Candice Patton is an American actress best known for her starring role as Iris West, the daughter of Detective West and the best friend of Barry Allen, in the superhero fantasy series The Flash.
Born in Jackson, Mississippi and raised in Plano, Texas, Candice continued her childhood dream of becoming an actress by attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.F.A in Theatre.
It was here that she was scouted by The Young and the Restless for a CBS Soap Star Contest and flew out to Los Angeles to briefly join the cast. Candice finished her college education at SMU and moved to Los Angeles shortly after.
Other television series she has acted in include The Bold and the Beautiful, Sorority Fever, Entourage, Castle, Heroes, The Forgotten, One Tree Hill, Grey's Anatomy, CSI: Miami, Love Bites, Man Up, About a Boy and The Game.
She also acted in the 2011 television movie The Craigslist Killer.