Alexa Vega, born August 27th 1988, shot to fame in 2001 as one of the young secret agents in the 007 inspired film, “Spy Kids”. She had spent her early years living in Florida before moving to California, where her mother had gotten a job with a talent agency. Her mother brought her to an audition for Burt Renolds’ TV series Evening Shade where she landed the two-year role on her first try. She’s worked continuously ever since, starring in TV shows such as ER and Chicago hope and movies such as Little Giants, Twister and Ghosts of Mississippi. In 2001, she was cast in Spy Kids after impressing director Robert Rodriguez. The movie was a smash hit which spawned 2 sequels, Spy Kids 2 and Spy Kids 3-D. She preformed a few songs on both the Spy Kids and Spy Kids 2 soundtracks, acting in a music video for the second film. After the successful Spy Kids trillogy, she went on to act in such films as State’s Evidence (originally a film festival success and now set to be released in 2006), Odd Girl Out (2005) and Walkout (2006). She graduated high school in 2005 and has since filmed Walkout (2006), Marrying God (2006) and The Beautiful Ordinary. In 2007 Vega, moved to New York for six months and starred as Penny Pingleton in the Broadway musical “Hairspray,” before going to Canada to film Repo! The Genetic Opera. After Repo!, she took a leading role in the one-shot feature Helix and briefly returned to TV for an episode of Ghost Whisper. She next took on Broken Hill, the Mine and Cafe. In 2009 Vega landed the leading role in the ABC Family television show, Ruby and the Rockits. In 2011, Alexa will be seen in a handful of projects including, From Prada to Nada, Mother’s Day, The Clockwork Girl (Animated), Summer Song and the latest installment of the Spy Kids series, Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World.
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