Carla Gugino Bio, Wiki
Carla Gugino is an accomplished American actress known for her diverse roles in film and television. She first caught the attention of audiences with appearances in movies like “Troop Beverly Hills” (1989) and “This Boy’s Life” (1993).
However, Gugino truly made her mark with starring roles in various films, including Ingrid Cortez in the “Spy Kids” trilogy (2001–2003), Rebecca Hutman in “Night at the Museum” (2006), Laurie Roberts in “American Gangster” (2007), Det. Karen Corelli in “Righteous Kill” (2008), Dr. Alex Friedman in “Race to Witch Mountain” (2009), Sally Jupiter in “Watchmen” (2009), Dr. Vera Gorski in “Sucker Punch” (2011), Amanda Popper in “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” (2011), Emma Gaines in “San Andreas” (2015), and Jessie Burlingame in “Gerald’s Game” (2017).
In addition to her film career, Gugino ventured into television, taking on leading roles in several series. She played the titular character in the crime drama series “Karen Sisco” (2003), was part of the cast of the science fiction series “Threshold” (2005–2006), and garnered acclaim for her performance in the supernatural horror series “The Haunting of Hill House” (2018). Gugino continued to shine in the crime drama series “Jett” (2019) and made an appearance in “The Haunting of Bly Manor” (2020).
Carla Gugino Age
Gugino was born in Sarasota, Florida, U.S. on August 29, 1971, making her 52 years old as of 2023.
Carla Gugino Height
Gugino measures a remarkable height of 1.65 meters.
Carla Gugino Family
Gugino was born in Sarasota, Florida, to Carl Gugino, an orthodontist with Italian heritage, and Susan Gugino, her mother, who had English and Irish roots and was often described as “Bohemian.” Her parents went their separate ways when she was just two years old. Following their separation, she split her time between her father’s residence in Sarasota, where her half-brother Carl Jr. lived, and her mother’s home in Paradise, California, where she moved at the age of four.
Carla Gugino Husband
In 1996, Gugino initiated a romantic partnership with her collaborator, Sebastián Gutiérrez. In 2009, Gugino expressed that they had no intentions of getting married, explaining, “Marriage isn’t a significant factor for us. We enjoy being in a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship; there’s a certain allure and enjoyment in that. Our connection is primarily driven by our desire to be together, and there’s nothing else compelling us to change that.”
Carla Gugino Career
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Carla Gugino made notable appearances in both television and film. She had TV roles on shows like “Good Morning, Miss Bliss,” “Saved by the Bell,” “Who’s the Boss?,” “ALF,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” “The Wonder Years,” “Webster,” and had a recurring part in “Falcon Crest.” In the film realm, she appeared in the Shelley Long movie “Troop Beverly Hills” (1989) and co-starred with Pauly Shore in the romantic comedy “Son in Law” (1993). Additionally, she featured in the music video for Bon Jovi’s 1994 song “Always.”
In 1995, Gugino played Nan St. George in the BBC miniseries “The Buccaneers.” She portrayed Ashley Schaeffer, Michael J. Fox’s character’s love interest, in the first season of the sitcom “Spin City” in 1996. Her film credits in this period included roles opposite Nicolas Cage in Brian De Palma’s “Snake Eyes” and the film “Judas Kiss,” which she also co-produced. She later appeared as Dr. Gina Simon during the final season of the medical drama “Chicago Hope” (1999–2000).
In 2001, Gugino gained recognition as the family matriarch Ingrid Cortez in the first “Spy Kids” film, reprising her role in its two sequels. That same year, she played Jet Li’s love interest in the martial arts action thriller “The One.”
Gugino starred in two short-lived TV series: “Karen Sisco” (2003) and “Threshold” (2005), along with notable appearances in the film adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novel “Sin City” (2005) and “Night at the Museum” (2006). She also performed in theatrical productions such as “After the Fall” and Tennessee Williams’ “Suddenly Last Summer.”
Her television work included a recurring role as Vincent Chase’s agent in the series “Entourage” and appearances in films like “Rise: Blood Hunter” and “American Gangster” in 2007, followed by the thriller “Righteous Kill” in 2008.
In 2009, Gugino received acclaim for her role as Abby in Eugene O’Neill’s “Desire Under the Elms” and appeared in films like “The Unborn,” “Watchmen” (as Sally Jupiter), and “Race to Witch Mountain.” She also received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for her performance in “Desire Under the Elms.”
In 2011, Gugino played Madame Vera Gorsky in Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch” and guest-starred in the fourth season of “Californication” as Abby Rhodes, Hank Moody’s attorney and love interest.
In 2012, she had a lead role in the USA Network’s miniseries “Political Animals” and in 2015, starred in the disaster film “San Andreas,” alongside Dwayne Johnson.
The Fall of the House of Usher
“The Fall of the House of Usher” is an upcoming gothic horror drama miniseries developed by Mike Flanagan. Drawing inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe’s short story of the same title and his other works, this series is scheduled to debut on Netflix on October 12, 2023. Gugino will be starring in the series as Verna alongside Greenwood who will be starring as Roderick Usher.
Carla Gugino Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of between $10 Million – $20 Million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.