Actress Candice Patton has landed the role of Iris West in the CW's pilot The Flash, TVGuide.com has learned.
Iris is a quick-witted grad student who's the daughter of Detective West (Jesse L. Martin). She's also the best friend — and, in the comics, eventually wife — of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin). The character has been teased in the two Flash episodes of Arrow, though not mentioned by name.
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Patton's previous acting credits include The Game and The Craigslist Killer.
Carlos Valdes has also joined the Flash cast as a series regular. He'll play Cisco Ramon, a mechanical engineering genius and the youngest member of the team of scientists at S.T.A.R. Labs. Valdes is currently starring in Once on Broadway.
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