Dalia Royce

Played by Carly Chaikin


DALIA ROYCE has lived in the lap of luxury her entire life and it couldn't be clearer. Her clothes, her car (which she doesn’t yet have a license to drive), her choice of friends – they all scream money. And, coupled with her inability to look at a hobo or pronounce discount, they also scream bitch. She's Malibu Barbie, but with more mascara and less emotion. She would prefer not to mix company with those who spend less than $2000 when they shop. If she must, though, she would prefer they didn’t address her directly.

Actress, writer, and producer Carly Chaikin has emerged as a recognizable young icon in entertainment, notable for her award-nominated role as Dalia Royce on the ABC hit show Suburgatory. This past year, Chaikin was nominated for a 2013 Critics' Choice Award and a 2013 Teen Choice Award, which led to gained recognition amongst the television critics and entertainment community.

A Los Angeles native, Chaikin was exposed to the performing arts and entertainment community at an early age. By 12, she discovered her passion for acting after appearing in a play while at sleep away camp. By 2009, Chaikin landed her first acting role in the comedy film The Consultants. Then in the following year, she made her big screen debut in The Last Song, starring alongside Greg Kinnear, Kelly Preston, Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus. Other past film credits include the Warner Bros. feature The Campaign directed by Jay Roach and starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, as well as independent features My Uncle Rafael opposite John Michael Higgins and Missi Pyle, and Escapee starring Dominic Purcell.

In addition to acting, Carly is an avid writer and producer of short films, including Happy Fucking Birthday, and No Where to Go, which was honored at the First Glance Film Festival in 2013.

Carly Chaikin currently resides in Los Angeles, where she enjoys spending time with her family and painting.