numbers at Wigstock, White Party, and other large-scale festivals. Cayne appeared in the related documentary ﬁlm Wigstock: The Movie, the dramedy film Stonewall, and the Universal Studios comedy feature To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, for which she also did choreography.
In 2007, Cayne was cast in the groundbreaking role of "Carmelita Rainer," on the hit ABC primetime drama Dirty Sexy Money. Cayne has also recurred on shows such as Nip/Tuck playing the trans character "Alexis Stone" and she is currently recurring on the CBS show Elementary as "Ms. Hudson." She has also guest-starred in Drop Dead Diva and Necessary Roughness. In 2015, Cayne participated and recurred in Caitlyn Jenner's unprecedented docu-series, I Am Cait.
Cayne has always been a vocal activist for the LGBT community working closely with various charities and organizations including the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). She lives in Los Angeles.