August 27, 1988
33 years old
5 ft 1 in | 155 cm tall
35-25-33 in | 89-63.5-84 cm
48 kg | 106 lbs
7 US | 37.5 EU
Alexa Ellesse PenaVega was born in Miami, Florida, United States, on August 27, 1988, is an American actress.
Young Alexa PenaVega began her professional acting career at the age of four.
She made her big screen debut in family sports comedy film Little Giants (1994) in role as Priscilla O'Shea.
She got her television debut in CBS sitcom Evening Shade (1993-1994) in role as Emily Newton.
Her breakthrough performance came as Carmen Cortez in spy family film Spy Kids (2001).
She landed her Broadway debut in production of "Hairspray" (2007) in role as Penny Pingleton.
She played Carmen Cortez in Spy Kids film series:
Spy Kids (2001)
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002) for which she won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011)
She won the ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actress - Comedy / Musical for her role as Mary Dominguez in romantic comedy film From Prada to Nada (2011).
She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actress for her role as Vanessa Snyder in drama movie Odd Girl Out (2005).
She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie (Drama) - Leading Young Actress for her role as Opal "Pug" Miller in drama movie Run the Wild Fields (2000).
She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress for her role as Julie Corky in comedy teen film Sleepover (2004).
She won the Black Reel Award for Newtork / Cable- Best Actress for her role as Paula Crisostomo in HBO drama movie Walkout (2006).
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) science fiction gothic rock opera horror opposite Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head and Paris Hilton
Remember the Daze (2007) drama comedy with Amber Heard, Leighton Meester and Katrina Begin
Follow the Stars Home (2001) romantic drama opposite Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Campbell Scott and Eric Close
State's Evidence (2006) thriller with Douglas Smith, Majandra Delfino and Kris Lemche
Walkout (2006) docudrama opposite Michael Peña, Laura Harring and Edward James Olmos
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) action crime directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller
Spare Parts (2015) drama with Marisa Tomei, Jamie Lee Curtis and Carlos PenaVega
She voiced Michelle Meyers in animated fantasy film Pixies (2015).
Mighty Oak (2020) romantic drama in role as Valerie Scoggins, opposite Janel Parrish and Tommy Ragen
She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Actress Under Ten in a Television Series or Show for her role as Emily Newton in CBS sitcom Evening Shade (1993-1994).
She was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Supporting Young Actress for her role as Wendy Stiles No. 2 in CBS sitcom Ladies Man (1999).
To Have & to Hold (1998) CBS drama series in role as Kelly McGrail
NetForce (1999) ABC science fiction action drama miniseries in role as Susie Michaels
She had recurring voice role as Christina Rivera in animated sitcom Unsupervised (2012).
The Tomorrow People (2014) The CW science fiction series in role as Hillary Cole
She had recurring role as Kiley Brenner in musical drama television series Nashville (2014- 2015).
The Casagrandes (2019) animated comedy in voice role as Carlota / Neighbor / Mom 3
Attended the Notre Dame Catholic High School.
Has six siblings.
Has English, French and Colombian ancestry.
She recorded three songs for soundtracks for Spy Kids films.
Good friends with Nikki Reed and AnnaLynne McCord.
She was married to film producer Sean Covel (2010-2012).
She started dating actor and singer Carlos Pena in 2012, the couple got married in 2014, they have two sons.