Her father, Carl, is an orthodontist. Her mother's name is Susan.
Carla names Martin Scorsese and the Coen Brothers to be among her favorite directors.
Carla is always tempted to read the end of a book first to find out what will happen.
For years Carla was bicoastal. She maintained a home in Manhattan and in the LA area. However, in 2012 she sold her LA home and now solely resides New York.
Carla auditioned unsuccessfully in Italy for a role in a Franco Zefferelli film.
Carla appeared on Broadway as Catherine Holly in Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer for 5 months at the end of 2006 into 2007. She played the role made famous by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1959 film version. This on the heels of her appearance in Arthur Miller's After the Fall,
Carla makes a cameo appearance as Janet in 2007's The Lookout.
Threshold, last season's aborted Carla Gugino vehicle, is now available on DVD with episodes not aired.
She was selected by Maxim magazine as #38 in their list of the 100 sexiest women for 2002.
Carla won the 1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Award as Favorite Supporting Actress for her role in Snake Eyes.
When not working Carla loves yoga, travelling and spending time with her friends.
Carla is 5'5" and her measurements are 35-25-35.
She did an ad campaign for L'Oreal.
In Winter 2004 Carla played to great reviews on Broadway in a revival of Arthur Miller's After the Fall, playing the fragile sexbomb Maggie (read Marilyn Monroe Miller) opposite "One Foot Under's" Peter Krause. She appeared nude on stage in one daring scene.
In 1998, she worked both sides of the camera in Judas Kiss for which she both co-starred and co-produced.
She has a little butterfly tattoo on the inside of her left ankle.
As a teen model she was considered to be too short to do runway work.
Appeared on Broadway to great reviews as Maggie the Cat in the revival of Tennessee William's classic "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." She reportedly gave a smouldering performance including a nude scene on stage.
Carla: Unfortunately, "chick flick" has become a term to describe most movies that I don't even like. They're these movies that, yes, have women in them but they really don't reflect who women are, and there's something kind of silly or shallow or gossipy about them. There's a certain kind of nature to many of them that I just think, if it can be a great movie that has great women in it, it should just be considered a great movie! Or an interesting film. In the '50s it was women like Bette Davis who brought people into theaters and that's shifted lately, I think mostly because they write the big movies for men. And anytime you do get a great kick-ass woman, it's cool.
Carla: (on choosing Spy Kids over her vacation) I actually had tickets to Baja. I was going to lie in the sun! I was in such desperate need of a vacation. But a good movie is better than a good vacation.
Carla: Most often in Hollywood, actors play parts that represent their own personalities wonderfully. My roles try to reach outside my own personalities and my own projects to better define my acting career as a whole. As my career is better defined, the roles I take on as an actress lead to bigger and better projects.
Carla: I had just done this really dark role...and when I finish something very dramatic, I end up inevitably wanting to do a comedy.
Carla: But I would like to be able to, in 15 or 20 years to be able to be doing more producing because I do also find it to be part of the creative process. And it doesn't matter so much how many wrinkles you have on your face and all that kind of stuff.
Carla: The reality is the only reason to have your name really well known is so that you have better choice in projects.
Carla: I find often in Hollywood there are many people who play themselves really beautifully. And certain parts are not that dissimilar from who you are as a person. And there are other parts where you would like to think that you have nothing in common with those characters, but you probably do have more than you think.