Carla Gugino is one of the most underappreciated actresses, both looks-wise and talent-wise, in Hollywood. She is known for her roles as Ingrid Cortez in the Spy Kids trilogy, Sally Jupiter in Watchmen, Dr. Vera Gorski in Sucker Punch, and as the lead characters of the television series Karen Sisco and Threshold.
In the 1990s, Gugino made many television appearances, appearing in projects such as Saved by the Bell, ALF, Doogie Howser, and The Wonder Years. After playing Michael J. Fox’s love interest, Ashley Schaeffer, during the first season of the sitcom Spin City in 1996, Gugino starred with Nicolas Cage in Brian De Palma’s Snake Eyes, and in Judas Kiss, which she also co-produced.
She also starred in TV series: ABC’s Elmore Leonard crime drama Karen Sisco in 2003, and CBS’s science fiction series Threshold in 2005. Also in 2005, Gugino appeared as Lucille in the feature film adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novel, Sin City, and in 2006, she appeared in the movie Night at the Museum.
In 2016, Gugino starred in San Andreas alongside the Rock, and in 2017, she starred in Netflix’s Gerald’s Game.