Carla Gugino (born August 29, 1971 in Sarasota, Florida) is an American actress.
She's best known for such movies as Spy Kids, Sin City, Night at the Museum and Watchmen. She was also Mike Flaherty's girlfriend on Spin City before being dropped from the series, and paid her dues with one-shot appearances in shows such as Doogie Howser, M.D., Quantum Leap, and The Wonder Years. Since 2010, she has played a hot Polish therapist in Sucker Punch and a reporter vaguely (very vaguely) modeled on Maureen Dowd in Political Animals.
- 1989Troop Beverly Hills as Chica Barnfell
- 1996 Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco as Delilah
- 1996 Michael as Bride
- 1998 Judas Kiss as Coco Chavez
- 1998 Snake Eyes as Julia Costello
- 2001 The One as T.K. Law / Massie Walsh
- 2001—2003 Spy Kids as Ingrid Cortez
- 2003 The Singing Detective as Betty Dark / Hooker
- 2005 Sin City as Lucille
- 2007 The Lookout as Rebecca
- 2007 Rise: Blood Hunter as Eve
- 2008 American Gangster as Laurie Roberts
- 2008 Righteous Kill as Karen Corelli
- 2009 The Unborn as Janet Beldon
- 2009 Watchmen as Sally Jupiter / Silk Spectre I
- 2009 Race to Witch Mountain as Dr. Alex Friedman
- 2010 Faster as Cicero
- 2011 Sucker Punch as Dr. Vera Gorski
- 2013-2016 DC Extended Universe
- 2015 San Andreas as Emma Gaines
- 2016 Bling as Katherine
- 2017 Gerald's Game as Jessie Burlingame
- 2021 Gunpowder Milkshake as Madeleine
- 1996-98 Spin City as Ashley Schaeffer
- 1999-2000 Chicago Hope as Dr. Gina Simon
- 2005-07 Threshold as Dr. Molly Anne Caffrey
- 2007-10 Entourage as Amanda Daniels
- 2011 Californication as Abby Rhodes
- 2012 Political Animals as Susan Berg
- 2012 New Girl as Emma
- 2015-16 Wayward Pines as Kate Hewson
- 2018 The Haunting of Hill House as Olivia Crain
- 2019 Jett as Daisy "Jett" Kowalski
- 2020 Manhunt: Unabomber as Kathy Scruggs
- 2020 The Haunting of Bly Manor as The Storyteller
Tropes and Trivia applying to her works:
- Contralto of Danger: Her deep voice really suits her more morally ambiguous characters.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's very attractive and directors are usually very quick to draw attention to that fact.
- Poor Man's Substitute: In the short-lived series Karen Sisco, she played the title character, who was first played by Jennifer Lopez in the film Out of Sight.
- Production Posse: She's a regular one for Zack Snyder, having appeared in two of his films and providing her voice to two more. She's also been in multiple Robert Rodriguez movies and worked with Mike Flanagan a few times.