Candice Kristina Patton (born June 24, 1985) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Iris West in The CW television series The Flash and her recurring role in the BET television series The Game.
Patton at the 2017 PaleyFest
Candice Kristina Patton
June 24, 1985 
Jackson, Mississippi, United States
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Years active||2004 – present|
|Known for||The Flash|
Patton was born in Jackson, Mississippi on June 24, 1985 but raised in Plano, Texas. She graduated from Plano East Senior High School in 2003, and later attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, graduating with a BFA in Theatre in 2007.
In May 2004, following her first year in university, Patton took part in CBS' Soap Star Screen Test, a nationwide audition contest for university students to win a role on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. Patton won the contest alongside Ethan Rains. In 2008, Patton had a starring role in The WB's web series Sorority Forever and a role in the independent film Commander and Chief.
Patton was cast for many television series including the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. She currently portrays Iris West in The Flash for The CW since 2014. The role has led to appearances on other Arrowverse shows including Arrow, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow for the Crisis on Earth-X crossover event. In the third season episode "Duet", she played Millie Foss, the daughter of gangsters, in a dreamworld scenario.
In 2017, her role as Iris West garnered her a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television.
In 2017, along with her Arrowverse co-stars Patton co-founded Shethority ("She + Authority"), an online global collective described as "a positive place for women and the feminine to inspire, empower, and share." Active members of the initiative include Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Caity Lotz, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Tala Ashe, Emily Bett Rickards, Juliana Harkavy and Katie Cassidy. Through social media, women share their own stories and experiences on dealing with self-acceptance, homophobia, sexual harassment at the workplace and so on. Shethority has its own clothing line, from which all the money collected will be donated to non-profit organizations fighting for girls and women rights, such as Girls Not Brides and Girls, Inc..
In May and June 2019, Patton, DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee, writer Tom King, and fellow CW series actresses Nafessa Williams and Danielle Panabaker toured five U.S. military bases in Kuwait with the United Service Organizations (USO), where they visited the approximately 12,000 U.S. military personnel stationed in that country as part of DC's 80th anniversary of Batman celebration.
|2011||The Craigslist Killer||Kate||TV movie|
|2012||Commander and Chief||Dana|
|2014||The Guest||Sgt. Halway|
|2004–2005||The Young and the Restless||Robin||5 episodes|
|2007||The Bold and the Beautiful||Candy||Episode: "#1.5202"|
|2008||Casanovas||Actress #2||Episode: "Hollywood Heartburn"|
|2009||Entourage||Dan Coakley's Assistant||3 episodes|
|2009||Castle||Young Woman||Episode: "Inventing the Girl"|
|2008–2009||Days of Our Lives||Jill / Alicia||2 episodes|
|2010||The Forgotten||Kelly||Episode: "Double Doe"|
|2010||One Tree Hill||Tanisha||2 episodes|
|2010||Grey's Anatomy||Meg Waylon||Episode: "Almost Grown"|
|2011||Harry's Law||Denise Raines||Episode: "American Dreams"|
|2011||CSI: Miami||Wendy Gibson||Episode: "Blood Lust"|
|2011||Love Bites||Liz Beth||Episode: "Modern Plagues"|
|2011||Man Up!||Dana||3 episodes|
|2012||Rizzoli & Isles||Mrs. Avery||Episode: "This Is How a Heart Breaks"|
|2013||The Game||Tori||8 episodes|
|2014–present||The Flash||Iris West||Main role|
|2017||Supergirl||Episodes: "Crisis on Earth-X (Part 1-2-4)"|
|2017||Legends of Tomorrow|
|2008||Sorority Forever||Mercedes Muna||21 episodes|
|2015||Con Man||Dr. Chu Hua substitute|
|2017||"Good Life"||Herself/Random Girl||Music video|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2015||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV: Breakout Star||The Flash||Nominated|||
|Choice TV: Chemistry (shared with Grant Gustin)||Nominated|
|Choice TV: Liplock (shared with Grant Gustin)||Nominated|
|2016||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV: Chemistry shared with Grant Gustin||Nominated|
|Choice TV: Liplock shared with Grant Gustin||Nominated|
|2017||Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Won|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Action TV Actress||Nominated|||
|2018||Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Nominated|||
|2018||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Action TV Actress||Nominated|
|2018||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Ship||Nominated|
- "Patton Website". candicepatton.com. Archived from the original on December 30, 2013.
- Crean, Ellen (May 21, 2004). "Screen Star Votes Being Counted". CBS News. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
- Morales, Tatiana (May 14, 2004). "'Y&R' Hunts For New Soap Star". CBS News. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
- Morales, Tatiana (May 24, 2004). "Iman & Candice Win' Y&R' Roles". CBS News. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
- Carr, Lauren (August 20, 2008). "The WB is back starring Plano graduate!". Plano Star Courier. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
- Andreeva, Nellie (March 14, 2014). "Candice Patton Cast In CW Pilot 'The Flash'". Deadline. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
- McNary, Dave (March 2, 2017). "Saturn Awards Nominations 2017: 'Rogue One,' 'Walking Dead' Lead". Variety. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
- "Shethority Twitter Page". candicepatton.com. October 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
- "Shethority International Women's Day Apparel".
- "SHETHORITY "We Got Your Back" Collection".
- Arrant, Chris (June 2, 2019). "JIM LEE, TOM KING, DC-CW Stars Make Surprise USO Trip To KUWAIT". Newsarama. Archived from the original on June 3, 2019. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
- "Wave 2 Nominees". Teen Choice. Teen Choice. July 7, 2015. Archived from the original on April 11, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
- Ceron, Ella (June 19, 2017). "Teen Choice Awards 2017: See the First Wave of Nominations". Teen Vogue. Archived from the original on June 20, 2017. Retrieved June 19, 2017.
- McNary, Dave (March 15, 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Walking Dead' Rule Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Archived from the original on March 15, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2018.