Candis Cayne is an American actress and performance artist best known for her recurring role as transgender mistress Carmelita on the television drama series Dirty Sexy Money, from 2007-2008.
The role made Cayne the first transgender actress to play a recurring transgender character in American prime time television.
Candis was born as Brendan McDaniel in Hawaii. Brendan transformed himself into Candis Cayne and became one of the United States' most popular and sought-after female impersonators.
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 from coast-to-coast with her gift for dance, choreography and glamour.
She calls the LGBT community "the last great minority" and supports the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.