Disney Fans Might Recognize Carlson Young From 'Emily in Paris'

Shannon Raphael - Author

Oct. 5 2020, Updated 3:51 p.m. ET

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For people missing international travel or the concept of wearing clothes other than sweatpants because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Netflix series Emily in Paris can fulfill both your wanderlust and your desire to see couture fashion.

The Darren Star dramedy stars Lily Collins as Emily Cooper, a midwestern twenty-something who gets transferred to Paris for her marketing job.

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Despite having a very limited grasp on the French language and dealing with co-workers who want her out of the country, Emily begins to fall for the City of Love. 

In the eighth episode, Emily must work on a campaign with American actress Brooklyn Clark, who is played by Carlson Young

Who is Carlson Young from Emily in Paris? Continue reading to find out where you've seen the scene-stealing guest star before, and to find out more about her character on the show. 

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Who is Carlson Young from 'Emily in Paris'?

As fictional actress Brooklyn Clark on the "French Ending" episode of Emily in Paris, Carlson's character is the complete opposite of Emily Cooper. While Emily is a rules-follower and a people-pleaser, Brooklyn tests the limits by name-calling, dissing clothing and the people around her, and partying instead of following through on her itinerary. 

Emily is tasked with making sure that Brooklyn is doing what she's supposed to while Sylvie (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu) is on vacation, and it proves to be a more difficult feat than she could have imagined. 

The actress is getting a lot of attention online for playing the bratty American movie star on Emily in Paris (and for having a familiar face). The Texas native is the daughter of Marshall and Susan Young. 

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She got her Hollywood start as Tiffany Brooke on the Disney Channel short series As the Bell Rings, which aired on the network between 2007 and 2009. 

The five-minute show aired in between episodes of other programs, and it centered around a group of high school students. Demi Lovato appeared on the first season, and MKTO frontman Tony Oller also starred on the series. 

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After As the Bell Rings, Carlson appeared on Heroes, Pretty Little Liars, True Blood, and Big Time Rush, among other shows and TV films. She had a three-episode arc on Key & Peele as Jacquelin from 2012 to 2013. 

Carlson studied Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. She left the university after one year in order to continue to pursue acting, and once she booked Scream: The TV Series in 2015. 

On the MTV adaptation of the successful horror film franchise, Carlson played Brooke Maddox, the daughter of the Lakewood mayor. She kept the role for two seasons, but she was not present for the third and final one.  

Following her time on Scream Queens, Carlson has been in multiple short films, including 50 Ways, Date, and Trudge. She is starring alongside Luke Wilson and Robert Duvall in 12 Mighty Orphans, which is currently in post-production, as is her movie A Pity

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She also directed and is set to star as Margaret Winter in The Blazing World, another film that is also in the post-production stage. Dermot Mulroney and Vinessa Shaw (Allison from Hocus Pocus) are in the movie as well. 

The actress will ring in her 30th birthday on Oct. 29, 2020.  

Is Carlson Young married?

The Scream Star got engaged to Isom Innis in 2016, almost immediately after the two were rescued from a mountain in Iceland. The pair got stuck in freezing temperatures while a snowstorm was going on, and they had to call for help to get out. 

Carlson and Isom got married at her childhood church in Fort Worth, Tex. in 2017.

Isom is a musician, who is best known for playing  the keyboard for the band Foster the People. 

Season 1 of Emily in Paris is available to stream on Netflix. 

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