Actress Carla Gugino is of American descent. She gained notoriety for her leading performances as Ingrid Cortez in the Spy Kids trilogy, Rebecca Hutman in Night at the Museum, Laurie Roberts in American Gangster, Det.
Gugino was born in Sarasota, Florida, to a “Bohemian” English-Irish mother and an Italian-American orthodontist father Carl Gugino.
When her parents divorced when she was two, she spent time traveling between her mother’s home in Paradise, California, where she had lived since she was four, and the Sarasota home of her father and half-brother Carl Jr.
Gugino starred as Susan Berg, an investigative reporter based in Washington, D.C., in the USA Network miniseries Political Animals in the middle of 2012.
Why did Gugino leave Spin City?
DreamWorks stated at the time Gugino exiting Spin City was a mutual decision, which was apparently due to the writer’s wanting to focus more on the mayor’s office side of the show. Ashley’s exit also meant they could create future love interests for Mike.
How old was Carla Gugino in Troop Beverly Hills?
In order to improve her chances of getting her part, Carla Gugino lied about her age, claiming to be 14 when she was actually 16. After 3 weeks into the shoot, she divulged her real age to the director, by which time it was already too late to replace her.