Alexa Vega was born in Miami, Florida of Italian and
Colombian descent. Her sisters are actresses Makenzie Vega and
Krizia Vega. She has two half-sisters named Margaux Vega (b.
1982) and Greylin James (b. 2001), as well as a half-brother
named Jet James (b. October 4, 2005). Vega lived in Florida
until she was four years old when she moved with her family to
Vega has 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 with her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids trilogy. During the shooting of the three films, she performed most of her stunts, as well as recorded two songs for the soundtrack (Island of Dreams and Game Over). 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.
In 2003, Alexa Vega was named one of that year's hottest teen celebrities in Vanity Fair. In 2004, Vega finished filming two films: Sleepover and State's Evidence, and in the following year starred in a made-for-television drama entitled Odd Girl Out. Vega also filmed for another made-for-TV movie, Walkout. She is currently working for a movie called, The Beautiful Ordinary, scheduled to come out in 2007.
Alexa Vega currently lives in Los Angeles with her mother, Gina Rue, stepfather Eric James, brother, and three sisters, including actresses Krizia Vega and Makenzie Vega, who had a role in the 2004 blockbuster Saw. She enjoys freshwater fishing, can speak Spanish fluently, and is an experienced gymnast.
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