Candice Patton 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.
Born Name: Candice Kristina Patton
Years active: 2004 – present
Born: June 24, 1988, 31 years and 5 months, Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5 ft 4 in or 163 cm
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Measurements: 35-25-34 in or 89-63.5-86 cm
Bra size: 34A
In Dallas, she went to Southern Methodist University.
Father – Ronald Patton
Mother – Patricia Jones
Candice has African American ancestry on her mom side while she is of European-American descent on her dad side.
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 80th anniversary of Batman celebration.
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She has been seen in a McDonald commercial.
In 2009, she first appeared in a short thriller film Lateral Us for her role as a female hostage.
Her first feature film appearance was in Commander and Chief as Dana in 2012.
First TV Show
From 2004 to 2005, Candice was seen on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless as Robin in 5 episodes.
She likes to go on hikes at Runyon Canyon in L.A.
Candice attends workout classes at Swerve on Third and also Soul Cycle.
Her lunch on set is usually a vegetable plate which includes avocado, bell peppers, carrots, cucumbers, hummus, grape tomatoes, and snap peas.
Candice Patton Favorite Things
Food – Cinnamon Roll
TV Shows – The Good Wife (2009-2016), Louie
Restaurant – South Beverly Grill, Kreation
Candice Patton Facts
She doesn’t like photo shoots.
Patton worked for 2 days at Bubba Gump Shrimp. There was a long list of different types of shrimp names in the menu and she couldn’t memorize all of them. Hence, she quit.
She worked for a year at Pinkberry before becoming popular as an actress.
Growing up, she idolized actress Lucille Ball.
She is an introvert and likes to spend time alone when she is free like watching Netflix or taking a bath.
She likes funny and kind guys and would want to date a sweet, nerdy, and quiet guy.
She was 61st Hottest Woman of Maxim magazine in 2015.
The Flash was her second superhero TV show. The first one was Heroes where she had a 2-episode appearance as Olivia in 2009.
She is a dog person and prefers dogs over cats.