Alexa Pena Vega

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Updated On March 9, 2023

Miami, Florida, USA
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Miami, Florida, USA

Alexa PenaVega is an American actress, singer, and also pianist. Alexa PenaVega rose to fame during her teenage years for playing Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids trilogy, Shilo Wallace in the movie Repo! the Genetic Opera. In 2009, she starred as the title character Ruby Gallagher in the ABC Family series Ruby & The Rockits.

Early Life and Childhood

Alexa PenaVega was born as Alexa Ellesse Pena-Vega (born August 27, 1988), in Miami, Florida. Her father is Baruch Vega (fashion photographer) and her mother is Gina Rue (former model).

Along with her parents, they moved to California at the age of 4. Vega has many siblings, including sister Makenzie Vega (also an actress). Other siblings are Krizia Vega, Greylin James, Cruz Hudson Rue, Margaux Vega, and Jet James.

She holds an American nationality with Hispanic ethnicity. Furthermore, she is 33 years old and her zodiac is Virgo. As a teenager, she was homeschooled. Later went to Notre Dame Catholic High School.

Alexa Pena Vega – Personal Life

Vega is married twice. Her ex-husband is Sean Covel, a film producer with whom she married on October 10, 2010. After a couple of years, her marriage turned into a divorce.

The following year, this actress engaged and married Carlos Pena Jr. in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on January 4, 2014. The couple took PenaVega as their married name.


Caption: Alexa PenaVega pictured with her whole family. Source: Instagram

They have two adorable children namely Ocean King (December 7, 2016) and Kingston James PenaVega ( June 30, 2019). Currently, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children as a happy family.

Likewise, in December 2020, the duo made an announcement about they are expecting their third child, a girl.

Alexa Pena Vega – Body Measurements

Although, her height is not so tall only stands at 5 feet and 1 inch, she is very captivating. Her weight is 48kg with hazel eyes and dark brown hair. Measurements of her bust, waist, and hip are 35-25-33.

She wears a 6(US) size dress and a shoe size 7 (US).

Professional Life

Her acting career started at the age of five in Evening Shade. The breakthrough role she played was Carmen Cortez in Spy Kids Trilogy.

Similarly, her other movies are Walkout and Repo! The Genetic Opera, Innocent, From Prada to Nada, Machete Kills, and so on.

Throughout 2013 and 2014, she made an appearance in the films 23 Blast, The Remaining, Machete Kills, Bounty Killer, Wicked Blood, and The Hunters.

She even guest-starred on the Big Time Rush series finale “Big Time Dreams”. In 2015, she appeared in Do You Believe? as Lacey.


Caption: Alexa-PenaVega in Star Wars (Source: Imgur)

In 2015, she competed in the 21st season of Dancing with the Stars. Similarly, her husband, Carlos PenaVega even competed in that season. She paired with professional dancer Mark Ballas.

On November 9, she and Ballas were eliminated and finished the competition in 6th place.

In 2019, she along with her husband Carlos appeared in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries TV movie Picture Perfect Mysteries: Newlywed and Dead, and in 2020 the follow-up Picture Perfect Mysteries: Dead over Diamonds.


Alexa Pena Vega recorded three songs for the soundtracks while performing Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids films. Then, she released her debut single, “Isle of Dreams”, to correspond with the release of the second film.

She even released other songs like “Game Over” and “Heart Drive” featuring Bobby Edner for the third film. Similarly, she recorded songs for the movie Repo! The Genetic Opera was released in 2008.

Vega sang the song Christmas is the Time to Say ‘I Love You‘ premiered during the 25 days of Christmas. Furthermore, she also has a Youtube channel LexLovesLos, which she shares with her husband.


Alexa Vega won the ‘Young Artist Award‘ in 2003 in the category ‘Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress‘ for her performance in ‘Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams‘.

She was nominated for ALMA Awards twice, and Imagen Awards, and even tagged on them. ‘Black Reel Awards’ in 2007 was also on her name.


Caption: Alexa-PenaVega (left) with Mark Ballas (right) in Dancing with Stars 21 season (Source: Bustle)

Alexa Pena Vega – Net Worth 2023

Acting and singing career helped her a lot to increase her bank balance. She drives a BMW. She owns a luxurious house in LA. Currently, her estimated net worth is around $16 million.

Social Media

Above all, PenaVega is so much popular on social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She gained over 442.1k followers on Twitter, 1.6m followers on Instagram, and 580,818 people follow her on Facebook.

Similarly, she also has a mutual YouTube channel with her husband Carlos Penavega. Through social media, she can get mixed with fans and followers.