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at the Tribeca Film Festival, April 2007
Born August 29, 1971 (age 39)
Sarasota, Florida, US
Years active 1988–present
Partner Sebastian Gutierrez
Carla Gugino (born August 29, 1971) is an American actress known for her
roles of Sally Jupiter in Watchmen, Lucille in Sin City, Amanda Daniels in seasons 3, 5 and 7 of , Ingrid Cortez in the film EntourageSpy Kidstrilogy, and as the lead characters of the television series Karen Siscoand Threshold. Her feature film work includes appearances in Son in Law, Night at the Museum, Race to Witch Mountain, American Gangster and Faster.
; 1 Early life
; 2 Career
; 3 Filmography
; 4 Awards and nominations
; 5 References
; 6 External links
 Early life
Carla Gugino was born in Sarasota, Florida, to Carl Gugino, an orthodontist of Italian descent, and a mother of English-Irish descent described as "Bohemian". Her parents separated when she was two, after
which she would travel between her father and half-brother Carl Jr.'s home in Sarasota, and her Paradise, California home, to which her mother
moved her when she was four. She has described her bicoastal childhood, saying, "I lived in a tepee in Northern California and a van in Big Sur.
With my dad, I lived in a beautiful house with a swimming pool and a tennis court and went to Europe for the summers. So I feel like I lived two childhoods." She worked as a teenage fashion model, and took acting classes at the suggestion of her aunt, former Let's Make a Deal spokesmodel Carol Merrill. She eventually came to support herself, and with her parents' support, was legally emancipated by the time she was 16.
Gugino's television work during the late 1980s and early 1990s includes appearances on Saved by the Bell, Who's the Boss?, ALF, Doogie Howser,
and The Wonder Years. M.D.
Gugino co-starred with Pauly Shore in the 1993 romantic comedy film Son
. She subsequently appeared in the video to Bon Jovi's 1994 song in Law
After playing Michael J. Fox's love interest, Ashley Schaeffer, during the first season of the sitcom Spin City in 1996, Gugino appeared in the
1997 art-house film Lovelife. Her 1998 film work includes co-starring with Nicolas Cage in Brian De Palma's Snake Eyes, and appearing in Judas
, which she also co-produced. She appeared as Dr. Gina Simon during Kiss
the 1999–2000 final season of Chicago Hope.
In 2001, she appeared as family matriarch Ingrid Cortez in the first Spy
film by director Robert Rodriguez (as well as that film's two sequels Kids
in 2002 and 2003). That same year she appeared as Jet Li's love interest
in the martial arts action thriller The One.
She starred in two short-lived TV series, the ABC crime drama Karen Sisco
in 2003, and the CBS science fiction series Threshold in 2005 on CBS.
That same year, Gugino appeared as Lucille in the feature film adaptation
of Frank Miller's graphic novel, Sin City. The following year, she
appeared in Night at the Museum.
Gugino appeared in the Roundabout Theatre Company play After the Fall
opposite s Peter Krause. In late 2006, she appeared in Six Feet Under'
an Off-Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summeropposite Blythe Danner.
Gugino appeared as Amanda, Vincent Chase's agent, in a dozen episodes of the cable television series . Gugino appeared nude in the EntourageMay 2007 issue of Allure. That same year she appeared in the feature film American Gangster. The following year, she played the female lead in the thriller Righteous Kill, opposite Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.
Gugino starred in Chicago's Goodman Theater production of Eugene
O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms from January 17 to February 17, 2009, in the role of Abby. Charles Isherood of The New York Times praised
Gugino's performance, saying, "Ms. Gugino displays a depth and range of expression that I cannot imagine any other actress achieving with such blazing honesty and wrenching truth. She is simply magnificent." During
the first three months of 2009, three feature films premiered featuring Gugino: the thriller The Unborn, the feature film adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel Watchmen, in which she played Sally Jupiter, and
the adventure remake Race to Witch Mountain, in which she starred
opposite Dwayne Johnson. That April, she received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actress In a Play for her performance in Desire Under the Elms. Later in November of that year, she appeared as pornographic actress Elektra Luxx in the comedy film Women in Trouble.
In 2011 Gugino appeared as Madame Vera Gorsky in Zack Snyder's action-fantasy film alongside Abbie Cornish and Emily Sucker Punch
Browning. Gugino sang a duet with co-star Oscar Isaac, which appeared
in the end credits and in the film's soundtrack.
Year Film Role Other notes
1989 Troop Beverly Hills Chica Barnfell
Welcome Home, Roxy 1990 Young Roxy Carmichael
Norma Hansen This Boy's Life
Red Hot Valentina 1993
Rebecca ' Becca' Son in Law Warner
1995 Miami Rhapsody Leslie Marcus
Megan 'Meg' Jaded Harris
Homeward Bound II: Lost Delilah Voice Role in San Francisco1996
The War at Home Melissa
Violet Wedding Bell Blues
1997 Lovelife Amy
Snake Eyes Julia Costello 1998
Judas Kiss Coco Chavez
Spy Kids Ingrid Cortez
Jerri The Center of the World2001
Annie The Jimmy Show
T. K. Law/Massie The One Walsh
Spy Kids 2: The Island of 2002 Ingrid Cortez Lost Dreams
Betty The Singing Detective Dark/Hooker 2003
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Ingrid Cortez
The Life Coach Carla 2005
Sin City Lucille
Even Money Veronica 2006
Night at the Museum Rebecca Hutman
The Lookout Janet
2007 Rise: Blood Hunter Eve American Gangster Laurie Roberts
Det. Karen 2008 Righteous Kill Corelli
Janet Beldon The Unborn
Sparks Robin Short film
Dr. Alex 2009 Race to Witch Mountain Friedman
Women in Trouble Elektra Luxx
Under the Hood Jupiter/Silk Direct-to-Video Release
Every Day Robin post-production
The Mighty Macs Cathy Rush
Elektra Luxx Elektra Luxx
Every Day Robin
I Melt With You Laura post-production
Girl Walks Into a Bar Francine Driver
2011 Dr. Vera Gorski Sucker Punch
Amanda Mr. Popper's Penguins
New Year's Eve Unknown
Year Title Role Notes
Who's the Boss? Jane Episode: "Prom Night II" 1988
Good Morning, Miss Bliss Karen Episode: "Summer Love"
Episode: "Standing in 1989 ALF Laura the Shadows of Love" 1989–1990 Falcon Crest Sydney St. James 11 episodes
Episode: "Stand-In 1990 Ferris Bueller Ann Peyson Deliver"
Doogie Howser, M.D. Sara Newman Episode: "Dueling Divas" 1991
The Wonder Years Sandy Tyler Episode: "Triangle"
TV-Movie Murder Without Motive: Best Allison Connors Alternative title: The Edmund Perry Story Intentions
Michelle Temple Quantum Leap Episode: "Ghost Ship" Cutter
1992 Episode: "A Father Makes
All the Difference" Kathi Davis RulesEpisode: "Someone to
Watch Over Them"
A Private Matter Mary Beth Alternative title: Miss
Sherri1994 Motorcycle Gang Leann TV-Movie
1995 The Buccaneers Nan St. George Miniseries 1996, 1998 Spin City Ashley Schaeffer 12 episodes 1998 Alexandria Hotel
Hallmark Hall of Fame TV 1999 A Season for Miracles Emilie Thompson movie
1999–2000 Chicago Hope Dr. Gina Simon 23 episodes
TV-Movie Mermaid Chronicles Part 2001 She Lily Alternative title: 1: She Creature Creature2003–2004 Karen Sisco Karen Sisco 10 episodes
Dr. Molly Anne 2005–2006 Threshold 13 episodes Caffrey
2007–2010 Entourage Amanda Daniels 10 episodes
Californication (TV 2010 Abby Season 4 Episodes 1 – 12 series)
 Awards and nominations In 2009, Gugino was honored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF). During the Foundation's 34th Anniversary Gala in Washington,
D.C., she received NIAF's Special Achievement Award for Entertainment, presented by her close friend, actress Connie Britton. Blockbuster Entertainment Award ; 1999: Nominated, "Favorite Supporting Actress in a Suspense" – Snake Eyes
Screen Actors Guild Awards
; 2008: Nominated, "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture" – American Gangster