Who Is Preacher’s New Love Interest on ‘Virgin River’? Details on Actress Kandyse McClure

She plays Kaia

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The first ten episodes of Virgin River season five are now streaming on Netflix. The new installment features loads of new cast members—including Barbara Pollard (Melissa) and Libby Osler (Ava)—but one of the biggest additions is Kandyse McClure (who plays Kaia). If the 43-year-old actress looks familiar, it’s probably because she has an extensive resume that ranges from Supernatural to Battlestar Galactica.

Here’s everything you need to know about Virgin River’s newest cast member, Kandyse McClure.

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1. Who Is Kandyse McClure?

Kandyse McClure is a Canadian actress who plays Kaia on Virgin River. Although she grew up in Vancouver, she was born in South Africa. McClure pursued a career in television after graduating from West Vancouver Secondary School in 1998.

2. What Is Virgin River?

Virgin River is a wildly popular drama series on Netflix. The story follows a nurse practitioner named Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge), who moves to a small town for a fresh start. McClure’s character, Kaia, is introduced in the show’s fifth season.

Kaia is a firefighter who crosses paths with Mel during an unexpected baby delivery. She goes on to meet Preacher (Colin Lawrence), who takes an interest in her.

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3. What Else Has She Been In?

McClure’s resume includes over 70 projects. In addition to Virgin River, her most notable TV roles include Higher Ground, Da Vinci’s Inquest, Battlestar Galactica, Persons Unknown, Hemlock Grove, Ghost Wars, Charmed and Motherland: Fort Salem. She also had guest appearances in The Imperfects, Family Law, Snowpiercer, The Flash, V-Wars, The Good Doctor and Supernatural.

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