Who is Carla Gallo?
Carla Paolina Gallo was born in Brooklyn, New York City USA, on 24 June 1975 – her zodiac sign is Cancer and she holds American nationality. She is an actress and a singer, who is perhaps known best for her portrayal of Paula in the 2014 comedy movie “Neighbors”, which starred Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron, and follows a couple with a baby as they move in next door to a fraternity house. The movie was nominated for 19 awards, winning eight.
Carla reprised her role in the 2016 “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”.
Early life and education
Carla was raised an only child in Brooklyn by her father Samuel Eugene Gallo and mother Mildred Josephine, however, nothing about her parents is known as they prefer to stay away from the media.
Carla became interested in acting while attending a local high school, and appeared in various plays performed at the school as well as at a community theatre, however, she was advised by her parents to focus on her education. She matriculated in 1983, and then enrolled at Cornell University, while the following year saw her make her debut film appearance in the 1994 comedy “Spanking the Monkey”, written and directed by David O. Russell and which starred Jeremy Davies and Alberta Watson. The movie won three and was nominated for five other awards.
Carla then focused on studying, and didn’t appear in any other movies or TV series until after she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre in 1997.
Roles in movies
Carla has now appeared in around 65 movies and TV series, and we are about to mention some of her most notable performances.
In 1999, she appeared in the comedy “The 24 Hour Woman”, and was in the following year cast to star as Bunnie Jeffrie in the short comedy “The Fanatical Teachings of Julian Tau”. The first hit movie in which she appeared was the 2005 romantic comedy “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”, written and directed by Judd Apatow, and which starred Steve Carell, Catherine Keener and Paul Rudd. It follows a nerd who has never had sex, and is now urged by his friends to do it with a single mother he has just met. The movie was nominated for 29 awards winning ten.
Carla then portrayed Beth in the critically acclaimed 2006 action adventure thriller “Mission: Impossible III”, which starred Tom Cruise and Michelle Monaghan, and follows an Impossible Mission Force (IMF) agent whose life is in danger, as an arms dealer wants to kill him and his fiancée. The movie won seven and was nominated for 14 other awards. Carla went on to appear in another hit movie – the 2007 comedy “Superbad” – which starred Michael Cera and Jonah Hill, and follows two high school seniors as they try to organize a party with alcohol.
In 2008, Carla appeared in the award-winning romantic comedy “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”, and a couple of her following roles were in 2009, in the comedy “The Slammin’ Salmon”, the romantic comedy “I Love You, Man”, and the comedy drama “Funny People” starring Adam Sandler.
She went on to appear in several very successful movies, including the 2010 adventure comedy “Get Him to the Greek”, and the 2011 family comedy “We Bought a Zoo” which starred the famous actor and actress Matt Damon and Scarlet Johansson.
Her three most recent roles in movies have been in the 2018 biographical comedy “A Futile and Stupid Gesture”, the drama “Four Good Days” and theromantic comedy “Happiest Season” both in 2020. Carla has recently started shooting for the upcoming comedy “Sid is Dead”.
Roles in TV series
Carla made her debut TV series appearance with her portrayal of Janet Tuckman in the 1999 episode “Hunters” of the mystery crime drama “Law & Order”. Her first notable performance was in the 2001 comedy “Undeclared”, starring alongside Jay Baruchel and Charlie Hunnam, and which follows Steve who embarks on a journey with his college friends – and his father.
From 2003 to 2005, Carla played the lead character Libby Dreifuss in the mystery fantasy drama “Carnivale”, which also starred Michael J. Anderson and Adrienne Barbeau, and follows a minister and a farm boy who learn that they are the two main people for settling the war between Hell and Heaven. The series was a hit winning 14 awards including five Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 26 other awards.
After guest starring in single episodes of over 10 series, Carla was invited to play the supporting character Daisy in the comedy “Californication”, which was also a hit as it won six awards including one Golden Globe. From 2009 to 2011, she played Annie in the comedy “Men of a Certain Age”, and was in 2012 cast to appear in five episodes of the romantic comedy “Burning Love”, which is a parody of the reality TV shows “The Bachelorette” and “The Bachelor”.
From 2008 to 2017, Carla portrayed one of the recurring character Daisy Wick in over 30 episodes of the crime comedy “Bones”, which starred Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz and Michaela Conlin. It follows an FBI Special Agent and a forensic anthropologist as they solve cases together.
Three of Carla’s most recent roles in TV series have been in two 2017 episodes of the action adventure comedy “Future Man”, the 2019 episode “The Double Up and Back” of the crime drama “Sneaky Pete”, and a 2021 episode of the action thriller drama “9-1-1: Lone Star”.
She has received special thanks for the 2009 romantic comedy film “Adventureland”, and the 2011 adventure science fiction comedy “Paul”.
Carla sang the song “Lazybones” in the 2011 episode “Outskirts, Damascus, NE” of the series “Carnivale”, and she also sang “Coconut” in the 2014 episode “The Lance to the Heart” of the series “Bones”.
Carla appeared in the 2002 documentary movie “Bowling for Columbine”, the 2003 short documentary film “Making ‘Carnivale’: The Show Behind the Show”, and a 2017 episode of the game-show “Celebrity Family Feud”.
Awards and nominations
She has been nominated for a single award: a 1995 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her performance in the movie “Spanking the Monkey”.
Husband and children
Carla met Mark Satterthwaite sometime in the early 2010s, and in April 2014 announced that she was pregnant with their first daughter who was born three months later.
In May 2017 Carla gave birth to their second daughter, and in October 2017 she and Mark married in a private ceremony attended by only a couple of their closest friends and family members. The family of four is leading a seemingly happy life together in Los Angeles, California.
Mark is a film writer, producer and director, who is perhaps known best for having produced the 2010 series “The Dating Guy”, the 2016 series “Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong”, and the 2018 series “Cupcake & Dino: General Services” for which he was nominated for a 2020 Canadian Screen Award for Best Animated Program or Series.
As of February 2021, Carla is married to Mark Satterthwaite and they have two daughters together.
Hobbies and other interests
Carla likes to play video games with her husband, and in 2011 lent her voice to Gloria Bishop in the neo-noir detective game “L.A. Noire”.
Carla has become interested in politics only after she became dissatisfied with how the former President of the US Donald Trump was running the country. She voted for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, and urged other people to do the same.
She likes to taste various cuisines; she’s a huge fan of cheese.
Carla is physically active as she has several training sessions at the gym each week.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan and Anne Hathaway, and her favorite movies include “You’ve Got Mail”, “The Terminal” and “One Day”.
Age, height and net worth
Carla’s age is 45. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) and she weighs around 110lbs (50kgs).
As of February 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.