Born in 1980 and raised in her hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian actress Carly Pope quickly carved out an acting niche for herself by honing in on socially progressive dramatic material about hot-button issues, and specializing in rebellious, alternative characterizations — assertive and aggressive counterculture figures. The actress landed her breakthrough part on the WB series Popular (1999-2001) — a satirical program that relentlessly skewered the conventions of such teen soapers as Beverly Hills 90210. After chalking up a long and full cinematic resumé that found the up-and-comer tackling scattered roles in features including Orange County (2002), Window Theory (2004), and The French Guy (2005), Pope returned to television once again for a multi-episode turn on the controversial series Dirt — a wicked, acerbic satire about a pathologically ruthless tabloid publisher (Courteney Cox Arquette). On that program, Pope played a lesbian drug pusher who aggressively “hooks” and seduces one of the publication’s prize starlets. The actress followed it up with a key supporting role in the comedy Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007), as Shulamith, a radical feminist graffiti painter.