- Also Known As:
- Lex, Alexa Vega
- Date of Birth:
- August 27, 1988
- 5' 1"
Alexa Vega (born Alexa Ellesse Vega in Miami, Florida on August, 27, 1988) is a former child star best known for playing Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids movies. She was born in Miami, but moved to California at a young age and nabbed a role in Twister shortly after. She continued acting on television, then shot to fame in 2001 with Spy Kids and its subsequent three sequels. She’s appeared consistently in film and on television since then, but nothing has had the same impact of Spy Kids. However, the films’ director Robert Rodriguez has stood by Alexa, and even gave the newly adult (and very buxom) star a plum role in Machete Kills in 2013.
Best Known For:
Alexa Vega is best known for playing Spy Kid Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids movies from the early 2000s.
Alexa Vega, who is fluent in Spanish, has six siblings — four half, and two full — and her younger sister Makenzie has been starring on the CBS drama The Good Wife since 2009. Alexa is a Christian, and she married film producer Sean Covel in 2010. The marriage lasted less than two years, and in August 2013 she became engaged to actor and singer Carlos Pena, Jr., of Big Time Rush fame. They married in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on Jan. 4, 2014. She is also close friends with Twilight actress Nikki Reed, and was the maid of honor at Reed’s wedding to Paul McDonald in 2011.