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Candice Patton

Candice PattonBiography, American actress

American actress
Candice Patton
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Intro American actress
Is Actor Television actor Film actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 24 June 1985, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
Age: 35 years
Star sign CancerCancer
Residence Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Southern Methodist University
Saturn Award  
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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.

Early life

Patton was born in Jackson, Mississippi, but raised in Plano, Texas. She attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, graduating with a BFA in Theatre.


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.

Charity work

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, 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 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.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
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
Teen Choice Awards Choice Action TV Actress Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Ship Nominated
2019 Teen Choice Awards Choice Action TV Actress Nominated
Saturn Awards Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television Nominated
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