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Alexa Vega

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Alexa Ellesse Vega (born August 27, 1988) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for playing Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids trilogy and Shilo Wallace in Repo! the Genetic Opera as well as for a variety of film appearances, including her roles in Sleepover, Odd Girl Out, Walkout and Remember the Daze.

Vega was born in Miami, Florida to a Colombian father and an American mother. Her sisters are actress Makenzie Vega (Saw & Sin City) and Krizia Vega (b. July 1, 1990). She has two half-sisters named Margaux Vega (b. December 25, 1981) and Greylin James (b. September 22, 2000), as well as a half-brother named Jet James (b. October 4, 2005). She lived in Florida until she was four years old when she moved with her family to California. She now lives in Los Angeles with her mother, Gina Rue (a model), stepfather Eric James, brother, and sisters. She enjoys freshwater fishing, can speak Spanish fluently, and is an experienced gymnast.[3]

Vega made her first movie appearance in Little Giants, starring as the 6 year old daughter of Ed O’Neill. In 1996, Vega starred as young Jo Harding in Twister, playing Helen Hunt’s character as a young girl, in the scene where the twister claims her father. She guest-starred in numerous television shows and films, including ER, Follow the Stars Home, and The Bernie Mac Show. She became known worldwide in 2001 for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids. The first Spy Kids movie was a huge success, and subsequently two sequels, Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over were filmed. During the shooting of the three films, she performed most of her stunts.

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