Alexa Ellesse PenaVega (née Vega, born August 27, 1988) is an American actress and singer.
Having lived in Florida for most of her early life, she got her start in acting as a child, playing as a young Jo Harding in Twister, and small bit roles in television. Her biggest hit came in the early 2000s, when she starred as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids films. She has continued to find success as an adult.
She is currently married to actor and singer Carlos Pena Vega of Big Time Rush fame (aka Carlos Pena, Jr.; they combined their names when they got married) with three children. Together, they run a YouTube channel.
Notable acting roles:
- Twister (1996) as Young Jo Harding
- Spy Kids (2001-2011) as Carmen Cortez
- Sleepover (2004) as Julie Corky
- Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) as Shilo Wallace
- The Devil's Carnival (2012) as Wick
- Machete Kills (2013) as Killjoy
- Do You Believe? (2015) as Lacey
- Odd Girl Out (2005) as Vanessa
- Ruby & the Rockits (2009) as Ruby Gallagher
- Big Time Rush (2013) as herself
- The Tomorrow People (2014) as Hillary Cole
- Nashville (2014-2015) as Kiley Brenner
- Dancing with the Stars (2015)
- The Loud House and The Casagrandes (2017-present) as Carlota Casagrande