Candice Patton stars as Iris West in The CW series, The Flash. Iris grew up with Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) after her father, Detective West (Jesse L. Martin), took him in when Barry’s father was arrested for murder. This season, as an accomplished reporter for the Central City Picture News, Iris joins the S.T.A.R. Labs team in helping Barry protect the city.
Patton was raised in Plano, Texas, by her dad, who is a retired FBI agent, and mom who retired from a career in finance. She split her free time in high school between volleyball, cheerleading and participating in the theater. She began her career in Hollywood with a short stint on The Young and The Restless after being chosen in a national college casting search for a guest storyline on the popular soap while attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas. After her story arc, she was asked to continue on the show but decided to finish her education. Once graduating, Patton moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television.
Her previous television credits include appearances on Entourage, Castle, Grey’s Anatomy, The Game, CSI: Miami, The Forgotten, One Tree Hill, Harry's Law, and Heroes, to name a few.
Patton calls Los Angeles home when not filming in Vancouver.