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Carla Gugino

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Carla Gugino

Carla Gugino

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    Carla Gugino

at the Tribeca Film Festival, April 2007

    Carla Gugino

    Born August 29, 1971 (age 39)

    Sarasota, Florida, US

    Occupation Actress

    Years active 1988present

    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.

    Contents

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    ; 1 Early life

; 2 Career

    ; 3 Filmography

    ; 4 Awards and nominations

    ; 5 References

    ; 6 External links

    [edit] Early life

    Carla Gugino was born in Sarasota, Florida, to Carl Gugino, an [1][2]orthodontist of Italian descent, and a mother of English-Irish descent [3][4]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 [3]spokesmodel Carol Merrill. She eventually came to support herself, and with her parents' support, was legally emancipated by the time she was [1]16.

    [edit] Career

    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

    "Always".

    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 19992000 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 Summer[citation needed]opposite Blythe Danner.

    Gugino appeared as Amanda, Vincent Chase's agent, in a dozen episodes of the cable television series . Gugino appeared nude in the Entourage[5]May 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 [6]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 [7]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 [8]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.

    [edit] Filmography

    Film

    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

    Michael Bride

    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

    Sally

    Watchmen Jupiter/Silk

    Spectre

    Dr. Alex 2009 Race to Witch Mountain Friedman

    Women in Trouble Elektra Luxx

    Sally

    Under the Hood Jupiter/Silk Direct-to-Video Release

    Spectre

    Every Day Robin post-production

    The Mighty Macs Cathy Rush

    2010

    Elektra Luxx Elektra Luxx

    Every Day Robin

    Faster Cicero

    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

    Television

    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" 19891990 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"

    TV-Movie

    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

    19992000 Chicago Hope Dr. Gina Simon 23 episodes

    TV-Movie Mermaid Chronicles Part 2001 She Lily Alternative title: 1: She Creature Creature20032004 Karen Sisco Karen Sisco 10 episodes

    Dr. Molly Anne 20052006 Threshold 13 episodes Caffrey

    20072010 Entourage Amanda Daniels 10 episodes

    Californication (TV 2010 Abby Season 4 Episodes 1 12 series)

    [edit] 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, [citation needed]presented by her close friend, actress Connie Britton. Blockbuster Entertainment Award ; 1999: Nominated, "Favorite Supporting Actress in a Suspense" [citation needed]Snake Eyes

    Screen Actors Guild Awards

    ; 2008: Nominated, "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion [citation needed]Picture" American Gangster

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