Gugino made her Broadway debut at Roundabout in Arthur Miller's After the Fall and returned to star in Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer. She also starred in a revival of Desire Under the Elms.
Notable screen work includes "Spin City," "Chicago Hope," "Spy Kids," "Karen Sisco," "Sin City," "Watchmen," "Night at the Museum," "Entourage," "Californication" and "Mr. Popper's Penguins."
|Full given name:|| Carla Neill Gugino
|Special skills:||Hula hoop|
|Something you're REALLY bad at:||Hula hoop|
|If you could go back in time and catch any performance, what would it be?||Les Liaisons Dangereuses with Alan Rickman and Lindsay Duncan|
|Current show—other than your own—that you have been recommending to friends:||Sleep No More|
|Stage or screen stars of the past you would most have loved to perform with:||Marcello Mastroianni, Cary Grant, Richard Burton, Ann Bancroft, Lucille Ball|
|The one performance – attended - that you will never forget:||When I saw Angels in America in its initial Broadway run|
|Music that makes you cry, any genre:||Bon Iver, Bonnie Prince Billy, the score of Wong Kar Wai's "In the Mood for Love"|
|MAC or PC?||Mac. For sure. Though, in full disclosure, I do love my Blackberry.|
|Most played song on your iPod:||Right now it's "Still Life" by The Horrors|
|Last book you read:||"In The Woods" by Tana French|
|Last good movie you saw:||"The Artist," and Win Wenders' documentary on Pina Bausch|
|Some films you consider classics:|| "All That Jazz"
"Sweet Smell of Success"
"North by Northwest"
|Performer you would drop everything to go see:||Jack White|
|Pop culture guilty pleasure:||I don't believe in guilty pleasure. Only in pleasure...|
|Favorite cities:||New York, Paris, Austin|
|First stage kiss:||Peter Krause in After the Fall|
|Moment you knew you wanted to perform for a living:||My first acting class in Los Angeles. I was 13. It was a "cold reading" class. In that first moment of getting to see the world through someone else's eyes, I was hooked.|
|How you got your Equity card:||I believe it was playing Curly's wife in Of Mice and Men at the Geva Theatre in Rochester New York|
|Favorite pre-/post- show meal: (note where)|| Pre show: Orso
Post show: Bar Centrale
|Favorite liquid refreshment:|| With alcohol: Chopin martini, up, with olives, NOT dirty, bruised.
Without: Homemade lemonade
|Most challenging stage role you've performed:||Elsa in The Road to Mecca is right up there. I am drawn to a good challenge. I find it's good to be a little scared upon embarking on a creative endeavor. Plus, it's more fulfilling when you do finally inhabit it!|
|A few of your very favorite film performances:|| Meryl Streep in "Silkwood"
Jessica Lange in "Francis"
Audrey Hepburn in "Funny Face"
Bette Davis in "All About Eve"
Emma Thompson in "Sense and Sensibility"
|Three things you can't live without:||Love. Acting. Chocolate.|