Carla Gugino was born on 29 August 1971, in Sarasota, Florida USA, and is an actress, best known for her roles in films such as “Watchmen”, “Sucker Punch”, and the “Spy Kids” trilogy in which she played Ingrid Cortez. She’s also extended her work to television, appearing in “The Haunting of Hill House” and “Threshold”. A few of her recent film projects include “San Andreas” and “Gerald’s Game”. She has done voice acting work as well, voicing Kelor in the DC Extended Universe.
The Riches of Carla Gugino
How rich is Carla Gugino? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $14 million, earned through a successful career in acting since the early-1990s, plus having won numerous awards As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Carla is of Italian and English-Irish descent. Her parents separated when she was two years old, after which she often spent time with her father, who worked as an orthodontist, and her half-brother who remained in Sarasota, while her mother now lived in a home in Paradise, California. She moved in with her mother at four years old, mentioning later in an interview that she felt like she lived two childhoods, with her mother living in a teepee in Northern California while her dad lived in a house with a swimming pool and a tennis court. She also traveled around the US and Europe throughout her childhood. As a teenager, she started taking acting classes at the suggestion of her aunt, spokesmodel Carol Merrill. She also began working as a teenage fashion model, and was able to support herself independently at a young age. She was already free from her parents support at 16 years of age, and was living emancipated. She began acting professionally in the early 1990s, appearing in popular TV shows of the time such as “Saved by the Bell”, “Who’s the Boss?”, and “Doogie Howser”. Her first recurring role was in the series entitled “Falcon Crest”.
Gugino’s first film appearance was in “Troop Beverly Hills”, an adventure comedy starring Shelley Long. In 1993, she starred alongside Pauly Shore in the romantic comedy entitled “Son in Law”, then after appearing in the music video for the song entitled “Always” by Bon Jovi, she was cast in the BBC miniseries entitled “The Buccaneers”, a television adaptation of the last novel of author Edith Wharton. In 1996, she was seen in the first season of the sitcom “Spin City”, playing the love interest of Michael J. Fox.
Her next project would be “Snake Eyes”, alongside Nicolas Cage, however, the film received mixed to negative reviews. She then worked on “Judas Kiss” both as an actress as well as a producer, followed by playing in the final season of “Chicago Hope”, in the role of Dr. Gina Simon. In the early 2000s, she worked on two short-lived series, the crime drama “Karen Sisco”, and the science fiction series entitled “Threshold”. After that, she had one of her most notable roles in the film adaptation of the graphic novel “Sin City” by Frank Miller.
Carla had a role in the film “Night at the Museum” in 2006, and then started focusing on theatrical productions. She appeared in the play “After the Fall” opposite Peter Krause and in an off-Broadway production of “Suddenly Last Summer”. She returned to TV playing Amanda, the agent of Vincent Chase in the series “Entourage”, before working on films such as “Rise: Blood Hunter” and “American Gangster”. In 2009, she starred in the production of “Desire Under the Elms”, which earned her a lot of positive review, followed by projects including “The Unborn”, “Watchmen”, and the remake of “Race to Witch Mountain”, starring opposite Dwayne Johnson.
In 2011, she played the role of Madame Vera Gorsky in the fantasy film entitled “Sucker Punch” which also starred Emily Browning and Abby Cornish, then had a guest role in the fourth season of “Californication”, followed by a lead roles in the miniseries “Political Animals”, playing investigative reporter Susan Berg, and in the major film in “San Andreas” appearing alongside Dwayne Johnson once more in 2015. One of her most recent projects is the series “The Haunting of Hill House”, which gained a lot of positive reviews too.
For her personal life, it is known that Gugino has been in a relationship with film director, producer, and screenwriter Sebastian Gutierrez since 1996. He is best known for writing screenplays for several popular films including “The Big Bounce” and “Gothika”. He also worked on the American version of the film “The Eye”, and the Samuel L. Jackson film “Snakes on a Plane”. He won a Critics Award for his directorial debut in “Judas Kiss”, and has also directed independent comedies including “Women in Trouble” and “Elektra Luxx”, which featured his girlfriend.
Gugino has commented about the fact that they’ve been in a relationship since the 1990s but have never married. She mentioned in an interview that they had no plans to marry, as they think it’s unimportant. She also said that there was something sexy and fun about just being boyfriend and girlfriend. There is nothing that holds them together except their desire to be together. They have never had any children nor have any intention having them. She enjoys massages, and loves dark chocolate.