Carla Gugino life and biography

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Carla Gugino biography

Date of birth : 1971-08-29
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Sarasota, Florida, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-09
Credited as : Actress, Watchmen, Sucker Punch

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Carla Gugino is an American actress known for her roles of Sally Jupiter in Watchmen, Dr. Vera Gorski in Sucker Punch, Lucille in Sin City, Amanda Daniels in seasons 3, 5 and 7 of Entourage, Ingrid Cortez in the Spy Kids film trilogy, and as the lead characters of the television series Karen Sisco and Threshold. Her feature film work includes appearances in Son in Law, Night at the Museum, Race to Witch Mountain, American Gangster and Faster.

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.

Filmography:

2010 : The Mighty Macs; Elektra Luxx; Every Day; Faster
2011 : I Melt With You; Girl Walks Into a Bar; Sucker Punch; Mr. Popper's Penguins ; New Year's Eve

Television:

2005-2006 Threshold
2007-2010 Entourage
2010 Californication (TV 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


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