CARLA GUGINO (Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre), a favorite of film and television audiences, next stars in Andy Fickman’s family adventure “Race to Witch Mountain,” opposite Dwayne Johnson. The follow-up to the classic “Escape to Witch Mountain,” the film is set to open on March 13. Her upcoming films also include the indie features “Every Day,” and “Electra Luxx,” in which she plays the title role.
Last year, Gugino shared in a Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination as a member of the cast of Ridley Scott’s acclaimed 2007 drama “American Gangster,” with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. In 2006, she starred in the smash hit comedy “Night at the Museum,” opposite Ben Stiller. Her recent film credits also include Jon Avnet’s “Righteous Kill,” starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, and Scott Frank’s “The Lookout.” In addition, she starred opposite Antonio Banderas in the hugely successful “Spy Kids” film trilogy, all written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. Rodriguez also directed Gugino in the action thriller “Sin City.”
For television, Gugino recently had a recurring role on the hit HBO series “Entourage,” playing uber-agent Amanda, who proves a formidable nemesis to Jeremy Piven’s character, Ari Gold. Among her earlier television credits are regular roles on the sci-fi series “Threshold”; “Karen Sisco,” as the title character; the hospital drama “Chicago Hope”; and the sitcom “Spin City,” opposite Michael J. Fox.
On the stage, Gugino is currently starring in the role of the alluring and headstrong Abbie in the Eugene O’Neil play “Desire Under the Elms,” which runs from January 17 to February 22 at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. She made her Broadway debut as Maggie in the 2004 revival of Arthur Miller’s “After the Fall,” earning an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination and a Theatre World Award for her performance. In 2006, she starred in the off-Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ “Suddenly Last Summer,” opposite Blythe Danner.
Gugino began her career while still in her teens, making her feature film debut in the comedy “Troop Beverly Hills.” She went on to appear in such films as “Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael”; the drama “This Boy’s Life,” with Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio; and the comedy “Son in Law.” Her additional film credits include “Miami Rhapsody,” with Sarah Jessica Parker; Nora Ephron’s “Michael,” starring John Travolta; “Snake Eyes,” opposite Nicolas Cage under the direction of Brian De Palma; and “The Singing Detective,” with Robert Downey Jr.