Alexa PenaVega Bio, Age, Husband, Net Worth, Movies, TV Shows


Alexa PenaVega is an American actress and singer most recognized for her roles as Carmen Cortez in the first four Spy Kids films and in Sleepover (2004). In 2009, she played Ruby Gallagher in the ABC Family sitcom Ruby & the Rockits.



She is 35 years old as of 27 August 2023. She was born is 1988 in Miami, Florida, United States. Her real name is Alexa Ellesse PenaVega.

Family – Education

She spent part of her childhood on a ranch in Ocala, Florida. Her father, Baruch Vega, is a Colombian fashion photographer and student informer for the Central Intelligence Agency, while her mother, Gina Rue, is a former model. Vega has six siblings, including the actress Makenzie Vega. She and her family relocated to California when she was four years old. As an adolescent, she was homeschooled.

Husband – Children

On October 10, 2010, Vega married American film producer Sean Covel at a ceremony in his hometown of Lead, South Dakota. Robert Rodriguez escorted her down the aisle. In July 2012, Vega announced on Twitter that she had divorced Covel. Vega began dating American actor and singer Carlos Pena Jr., star of Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush and member of the same-named pop music boy band, in late 2012 after meeting him during a Bible study.

The pair got engaged in August 2013 and married on January 4, 2014, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with PenaVega as their married name. The couple has a YouTube channel called La Vida PenaVega (previously LexLovesLos). The couple has three children: two males, born in December 2016 and June 2019, and a daughter, born in May 2021. In November 2023, the couple revealed that they were expecting their fourth child; Vega gave birth to a stillborn daughter in April 2024.

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

Spy Kids

He played Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids series. Carmen Elizabeth Juanita Echo Sky Brava Cortez is the female protagonist in the Spy Kids series. She is an OSS Spy Kids Division spy, the daughter of Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez, and Juni’s older sister. She is one of Spy Kids and Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams’ two major protagonists, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over’s tritagonist, and Spy Kids: All the Time in the World’s supporting character.

Alexa PenaVega together with his wife Carlos PenaVega
Alexa PenaVega together with his wife Carlos PenaVega

Carmen, a cruel and abusive mother, struggles to babysit her brother Juni Cortez, who is secretly a spy. Carmen’s parents are kidnapped, and they learn their secret. Initially at odds, their connection improves after conversing with her uncle Machete, who has a sibling rivalry with Juni’s father, Gregorio. Carmen also emphasizes the importance of family unity and argues that any Cortezes participating in espionage should be held accountable. This narrative emphasizes the value of family togetherness as well as the risks that spies can pose.

Ruby & the Rockits

He appeared as Ruby Gallagher in the American comedy series Ruby & the Rockits. Ruby & the Rockits follows Patrick Gallagher, a former adolescent icon who has decided to live a tranquil life with his wife Audie (an ex-1980s music video dancer) and two sons. But when his former Rockits bandmate and brother, David, turns up suddenly with his newly discovered teenage daughter, the Gallagher family’s life becomes anything but ordinary. David, who refuses to give up his old glory days, approaches Patrick for assistance in rearing Ruby while he continues to perform. Patrick must now put their former relationship with David behind them in order to assist raise Ruby and maintain order within the Gallagher clan.


In the fall of 2015, Vega appeared on the 21st season of Dancing with the Stars. Her husband, Carlos PenaVega, also competed in the season, however he and his partner were eliminated in Week 11. Vega was matched with Mark Ballas, a professional dancer. On November 9, Vega and Ballas were eliminated in Week 9 and finished sixth overall.


Vega recorded three songs for the soundtracks while playing Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids movies. She released her debut single, “Isle of Dreams,” to help promote the release of the second film; “Game Over” and “Heart Drive,” with Bobby Edner, were released during the marketing of the third film. She recorded songs for the film Repo! The Genetic Opera, which was released in 2008.

Vega performed the song “Christmas is the Time to Say ‘I Love You'” in the ABC Family movie Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe. The song is on Walt Disney Records’ compilation album Songs to Celebrate 25 Days of Christmas, released on November 3, 2009. The music video for the song premiered on ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas. She performed many songs for her role in Ruby & The Rockits in 2009. Vega also contributed two songs to the soundtrack of the 2012 film The Devil’s Carnival.


♦ 2024 – The Casagrandes Movie
♦ 2020 – Mighty Oak
♦ 2018 – Sleep Away
♦ 2015 – Spare Parts
♦ 2015 – Do You Believe?
♦ 2015 – Roommate Wanted
♦ 2015 – Pixies
♦ 2015 – The Murder Pact
♦ 2014 – The Clockwork Girl
♦ 2014 – Wicked Blood
♦ 2014 – Code Academy
♦ 2014 – Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
♦ 2014 – The Remaining
♦ 2014 – 23 Blast
♦ 2013 – Bounty Killer
♦ 2013 – Machete Kills
♦ 2012 – The Devil’s Carnival
♦ 2012 – Abandoned Mine

TV Shows

♦ 2023 – A Paris Proposal
♦ 2023 – Never Too Late to Celebrate
♦ 2022 – Love in the Limelight
♦ 2021 – Taking A Shot At Love
♦ 2020 – Blue’s Clues & You!
♦ 2020 – Picture Perfect Mysteries: Dead Over Diamonds
♦ 2020 – Picture Perfect Mysteries: Exit Stage, Death
♦ 2019–2022 – The Casagrandes
♦ 2019 – Picture Perfect Mysteries: Newlywed and Dead
♦ 2018 – Love at Sea
♦ 2018 – Christmas Made to Order
♦ 2017–present – The Loud House
♦ 2017 – Destination Wedding
♦ 2017 – Enchanted Christmas
♦ 2016 – Ms Matched
♦ 2015 – The Mentalist
♦ 2015 – Dancing with the Stars