Alexa Vega

Known for her role of ‘Carmen Cortez’ from the Spy Kids movie series, Alexa Vega, is an American actress as well as a singer. She was featured as Ruby Gallagher in the movie Ruby & the Rockits which was released in the year 2009. Her acting skills were praised in the movie Repo! The Genetic Opera where she played the role of Shilo Wallace. 

Alexa Vega’s Overview

  • Birth Name: Alexa Ellesse PenaVega 
  • Age: 33
  • Date of Birth: Miami, Florida, US
  • Place of Birth: August 27, 1988
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor and Signer
  • Net Worth: $8 Million
  • Father: Baruch Vega
  • Mother: Gine Rue
  • Siblings: Six Siblings
  • Spouse: Sean Covel (M. 2010- Div. 2012), Carlos PenaVega (M. 2014)
  • Children: Kingston James PenaVega, Ocean King PenaVega and Rio Rey PenaVega

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Personality Facts

  • Height:  5 ft 1 in
  • Weight: 48 kg
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Light Brown

Her Favorites

  • Actor: Rupert Grint
  • Actress: Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Jim Carey, Jodie Foster
  • TV Show: Friends
  • Colors: French Lime and Middle Yellow Red
  • Hobby: Fishing, Gymnastics, Reading, Singing and Dancing

Early Life, Education and Family (Parents and Siblings)

  • Born in Miami, Florida, Alexa Vega spent her childhood in Ocala on a ranch. 
  • Her mother Gina Rue is a former model while her father Baruch Vega is a photographer and a student informer of the Central Intelligence Agency. 
  • She had six siblings including Makenzie Vega who is also an actress. 
  • Alexa moved to California with her family at the age of four and was homeschooled when she was a teenager. 

Personal Life

  • Alexa Vega married the producer Sean Covel in October 2010 in a close knit ceremony held in Lead, South Dakota, her hometown. 
  • However, she announced her divorce on Twitter in July 2022. 
  • After meeting Alexa in a Bible  study group, Carlos planned to propose to her at a dinner and he went on to propose to her to which she said yes and later in an interview told that the moment was really emotional for her. 
  • In August 2013, she got engaged to Carlos PenaVega after dating for one year and married him in January 2014. 
  • The couple is parents to three children, namely, Ocean King, Kingston James and Rio Rey. 


Acting Career

  • Alexa Vega started her acting career with ‘Twister’ as the young Jo Harding, she also appeared as a guest on several shows and movies including Follow the Stars Home, The Bernie Mac Show, ER and Ghost Whisperer. 
  • She gained popularity in 2001 after appearing as the ‘Carmen Cortez’ in Spy Kids, the first part was a massive hit and subsequently she was also featured in the two sequels of the movie. 
  • In 2011, she appeared as grown up Carmen Cortez in another sequel titled ‘Spy Kids: All the Time in the World’.
  • In July 2003, she was named as one of the hottest teen celebrities of the year by Vanity Fair.
  • In 2004, Alexa Vega was featured in ‘Sleepover’ and ‘State’s Evidence’ and the following year she acted in ‘Odd Girl Out’.
  • In 2006, she acted in another TV movie titled ‘Walkout’ and also acted in ‘Remember the Daze’.
  • In 2009, she was featured as Ruby Gallagher on TV sitcom titled ‘Ruby & the Rockits’ alongside Patrick and David Cassidy. 
  • From 2012 to 2014, she acted in The Devil’s Carnival, The Pregnancy Project, The Clockwork Girl, Unsupervised, 23 Blast, Bounty Killer, The Remaining, Machete Kills, Wicked Blood, The Hunters, Big Time Rush’s finale ‘Big Time Dreams’ and Do You Believe.
  • In 2016, she starred in Ms Matched, Christmas Made to Order and Destination Wedding. 
  • In 2019,she was featured in another Hallmark Movies & Mysteries series titled ‘Picture Perfect Mysteries’. 

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Music Career

  • Alexa Vega singing career started with recording three songs for the Spy Kids films while she was playing Carmen Cortez. 
  • Her debut single ‘Isle of Dreams’ was released with her second film and her second and third songs ‘Game Over’ and ‘Heart Drive’ were released for the third film. 
  • In 2008, she sang songs for the movie titled ‘Repo! The Genetic Opera’. 
  • For an ABC family movie titled Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe she sang the song ‘Christmas is the Time to Say ‘I Love You’’.
  • The track appeared on the album songs which was compiled specially to Celebrate 25 days to Christmas which was released by the Walt Disney Records on November 3rd 2009. 



Year Title
1994 Little Giants
1995 Nine Months
1996 Twister
1996 Shattered Mind
1996 The Glimmer Man
1996 Ghosts of Mississippi
1998 Dennis the Menace Strikes Again
1999 The Deep End of the Ocean
2000 Run the Wild Fields
2001 Follow the Stars Home
2001 Spy Kids
2002 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
2003 Spy Kids 3D: Game Over
2004 Sleepover
2005 Odd Girl Out
2006 State’s Evidence
2006 Marrying God
2006 Walkout
2007 Remember the Daze
2008 Repo! The Genetic Opera
2009 Innocent
2009 Broken Hill
2010 Mother’s Day
2010 Cafe
2011 From Prada to Nada
2011 Summer Song
2011 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
2012 The Devil’s Carnival
2012 The Pregnancy Project
2013 Bounty Killer
2013 Abandoned Mine
2013 Machete Kills
2013 The Hunters
2014 The Clockwork Girl
2014 Wicked Blood
2014 Code Academy
2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
2014 23 Blast
2014 The Remaining
2015 Spare Parts
2015 Do You Believe?
2015 Roommate Wanted
2015 Pixies
2015 The Murder Pact
2016 Ms. Matched
2018 Sleep Away
2020 Mighty Oak

TV Shows

Year Title
1993-1994 Evening Shade
1995 ER
1995 Chicago Hope
1995 It was Him or US
1996 A Promise to Carolyn 
1996 Life’s Work
1998 The Magnificent Seven
1998 To Have & To Hold
1999 Net Force
1999 Ladies Man
2002 Total Access 24/7
2002 All That
2002 Wild & Crazy Kids
2003 The Bernie Mac Show
2003 Trading Spaces: Boys vs Girls
2005 Odd Girl Out
2006 Walkout
2009 Ghost Whisperer
2009 Ruby & The Rockits
2010 The Middle
2012 Royal Pains
2012 The Pregnancy Project
2012 Unsupervised
2013 Big Time Rush
2014 The Tomorrow People
2014 The Hunters
2014 Courtside
2014 Muertoons
2014-2015 Nashville
2015 The Mentalist
2015 Dancing with the Stars
2016 Ms Matched
2017-present The Loud House
2017 Destination Wedding 
2017 Enchanted Christmas
2018 Love at Sea
2018 Christmas Made to Order
2019-present The Casagrandes
2020 Blue’s Clues & You!
2020 Picture Perfect Mysteries: Dead Over Diamonds
2020 Picture Perfect Mysteries: Exit Stage, Death
2021 Taking A Shot At Love

Net Worth

The actress with the long standing experience in the entertainment industry has a net worth of approximately $8 Million.

Social Media

Alexa PenaVega is an active user of social media platforms. Her handles are listed below:

Instagram: @vegaalexa

Facebook: Alexa PenaVega

Twitter: @alexavega

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Alexa Vega- FAQs

Where does Alexa Vega live?

She is currently living on a sailboat in Kingston with her husband and children.

How old is Alexa Vega?

She is 33. 

How old was Alexa Vega in sleepover?

At the time, she was 16. 

What happened to Alexa Vega’s leg?

Nothing happened to her, however, her son met with an accident at home in which he lost his finger.

How did Alexa Vega and Carlos Pent meet?

The couple met in a Bible study group by chance, fell in love and started dating.