June 24, 1988 (35)
Candice Patton is an American actress best known for her breakout role as Iris West-Allen on the hit CW series, The Flash. Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Candice attended Southern Methodist University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre. Her passion for acting led her to move to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams, and she soon landed her first role on the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful.
Since then, Candice has gone on to star in numerous TV shows and films including Commander in Chief, Heroes, The Game, and The Guest Book. However, it was her role as Iris West-Allen on The Flash that propelled her into the limelight and cemented her status as a sought-after actress in Hollywood.
One of the milestones in Candice’s career was her role as Tori in the critically acclaimed film, The Craigslist Killer. The film, which was based on the true story of a killer who targeted victims through the popular online marketplace, received widespread praise for its chilling portrayal of the events. Candice’s performance as Tori, a woman who narrowly escapes becoming one of the killer’s victims, was particularly noteworthy and showcased her dramatic range.
Throughout her career, Candice has collaborated with numerous influential figures in the entertainment industry. She has worked alongside A-list actors such as Will Smith, Forest Whitaker, and Halle Berry. In addition, she has shared the screen with talented actresses such as Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, and Octavia Spencer.
In recognition of her talents and contributions, Candice has been the recipient of a few awards. She has been nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for her role on The Flash, and she has also been honored with the Diversity Award at the annual Women in Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA) gala.