SPY KIDS 2:
THE ISLAND OF LOST DREAMS
Hollywood has certainly witnessed a
meteoric rise from the young and talented actress, CARLA
GUGINO. Her most recent work
includes performances in some very different films. The first was Robert
Rodriguez's blockbuster hit "Spy Kids" opposite Antonio Banderas,
followed by the art house film, "The Center of the World." Carla also
appeared in "The One," opposite Jet Li, and Sebastian Gutierrez's
"Creature Feature Part 1: She Creature" as well as "The Jimmy
Club" opposite Frank Whaley and Ethan Hawke.
Carla recently completed work opposite
Robert Downey, Jr., Robin Wright and Jeremy Northam in "The Singing
Detective", to be released next year. She has acted opposite Academy Award
winner Nicolas Cage in "Snake Eyes" and served as a producer and
starred in the independent film, "Judas Kiss" opposite another Academy
Award winner, Emma Thompson. She also starred in "The War at Home"
with Martin Sheen, Kathy Bates and Emilio Estevez and "Michael" with
John Travolta and William Hurt.
Gugino's television credits include
roles on "Spin City," "Chicago Hope," and the TV movie
"A Season for Miracles." She received rave reviews for her performance
in the BBC/PBS mini-series "The Buccaneers."
Gugino's additional film credits
include "Miami Rhapsody," opposite Sarah Jessica Parker and "This
Boy's Life" with Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio.. Additionally, she
has appeared in the films "Jaded," "Lovelife," "A
Private Matter," "The Motorcycle Gang," and "Troop Beverly
Calra Gugino was born in Sarasota,
Florida but relocated to California when she was five. After graduating
valedictorian from her high school, a major modeling agency discovered her and
soon after she was modeling and taking acting classes. Through the support and
guidance of her first acting coach, Gene Bua, Carla knew she had been bit by the
acting bug and possessed the drive to pursue it as a career.
Regardless of whether the role calls
for comedy or high drama, Gugino is well equipped to deliver a moving
performance. Her deliberate choice to accept a wide variety of roles has helped
her build an impressive body of work. She continues to search for roles
"that move and inspire me as an artist, and allow me to discover parts of
myself that I'm not completely in touch with."
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