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...
Santa Monica, California, USA
|Wrote, produced and starred in the short film "Nowhere to Go."|
|Landed the role of deadpan Dalia on the ABC comedy "Suburgatory."|
|Co-starred in the indie comedy "In a World " that premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.|
|First major role in the Miley Cyrus movie "The Last Song," playing tortured soul Blaze.|
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.
|Archer School for Girls|
|Trained as a gymnast as a child, but wanted to be an actress since age 11.|
|Disliked her high school drama class so much she never attended it.|
|On acting: "Something just clicked in me. This is what I want to do for the rest of my life." -- from Cambio, March 14, 2012.|
|Sports 11 tattoos.|
|Has a tattoo of Bob Dylan lyrics: "Strike another match, go start anew and it's all over now, Baby Blue"|
|Her favorite actress that inspires her is Angelina Jolie|
|Has an art studio in her house, and loves to paint.|
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