Carly Pope

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Carly Pope
Robin Wong TIFF Schmooze Carly Pope.jpg
Pope at the Toronto International Film Festival, September 7, 2007
Born (1980-08-28) August 28, 1980 (age 41)
Years active1996–present

Carly Pope (born August 28, 1980) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles on The WB's drama series Popular (1999–2001), supernatural drama series The Collector (2004-2005), USA Network's legal drama series Suits (2016–2017) and The CW's Arrow (2016–2017).[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Pope was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, with an older brother, Kris, also an actor, and a younger brother, Alexander. She was trained as a dancer until she became active in theater during high school.[3] She appeared in plays such as The Odd Couple, playing Mickey, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, playing Titania.[4] She attended Lord Byng Secondary high school.


Pope started her career with several small roles, such as Disturbing Behavior, Snow Day, and Night Man, before being cast as Sam McPherson on The WB's comedy-drama television series Popular (1999–2001).[5] The series followed two teenage girls, Pope and Leslie Bibb, who reside on opposite ends of the popularity spectrum at their high school, but are forced to get along when their single parents meet on a cruise ship and get married.[6] Pope was named one of Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 in 2000.[3] She has appeared on the cover of several magazines, including Seventeen, Teen, Curve and Medusa, and in pictorials for FHM and Razor.[7][8]

Pope had several roles in film and television, including The Glass House, Jeff Probst's Finder's Fee, and Orange County. In 2004 she had starred as Maya Kandinski in The Collector. In 2005 she was a guest-star in an episode of FOX's Tru Calling and played an aspiring social worker in the film Eighteen.

In 2007, Pope starred in the Power Up project Itty Bitty Titty Committee,[9] and in Martin Gero's ' intelligent sex comedy ' and Toronto International Film Festival hit, Young People Fucking. In 2009, she appeared in FOX's hit thriller, 24, as Samantha Roth, the president's son's girlfriend.

Pope at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival party

Pope joined the main cast of the NBC legal drama television series Outlaw in 2010, portraying Lucinda Pearl.[10] In 2015, Pope co-produced the Canadian documentary film Highway of Tears.[11] She portrayed architect Tara Messer on USA Network's legal drama series Suits (2016–2017).[12][13][14] On July 26, 2019, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Pope will appear in Hallmark Channel's Christmas-themed television film, Double Holiday (2019) opposite Kristoffer Polaha.[15]

Personal life[edit]

On December 29, 2009, Pope and her brother, Kris, were driving a black BMW down West Georgia Street in Downtown Vancouver when David Fomradas, 31, of Alberta jumped on top of the car and yelled at them to run him over. When Kris got out of the car, Fomradas jumped in the front seat and drove the vehicle into the new CBC studios. Carly suffered a broken rib and two cracked vertebrae, Kris suffered severe injuries to his ankle, and a passerby was also injured.[16]



Year Title Role Notes
1996 A Girl's Guide to Kissing and Other Nightmares in Teenland Short film
1998 Disturbing Behavior Abbey
1999 Aliens in the Wild, Wild West Sara Johnson Video
2000 Snow Day Fawn
2001 Finder's Fee Carla
2001 The Glass House Tasha
2002 Orange County Tanya
2002 Various Positions Cheryth Bleyn
2003 Nemesis Game Sara Novak
2004 Whitecoats Sarah Calder
2004 Everyone Rena
2005 Window Theory Angela
2005 Sandra Gets Dumped Sandra Short film
2005 The Hamster Cage Candy
2005 The French Guy Anna
2005 Eighteen Jenny
2005 Two for the Money Tammy
2005 Break a Leg, Rosie Rosie Short film
2005 Sandra Goes to Whistler Sandra Short film
2007 Itty Bitty Titty Committee Shulamith
2007 Beneath Vanessa
2007 Young People Fucking Kris
2008 Say Goodnight Crystal
2008 Edison and Leo Zella (voice)
2008 Toronto Stories Roshanna
2009 Life Is Hot in Cracktown Stacy
2009 Stuntmen Karla Bravo
2011 S.W.A.T.: Firefight Kim Byers Video
2011 Textuality Simone
2012 Man and Woman Amy Short film
2012 Concrete Blondes Kris Connifer
2013 Elysium CCB Agent
2013 This Last Lonely Place Faye Gardner
2013 Ambushed Police undercover Film
2017 Rakka Sarah Short film
2021 Demonic Carly


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Principal Takes a Holiday Student TV film
1998 I've Been Waiting for You Cheerleader TV film
1998 Night Man Teresa Chase Episode: "Manimal"
1999 Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge Mari Ferraez TV film
1999 A Cooler Climate Beth TV film
1999–2001 Popular Sam McPherson Main role (43 episodes)
2000 Trapped in a Purple Haze Molly White TV film
2002 Kim Possible Amelia (voice) Episode: "The New Ron"
2003 Kim Possible Amelia (voice) Episode: "Animal Attraction"
2003 First to Die Cindy Thomas TV film
2003 Hemingway: That Summer in Paris Young Loreto Callaghan TV film
2003 This Time Around Melissa 'Mel' Rochester TV film
2003 Jake 2.0 Rachel / Yori Episode: "The God, the Bad, and the Geeky"
2003 A Tale of Two Wives Bianca TV film
2004 The Ranch Beth Ann TV film
2004 The Mountain Ronnie Episode: "The Letter"
2004–2005 The Collector Maya Kandinski Regular role (16 episodes)
2005 Young Blades The Enchantress Episode: "Enchanted"
2005 Tru Calling Off. Kate Wilson Episode: "The Perfect Storm"
2005 Recipe for a Perfect Christmas J.J. Jenner TV film
2006 10.5: Apocalypse Laura Malloy TV film
2006 The Evidence Episode: "Stringers"
2007 Dirt Garbo Recurring role (6 episodes)
2007 The 4400 Kara Episode: "Till We Have Built Jerusalem"
2007 Whistler Bailey Episodes: "The Rules of Attachment: Part II", "Last Run"
2008 Robson Arms Anke Vermeulen-Papathanasiou Episode: "Cherchez la Femme"
2008 Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon Sarah TV film
2008 24: Redemption Samantha Roth TV film
2008 Californication Annika Episodes: "Coke Dick & First Kiss", "Blues from Laurel Canyon"
2009 24 Samantha Roth Recurring role (5 episodes)
2010 Day One Bonnie TV pilot
2010 Outlaw Lucinda Pearl Main role (8 episodes)
2013 Motive Sonia Episode: "Ruthless"
2013 The Tomorrow People Morgan Burke Episodes: "Sorry for Your Loss", "Thanatos"
2014 Republic of Doyle Alisha Maracle 5 episodes
2014 Rush Beverly Episode: "You Spin Me Around"
2016–2017 Suits Tara Messer 11 episodes
2016–2017 Arrow Susan Williams Recurring cast; 10 episodes
2018 Blindspot Quinn Bonita Episode: "Deductions"
2018 I Killed My BFF: The Preacher's Daughter Rae TV film
2019 Double Holiday Rebecca Hoffman Hallmark Channel TV movie
2020 The Good Doctor Lily Cross 2 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Production Result
2000 Teen Choice Awards TV - Choice Actress Popular Nominated
2004 Leo Awards Dramatic Series: Best Supporting Performance by a Female The Collector Won
2005 Vancouver International Film Festival Women in Film Award The Hamster Cage Won
2006 Leo Awards Best Performance by a Female in a Short Drama Sandra Gets Dumped Won
2009 Canadian Comedy Awards Best Performance by a Female - Film Young People Fucking Nominated


  1. ^ "Carly Pope Shoots Over to Arrow". TV Insider. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "Interview With Carly Pope: Louis Is 'Delightful In His Oddness' | Blog | Suits". USA Network. August 4, 2016. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Carly Pope | TV Guide". Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  4. ^ "Carly Pope: Biography". Archived from the original on October 22, 2009. Retrieved November 1, 2009.
  5. ^ Cashin, Declan. "See How The Cast Of "Popular" Have Changed Since 1999". BuzzFeed. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  6. ^ Nast, Condé. "Where Are They Now: The Cast of the WB's Popular". Glamour. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  7. ^ "Carly Pope Magazine Cover Photos - List of magazine covers featuring Carly Pope - FamousFix". Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  8. ^ "Carly Pope". IMDb. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  9. ^ "Carly Pope on the clock for "24"". Reuters. October 9, 2007. Retrieved November 1, 2009.
  10. ^ "NBC Unveils 2010-2011 Primetime Schedule Accented by Five New Comedies, Seven New Dramas, and New Alternative Program". The Futon Critic. May 16, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2010.
  11. ^ Lori Culbert, "Film shines light on ‘forgotten’ Highway of Tears women," Vancouver Sun, 24 February 2015, URL accessed 3 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Carly Pope Joins the Cast of Suits for Season 6 | Blog". USA Network. June 1, 2016. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  13. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Carly Pope Dishes on 'Refreshing' 'Suits' Debut and Diving Into the Mysterious World of 'Arrow'". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  14. ^ "Carly Pope Teases Her New Character on Suits". TV Insider. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  15. ^ "Kristin Chenoweth to Headline Hallmark Channel's 2019 Countdown to Christmas (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  16. ^ CBC News (December 30, 2009). "Actors Kris, Carly Pope hurt in Vancouver carjacking". CBC News. CBC. Retrieved August 23, 2018.

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