Carly Shay
Carly Shay
Full name

Carly Shay


July 24, 1994 (age 21)


Seattle, Washington




Seattle, Washington


Spencer Shay (Brother)


Freddie Benson (ex-boyfriend)

Carlotta Cheyenne "Carly" Shay is the main character in iCarly.

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Carly Shay's Card


Carly is a typical teenager...except that she produces her own web show! She lives in her quirky older brother's loft because her parents are overseas. She and her pals, Kayla Sam and Freddie never dreamed of being cyber-celebrities but "iCarly" is a huge hit. Carly is the usually the voice of reason among her friends, no matter what kind of wacky trouble comes their way because of the show.

Relationships With Other Characters

Kayla Lee

Carly and Kayla met when Kayla came to Seattle, Washington Kayla joinded Ridgeway Middle School Carly and Sam let Kayla join iCarly and she became an iCarly girl Kayla's locker is right next to Carly and Sam's locker Kayla was only nine years old and She was in Carly's Class.

Carly is Kayla's other best friend besides Sam and Kayla did not like it when Carly and Sam fights. Carly is the second yonngest iCarly girl and Carly and Kayla was throwing up together on iShock America when they met Jimmy Fallon and Kayla was crying on Carly's Shoulder and sitting next to Sam.

Sam Puckett

Carly and Sam met when they were about eight years old and Sam wanted to steal Carly's tuna sandwich When Carly fought back, Sam was impressed and the two eventually became friends To this day, they share a close friendship that some fans even think of as romantic to a certain degree.

Carly acts as a moral guardian to Sam, trying to keep her out of trouble and occasionally taking the blame for her pranks. Although Sam frequently causes Carly trouble, she likes her for being "creative, smart, fun and awesome" In iChristmas, it was shown that Carly's life would be very different without Sam iCarly would never have existed and Carly would be dating Nevel Papperman. At times, Carly and Sam's fights are extremely bad, such as in iDon't Want to Fight and iSaw Him First In iQuit iCarly, one of their fights even lead to a near-death situation for both of them. They seem to be close as sisters as they look out for each other.

Freddie Benson

Carly is very aware of Freddie's crush on her, and sometimes exploits that he would do anything for her if she says "Please? For me?" in a sweet, cute voice. They keep up a good friendship, though, and know they can rely on each other when it's necessary. Freddie and Carly have in common that they maintain high grades, don't like getting in trouble, and both live in the Bushwell Plaza They are really good friends They have been girlfriend and boyfriend once, (see iSaved Your Life) but Sam convinced Freddie to break up with Carly (Saying he was "foreign bacon"). Carly has shown possible jealousy over three girls that Freddie has possibly been attracted to (iBeat the Heat and iHire An Idiot) as Freddie has been of guys that Carly likes in previous episodes. Carly has also been seen slightly flirting with Freddie (iSaved Your Life, iStart a Fanwar, etc.) In the series finale iGoodbye, Carly comes up to the iCarly studio while Freddie is packing up. Carly stops him by placing her hand on his, and then she kisses him Freddie returns the kiss, and as they are leaving the iCarly Studio, he is seen raising his hands up in a triumphant gesture, because he was happy Carly finally made a move. It is possible that they go out in the future, because in iGoodbye, Carly kisses Freddie and he reacts by a fistpump like in iSaved Your Life (For more on their relationship, see Creddie)

Spencer Shay

Carly and her brother usually have a very good relationship and have fun hanging out together. Carly acts as the voice of reason or as an emotional support when needed, but can also rely on him when she has trouble She is used to him letting her have a lot of freedom and gets irritated when he doesn't give her what she wants, as shown in iLook Alike. Their brother/sister relationship is very important to the show.

Gibby Gibson

Carly and Gibby have known each other for four years She has shown a little attraction to Gibby, and Gibby might have an attraction to Carly They are very good friends, and he's a recurring guest on her webshow. Carly once mentioned that Gibby was "sweet, cute, and fun".


  • She is known to have her own Debit card a necklace that says Love & Giggles and enjoy Gummy Hearts on the episode iRescue Carly
  • It is mentioned various times that Carly watches and possibly likes the show Full House
  • This was mentioned on the epidode iWanna Stay With Spencer that she has asthma

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