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Candice Patton always knew she wanted to be a part of the entertainment industry. As a child, she watched I Love Lucy every single night; the show was her favorite, and Lucille Ball became her idol. "I fell in love with her and what she was doing," says Candice. "Her ability to make people laugh —make me laugh— I just knew immediately, at a young age, watching her, that I wanted to do whatever it was she was doing. She was a big creative inspiration for me." Candice's father worked in the FBI, and while that piqued her interest, she always went back to acting. "For a while, I did consider the FBI or CIA… because I may get to be a spy and pretend to be other people," she says. Candice quickly realized that there are less dangerous ways to explore other characters. "Everything that I toyed with outside of acting—which was very little—had to do with being an actor. Acting has always been the thing I've had my eye on since a young age." Acting was Candice's passion, and she was determined to make it happen. "Not everyone has the luxury of knowing what they want to do when they are young. So, when you do know, you should cherish that and do everything you can with it." Now 34 years old, Candice portrays Iris West on The CW's The Flash. The show is currently on its sixth season, with episode ten premiering on February 4th. Over the last six years, Candice has developed her character. "We will see a duality in Iris," Candice says of what we can expect in the back half of the season. "There is a lot coming for her. She is a big part of the second half villain of season six. She is very much tied into that, so we're going to see her a lot, her investigative side, her team at The Citizen," she explains. "You see Grant [Gustin, who portrays Barry Allen/The Flash] develop more. We're constantly out trying to solve this big mystery—it's a lot of good stuff for Iris."

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