Who is Candice Patton?

Born under the water sign of Cancer, on 24 June 1985, in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, Candice Kristina Patton is a 34-year-old American film and television actress. Before appearing on screen, she first became known for her performances in various stage productions, mainly of Shakespeare’s classics. She is best known for her recurring role as Iris West in the DC Comics show “The Flash”, for which she received a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television. Her bread and butter are TV shows, as she also assumed notable roles in “The Game”, “Arrow”, “Legends of Tomorrow” and “The Young and the Restless”. On several occasions, she’s hinted at more movie appearances in the future.

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Early Life and Education: From Mississippi to Texas

Candice was born into an American family in Mississippi. She is of mixed heritage, as her mother, Arianna is African-American, while her father, Paul Patton, has European roots. While Paul was an engineer by profession, art was his true passion. As a child, he learned to play multiple instruments, but never wanted to pursue a music career. Candice’s mother, is an opera singer. She and her would-be husband met after one of her performances, and immediately started dating, and married after welcoming their first child, Adrian, to the world. Soon after they had Candice, they made the decision to relocate to Plano, Texas, possibly for work-related reasons.

Even though both of her parents were talented musicians, their marriage wasn’t marked by harmony. They divorced when Candice was five, but maintained an amicable relationship. She often went to stay at her father’s house, where she first developed an interest in acting. In 2003, Patton matriculated from Plano East Senior High School, then enrolled at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2007, majoring in Theater.

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Career Beginnings: The Young and The Restless, Sorority Forever, Entourage and More

Interestingly, acting wasn’t even Candice’s first choice. She aspired to be a cheerleader, but an injury to her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) derailed her dreams of competing in the sport. Only then did she start harboring an increased love for acting, mainly because of her admiration of Lucille Ball. During her freshman year in college, she saw an ad for CBS’s Soap Star Contest, a series of auditions which would ultimately decide who would appear in “The Young and the Restless”, one of the most popular soap operas of the early 2000s. After several months of trials, she won the contest alongside Ethan Rains. Patton appeared in five episodes of the show, but wasn’t willing to jeopardize her college education with any more roles. After graduating in 2007, she appeared in another iconic soap opera – “The Bold and the Beautiful”, then her big breakthrough came in 2008, as Mercedes Luna in “Sorority Forever”. 2009 saw her in “Castle”, “Entourage” and in “Days of Our Lives”, making her one of the most sought-after supporting actresses in soap operas.

Establishing Herself: Heroes, Grey’s Anatomy, The Craigslist Killer and More

2010 started off well for this rising star, as she landed roles in “One Tree Hill, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Forgotten”. Her soap opera experience came in handy for these particular parts, but she also wanted to try something new. Thus, in 201, she made her movie debut in “The Craigslist Killer”, a crime drama based on a true story. It seems like this change of scenery didn’t suit her, as she didn’t appear in too many movies afterwards, however, she rose up the ranks of Hollywood’s elite, assuming parts in highly popular shows such as “Harry’s Law”, “CSI: Miami”, “Love Bites” and even “Man Up”. In 2013, she landed another recurring role, this time as Tori on “The Game”, and the next year, she delivered her best performance yet.

The Heroine of the DC Comics Universe: The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow and More

In 2014, Candice was cast as Iris West in the massively popular action fantasy show “The Flash”, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. There is a funny story involving her audition for the part – apparently she was nervous in front of the selection panel, and messed up a line in which she was supposed to mention actor Channing Tatum. They weren’t pleased with her performance, and at that time Keke Palmer and Ciara Renee were considered favorites to land the role. However, the second audition was a whole other story.

She impressed everyone, and even went so far as to tickle Grant Gustin, her would-be co-star, so that he would laugh for a scene. The committee loved her pizzaz and charisma, so she was selected almost immediately. In total, she assumed her role in a total of 114 episodes. As is typical fashion in shows based around the DC Comics universe, she appeared in several other shows, such as “Arrow”, “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow”. This accomplishment attracted a large number of younger fans that started following her work.

Personal Life: Does Candice Patton Have a Boyfriend? Is She Gay?

As for her romantic involvements, there is almost no information across any credible sources that could accurately describe this part of her life. Candice herself tends to keep news about her partners completely private, and has not yet addressed these fan inquiries. Nothing is known about her early relationships, or even her current status. She has never been seen attending any public events in particular male company, and there’s no one that the fans suspect across her social media profiles. There has also been no controversy regarding this matter. According to the available information, or the lack thereof, Candace is heterosexual, currently single and doesn’t have any kids. However, she’s stated that her dream main is ‘funny and kind’.

Body Measurements: How Tall is Candice Patton?

Candice Patton is 5ft 4in (163cm) tall, weighs around 125lbs (57kgs), and has an hourglass figure, as evident by her vital statistics, which are 35-24-34.

Net Worth: How Rich is Candice Patton?

Have you ever wondered how affluent Candice Patton really is? According to reputable sources, she has a net worth of approximately $2 million, as of August 2019, accumulated by incorporating a wide variety of genres into her acting portfolio. Given the fact that she’s still young and active, it’s highly likely that we will see her net worth rise in the near future.

Posted by Candice Patton on Friday, May 26, 2017

Social Media Presence

Thanks to the ever expanding grasp that social media has on worldwide audiences, it is in the best interests of most celebrities to keep their fans informed about their activities and thus sustain and potentially increase their ratings and profit. Candice herself is no stranger to this popular trend, as her dedication to posting updates on her public profiles and engaging with her fans is at an all-time high. She is a superstar on Instagram with 1.7 million followers, and on Facebook and Twitter she is also massively popular, with 440,000 and 500,000 fans, respectively. Her fandom mostly consists of younger people who have grown to appreciate her performance in “The Flash”.

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Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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