Tuesday, August 27, 2013

August 27: Singer & actress Alexa Vega – “Spy Kids” – is 25-years-old today.


Alexa Ellesse Vega was born August 27, 1988 in Miami, Florida. She moved with her family to California when she was four years old. She is best known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids film series and Shilo Wallace in the film Repo! the Genetic Opera.

In 2009 she starred as the title character Ruby Gallagher in the ABC Family series Ruby & The Rockits on ABC Family. In 1996, Vega starred as young Jo Harding in Twister.

Alexa also guest-starred in numerous television shows and films, including ER, Follow the Stars Home, Ghost Whisperer, and The Bernie Mac Show.

She became known worldwide in 2001 for her role as Carmen Cortez in Spy Kids. 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.

During the shooting of the three films, Alexaq- who is a trained gymnast- performed most of her own stunts. Vega reprised the role in the 2011 sequel, Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World.

She recorded three songs for the soundtracks while playing Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids films. She released her debut single, "Isle of Dreams,” to coincide with the release of the second film. She also released "Game Over,” for the third film.

Another song, "Heart Drive" featuring Bobby Edner, was also recorded for Spy Kids 3. She also has recorded songs for the movie Repo! The Genetic Opera, released in 2008.

Vega sang the song "Christmas is the Time to Say 'I Love You'" in the ABC Family film Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe. The track appears on the compilation album Songs to Celebrate 25 Days of Christmas, which was released on November 3, 2009 by Walt Disney Records. The music video for the song premiered during the ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas programming block in 2009.


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