She first appeared on screen in a 2009 film titled The Consultants (2009).
Raised in the Jewish faith, she grew up in Santa Monica, California.
She appeared with John Michael Higgins in an independent movie called My Uncle Rafael (2012).
She and Miley Cyrus both had major roles in The Last Song (2010).
On September 3, 2018, Chaikin announced her engagement to her long-term boyfriend, filmmaker Ryan Burrell for nearly five years.
Carly Chaikin's father Michael Chaikin is a cardiologist and her mother Lori Chaikin is a psychotherapist.