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Carly Chaikin

Carly Chaikin

Highest Rated: 58% Social Animals (2018)

Lowest Rated: 20% My Uncle Rafael (2011)

Birthday: Mar 26, 1990

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA

As a newcomer to the industry, budding star Carly Chaikin established herself quickly in the public eye, landing parts in movies such as the Nicholas Sparks tearjerker "The Last Song" (2010) starring Miley Cyrus, before landing her big break playing snarky mean-girl Dalia Royce on the hit sitcom "Suburgatory" (ABC, 2011-13). It was a role that immediately connected with viewers. Although the show focused around the character of high school student Tessa Altman (Jane Levy), Chaikin proved to be the scene-stealer, punctuating comedic moments with her blasé yet barbed line delivery. The role was not something she initially gravitated toward; she originally auditioned for the lead role, which she felt was more like her real personality. But the show's creator, Emily Kapnek, saw something different in her and convinced Chaikin that she would be perfect as Tessa's nemesis instead. Chaikin may have initially felt the role was a stretch, but fan reaction proved differently. Born on March 26, 1990 in Santa Monica, CA, Chaikin dreamed of becoming an actress since she was 11 years old. Although she had no acting training, the then 19-year-old aspiring actress nevertheless won her first meaty role co-starring opposite Miley Cyrus and teen heartthrob Liam Hemsworth in the teen romance "The Last Song." A manager took a chance on Chaikin despite her inexperience, and his hunch paid off. Chaikin's role as the rebellious Blaze was a memorable contribution to the movie, adding a little bad girl attitude to the otherwise tame fare. Chaikin's initial success convinced her that the life of a performer was definitely something she wanted to pursue. She next landed a small role in the indie comedy "My Uncle Rafael" (2010) and played a would-be victim of a maniac in "Escapee" (2011). Neither role made much of an impact, but Chaikin was on the cusp of landing the part that would bring her to TV audiences on a weekly basis. By her own admission, Chaikin thought she was nothing like the acidic, gaudily dressed Dalia on ABC's "Suburgatory," and even cried the first time she dyed her natural brown hair blonde for the role. Her time spent growing up in Southern California and attending an all-girls school further helped to prepare her for the role. Also starring Jeremy Sisto of "Clueless" (1995) fame and Cheryl Hines from "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000-), "Suburgatory" proved to be a modest success for the network and drew a loyal fan base -- much of that due to Chaikin's appeal. In 2012, Chaikin guest starred on the web series "Harder Than It Looks" (2012-) and appeared in the indie comedy "In a World " (2013), starring Lake Bell as a struggling voice actor. After "Subugatory" came to an end, Chaikin returned to series television as Darlene in the dystopian thriller "Mr. Robot" (USA 2015- ).

Highest rated movies

58% Social Animals
21% The Last Song
20% My Uncle Rafael

Photos

Carly Chaikin Carly Chaikin at arrivals for The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 - Arrivals 1, Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA September 18, 2016. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Carly Chaikin at arrivals for MR.ROBOT Series Premiere on USA Network, Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea, New York, NY April 26, 2015. Photo By: Eli Winston/Everett Collection Carly Chaikin at arrivals for Television Academy Reception Celebrating 68th Emmy Award Nominees for Outstanding Casting, Montage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA September 8, 2016. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Carly Chaikin at arrivals for 2016 NBC Universal Summer Press Tour - WED, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA August 3, 2016. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Carly Chaikin at arrivals for Shorts Program: Whoopi's Shorts & HACKED by DEF CON & Mr. Robot Premieres at 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, Festival Hub at Spring Studios, New York, NY April 17, 2016. Photo By: Patrick Cashin/Everett Collection Carly Chaikin at arrivals for 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2015 - ARRIVALS, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA January 10, 2016. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Carly Chaikin in attendance for PaleyFest New York: MR. ROBOT, The Paley Center for Media, New York, NY October 14, 2015. Photo By: Derek Storm/Everett Collection Carly Chaikin at arrivals for BREAKPOINT Premiere, TCL Chinese 6 Theatres (formerly Grauman''s), Los Angeles, CA August 27, 2015. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Carly Chaikin at arrivals for BREAKPOINT Premiere, TCL Chinese 6 Theatres (formerly Grauman''s), Los Angeles, CA August 27, 2015. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Carly Chaikin at arrivals for MR.ROBOT Series Premiere on USA Network, Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea, New York, NY April 26, 2015. Photo By: Eli Winston/Everett Collection Carly Chaikin at arrivals for Entertainment Weekly and People Upfronts Party, The High Line Hotel, New York, NY May 11, 2015. Photo By: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection Carly Chaikin in attendance for Disney ABC Television TCA Winter Press Tour, Langham Huntington Hotel, Pasadena, CA January 17, 2014. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Carly Chaikin in attendance for Disney ABC Television TCA Winter Press Tour, Langham Huntington Hotel, Pasadena, CA January 17, 2014. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Carly Chaikin at arrivals for People''s Choice Awards 2012 - Arrivals, Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles, CA January 11, 2012. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Suburgatory, Jay Mohr (L), Jeremy Sisto (C), Carly Chaikin (R), 'Stray Dogs', Season 2, Ep. #22, 04/17/2013, ©ABC Suburgatory, Jane Levy (L), Cheryl Hines (C), Carly Chaikin (R), 'No, You Can't Sit with Us', Season 3, Ep. #10, 04/23/2014, ©ABC THE LAST SONG, foreground from left: Nick Lashaway, Carly Chaikin, Miley Cyrus, 2010. ph: Sam Emerson/©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Suburgatory, Carly Chaikin, 'Decemberfold', Season 2, Ep. #19, 04/03/2013, ©ABC Suburgatory, Jay Mohr (L), Cheryl Hines (C), Carly Chaikin (R), 'Stray Dogs', Season 2, Ep. #22, 04/17/2013, ©ABC

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel's Gotta Die Jessica Powell (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Moment of Clarity Kat (Character) - 2020
58% 43% Social Animals Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 68% People You May Know Oakley (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 0% Bad Blood Frances (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 14% Escapee Lynne Petersen (Character) - 2011
20% 81% My Uncle Rafael Kim (Character) $210.2K 2011
21% 65% The Last Song Blaze (Character) $62.9M 2010

TV

Credit
94% 93% Mr. Robot Darlene (Character) 2015-2017 2019 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Project Runway Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2017
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2016
91% 90% Suburgatory Dalia Royce (Character) 2011-2014