After graduating from high school as class valedictorian, Carla Gugino (Susan Berg) began a memorable and provocative acting career, which today, continues to showcase her many talents and considerable beauty. In television, Gugino starred in the fourth season of Showtime's Emmy award-winning "Californication" as the love interest for David Duchovny's Hank Moody. She was also seen in the HBO hit series "Entourage," where she joined the cast in its fourth season as Vince Chase's new agent Amanda Daniels. Her credits also include critically acclaimed performances in the CBS series "Threshold" and as the title character in the ABC series "Karen Sisco," based on the Elmore Leonard novel "Out of Sight," in addition to roles in "Chicago Hope" and "Spin City."
Gugino's film career began with a role in the now iconic "Troop Beverly Hills." From there, she went on to star in "This Boy's Life," opposite Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio; "Miami Rhaspsody," opposite Sarah Jessica Parker; "Michael," opposite John Travolta; "Snake Eyes," alongside Nicolas Cage, directed by Brian De Palma; and "The Singing Detective," opposite Robert Downey, Jr., Robin Wright Penn and Jeremy Northam. She was also seen in "Watchmen," based on the celebrated DC Comic novel, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup and Jackie Earle Haley; "Race To Witch Mountain," opposite Dwayne Johnson; the critically acclaimed "American Gangster," opposite Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington, directed by Ridley Scott; "The Lookout," opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt; the "Spy Kids" trilogy of movies opposite Antonio Banderas; opposite Ben Stiller in "Night At The Museum" (the highest grossing film that year); "Electra Luxx," written and directed by Sebastian Gutierrez; "Every Day" with Live Schreiber and Helen Hunt; and she had a scene-stealing performance in Robert Rodriguez's "Sin City." Most recently, she was seen in the star-studded "New Year's Eve," alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Josh Duhamel and Jessica Biel, directed by Garry Marshall; "Mr. Popper's Penguins," alongside Jim Carrey; and "Suckerpunch," where she reunited with "Watchmen" director Zack Snyder.
Cugino made her Broadway debut in Roundabout's revival of Arthur Miller's "After The Fall" where she received an Outer Critics' Circle Award nomination and a Theater World award for Outstanding Broadway Debut. She also appeared on Broadway in Eugene O'Neil's "Desire Under the Elms," directed by Tony Award recipient Robert Falls; and most recently, Gugino was seen in the Broadway play "The Road to Mecca" alongside Rosemary Harris and Jim Dale; and opposite Blythe Danner in Roundabout Theater Company's production of the Tennessee Williams "Suddenly Last Summer."