Alexa Ellesse Vega is an American actress and singer, probably best known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the “Spy Kids” franchise.
Alexa Vega was born in Miami, Florida and lived there until she was four, when the family moved to California. Her father is Columbian and her mother is a former model. Alexa has six siblings. In California, she attended Notre Dame Catholic High School. She can speak fluent Spanish, and is an experienced gymnast. Her nicknames are “Lex” and “Alex.”
Alexa Vega began acting in 1996 with appearances in “ER,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “Twister” and “The Bernie Mac Show.” But it was her role in “Spy Kids” that made her a star. All told, she appeared in four “Spy Kids” films and did most of her own stunts. For her 16th birthday, director Robert Rodriguez bought her a new car.
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In 2003, Vanity Fair named her one of the year’s hottest teen celebrities. Other roles followed, including parts in “Sleepover,” “Odd Girl Out,” and “Repo! The Genetic Opera,” as well as “Ruby & The Rockits” on ABC Family.
Aside from acting, she recorded three songs for the “Spy Kids” soundtrack, as well as songs for “Repo! The Genetic Opera.”
Alexa Vega was rumored to have gotten plastic surgery, including breast implants. She told the Hollywood Reporter about her outfit on "Machete Kills," “The first time I walked out in my outfit on set, everyone was like, ‘Wow, you’re not allowed to wear that.’ This was all about owning my sexuality, I worked really hard for it in a way that I never had to work hard for something else before.”
She is worth an estimated 12 million dollars.
Her favorite food is sushi, and she enjoys fresh-water fishing.
Alexa Vega was married to Film produce Sean Covel in 2010, but they subsequently divorced in 2012 due to irreconcilable differences.
Alexa Vega lives in Los Angeles, CA.