Alexa Vega is the children’s star from the spy adventure comedy film series Spy Kids, who thrilled us not only with her perfect portrayal of Carmen Cortez but also with her stunts and spirit of adventure. She is an American actress and singer. Although she has been in the business for most of her life, she shows no signs of stagnation or slowing down, and apparently, she still has a lot to bring to the table.
Alexa Vega Biography, Age
Alexa Ellesse Vega was born in Florida on August 27, 1998, as the daughter of her Colombian father Baruch Vega, a fashion photographer, and her American mother Gina Rue, a former model, and lived on a ranch until she moved to California with her family at the age of four. She has six siblings, including half-sisters Greylin James and Margaux Vega, and half-brother Jet James and actresses Makenzie Vega and Krizia Vega.
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As a child, she was very sporty and took part in various sports such as cross-country skiing and water polo. She also took dance lessons and is also an experienced gymnast. Probably because of the countless activities she was involved in and her flourishing career, Vega did not attend regular school, but was taught at home as a teenager.
Alexa Vega Career
Her journey into the world of representation began at the age of 5 when her mother discovered that her daughter was born with an uncanny talent for representation. She was successful in her first audition for the role of Emily Newton in the last season of Evening Shade (1993-1994). After that, the roles began to dribble, and the prodigy conquered the screen with full force and verve. In the 1990s she appeared in several other television shows and films, including ER, Little Giants, Nine Months, Chicago Hopes, Life’s Work, Twister, The Magnificent Seven, To Have & to Hold, Dennis the Menace Strikes Again, Ladies Man. During this time, Vega also shared the screen with such prominent actors as Steven Seagal in The Glimmer Man, Alec Baldwin in Ghosts of Mississippi, and Michelle Pfeiffer in The Deep End of the Ocean.
Since then, her phenomenal dialogues and extraordinary performances have made her a permanent fixture on our screens. After nearly a decade of acting, Alexa Vega finally emerged in 2001 in her groundbreaking role. She starred in Spy Kids as Carmen Cortez. The film was a huge success and subsequently spawned two sequels, Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002) and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003), and the third, a decade later, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, where she appeared as the adult Carmen in 2011. With a background in athletics, she performed most of her own stunts during the shooting of the first three films.
Having climbed a few rungs on the ladder of fame as a teenager, she has undoubtedly struck a chord with her fans and the acting world at large. In 2003, she was named one of the hottest teen celebrities of the year by Vanity Fair in their July 2003 issue. She was not only hot but also extremely talented and gifted.
From 2004 to 2010, she finished shooting numerous films and starred in a number of television shows. Some of them are “Sleepover”, “State’s Evidence”, “Odd Girl Out”, “Walkout”, “Remember the Daze”, “Repo! The Genetic Opera”, “Innocent”, “Broken Hill”, “Café”, “Ruby & the Rockits” – alongside David Cassidy. In addition to her appearance on the big screen, Alexa Vega also appeared on stage as Penny Pingleton in the Broadway musical Hairspray in 2007.
The Devil’s Carnival, the Lifetime TV movie, The Pregnancy Project, her animated film, The Clockwork Girl, The Tomorrow People, 23 Blast, Machete Kills, Bounty Killer, Wicked Blood, The Remaining, The Hunters, and Nashville are among her acting achievements. Her most recent works include the 2015 film Do You Believe? in which she portrayed a young woman, Lacey, Destination Wedding (2017) starring Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves.
Alexa Vega is truly a treasure trove of talent. Did we mention that she is a singer? She is and has also recorded a number of songs, especially film soundtracks. These include three songs for the Spy Kids movies, including Isle of Dreams for Spy Kids 2, Game Over and Heart Drive for the third movie, songs for the movie Repo! The Genetic Opera and she sang Christmas is the Time to Say ‘I Love You’ in the ABC family film Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe.
She used her dancing skills when she participated in the 21st season of Dancing with the Stars in 2015. Vega was paired with professional dancer Mark Ballas and competed against her husband, who also participated. She finished the competition with her partner in 6th place, while her husband and his partner finished 4th.
Husband – Carlos Pena, Baby
Alexa was already on her way into marriage before she teamed up with Carlos Pena Jr. She used to be “Mrs. Sean Covel” after she entered into marriage with the film producer on October 10, 2010. But neither the title nor the union was meant for life. The marriage broke up two years later and ended in divorce.
The following year, 2013, she got engaged in August on a cruise ship to actor and singer Carlos Pena Jr. A few months later, on January 4, 2014, the duo exchanged their vows in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. While it is common for a bride to change her last name after marriage, the couple took the name change to another level by mixing their last names to form a unit, PenaVega. How cute!
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Not only that, but they also started publishing vlogs together on their channel LexLovesLos, formerly CarlosPenaTV. Their son, Ocean King, was born on December 7, 2016.
Alexa Vega is one of the actresses who grew up on the screen. As such, she has become an established figure who has earned much for her years of tireless contributions and performances. Her net worth is estimated at $16 million and is expected to grow in the coming years.