Alexa Vega has been acting since the age of 4 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" and was last seen in the most recent installment, "Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World," alongside Jessica Alba, Jeremy Piven, and Antonio Banderas. She narrated the Mary Kay documentary series "Mary Kay Inspiring Stories," which raises awareness and works to eliminate domestic violence and most recently starred as Gaby Rodriguez in the Lifetime movie "The Pregnancy Project."
Vega also starred in "From Prada to Nada" alongside Camilla Belle and Wilmer Valderrama, for which she won a 2011 Alma Award as Favorite Film Actress in a Comedy, a 2011 MTV Movie Award as 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," in which 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.
Vega made her Broadway debut in 2007 when she played Penny Pingleton in the Tony® Award-winning Broadway version of "Hairspray." She was last seen in the rock musical movie "Repo! The Genetic Opera."
Vega has appeared in the films "Twister," as the young Helen Hunt, "Little Giants," "Nine Months," "Ghosts of Mississippi," "The 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." Vega currently resides in Los Angeles.