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Alexa PenaVega


  • Eye Color
  • Hair ColorBrunettes
  • Birthdate08/27/88
  • HometownMiami, Florida

About Alexa PenaVega

Actress Alexa PenaVega was born Alexa Vega August 27, 1988 in Miami. Her father is Colombian, her mother is a former model, and she has six siblings. The family moved to California when Alexa was four, and she began acting soon after.

She appeared on a number of TV shows, including Evening Shade, ER, and Chicago Hope, as well as number of movies, including Little Giants, Twister, Ghosts of Mississippi, and The Deep End of the Ocean. In 2001, Alexa had a breakthrough role starring as Carmen Cortez in Spy Kids. The movie was a huge hit, and she reprised the role in 2002’s Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams, 2003’s Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, and 2011’s Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D.

The film roles kept coming, and Alexa appeared in a number of teen roles including Sleepover and State’s Evidence, while being named one of the hottest teen celebrities by Vanity Fair. In 2009, she starred on the ABC Family television sitcom Ruby & The Rockits, and went on to appear in a number of other TV shows and movies. In 2014, she had a busy, standout year appearing in several movies, including Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Remaining and 23 Blast. She also began a recurring role as Kiley Brenner on Nashville. In 2015, she appeared in Spare Parts and Do You Believe? and also lent her voice to the animated film Pixies.

Alexa married film producer Sean Covel in 2010, but the couple divorced in 2012. She became engaged to actor and singer Carlos Pena, Jr. in 2013. The couple married in 2014 and Alexa changed her name from Vega to PenaVega.

“We are such dorks! We can’t be apart for more than a minute or we go bizirk! Hence ALL of our Instagram photos,” Alexa told “Life has never been more wonderful. I found someone who was truly made for me in every way.”

Despite her wild success and more than 70 film credits, Alexa remains grounded. “I have surrounded myself with amazing people who would kick my booty if I ever went in a direction that I shouldn’t be going,” Alexa told “Obviously my husband and our faith keeps us grounded in this crazy business. We are constantly lifting each other up and challenging each other to grow.”