Alexa Vega (born August 27, 1988 in Miami, Florida) is an American actress. She lived in Florida until she was four years old when she moved with her family to California. Vega has 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 Elizabeth Juanita Echo Sky Brava 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. 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.
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 is currently filming another made-for-TV movie, Walkout.
Vega currently lives in Los Angeles with her mother Gina Rue, stepfather Eric James, brother, and three sisters, including actresses Krizia Vega and Makenzie Vega, who had a leading role in the 2004 blockbuster Saw.