Carla Gugino

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Carla Gugino

Born

8/29/1971, Sarasota, Florida, USA

Birth Name

Gender

Female
9.1
out of 10
User Rating
172 votes

Biography

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She was born in Sarasota, Florida. Carla is of Italian-American descent. She had a kidney operation when she was just four years old. When she was 5 years old she moved to Paradise, California, with her mother. During her childhood she moved many times within the state. However,…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • One of the most underrated and talented actresses working today. Also, one of the most Beautiful actresses to ever grace the silver screen.

    10
    Carla is a very talented actress & has that Girl next door quality about her. Although I must admit, i've never had a girl as Gorgeous as Carla living next to me! :) Besides her Incredible looks, she is also superb at bringing a believability to the characters that she plays on screen & has that quality that all great actors have, which is the chameleonic ability to disappear into whatever role that she is playing. Why she hasn't gotten more attention & bigger movie roles over the years is really baffling to me becuz this woman has it all. Brains, Beauty, Sex appeal & above all else, A whole lot of talent! I'm sure we'll be seeing alot more of her & I hope that someday she finally gets the recogition that she truly deserves.moreless
  • Great actress

    9.6
    Very few actresses are both beautiful and talented, but the lovely Carla Gugino is one of them. She's also quite versatile; she's been on Broadway, TV, and in movies, and she plays a wide variety of characters. It's a shame Threshold and Karen Sisco were cancelled as soon as they were - both shows deserved so much better than that! I would love to see someone give her another show, since she makes a great leading lady. Her style of acting reminds me somewhat of Elizabeth Taylor's, so she was perfectly suited to play Ms. Taylor's character in Suddenly Last Summer on Broadway.moreless
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