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Also Known As: Alexa Penavega, Alexa Ellesse Vega, Alexa Ellesse Pena-Vega Died:
Born: August 27, 1988 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Miami, Florida, USA Profession: actress

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A talented, prolific child star, Alexa Vega made the difficult transition to grown-up working actress. Born Aug. 27, 1988 in Miami, FL, Alexa Ellesse Vega debuted as one of the children of Burt Reynolds and Marilu Henner on "Evening Shade" (CBS, 1990-94) and followed that up with roles in the features "Little Giants" (1994) and "Nine Months" (1995). She played the young version of Helen Hunt in "Twister" (1996) and earned series regular roles on "Life's Work" (ABC, 1996-97) and "To Have & to Hold" (CBS, 1998). After playing Michelle Pfeiffer's daughter in "The Deep End of the Ocean" (1999), Vega earned her star-making role as the tough preteen Carmen Cortez, one of Robert Rodriguez's "Spy Kids" (2001). The family-friendly action comedy became a massive hit and spawned a franchise, bringing back Vega for "Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams" (2002), "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over" (2003) and "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4-D" (2011) and winning her a Young Artist Award. She toplined her own film, the charming romp "Sleepover" (2004), before winning a Black Reel Award for "Walkout" (HBO, 2006) and an ALMA for "From Prada to Nada" (2011). Vega landed her own TV show, "Ruby & the Rockits" (ABC Family,...

A talented, prolific child star, Alexa Vega made the difficult transition to grown-up working actress. Born Aug. 27, 1988 in Miami, FL, Alexa Ellesse Vega debuted as one of the children of Burt Reynolds and Marilu Henner on "Evening Shade" (CBS, 1990-94) and followed that up with roles in the features "Little Giants" (1994) and "Nine Months" (1995). She played the young version of Helen Hunt in "Twister" (1996) and earned series regular roles on "Life's Work" (ABC, 1996-97) and "To Have & to Hold" (CBS, 1998). After playing Michelle Pfeiffer's daughter in "The Deep End of the Ocean" (1999), Vega earned her star-making role as the tough preteen Carmen Cortez, one of Robert Rodriguez's "Spy Kids" (2001). The family-friendly action comedy became a massive hit and spawned a franchise, bringing back Vega for "Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams" (2002), "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over" (2003) and "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4-D" (2011) and winning her a Young Artist Award. She toplined her own film, the charming romp "Sleepover" (2004), before winning a Black Reel Award for "Walkout" (HBO, 2006) and an ALMA for "From Prada to Nada" (2011). Vega landed her own TV show, "Ruby & the Rockits" (ABC Family, 2009), and won an Imagen Award for her role in "The Pregnancy Project" (Lifetime, 2012). In real life, she made headlines when she married a producer more than 10 years her senior in 2010, but the couple soon split.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Remaining, The (2014)
2.
 Bounty Killer (2013)
3.
 Hunters, The (2013)
4.
 Machete Kills (2013)
6.
 Mine, The (2012)
7.
9.
 Broken Hill (2009)
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1993:
First TV role, playing Emily Newton on the CBS series "Evening Shade"
1994:
Made feature debut portraying Ed O'Neill's perfect daughter in "Little Giants"
1996:
Portrayed the younger version of Helen Hunt's character in the feature "Twister"
1996:
Cast in the ABC comedy series "Life's Work"
1999:
Played Michelle Pfeiffer's daughter in "Deep End of The Ocean"
2001:
Landed breakthrough role as Carmen Cortez in Robert Rodriguez's "Spy Kids"
2002:
Re-teamed with Rodriguez for the sequel "Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams"
2003:
Reprised her role as Carmen for "Spy Kids 3D: Game Over"
2004:
Starred in the teen comedy "Sleepover"
2005:
Played a victim of cyber-bullying in the Lifetime movie "Odd Girl Out"
2006:
Co-starred in the HBO movie "Walkout," based on a true story of the 1968 East L.A. walkouts
2007:
Made her Broadway debut in "Hairspray"
2008:
Played Shilo Wallace in the cult classic "Repo! the Genetic Opera"
2009:
Played Ruby Gallagher on the ABC Family sitcom "Ruby & The Rockits"
2011:
Once again directed by Robert Rodriguez in "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World"
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Education

Notre Dame Catholic High School: Sherman Oaks , California -

Notes

"I met so many people. One, because we did a world tour, and the other, we went to different malls, autograph signings. It was very exciting because the kids are like, 'Oh my gosh, it's so great to meet you' and I just consider myself me. I'm a normal kid and it's just kind of weird but exciting that someone looks up to you so much. That's why you have to set a good example, make sure you're always being humble and grounded and that's something I get with a big family. I have four sisters and since my dad's not here anymore, we're all girls. We do pretty good."-- Vega, Filmbug.com, Summer 2002

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sister:
Makenzie Vega. Actor.
sister:
Krizia. Born c. 1991.
sister:
Greylin. Born c. 2001.
half-sister:
Margaux. Born 1982.
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