Alexa Vega is an American actress and singer best known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids film series and as Shilo Wallace in the film Repo! the Genetic Opera.
Vega has been acting since the age of four when she landed the role of Burt Reynolds' daughter in the acclaimed television series, Evening Shade.
She became known worldwide in 2001 with her role as Carmen Cortez in Spy Kids including the most recent instalment, Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World, alongside Jessica Alba, Jeremy Piven and Antonio Banderas.
She also narrated the Mary Kay documentary series, Mary Kay Inspiring Stories, which raises awareness and works to eliminate domestic violence.
Alexa also starred in From Prada to Nada alongside Camilla Belle and Wilmer Valderrama, for which she won a 2011 Alma Award for Favorite Film Actress in a Comedy, a 2011 MTV Movie Award for Favorite Latino Actor, and she also received a 2011 Imagen Award nomination.
From Prada to Nada is a Latina spin on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, where two spoiled sisters who have been left penniless after their father's sudden death are forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East Los Angeles.
Alexa made her Broadway debut in 2007 when she played Penny Pingleton in the Tony Award winning Broadway version of Hairspray. She was also seen in the rock musical movie Repo! The Genetic Opera.
Alexa has appeared in the films Twister as the young Helen Hunt, Little Giants, Nine Months, Ghosts of Mississippi, Deep End of the Ocean, Sleepover, State's Evidence, Walkout and Remember the Daze.
Her television credits include Ladies Man opposite Alfred Molina, ER, Chicago Hope and as the lead in the Lifetime feature Odd Girl Out and ABC's Ruby & the Rockits.
She also had a starring role in the animated comedy television series Unsupervised, in 2012.
Alexa currently resides in Los Angeles.