Candice Patton, the full name Candice Kristine Patton is an American actress known for her work as Iris West in the Cw’s Series, THE FLASH. Born in Jackson, Mississipi, U.S., Candice is 32 years old. Patton has been cast for many television series including the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. She is one of the successful actresses who has attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, graduating with BFA in Theatre.
Candice Patton’s Journey: The Beginning
In 2004, during the first year in the university, Candice participated in CBS’ soap star screen test. This test was a worldwide audition contest for university students to win a role on the soap opera THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Candice won this contest with a vote percentage of 46% alongside Ethan Rains.
She was given the opportunity to perform the role of an independent film Commander and Chief in a 2008 Web series released on THE WB channel.
The actor has been given a lot of casting on other shows such as ARROW, SUPERGIRL, and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW for the Crisis on Earth –X.
In the third episode of ‘DUET’, she played Millie Foss, the daughter od gangsters, in a dreamworld scenario.
THE ACTRESS BEING ON THE TOP OF HER GAME?
Candice has given great performances in many of the series and shows. In 2015, she was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards under many categories such as Choice TV: Breakout Star, Choice TV: Chemistry. Many of the nominations were done for her for the awards like SATURN AWARDS, TEEN CHOICE AWARDS(2016,2017), SATURN AWARDS (2018,2019) under the category of BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS ON TELEVISION.
The actress had been seen in many other television shows like Entourage, Castle, Heroes, Days of Our Lives, The Forgotten, One Tree Hill, Grey’s Anatomy, The Craigslist killer, Harry’s Law, Batman, etc.
Along with her main role in The Flash, the actress has also appeared as SGT.Halway in the movie The GUEST.
THE CHARITY WORK
Candice Patton is a social charity worker. In 2019, she toured five U.S. military bases in Kuwait with The United Service Organizations (USO). There she visited approximately 12,0000 U.S. military personnel stationed in that country.
In 2017, Patton co-founded an online global collective Shethority(SHE+AUTHORITY). The authority was described as “a positive place for women and feminine to inspire, empower, and share”.For the authority, she was supported and encouraged by her ARROWVERSE co-stars. Active members included DANIELLE PANABAKER, TALA ASHE, NICOLE MAINES. CHYLER LEIGH, RICHARDSON –SELLERS, CAITY LOTZ, MELISSA BENOIST, JULIANA HARKAYY, and KATIE CASSIDY.
The authority helped women helping them to share their own stories and experiences on dealing with self-acceptance, self-healing, lower self-esteem, sexual harassment at their workplace, and so on.
Along with this,shethority has its own clothing line from which all the money collected will be donated to the organization fighting against girls’ rights and freedom.