Carly Pope

Biography: Canadian film and television actress Carly Pope has had success early on in her career starring as Samantha McPherson in WB's high school drama Popular. After the show lasted for only two full seasons, Pope has gone on to star in numerous films and television movies both in the US and in Canada. The Vancouver native was mainly into dance during her childhood and shifted only to acting when she stepped on the theater stage in high school. As a teen, she gained experience and confidence with her performances in productions like The Odd Couple (as Mickey) and Midsummer Night's Dream (as Titania). This also led to her discovery by talent agents who immediately booked her for auditions in films and television shows in Vancouver and Los Angeles, California.

In 1998, barely out of high school, she played the role of a cheerleader in the horror flick I've Been Waiting for You starring Soleil Moon Frye and fellow Canuck Sarah Chalke. That year, she did another suspense thriller,
Canadian film and television actress Carly Pope has had success early on in her career starring as Samantha McPherson in WB's high school drama Popular. After the show lasted for only two full seasons, Pope has gone on to star in numerous films and television movies both in the US and in Canada. The Vancouver native was mainly into dance during her childhood and shifted only to acting when she stepped on the theater stage in high school. As a teen, she gained experience and confidence with her performances in productions like The Odd Couple (as Mickey) and Midsummer Night's Dream (as Titania). This also led to her discovery by talent agents who immediately booked her for auditions in films and television shows in Vancouver and Los Angeles, California.

In 1998, barely out of high school, she played the role of a cheerleader in the horror flick I've Been Waiting for You starring Soleil Moon Frye and fellow Canuck Sarah Chalke. That year, she did another suspense thriller, Disturbing Behavior, alongside James Marsden and Dawson's Creek's Katie Holmes. She then went back to Canada and attended the University of British Columbia for a semester. Not long after, Carly landed the role of Sam McPherson on WB's Popular, which prompted her return to Los Angeles. Besides the critical acclaim received by the show, Pope herself was recognized by the viewing public for her portrayal of the queen of the school geeks Sam as she earned a TV Choice Actress nomination in the 2000 Teen Choice Awards.

As the window of fame in Popular shut, doors opened for Carly in the film industry, working in over a dozen films in the next five years. Among the actors she has worked with are James Earl Jones and Ryan Reynolds in Finder's Fee (2001), Leelee Sobieski and Diane Lane in The Glass House (2001), Chevy Chase and Jack Black in Orange County (2002), and Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey in Two for the Money (2005). In 2007, she reappeared on the small screen with her recurring role as the drug-dealing lesbian Garbo on the FX drama Dirt, which was supposedly the TV comeback vehicle of Courteney Cox after Friends. The following year, Carly starred as Samantha Roth, the girlfriend of the US President's murdered son, in 24: Redemption, the made-for-TV movie preamble to the 7th season of the action-suspense hit series 24. In 2009, Pope was cast as one the survivors of a meteor storm tasked to rebuild civilization on NBC's Day One.
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Carly Pope's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 45
Highest Metascore: 61 Elysium
Lowest Metascore: 34 The Glass House
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
6 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
61 Elysium Aug 9, 2013 Cast 7.6
36 Life Is Hot in Cracktown Jun 26, 2009 Stacy 8.0
39 Young People Fucking Aug 29, 2008 Kris 6.1
50 Two for the Money Oct 7, 2005 Tammy 2.2
tbd Window Theory Feb 25, 2005 Angela 3.0
48 Orange County Jan 11, 2002 Tanya 7.3
34 The Glass House Sep 14, 2001 Tasha 1.5