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Iris West-Allen in “The Flash”
Candice Patton stars as Iris West-Allen 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 after Barry’s father was arrested for murder.
Candice Patton’s work as an actress has proven her as a versatile and dynamic talent in the entertainment industry. She currently plays the role of Iris West-Allen on The CW’s hit superhero series The Flash, based on a costumed crime-fighter with the power to move at superhuman speeds. Premiering in October 2014, the pilot became the second-most watched premiere in the history of The CW and the show won the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New TV Drama” that same year. Patton’s work on The Flash has earned her Teen Choice Awards nominations in the categories of “Choice TV: Breakout Star” and “Choice Action TV Actress.” Her other television credits include “The Game”, “About a Boy” and “Grey’s Anatomy”.
In 2017, along with her Arrowverse co-stars, Patton launched Shethority, an online collective that aims to inspire and encourage other women to empower themselves. The platform provides women with a space of inclusivity and intimacy in which they can share stories, reach out to one another and diminish the isolation that women feel much too often in society.