Carly Pope


Carly Pope Trivia


  • Trivia

    • In March 2000, Carly graced the cover of Teen magazine. She also appeared in pictorials for the TV Babes Special of FHM, Razor Magazine, Teen People, and TV Guide.

    • In 1999, Carly was featured in the music video, "Big New Shoes". She also appeared in the 2000 Jessie Farrell music video for "Don't Even Try".

    • Carly has a pet bull dog.

    • Carly says that if she weren't an actress, then she would most likely be a grade-school teacher.

    • In 2000, Carly ranked No.42 in Stuff magazine's 100 Sexiest Women. She was also named among Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 that year.

    • Awards and Nominations:
      2000 (N) - TV Choice Actress, Teen Choice Awards, for Popular
      2004 (W) - Dramatic Series: Best Supporting Performance by a Female, Leo Awards, for The Collector episode The Prosecutor
      2005 (W) - Women in Film & Video Vancouver's Artistic Merit Award, Vancouver International Film Festival, for The Hamster Cage
      2006 (W) - Best Performance by a Female in a Short Drama, Leo Awards, for Sandra Gets Dumped

    • Carly, nicknamed Carlita and Lita, is 5' 6" (1.68 m) tall. She is half Italian, 25% Yugoslavian, and 25% Irish. She has a piercing on her belly button.

    • Her favorite movie is Labyrinth while her favorite book is Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins. Carly's favorite type of food is Japanese.

    • She enjoys long walks, writing poetry, and constantly reading. She plans on learning how to play the guitar.

    • Pope often returns to Vancouver to spend time with her family, with whom she is close. She has an older brother named Kris Pope, who is an actor, and a younger brother named Alexander Pope.

    • An agent saw her in a school stage production, which led to Carly's screen debut in an independent children's film, Cowboys and Aliens, on location in distant Eastern Europe.

    • She trained in dance until she entered Lord Byng Secondary School, when she began studying drama in an advanced program.

    • She found out the day after her high school graduation that she was going to Romania to shoot a feature film.

    • She speaks Italian, Spanish and French fluently, and is seeking to expand her education in literature and languages.

    • Carly splits her time between Vancouver, British Columbia and Los Angeles, California.

    • Film and TV Movie Credits:
      Stuntmen (2009) as Karla Bravo
      Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009) as Stacy
      Kill Theory (2009) as Riley
      Toronto Stories (2008) as Roshanna
      Edison and Leo (2008) (voice) as Zella
      Say Goodnight (2008) as Crystal
      Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon (2008) (TV) as Sarah
      Young People F*cking (2007) as Kris
      Itty Bitty T!tty Committee (2007) as Shulamith
      10.5: Apocalypse (2006) (TV) as Laura Malloy
      Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (2005) (TV) as J.J. Jenner
      Sandra Goes to Whistler (2005) as Sandra
      Break a Leg, Rosie (2005) as Rosie
      The French Guy (2005) as Anna
      The Hamster Cage (2005) as Candy
      Sandra Gets Dumped (2005) as Sandra
      The Ranch (2004) (TV) as Beth Ann
      Double Bill (2003) (TV) as Bianca
      This Time Around (2003) (TV) as Melissa 'Mel' Rochester
      1st to Die (2003) (TV) as Cindy Thomas
      Various Positions (2002) as Cheryth Bleyn
      Trapped in a Purple Haze (2000) (TV) as Molly White
      Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge (1999) (TV) as Mari Ferraez
      I've Been Waiting for You (1998) (TV) as Cheerleader
      Principal Takes a Holiday (1998) (TV) as Student
      A Girl's Guide to Kissing and Other Nightmares in Teenland (1996)

    • Six months after graduating from Lord Byng High School in Vancouver, Canada, Carly went to Hollywood and got the role of Sam McPherson on WB's teen drama Popular.

    • In the Popular episode, Fire in the Hole, where all the characters have to perform the STD play that Ms. Glass wrote, Carly Pope displays her real life tap dancing and singing skills.

    • Even after their show Popular ended, Carly remained very good friends with co-star Leslie Bibb. She is also friends with actor Brendan Fehr, whom she worked with in Disturbing Behavior (1998) and Nemesis Game (2003).

    • Carly is represented by The Characters Talent Agency in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and The Gersh Agency in Beverly Hills, California. She is managed by Handprint Entertainment based in Los Angeles, California.

    • She auditioned for the role Elizabeth 'Liz' Parker on the WB's Roswell.

    • In 2001, she appeared in a television commercial for Pepsi. She has also modeled for Guess Jeans.

  • Quotes

    • Carly Pope: (about her photo shoot with "FHM") Did I feel sexy? Oh yeah... they had to tell me to close my legs and hide my nipples. Because I was ready to go all out. Ha ha!

    • Carly Pope: Idealistically, I'd love to stay here and just be doing Canadian stuff. It's unfortunate when at the end of the day it's hard to make a living at it up here. I feel a necessity to find some financial stability and I don't want to have to leave the industry to do that. It's a struggle, but I'm happy to throw caution for a little while longer and see how it goes. And to be perfectly honest, I put myself in that proverbial safety net for a long time - I really did. Fortunately, I have a little jackknife and I tore a hole into it and now I'm getting out.

    • Carly Pope: (on how she chooses her roles) I play a bit of a strategic game with choosing roles that might be educational, insightful, or inspiring. I try and find characters that represent what I would like to see on TV, being a little bit more open-minded, less stereotypical.

    • Carly Pope: When I was younger, when I thought of myself as older, I would have these little flashes of fame, but then they would go away because it always seemed so far off.

    • Carly Pope: It's a matter of knowing who you are and just keeping with that.

    • Carly Pope: It's really, really frightening I might get typecast as this teenager in high school. That's one thing I really want to stay away from.

    • Carly Pope: Good manners and respecting your elders, a sense of community, holding a conversation at a social event - that's how I grew up.

    • Carly Pope: Acting was always an innate ambition, it was where I belonged.

    • Carly Pope: I kind of see myself as a cartoon that's on its way to becoming a real person that has to find that special amulet or mushroom to get to that next realm or level. I don't feel like anything is that tangible. It freaks me out, why I feel unhappy or conflicted and why that can change on a dime. I feel very manic right now, but I'm confident where I am.