Alexa Vega is an American actress who has acted in several films and television shows. She got her first break in 2001 through the Spy Kids film and had acted in all of the franchise’s films since then. Her performance was noted in the 2008 film Repo! The Genetic Opera and paved the way for her starring role in the 2009 ABC series Ruby & The Rockits. Alexa is also a singer who has sung in some of her films and series. Continue reading to know more about the life, career, and net worth of Alexa Vega in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Alexa PenaVega was born on August 27th in the year 1988, in Miami, Florida, the United States to Colombian father Baruch Vega and American model Gina Rue. Alexa has six siblings, and one among them is actress Makenzie Vega. Her family moved to California when she was 4, and she was homeschooled.
In October 2010, Alexa Vega married Sean Covel in South Dakota. Things did not go well between her and the film producer, and they got divorced in 2012. She got engaged to actor Carlos Pena Jr. in August 2013, and the couple tied a knot in January 2014 in Mexico. They have a son who was born on December 7, 2016.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Alexa started her acting career as a child artist in the television series Evening Shade in 1993. She made her film debut in 1994 through Little Giants and played her first starring role in the film Twister in 1996. She has also featured in TV shows and films such as ER, Ghost Whisperer, Ghosts of Mississippi, and The Bernie Mac Show.
She became famous through the 2001 film Spy Kids portraying the role Carmen Cortez. The film was a huge success worldwide, and Alexa went on to star in the role in its sequels which were released in 2002 and 2003 respectively.
She was appreciated for doing stunts on her own, and she played a grown Carmen Cortez in the 2011 Spy Kids film. In 2008, she was noted for her performance in Repo! The Genetic Opera and in 2009 she starred in the TV series Ruby & The Rockits.
She debuted as a singer through the Spy Kids films and has also sung in the film Repo! The Genetic Opera and the TV film Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe. Alexa recently acted in the television film Love at Sea for Hallmark channel.
Net Worth & Earnings
Alexa has been in the entertainment industry for over 20 years, and as an artist who claimed global fame at the age of 13, she has amassed quite a huge fortune. Though she has not yet revealed her salary, it is expected that she would earn more than a million for a project and her net worth is $18 million.
Alexa is right now experiencing a quiet and ordinary phase of her career without any dynamic projects, and we expect that she will soon be back with a bang once again catching the attention of the world as she did 17 years ago.