Alexa PenaVega - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 7, 2022

Alexa PenaVega
Profession: Actress, Singer
Best Known For: Spy Kids (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $8 million

Personal Details

Born on : August 27, 1988 (age 34)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Alexa Ellesse Vega
Birth Place: Miami, Florida, USA
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: Baruch Vega
Mother's Name: Gina Rue
Siblings: 6

Krizia Vega (sister)
Makenzie Vega (sister)
Margaux Vega (paternal half-sister)
Greylin James (maternal half-sister)
Jet James (maternal half-brother)
Cruz Hudson Rue (maternal half-brother)

High School: Home-schooled
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Colombian, English, French)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: January 4, 2014
Husband's Name: Carlos PenaVega Jr.

Sean Covel (2010-2012)

Children: 2

Ocean King PenaVega (son)
Kingston James PenaVega (son)
Rio Rey PenaVega (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.55 meter (5 feet 1 inch)
Weight: 48 kg (105.82 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 25 inch
Hip Size: 36 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Alexa PenaVega?

Alexa PenaVega is a professional actress, singer, and American national. She is well known for starring in Spy Kids, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Ruby & the Rockits

Alexa PenaVega – Age, Parents, Siblings

Alexa PenaVega’s birth took place on August 27, 1988, in Miami, Florida, USA. She was born Alexa Ellesse Vega to her mother Gina Rue, a former American model, and her father Baruch Vega, a Colombian fashion photographer. 

She is not the only child of her parents and has six siblings – sisters Krizia Vega (born 1990), Makenzie Vega (born 1994), paternal half-sister Margaux Vega (born 1981), maternal half-sister Greylin James (born 2000), maternal half-brother Jet James (born 2005), and maternal half-brother Cruz Hudson Rue (born 2009). 

Alexa PenaVega, Gina Rue in 2004 (Image: Getty Images)

Education, Ethnicity

Growing up Alexa PenaVega was home-schooled. Her ethnicity is Colombian, English and French.

Alexa PenaVega – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Alexa PenaVega married her longtime boyfriend Sean Covel, a film producer on October 10, 2010, in a wedding ceremony in Lead, South Dakota. Her spy kids director Robert Rodriguez had walked her down the aisle. However, in less than two years, she announced in July 2012 via Twitter that they had divorced, which was finalized in December of the same year.

PenaVega went on to date actor, and singer Carlos Pena Jr. and got engaged to him in August 2013. The couple married on January 4, 2014, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, both taking PenaVega as their married name.

With her husband, she has welcomed three children- sons Ocean King PenaVega (born December 7, 2016) and Kingston James PenaVega (born June 30, 2019), and daughter Rio Rey PenaVega (born in May 2021).

There are no rumors of divorce surrounding the pair.

Carlos PenaVega Jr., Alexa PenaVega with their children - posted May 2021 (Image: Instagram)

Alexa PenaVega – Career

Early Days

PenaVega was only 12 years old when she was cast as young Jo Harding in the 1996 disaster film Twister. This was followed by guest appearances on ER, Follow the Stars Home, Ghost Whisperer, and The Bernie Mac Show.

Finally, in 2001, she was cast in Spy Kids as Carmen Cortez, which was a huge success. She reprised her role in the sequels Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003), and as grown Carmen Cortez in 2011’s Spy Kids: All the Time in the World.


Since her rise to fame, Alexa PenaVega has had appearances in over 3 dozen series. Some include Ruby & the Rockits (2009), Unsupervised (2009), The Tomorrow People (2014), Nashville (2014-2015), The Loud House (2017-present), and The Casagrandes (2019-present). 


PenaVega has also worked as an actress in Lifetime movies Odd Girl Out (2005), and The Pregnancy Project (2012). Since 2014 Alexa PenaVega has been actively working with the Hallmark channel movies. She has starred in Hallmark movies The Hunters (2014), Enchanted Christmas (2017), and Picture Perfect Mysteries: Newlywed and Dead (2019), among others.

Moreover, she has starred in movies Machete Kills (2013), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), and Do You Believe? (2015), to name a few.

Alexa PenaVega as Carmen Cortez in Spy Kids (Image: Scoopnest)


On The Casagrandes, Alexa PenaVega stars alongside Melissa Joan Hart, Ken Jeong, Eugenio Derbez, Roxana Ortega.

As a singer

As a singer, Alexa PenaVega has released around two dozen singles. Her song Possibilities, which she had collaborated with Austin Butler was featured in a 2009 episode of Ruby & the Rockits.

Alexa PenaVega – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated at around $8 million but the figure on her annual salary has not been publicized.

Alexa PenaVega – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Alexa PenaVega is followed by several hundred thousand followers. With her husband, she has a YouTube channel LexLovesLos but has chosen to hide the number of subscribers from public view.

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