Alycia Debnam-Carey, one of the original cast members of "Fear the Walking Dead," has left the show after seven seasons. The gorgeous actress penned a heartwarming statement for her fans and castmates.
Debnam-Carey announced her departure on Instagram, noting that her last episode "marks the end of an extraordinary and life-changing journey" of playing her character, Alicia Clark.
She was only 21 when she started working for the show, which is a prequel to AMC's hit "The Walking Dead" series. The 28-year-old actress chose to leave the show to pursue new opportunities in Hollywood.
Alycia Debnam-Carey attends the Fifth Annual InStyle Awards at The Getty Center on October 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
WHO IS ALYCIA DEBNAM-CAREY?
Debnam-Carey, who announced her exit from "Fear the Walking Dead" with a long message on Instagram, is reported to be joining a new and exciting series on Hulu. The young actress has enchanted many fans with her acting prowess.
Born in Sydney in New South Wales, Australia, Debnam-Carey has been acting on television for 20 years. She delivered her breakout appearance on the CW series "The 100." She was only 18 when she moved to the United States.
The young star's first acting role was in the 2003 short film "Martha's New Coat." She also starred in the 2014 film "Into the Storm," where she acted with Richard Armitage and Jeremey Sumpter.
After having minor roles on TV, Debnam-Carey attempted to pursue more prominent roles. She revealed she auditioned to play teenage Carrie Bradshaw for The CW's "Sex and the City" prequel series, "The Carrie Diaries."
In the iconic show, Sarah Jessica Parker portrayed the adult counterpart of Carrie. Debnam-Carey did not get the role she auditioned for; it went to another actress, AnnaSophia Robb.
Although she failed to get the part, Debnam-Carey expressed no regrets and has kept an open mind about her following a creative path.
Moving forward, Debnam-Carey revealed her goals in the industry, stating she had been writing for a while and wanted to start dipping her toes into directing shows.
Besides directing shows, the fearless actress is also open to acting roles outside her famous post-apocalyptic horror drama TV series, such as romance-comedy films and period dramas.
The TV star's taste in period drama appears to be similar to her interest in classical music. She studied classical percussion for a decade in Sydney and considered enrolling in the Sydney Conservatorium of Music."
While being upfront about her career aspirations, Debnam-Carey has been secretive about her romantic life. The "Friend Request" actress said she is not a big fan of updating her personal life on social media.
Debnam-Carey is currently single, but previous reports stated that she was in a relationship with Marcus Castrus. She also sparked dating rumors with her "Into the Storm" co-star Max Deacon.
WHAT'S NEXT FOR ALYCIA DEBNAM-CAREY?
Debnam-Carey is set to star in a Hulu series, "Saint X," a psychological drama created by Leila Gerstein and based on the novel by Alexis Schaitkin.
Debnam-Carey will play a sharp and ambitious woman named Emily. The show revolves around a young woman's tragic death while on vacation in the Caribbean.
Previously, the show creators tapped actress Victoria Pedretti as the lead star, but sadly, she exited the series due to creative differences.