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).
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. She appeared in plays such as The Odd Couple, playing Mickey, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, playing Titania. 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). 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. Pope was named one of Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 in 2000. She has appeared on the cover of several magazines, including Seventeen, Teen, Curve and Medusa, and in pictorials for FHM and Razor.
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, 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 joined the main cast of the NBC legal drama television series Outlaw in 2010, portraying Lucinda Pearl. In 2015, Pope co-produced the Canadian documentary film Highway of Tears. She portrayed architect Tara Messer on USA Network's legal drama series Suits (2016–2017). 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.
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.
|1996||A Girl's Guide to Kissing and Other Nightmares in Teenland||Short film|
|1999||Aliens in the Wild, Wild West||Sara Johnson||Video|
|2001||The Glass House||Tasha|
|2002||Various Positions||Cheryth Bleyn|
|2003||Nemesis Game||Sara Novak|
|2005||Sandra Gets Dumped||Sandra||Short film|
|2005||The Hamster Cage||Candy|
|2005||The French Guy||Anna|
|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||Young People Fucking||Kris|
|2008||Edison and Leo||Zella (voice)|
|2009||Life Is Hot in Cracktown||Stacy|
|2011||S.W.A.T.: Firefight||Kim Byers||Video|
|2012||Man and Woman||Amy||Short film|
|2012||Concrete Blondes||Kris Connifer|
|2013||This Last Lonely Place||Faye Gardner|
|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||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
|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|
- "Carly Pope Shoots Over to Arrow". TV Insider. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
- "Interview With Carly Pope: Louis Is 'Delightful In His Oddness' | Blog | Suits". USA Network. August 4, 2016. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
- "Carly Pope | TV Guide". TVGuide.com. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
- "Carly Pope: Biography". tv.com. Archived from the original on October 22, 2009. Retrieved November 1, 2009.
- Cashin, Declan. "See How The Cast Of "Popular" Have Changed Since 1999". BuzzFeed. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
- Nast, Condé. "Where Are They Now: The Cast of the WB's Popular". Glamour. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
- "Carly Pope Magazine Cover Photos - List of magazine covers featuring Carly Pope - FamousFix". FamousFix.com. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
- "Carly Pope". IMDb. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
- "Carly Pope on the clock for "24"". Reuters. October 9, 2007. Retrieved November 1, 2009.
- "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.
- Lori Culbert, "Film shines light on ‘forgotten’ Highway of Tears women," Vancouver Sun, 24 February 2015, URL accessed 3 July 2016.
- "Carly Pope Joins the Cast of Suits for Season 6 | Blog". USA Network. June 1, 2016. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
- "EXCLUSIVE: Carly Pope Dishes on 'Refreshing' 'Suits' Debut and Diving Into the Mysterious World of 'Arrow'". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
- "Carly Pope Teases Her New Character on Suits". TV Insider. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
- "Kristin Chenoweth to Headline Hallmark Channel's 2019 Countdown to Christmas (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
- CBC News (December 30, 2009). "Actors Kris, Carly Pope hurt in Vancouver carjacking". CBC News. CBC. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
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