The Flash – Iris West grew up with Barry Allen after her father, Detective West, took him in when Barry’s father was arrested for murder. Iris thinks of Barry as her best friend and is unaware that he harbors a secret crush. Iris grows throughout the series, becoming a strong character, using her investigative journalist skills to help Team Flash uncover the meta-humans involved in crimes.
Portrayed by Candice Patton.
Patton was raised in Plano, Texas, by her dad, who is a retired FBI agent, and mom who retired from a career in finance. She split her free time in high school between volleyball, cheerleading and participating in the theater.
However, a knee injury forced her to focus solely on acting, and she never looked back. She began her career in Hollywood on The Young and The Restless after being chosen in a national college casting search for a guest storyline on the popular soap while attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas.