Carly Chaikin

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Carly Chaikin

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Carly Chaikin
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Born (1990-03-26) March 26, 1990 (age 27)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2009–present
Notable work

Carly Hannah Chaikin (born March 26, 1990) is an American actress. She began acting in 2009 and received her breakout role two years later, co-starring as Dalia Royce in the ABC sitcom Suburgatory. She played the role until the series’ cancellation in 2014, and one year later began playing the role of Darlene in the critically acclaimed USA Network television drama Mr. Robot.

Early life[edit]

Chaikin was born in Santa Monica, California, to a cardiologist father and a physiotherapist mother. She was raised Jewish.[1][2]

She went to The Archer School for Girls, a high school in Los Angeles. During this time she played a variety of sports, including volleyball, softball, basketball, and soccer.[3]


In 2009, Chaikin landed the role of Veronica in the film The Consultants, released December 4, 2010 in the US. The same year, Chaikin starred alongside Miley Cyrus in the film adaptation of Nicholas SparksThe Last Song, initially released in the US on March 31, 2010. She played the role of Blaze, the antagonist of the film, a rebel that stirs up trouble for Ronnie, played by Cyrus.[4]

Chaikin in 2012.

In 2011, Chaikin was cast as Dalia Oprah Royce in the ABC sitcom Suburgatory alongside Jeremy Sisto and Cheryl Hines.[5][6] Chaikin’s character, Dalia, was the mean girl to Jane Levy‘s Tessa,[7] Her performance received universal acclaim; she quickly became a fan favorite and her performance a popular highlight of the show.[8][9][10] Chaikin originally auditioned for the role of Tessa.[11] Chaikin wrote a series of articles as her character, Dalia, for the magazine, Parade.[12] As her character, Dalia, she shot a music video called “You Missed A Spot.” In 2013, Chaikin was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Suburgatory[13] and was discussed as a potential Emmy nomination.[14] The series ended its run on May 14, 2014.[15]

Chaikin appeared in the 2012 independent film My Uncle Rafael starring John Michael Higgins.[2]

In addition to acting, Chaikin is a writer and producer of short films, including Happy Fucking Birthday, and Nowhere to Go, which was honored at the First Glance Film Festival in 2013.[16]

In 2014, Chaikin was cast in the USA Network TV series, Mr. Robot,[17][18] starring Rami Malek (“Elliot”) and Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot”).[19] She plays the character Darlene, who is a programmer, is part of the fsociety group who writes malicious rootkit code.[20][21] At the 2015 SXSW film festival, the show won the Audience Award for Episodic TV shows.[22][23] Mr. Robot was picked up for a second season. Mr. Robot has received widespread critical acclaim. Chaikin auditioned for the roles of both Angela and Darlene. She said that it was a great pilot and that the bad-ass nature of the character really appealed to her.[24]

Chaikin emceeing the 2016 NAMI Los Angeles Walk and introducing Secretary of State Alex Padilla

In 2015, Chaikin guest-starred on Marc Maron‘s TV show, Maron, as Tina, a college teaching assistant whom Marc’s friend (played by Adam Goldberg) has slept with.

Personal life[edit]

She knew she wanted to be an actress since she was 11.[25]

Chaikin is also a painter, focusing on acrylics and oil, with some mixed media collage.[3] Although she took painting classes growing up, Chaikin says that she is mostly self-taught.[26]

She has 11 tattoos, one of which features song lyrics by Bob Dylan.[27]

Chaikin is involved with the charitable organization National Alliance on Mental Illness, which conducts research and support for people and their families impacted by mental illness. She recently[when?] served as emcee of a NAMI Walk, as well as raised money for the organization, including matching incoming donations.[28] In the past she has recorded PSAs for the group.[29]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Consultants Veronica
2010 The Last Song Blaze
2011 Escapee Lynne Petersen
2012 My Uncle Rafael Kim
2013 In a World… Excruciating
2015 Bad Blood Frances
2017 People You May Know Oakley
2017 F*cking People TBA post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2011–2014 Suburgatory Dalia Royce Main cast; 50 episodes
Nominated—Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series[30]
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Villain
2012 Harder Than It Looks Katie 2 episodes: “Sisters” and “The Tutors”
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Brittany Episode: “16 Hop Street”
2015 Maron Tina Episode: “Professor of Desire”
2015–present Mr. Robot Darlene Alderson Main cast; 21 episodes

Shorts and web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Harder Than It Looks Katie Web series; 2 episodes
2012 Nowhere to Go[31] Austyn short film; also writer and executive producer
2013 Happy Fucking Birthday Maddy McDowell short film
2014 Dissonance Julia short film; also producer
2014 Literally[32] Hello Giggles shorts[21]
2016 Into Me[33] short film; also writer, executive producer and editor

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