Gugino at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival
Born Carla Gugino
August 29, 1971 (age 41) -HAPPY BIRTHDAY –
Sarasota, Florida, U.S.
Years active 1988–present
Carla Gugino (born August 29, 1971) is an American actress.
She is well known for her roles of Ingrid Cortez in the Spy Kids film trilogy, Dr. Vera Gorski in Sucker Punch, Lucille in Sin City, Amanda Daniels in seasons 3, 5 and 7 of Entourage, Sally Jupiter in Watchmen and as the lead characters of the television series Karen Sisco and Threshold. Her feature film work includes starring roles in Son in Law, Night at the Museum, Race to Witch Mountain, American Gangster and Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Gugino has a lead role in the 2012 mini-series, Political Animals.
1 Early life
4 Awards and nominations
6 External links
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 traveled 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.
- InDepth InterView: Carla Gugino On POLITICAL ANIMALS, Arthur Miller, Sondheim Musicals, Roundabout & More! (broadwayworld.com)
- Carla Gugino: TV Pits Women Against Each Other (huffingtonpost.com)
- Trend Alert: Orangesicle (fabsugar.com)
- Nerdist Podcast: Carla Gugino (nerdist.com)
- Carla Gugino: TV pits women against each other (salon.com)
- Sin City – Carla Gugino Lied About Her Age To Land Film Role (contactmusic.com)
- Carla Gugino feathers her empty nest|Actress a ‘Political Animal’ when it comes to finding interesting roles (rep-am.com)
- Carla Gugino lived in a teepee while recovering from health problems (hollywood.com)
- Exclusive Political Animals Video: Carla Gugino Clashes With Sigourney Weaver, Ellen Burstyn (tvline.com)
- Sin City – Carla Gugino Lived In A Teepee While Recovering From Health Problems (contactmusic.com)