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Also Known As: Taryn Gugino Died:
Born: August 29, 1971 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sarasota, Florida, USA Profession: actress, model, producer, screenwriter

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Equally dazzling on both big and small screens, actress Carla Gugino was a true beauty with a talent that transcended any medium. After a brief modeling career, Gugino became a regular on the primetime soap "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1980-1991) and later had a regular role on the first season of "Spin City" (ABC, 1996-2002) before the show was revamped. Moving easily back-and-forth between movies and television, she had supporting roles in "Snake Eyes" (1998) and "Spy Kids" (2001), while joining the cast of "Chicago Hope" (CBS, 1994-2000) during its final season. After attracting the attention of important industry players, Gugino suddenly found herself the star of her own series, "Karen Sisco" (ABC, 2003), which was based on a character created by Elmore Leonard, but the series was canceled after 10 episodes despite positive reviews. Meanwhile, she had big-screen roles in "The Lookout" (2007) and "American Gangster" (2007), and received the most buzz of her career by playing super-agent Amanda Daniels - chief nemesis of Ari Gold - on "Entourage" (HBO, 2004-2011). From there, she had supporting parts in "Watchmen" (2009) and "Sucker Punch" (2011), played Hank Moody's lawyer on season four of...

Equally dazzling on both big and small screens, actress Carla Gugino was a true beauty with a talent that transcended any medium. After a brief modeling career, Gugino became a regular on the primetime soap "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1980-1991) and later had a regular role on the first season of "Spin City" (ABC, 1996-2002) before the show was revamped. Moving easily back-and-forth between movies and television, she had supporting roles in "Snake Eyes" (1998) and "Spy Kids" (2001), while joining the cast of "Chicago Hope" (CBS, 1994-2000) during its final season. After attracting the attention of important industry players, Gugino suddenly found herself the star of her own series, "Karen Sisco" (ABC, 2003), which was based on a character created by Elmore Leonard, but the series was canceled after 10 episodes despite positive reviews. Meanwhile, she had big-screen roles in "The Lookout" (2007) and "American Gangster" (2007), and received the most buzz of her career by playing super-agent Amanda Daniels - chief nemesis of Ari Gold - on "Entourage" (HBO, 2004-2011). From there, she had supporting parts in "Watchmen" (2009) and "Sucker Punch" (2011), played Hank Moody's lawyer on season four of "Californication" (Showtime, 2007- ) and reprised Karen Sisco for "Justified" (FX, 2010- ). Thanks to her charm, allure and ability to traverse multiple mediums, Gugino remained one of Hollywood's more in-demand actresses.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Match (2014)
2.
 Man of Steel (2013)
3.
 Hotel Noir (2012)
4.
 New Year's Eve (2011)
5.
 Sucker Punch (2011)
6.
 I Melt With You (2011)
7.
 Hide (2011)
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10.
 Mighty Macs, The (2011)
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1976:
Moved to California with mother at age six
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Spent part of her childhood living in a teepee in Northern California with her mom
1986:
Began modeling at age 15
1989:
Film debut in "Troop Beverly Hills"
1989:
Was a regular on the CBS primetime serial "Falcoln Crest"
1992:
TV-movie debut, "Murder Without Motive" (NBC)
1993:
First lead role in a feature film, "Son-in-Law"
1995:
Played Sarah Jessica Parker's unhappily married younger sister in the comedy "Miami Rhapsody"
1996:
Played Ashley Schaeffer in the first season of "Spin City" (ABC); left after several episodes, when show was revamped
1996:
Acted in the fantasy feature "Michael"
1998:
Cast opposite Nicolas Cage in "Snake Eyes"
1998:
Produced and co-starred in "Judas Kiss" (aired on Cinemax in USA in lieu of a theatrical release before its debut on video)
1999:
Joined the cast of "Chicago Hope" (CBS) as Dr. Gina Simon
1999:
Headlined the Hallmark Hall of Fame production "A Season for Miracles" (CBS)
2001:
Co-starred with Antonio Banderas as a married couple who happen to be retired spies in "Spy Kids"
2001:
Played the wife of Jet Li in the action film "The One"
2002:
Co-starred with and directed by Frank Whaley in "The Jimmy Show"
2002:
Reunited with Banderas for "Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dream"
2003:
Rejoined the "Spy Kids" crew for the trilogy "Spy Kids 3D: Game Over"
2003:
Cast as the titled character in the drama series "Karen Sisco" (ABC)
2004:
Appeared on Broadway in Arthur Miller's "After the Fall" as the naive, doomed sexpot based on Miller's ex-wife Marilyn Monroe
2005:
Cast as a parole officer in Frank Miller's noir thriller "Sin City"; co-directed by Miller and Robert Rodriguez
2006:
Cast opposite Ben Stiller in the action-adventure-comedy "Night at the Museum"
2007:
Joined the fourth season of HBO's "Entourage" as Vince's new agent Amanda Daniels
2007:
Played Russell Crowe's estranged wife in Ridley Scott's "American Gangster"
2008:
Appeared opposite Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in the Jon Avnet directed "Righteous Kill"
2009:
Starred in Chicago's Goodman Theater production of Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms"
2009:
Portrayed Sally Jupiter, the original Silk Spectre, in the film adaptation of "Watchmen"
2009:
Played a discredited astrophysicist opposite Dwayne Johnson in "Race to Witch Mountain"
2011:
Had a recurring role as Hank Moody's (David Duchovny) attorney on Showtime's "Californication"
2011:
Co-starred in "Sucker Punch," an action-fantasy film written and directed by Zack Snyder
2011:
Cast in the ensemble romantic comedy "New Year¿s Eve," directed by Garry Marshall
2011:
Co-starred in Mark Pellington's "I Melt with You"
2012:
Played a journalist opposite Sigourney Weaver in USA Network miniseries "Political Animals"
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companion:
Sebastian Gutierrez. Screenwriter.

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aunt:
Carol Merrill. TV personality. Former spokesmodel for "Let's Make a Deal".

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