Carla N. Gugino was born on the 29th August 1971, in Sarasota, Florida USA of British and Italian ancestry. She is an actress, probably best known for her appearances in the role of Ingrid Cortez in the Spy Kids film trilogy, playing the lead role in the TV series “Karen Sisco” (2003-2004), as Sally Jupiter in “Watchmen” (2009), and in the role of Emma Gaines in “San Andreas” (2015). Her acting career has been active since 1988.
Have you ever wondered how rich is Carla Gugino?As of early 2016, it is estimated by sources that Carla counts her net worth at the amount of $14 million, which has been accumulated through her successful involvement into the entertainment industry.
Carla Gugino Net Worth $14 Million
Carla Gugino was brought up by her parents Carl Gugino, an orthodontist, and his wife, who divorced when she was two years old. Thus, her childhood was divided between her father’s home in Sarasota, and her mother’s home in Paradise, California. When she matriculated from high school, she named valedictorian, but by-passed higher education and in her teens, Carla began working as a fashion model, and parallel with that she attended acting classes under the influence of her aunt, Carol Merrill, a former model. By the time when she was 15, she was spotted by a major modeling agency, which sent her to New York City to pursue further her career.
Carla’s professional acting career began in 1988, with small roles in TV series “Who’s The Boss?”, and “Good Morning, Miss Bliss”. The following year, Carla featured in the film “Troop Beverly Hills”, and earned a recurring role in the TV series “Falcon Crest” (1989-1990). During the 1990s, her career intensified, and she managed to feature in such productions as “This Boy’s Life” (1993) alongside Robert De Niro, Leonardo Di Caprio and Ellen Barkin, “Jaded” (1998) in the lead role of Megan Meg Harris, and “Snake Eyes” (1998) with Nicolas Cage and Gary Sinise. In 1999, she was selected for the role of Dr. Gina Simon in the popular TV series “Chicago Hope”, previously to that having featured in the TV series “Spin City” (1996-1998) in the role of Ashley Schaeffer. All these appearances established her net worth.
Thanks to her success in the 1990s, Carla’s name became more known in Hollywood, and she began to feature in more recognizable roles, such as Ingrid Cortez in the film “Spy Kids” (2001), a role which she reprised in sequels “Spy Kids 2: Island Of Lost Dreams” (2002), and “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over” (2003), which increased her net worth by a large margin.
In 2005, Carla appeared in the blockbuster film “Sin City”, alongside Jessica Alba, and Mickey Rourke in lead roles, and she also starred in the film “The Life Coach”. The following year, she was a member of the cast of the film “Night At The Museum”, with such actors as Ben Stiller, and Dick Van Dyke. Subsequently, Carla became quite popular in Hollywood, which enabled her to get parts in films such as Zack Snyder’s “Watchmen” (2009) alongside actors Billy Crudup and Jackie Earle Haley, Ridley Scott’s “American Gangster” (2007), and others.
To speak further of her accomplishments as an actress, Carla featured in films “Women in Trouble” (2009), “Every Day” (2010), “Sucker Punch” (2011), “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” (2011), and “San Andreas” (2015). Her net worth is certainly rising.
Most recently, Carla earned roles in such productions as “Wayward Pines” (2015-2016), “Roadies” (2016), and will appear in two films “The Space Between Us” which will be released in 2016, and “The Swinging Lanterns Stories”, which is in pre-production, and is scheduled for a release in 2017.
Regarding her personal life, Carla Gugino has been in a relationship with her collaborator Sebastian Gutierrez since 2005. In spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, and traveling with boyfriend.
Starred in two films in March 2009 that were back to back openings and USA box office kings. Watchmen (2009) opened March 6th, 2009, and was the number one film of the weekend. Race to Witch Mountain (2009) opened March 13th, 2009, and was the number one film of that weekend.
She turned down the role of Vin Diesel's love interest in the box-office hit The Pacifier (2005) to take a small but unforgettably sexy role in Sin City (2005) because she had enjoyed working with director Robert Rodriguez in the three "Spy Kids" films.
Had a kidney operation when she was only 4 years old.
Yeah, I guess I'm not a particularly religious person, but I do really believe strongly that we all need to believe in something, and that's very personal to each one of us.
I'm intrigued by films that have a singular vision behind them. A lot of studio movies have ten writers by the time they're done. You have a movie testing 200 times, making adjustments according to various people's opinions. It's difficult to have an undistilled vision.
We are all multidimensional and kind of have dual personalities. Everyone puts on different roles depending on what circumstances they're in without even noticing that they do that.
One of the things I really love about TV is this symbiotic relationship you can get between the writers and the actors, and the characters start to come to life because you start to collaborate.
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.
I think when I first started acting there were different people who I thought, 'I want that person's career or that person's career.' And as time has gone on, it's become really clear to me what is important to me; getting the best roles, the roles that I feel are challenging and scary and that I haven't done yet.
I guess I've always been really attracted to period pieces and always felt visually I was probably more made for the '50s or the early '60s than I am for a modern day.
What I've realized is that we're our own harshest critics. We give ourselves limitations. But I want to push through that wall, on a creative and personal level.
I think that there's a tendency for actors who play strong women to have them take on all the worst characteristics of men, to become cold and detached and hardened.
You know, I used to be made fun of as a kid for being really articulate; it was sort of like a strange thing.
Sexuality is one of the biggest parts of who we are.
One of the most important things for an actor is to observe humanity.
My tendency as an actor is, when there's a certain energy, I feel a challenge to match it, to come up to that plate and play on the same level.
I'm fiercely protective of my privacy.
It is odd there are many movies with many men. But generally movies have one woman, or maybe the older woman and the younger girl.
My favorite thing is to have a big dinner with friends and talk about life.
My father and my mother separated when I was two..
I've joked that I would have either become schizophrenic or an actress, but as an actress you can do both.
I'm a huge Wong Kar-Wai fan.
I think you always have to go as an artist with instinct, I really do.
I love doing serious movies for adults.
I'll always take an artistic endeavor over a career move.
I think I'm always trying to subvert conventions, and sometimes it's more successful than others.
I always had challenges when I was younger, because I looked so young but sounded older.
I always feel like I want to work with people who raise my game, and I can do the same for them, and we can jump off the cliff together.
I kind of knew it wasn't going to be until my 30s that I really hit my stride as an actor.
For me, I never, never, from the moment I started acting, had a desire to be famous.
I generally make a sort of playlist for my iPod for whatever project I'm doing.
Well, first of all, I'm an incredibly gullible person - I'm so bad that when I said that to someone, my friend said, 'You know, 'gullible' isn't even in the dictionary.' And I said, 'Really?' As I was saying 'Really?' I will acknowledge that I then realized what was happening, but that's how bad I am.
I feel like I'm the only person - or woman, at least - who hasn't read 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'
As an actor, you're naked emotionally; you're revealing yourself emotionally.
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.
Personally, just as an actor, I love accents; they're fun.
When a sports movie really works, it gets you on all levels, because the stakes are high. It's black and white. It's win or lose.
When my friends have a health concern, they call me. I've always been a vitamin taker. I also take digestive enzymes and antioxidants, and supplements that help with the thyroid and adrenals for my time-zone changes.
I'm a sensualist. My two main indulgences are dark chocolate and massages.
I like being the lead but I like being in an ensemble. There are different challenges and dilemmas with both. If you're carrying a film, there's a certain weight, but there are a lot of scenes to explore the character. When you're in an ensemble, you have to convey the entire character in a limited number of scenes.
It's not often that the idea of continuing something for a potentially long period of time sounds exciting to me, because I really am a gypsy by nature.