Candice Patton

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Candice Patton
Candice Patton 2017 Paley Fest.jpg
Patton at the 2017 PaleyFest
Candice Kristina Patton

Years active2004 – present
Known forThe Flash

Candice Kristina Patton 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 was born in Jackson, Mississippi, 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.[1]


In May 2004, following her first year in university,[2] 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.[3] Patton won the contest alongside Ethan Rains.[4] 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.[5]

Patton was cast for many television series including the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.[1] She currently portrays Iris West in The Flash for The CW since 2014.[6] 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.[7]

Charity work[edit]

Maisie Richardson-Sellers wearing a Shethority shirt

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."[8] Active members of the initiative include Melissa Benoist, Nicole Maines, Chyler Leigh, Caity Lotz, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Tala Ashe, Emily Bett Rickards, Juliana Harkavy, Katie Cassidy and Danielle Panabaker. 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[9] and Girls, Inc..[10]

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.[11]


Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Craigslist Killer Kate TV movie
2012 Commander and Chief Dana
2014 The Guest Sgt. Halway
Year Title Role Notes
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"
2009 Heroes Olivia 2 episodes
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-Allen Main role
2017 Supergirl Episodes: "Crisis on Earth-X (Part 1-2-4)"
2017 Arrow
2017 Legends of Tomorrow
2019 Batwoman Episode “Crisis on Infinite Earths Part 2[12]
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Sorority Forever Mercedes Muna 21 episodes
2015 Con Man Dr. Chu Hua substitute
2017 "Good Life" Herself/Random Girl Music video

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Breakout Star The Flash Nominated [13]
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 [7]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Action TV Actress Nominated [14]
2018 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actress on Television Nominated [15]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Action TV Actress Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Ship Nominated
2019 Teen Choice Awards Choice Action TV Actress Nominated [16]
Saturn Awards Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television Nominated [17]


  1. ^ a b "Patton Website". Archived from the original on December 30, 2013.
  2. ^ Crean, Ellen (May 21, 2004). "Screen Star Votes Being Counted". CBS News. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  3. ^ Morales, Tatiana (May 14, 2004). "'Y&R' Hunts For New Soap Star". CBS News. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  4. ^ Morales, Tatiana (May 24, 2004). "Iman & Candice Win' Y&R' Roles". CBS News. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  5. ^ Carr, Lauren (August 20, 2008). "The WB is back starring Plano graduate!". Plano Star Courier. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 14, 2014). "Candice Patton Cast In CW Pilot 'The Flash'". Deadline. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  7. ^ a b McNary, Dave (March 2, 2017). "Saturn Awards Nominations 2017: 'Rogue One,' 'Walking Dead' Lead". Variety. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  8. ^ "Shethority Twitter Page". October 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  9. ^ "Shethority International Women's Day Apparel".
  10. ^ "SHETHORITY "We Got Your Back" Collection".
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ Agard, Chancellor (November 19, 2019). "New 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' photos reveal Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  13. ^ "Wave 2 Nominees". Teen Choice. Teen Choice. July 7, 2015. Archived from the original on April 11, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ Todisco, Eric (August 11, 2019). "Teen Choice Awards 2019: See the Complete List of Winners". People. Archived from the original on August 12, 2019. Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  17. ^ Mancuso, Vinnie (July 16, 2019). "'Avengers: Endgame', 'Game of Thrones' Lead the 2019 Saturn Awards Nominations". Collider. Retrieved July 16, 2019.

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