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Birth Name: Alexa Ellesse Vega.
Born: August 27, 1988, Miami, Florida, USA.
Nickname: Lex, Alex.
Height: 5' 1" (1.55 m).
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Alexa Vega biography (bio):
Alexa Ellesse Vega is an American actress and occasional singer. She is best known for portraying Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids trilogy, as well as for a variety of film appearances, including her roles in Sleepover, Odd Girl Out, Walkout and The Beautiful Ordinary.
Alexa Vega was born in Miami, Florida to a Colombian father and an American mother. Her sisters are actresses Makenzie Vega and Krizia Vega. 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). Vega lived in Florida until she was four years old when she moved with her family to California.
Vega 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. She released her debut single, "Isle of Dreams," to coincide with the release of Spy Kids 2. She also released, "Game Over," for Spy Kids 3. Another single, "Heart Drive," featuring Bobby Enver charted around that same time. Alexa is currently performing in the Broadway hit "Hairspray"
In 2003, 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. She also filmed for another made-for-TV movie, Walkout. In June 2006, she finished filming The Beautiful Ordinary, scheduled to come out in 2007.
Vega is currently making her Broadway debut in the musical Hairspray in the role of Penny Pingleton. She will perform on Broadway until 5 August, 2007
Her next role will be in Repo! the Genetic Opera, scheduled to start filming in September 2007.
Vega used to live in Los Angeles with her mother Gina Rue, stepfather Eric James, brother, and three sisters, including actresses Krizia Vega and Makenzie Vega (Saw & Sin City). She enjoys freshwater fishing, can speak Spanish fluently, and is an experienced gymnast. Alexa is currently living on her own in New York City.