Carly Pope

Carly Pope

Infobox actor

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birthplace = Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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occupation = Actress
yearsactive = 1996-present
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Carly Pope (born August 28, 1980) is a Canadian actress.


Early life

Pope was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, with an older brother, Kris, also an actor, and a younger brother. [ [ Carly Pope Biography (1980-) ] ] Pope's passion for acting began during her high school years in Vancouver where she appeared in stage classics such as "The Odd Couple", playing Mickey, and "A Midsummer Night's Dream", playing Titania.


Pope already had a number of film and television roles to her credit ("Disturbing Behavior", "Nightman") when she burst onto the American scene playing the pivotal character Sam McPherson on the WB's high-school drama "Popular". Since then she has portrayed a heroin addict in "Trapped in a Purple Haze", played opposite Leelee Sobieski in "The Glass House", appeared in Jeff Probst's "Finder's Fee", and in "Orange County". The Globe and Mail stated, "she is part of a phenomenon that's seen Hollywood agents looking more and more to Canada for fresh faces", and listed her as one of Canada's "Young Leaders."Fact|date=April 2008 In 2005 she was a guest-star in an episode of FOX's "Tru Calling" and played an aspiring social worker in "Eighteen", co-starring Brendan Fletcher, Alan Cumming and Ian McKellen.

Pope found out the day after her high school graduation that she was going to Romania to shoot a feature film. "Acting was always an innate ambition", said Pope. "It was where I belonged."Fact|date=April 2008 Pope trained in dance until she entered Lord Byng Secondary School, when she began studying drama in an advanced program. An agent saw her in a school stage production, which led to Pope's screen debut in an independent children's film, "Cowboys and Aliens", on location in distant Eastern Europe. She returned and enrolled at the University of British Columbia for a semester, but demand for the gifted young actress was already heating up. Pope's fast-rising career took off when she won a starring role in the feature film, "A Cooler Climate". She appeared in the Paramount release "Snow Day" a children's comedy with Pam Grier, Jean Smart and Chevy Chase. Her television credits include leads in the ABC television movies "Our Guys" and "Trapped in a Purple Haze", but is best known for her role as Sam in the WB hit show "Popular". Pope compared her character, Sam, to "a builder, or a contractor.Fact|date=April 2008 She has all the right tools, but doesn't know how to use them properly." Sam doesn't realize yet just how unique she already is. "She's trying too hard", continued Pope.Fact|date=April 2008 "Her actions don't match up to her convictions, and that's what she still has to learn."Fact|date=April 2008 Carly made a best friend on the show, her co star, Leslie Bibb, who portrayed Carly's on screen rival, Brooke McQueen. "Leslie is just like a sister to me, since I have none, I love and care for her deeply".Fact|date=April 2008 She is currently starring in Power Up's new project Itty Bitty Titty Committee.

Personal life

Splitting her time between Los Angeles and Vancouver, Pope is currently attending university when her filming schedule allows. She speaks Italian, Spanish and French fluently and is seeking to expand her education in literature and languages.


*"A Girl's Guide to Kissing and Other Nightmares in Teenland" (1996) - short film
*"Disturbing Behavior" (1998), Abbey - scenes deleted
*"Aliens in the Wild, Wild West" (1999), Sara Johnson
*"Popular" (1999–2001), Samantha "Sam" McPherson - TV series
*"Snow Day" (2000), Fawn
*"Trapped in a Purple Haze" (2000), Molly White - TV movie
*"Grosse Pointe" (2000), Herself - TV series, in the episode "Mommy Dearest"
*"Finder's Fee" (2001), Carla
*"The Glass House" (2001), Tasha
*"Orange County" (2002), Tanya
*"Various Positions" (2002), Cheryth Bleyn
*"Kim Possible" (2002–2003), Amelia (voice) - TV series, in the episodes "" and ""
*"Nemesis Game" (2003), Sara Novak
*"This Time Around" (2003), Melissa 'Mel' Rochester - TV movie
*"Intern Academy" (2004), Sarah Calder
*"The Collector" (2004–2005), Maya Kandinski - TV series
*"Two for the Money" (2005), Tammy
*"Recipe for a Perfect Christmas" (2005), J. J. Jenner
*"" (2006), Laura Malloy - miniseries
*"Itty Bitty Titty Committee" (2007), Shuli
*"Dirt" (2007), Garbo - TV series
*"The 4400" (2007) - TV series, in the episode "Till We Have Built Jerusalem"
*"Beneath" (2007), Vanessa
*"Young People Fucking" (2007), Kris
*"Robson Arms" (2008), Anke - TV series, season 3
*"Toronto Stories" (2008), Roshanna
*"Say Goodnight" (2008), Crystal
*"Edison and Leo" (2008), Zella
*"" (2008), Sarah - TV movie
*"Life Is Hot in Cracktown" (2008), Stacy
*"Kill Theory" (2008), Riley
*"24 (season 7)" (2009), Samantha Roth


*"Women in Film & Video Vancouver's Artistic Merit Award ("The Hamster Cage") 2005
*"Leo Award - Best Supporting Actress ("The Collector") 2004


External links

*imdb name|id=0005318|name=Carly Pope
* [ Carly]
* [ the official Carly Pope fanlisting]
* [ Popedish: a Carly Pope fan community]

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