Candice Patton

Candice Patton

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Candice Patton is an American actress and a philanthropist who is best known for her role as ‘Iris West’. Candice Patton plays the ‘Iris West character’ in the CW Television series ‘The Flash’. Likewise, she is also recognized for her role as Tori in the BET television series The Game.

Early Life and Childhood

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Caption: Candice Patton with her mother Arianna Jackson (Source: Instagram)

Candice Patton was born in Jackson, Mississippi, US on June 24, 1988, and is currently 32 years old. Her real birth name is Candice Kristina Pattonon. Her father is Paul Patton and her mother is Arianna Jackson. Her father was an engineer and a musician and her mother was an actor who worked in musical dramas and theatres.

Unfortunately, her parents divorced when she was just five years old. She belongs to the Euro-Afro-American ethnicity and spent her childhood life in Plano, Texas. Moreover, she was raised by her mother along with her brother Adrian.

She was interested in drama and acting since her school days. Moreover, her parents always supported her. She attended Plano East Senior School in 2003 for her education. Later, she graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 2007 with a BFA in Theatre.

Professional life

Candice Patton

Caption: Candice Patton as Iris West in the CW Television series The Flash (Source: Instagram)

Candice Patton stated that she always wanted to become an actress since her childhood in interviews. She officially started her acting career in 2004 although she acted in a small show in 2002. She has starred in some major films like The Craiglist Killer and The Guest since then. Since 2004, she has been active in her acting career till now. Sheis popular for her role as Iris West in the CW television series The Flash around the world.

She appeared in five episodes of her first television role on the soap opera The Young and Restless. However, her big role was for The Bold and The Beautiful in 2007. William J. Bell and Lee Philip Bell created the soap opera along with The Young and Restless show. She played the role of Olivia in two episodes of the NBC sci-fi superhero series Heroes in 2009 before joining The Flash. She has appeared in a number of movies and TV series like ‘The Craigslist Killer’, ‘The Guest’, ‘Commander and Chief’, ‘Casanovas Entourage’, ‘Castle’, ‘One Tree Hill’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, and various other shows before landing her role in the series The Flash.

She has also appeared in the production of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus at the Collins Theatre Center in Plano Texas in 2002. Moreover, she revealed that she was on the verge of quitting her acting career but the love and support from her family kept her going in an interview. She got an iconic role in one of the most popular TV and made her famous. Her role as Iris West in the CW Television Series The Flash made her household name.

Other work

Candice, DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee, writer Tom King, and members toured five US military USO bases in Kuwait from May to June 2019. They celebrated DC’s 80th anniversary of Batman and visited around 12,000 US military personnel stations. She co-founded an online global collective named Shethority for women to inspire, empower, and share. Moreover, she will have a part in the upcoming season of The Flash.

Achievements and Net Worth

Candice Patten was nominated for Teen Choice Awards in multiple categories in 2015 and 2016 respectively. She won Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actress on Television in 2017 for her role as Iris West in the CW Television series The Flash. Moreover, she was nominated for Saturn and Teen Choice Awards TV Actress in 2019.

She estimated net worth is around $10 million US dollars. She earned $500,000 US annually as a top actress.

Relationship Status

Candice Patton is rumored to be dating American basketball player JR Smith. Besides that, there is no information about when they started dating or when they meet each other. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California, and strengthening her relationship with fans even more as Iris West.

Controversy

Candice Patten became part of the controversy due to her casting as an African American for the role of Barry Allen’s girlfriend. However, those controversies faded away due to her acting skills and charm. She became a highlight of news and social media when she unintentionally flashed herself at the Golden Globe Awards party held in LA.

Body Measurement and Social media

Candice Patton stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 71 Kg. She has black hair and dark brown eyes. Moreover, her bra size is 34A, and her body measurements are 35-24-34.

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Caption: Candice Patton body measurement (Source: Instagram)

She is pretty active on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has over 888K followers on her verified Facebook page. On her Instagram account, she has over 1.9 million followers. She has over 506.5K followers on her Twitter account. Moreover, she is also active on TikTok with over 43.8K followers and over 59.1K likes.