Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJune 24, 1975
MarkWide Brown Eyes
FactGraduated from Cornell University with a degree in theater arts.


Who is Carla Gallo?

Born on 24 June 1975, in Brooklyn, New York City, under the water sign of Cancer, Carla Paolina Gallo is a 44-year-old American television and film actress. She is best known for playing highly optimistic and talkative characters, which is comparable to her real-life personality. Despite appearing in a large number of critically acclaimed movies, fans know her for her small, but influential roles in popular TV Series. You might recognize her as Lizzie from “Undeclared”, or maybe as the ever-lovable Daisy from “Californication”. However, most fans consider her stint in “Bones” as the pinnacle of her acting career. Even though she’s never managed to spearhead a popular show or a movie as the lead actress, Carla has won over the hearts of fans with her versatility and an innate ability to convey a wide range of emotions.

Early Life, Education and Family: A Childhood Spent in Brooklyn

Carla was born into an American family in the second biggest borough of New York City. She has rich European heritage, which is evident when you take a look at her name and surname. Her parents, Mildren Josephine and Samuel Eugene, were born in Ohio, but her paternal grandfather immigrated to the US from the city of Trapani, located on the Italian island of Sicily. As for her mother’s side of the family, we know that her great-grandparents were German, resulting in an ethnically diverse household.

Carla knew what she wanted to do in life from the get-go, as she displayed an infatuation with arts and acting even before she could walk. Despite her family not being overly artistic, she got all the support she needed. An avid stage performer in childhood, she matriculated from an unspecified high school in 1993, and enrolled at the prestigious Cornell University. There, she continued honing her formidable talents before earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts. At Cornell, she made connections that would help her kickstart her career.

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Career Beginnings: Spanking the Monkey, Law & Order and More

Unbeknownst to most, Carla’s first official acting credit dates back to 1994, when she was still a freshman in college. “Spanking the Monkey” was a relatively successful comedy, revolving around the life of an aspiring medical student who faces a number of obstacles that prevent him from beginning a prestigious internship. Gallo took on the role of Toni Peck, the girl towards whom the main character feels attraction. One would expect that appearing in such a popular movie would kickstart Carla’s career, but she took a break from acting to complete her studies. In 1999, we saw her resurface as she took on the part of “Pantyhose Victim” in the 1999 hit comedy “The 24 Hour Woman”. The same year, she made her television debut in an episode of “Law & Order”, playing Janet Tuckman. A year later, she was in “The Fanatical Teachings of Julian Tau” by Adam Hammell, a short comedy about a mysterious religious cult, and a few months later, she made her presence felt in “ER”, by appearing in a critically acclaimed episode.

Making a Name for Herself: Undeclared, Carnivàle, Mission: Impossible III

At the beginning of the new millennium, Carla was cast as Lizzie Exley in “Undeclared”, a comedy about a college freshman letting his recently divorced father move into his college dorm. She appeared in 18 of the show’s 22 episodes in what was her first recurring role, and used the opportunity to prove she can oversee her character’s development as the plot thickens. After 2004’s “Sexual Life”, Gallo landed another significant role, this time in “Carnivàle”, a fantasy drama on HBO. Taking place in the 1930s, the series depicts the life and times of a minister and a farm boy, who find themselves right in the middle of the incessant war between Heaven and Hell. Even though it only lasted for two seasons, “Carnivàle” won five Primetime Emmys and was widely praised by critics and fans alike. In 2005, she made a return to comedy with a small role in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”, and the following year she left her mark in one of the most popular movies of the decade – “Mission: Impossible III”, in which her character had significant influence on the plot.

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An Established Star: Superbad, Bones, Crossing Jordan and More

Carla loved working with Tom Cruise, and used this experience as motivation to work even harder. Immediately after the movie premiered, we could see her in “What About Brian” and “Crossing Jordan”, appearing in one episodes of each show, then in 2007 she played Janie in a particularly dramatic and entertaining episode of “House”. The same year, she assumed a minor part in the hit comedy “Superbad”, alongside Michael Cera and Jonah Hill in all their awkward glory.

After a cameo in “NCIS”, she landed another important role, this time in “Californication”, in which she played the dazzling Daisy. 2008 saw her land the part that made her known around the world – Daisy Wick in “Bones”. Her character is a talkative but candid intern, who enters a relationship with Lance Sweets, resulting in the birth of a baby boy. She appeared in a total of 33 episodes of the show, and was adored by fans. In 2009, Carla continued her streak of great roles by playing Karen Ericson in two episodes of “Mad Men”.

Recent Works: Men of a Certain Age, Burning Love, Blue and More

From 2009 to 2011, we could see Gallo in a total of eight episodes of the hilarious comedy “Men of a Certain Age”, guiding us through the lives of three college buddies who struggle to cope with the fact that they are now middle-aged men. Afterwards, she continued landing small, but impacting roles in popular TV series, such as “Burn Notice”, “2 Broke Girls” and “Workaholics”, and even made an appearance in an episode of “Kay and Peele”, much to the surprise of the show’s audience.

“Burning Love” was another instance of Carla returning to the comedy genre; fans loved the part she played in this parody of popular reality shows, as Tamara P. added a lot of “spice” to one of the more interesting plotlines in the series. In 2013, she made the switch to drama yet again, as she played rose in “Blue”, a show about a single mother with a secret life. In the last few years, we could see Carla in “Future Man”, “A Futile and Stupid Gesture”, “Little Evil” and several other shows and movies. It’s safe to say that she’s managed to become a household name with her exceptional and frequently displayed skills as a supporting actress.

Personal Life: Is Carla Gallo Married? Does She Have Any Kids?

For several years now, Carla has been in a relationship with producer, director and screenwriter Mark Satterthwaite, who contributed to shows such as “The Company You Keep, “Gary and His Demons” and “The Dating Guy”. In the summer of 2014, the couple welcomed a baby girl into the world, then after she gave birth to another daughter in May 2017, Carla and Mark decided enough was enough and married in October. They entered matrimony in a private ceremony, with only the people closest to them in attendance. Ever since Gallo was a child, she has been friends with none other than Sarah Paulson, one of the most popular actresses in the last decade.

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Body Measurements: How Tall is Carla Gallo?

Carla Gallo is 5ft 4in (163cm) tall, and her weight is approximately 119lbs (54kg). As for her vital statistics and other measurements, they are currently unknown. With green/brown eyes and dark brown hair, Carla developed her own trademark look.

Net Worth: How Rich is Carla Gallo?

Have you ever wondered how affluent Carla really is? Well, according to reputable sources, she has a net worth of approximately $2 million, as of mid-2019, accumulated by picking the right roles and working hard to expand her repertoire. Given the fact that she is still going strong, she will indubitably earn much more, resulting in a higher net worth in the foreseeable future. One thing that sets Carla apart from her peers is the ability to use her talents correctly, and not take unnecessary risks in terms of choosing roles that don’t fit her.

Social Media Presence

Thanks to the ever expanding grasp that social media has on worldwide audiences, it is in the best interests of most celebrities to keep their fans informed about their activities and thus maintain and potentially increase their ratings and profit. However, it doesn’t appear as though Carla is at all preoccupied with maintaining her involvement in this trend, seeing as her presence on social networks is all but ubiquitous at the moment. On several occasions, she expresses her dislike for the social media craze, so she only uses Twitter to communicate with her fans. Her account was created in 2014 and is currently followed by 13,000 fans.

General Info

Full NameCarla Gallo
Date Of BirthJune 24, 1975
Height1.63 m
ProfessionActor, Model
EducationCornell University
NationalityAmerican

Accomplishments

NominationsIndependent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
MoviesNeighbors, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Spanking the Monkey, We Bought a Zoo, Mission: Impossible III, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Get Him to the Greek, Sexual Life, The Slammin' Salmon, Insanitarium, Mother and Child, Beneath the Harvest Sky, Funny People, I Love Y...
TV ShowsCalifornication, Men of a Certain Age, Traffic Light, Carnivàle, Undeclared, Bones, Burning Love

Social profile links

Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Often plays characters who are very optimistic and often fast talkers
2Long Black Hair
3Wide Brown Eyes

Facts

#Fact
1In both Bones and Californication she plays a character named Daisy.
2(April 24, 2014) Expecting her 1st child due this fall.
3Graduated from Cornell University with a degree in theater arts.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Room for Rent2017post-productionLindsay Ross
Bones2008-2017TV SeriesDaisy Wick
Rosewood2016TV SeriesDaisy Wick
The Night Shift2016TV SeriesHannah
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising2016Paula
Blue2013-2014TV SeriesRose
Anger Management2014TV SeriesShannon
Neighbors2014/IPaula
Work It2013TV SeriesMichelle
Beneath the Harvest Sky2013Renee
Childrens Hospital2013TV SeriesDenise
Burning Love2012-2013TV SeriesTamara P.
Franklin & Bash2012TV SeriesTammi Sutton
Key and Peele2012TV SeriesDrunk Girl at the Bar
We Bought a Zoo2011Rhonda Blair
Workaholics2011TV SeriesBunny Anderson
Burn Notice2011TV SeriesSherry
2 Broke Girls2011TV SeriesStephanie
Five2011TV MovieLaura
The Last Pizza Commercial2011Short
Coming & Going2011Linda
Men of a Certain Age2009-2011TV SeriesAnnie
L.A. Noire2011Video GameGloria Bishop (voice)
Perfect2011/IShortSara
Traffic Light2011TV SeriesNatasha
Outsourced2011TV SeriesDebbie
Danni Lowinski2011TV MovieKaz
The Rooster2010ShortStacy
Get Him to the Greek2010Destiny
Mad Men2009TV SeriesKaren Ericson
Californication2008-2009TV SeriesDaisy
Mother and Child2009Tracy
Funny People2009Miss Pruitt on Yo Teach
I Love You, Man2009Zooey's Friend
The Slammin' Salmon2009Stacy
The Station2009TV Movie
NCIS2008TV SeriesMelissa Wheeler Fox
Insanitarium2008VideoVera Downing
Forgetting Sarah Marshall2008Gag Me Girl
I Heart Veronica Martin2008ShortDarby Reynolds
Superbad2007Period Blood Girl
House M.D.2007TV SeriesJanie
Crossing Jordan2007TV SeriesMarissa Owens
What About Brian2006TV SeriesBrenda
Mission: Impossible III2006Beth
The 40-Year-Old Virgin2005Toe-Sucking Girl
Carniv2003-2005TV SeriesLibby Dreifuss
Sexual Life2005Terri
Undeclared2001-2003TV SeriesLizzie Exley
The Gray in Between2002Stephanie
ER2000TV SeriesEmma Miller
The Fanatical Teachings of Julian Tau2000ShortBunnie Jeffrie
Law & Order1999TV SeriesJanet Tuckman
The 24 Hour Woman1999Pantyhose Victim
Spanking the Monkey1994Toni Peck

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Carniv2005TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paul2011special thanks
Adventureland2009the filmmakers wish to thank

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Making 'Carniv2003TV ShortHerself
Bowling for Columbine2002DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marcy's Waxing Salon2008Video shortDaisy

Awards

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1995Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleSpanking the Monkey (1994)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia
Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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