Alexa Vega, born August 27th 1988, shot to fame in 2001 as one of the young secret agents in the 007 inspired film, “Spy Kids”. She had spent her early years living in Florida before moving to California, where her mother had gotten a job with a talent agency. Her mother brought her to an audition for Burt Renolds’ TV series Evening Shade where she landed the two-year role on her first try.
She’s worked continuously ever since, starring in TV shows such as ER and Chicago hope and movies such as Little Giants, Twister and Ghosts of Mississippi. In 2001, she was cast in Spy Kids after impressing director Robert Rodriguez. The movie was a smash hit which spawned 2 sequels, Spy Kids 2 and Spy Kids 3-D. She preformed a few songs on both the Spy Kids and Spy Kids 2 soundtracks, acting in a music video for the second film. After the successful Spy Kids trillogy, she went on to act in such films as State’s Evidence (originally a film festival success and now set to be released in 2006), Odd Girl Out (2005) and Walkout (2006). She graduated high school in 2005 and has since filmed Walkout (2006), Marrying God (2006) and The Beautiful Ordinary.
In 2007 Vega, moved to New York for six months and starred as Penny Pingleton in the Broadway musical “Hairspray,” before going to Canada to film Repo! The Genetic Opera. After Repo!, she took a leading role in the one-shot feature Helix and briefly returned to TV for an episode of Ghost Whisper. She next took on Broken Hill, the Mine and Cafe. In 2009 Vega landed the leading role in the ABC Family television show, Ruby and the Rockits. In 2011, Alexa will be seen in a handful of projects including, From Prada to Nada, Mother’s Day, The Clockwork Girl (Animated), Summer Song and the latest installment of the Spy Kids series, Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World.
Alexa Ellesse Vega
Los Angeles, California
Blonde (in Spy Kids it was dyed brown)
my fathers side is columbian (bogota)
and i dont' know why they said my mom was italian. lol
Shes not. :p
my family and i were trying to figure out what my mom was, but we can only go back to 5 generations and they were all from florida. haha. so .. floridian? ahhah
my moms last name is french though:)
RE: Questions for Miss Alexa Vega
I was not insulted on the question about my religion. I don't think it sets people aside. I think everyone on this board is mature enough to respect everyones beliefs and opinions.
I am a christian to answer your question:)
RE: new questions, new answers
Personal friend, Sabrina, and Spy Kids stunt double, Katie Boggs.
Summer [I LOVE humidity.]
Billy Idol, Ashlee Simpson, Usher, Nelly, Ciara, Missy Elliott
Punk Rock, R&B, Hip-hop
Natalie Portman, Jodie Foster
Requiem For A Dream, The Professional, Paper Moon, Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia
Malcom in the Middle
Maya Angelou, Shakespeare, JK Rowling, Alexandre Dumas, Roald Dahl, Judy Blume
The Count of Monte Cristo ["Well, I had to read some books for school. Another one, I've already read, but I'm going to read it again. Shakespeare's As You Like It. It's one of my favorites."]
Alexa on her favorite children's book: "That would have to be The BFG by Roald Dahl. I love that book. I will always read that book. [The book] takes you to a place where it's so amazing. I mean, you have this little girl, Sophie, who's traveling everywhere, and then you have this big, friendly giant who takes you to a whole new land. So it's just a book full of adventures where they have crazy words for things. When you drink soda, the bubbles don't go up they go down! So everything's crazy there!"
Fresh-water fishing, gymnastics, dancing, reading, playing with sisters
Football and basketball
Ready to Rumble, Crazy Taxi, and Dead or Alive 3 ["I think I'm good at those games."]
Stunt(in Spy Kids):
"I got to go on the edge of this cliff with an 800-foot drop in Spy Kids 2. It was really scary because the rock that we were on was very loose, but it was a perfect shot. Continued.. (Click here)
...They had to literally strap me to the rock so I wouldn't fall off. I had to wear a harness, but what they were scared of was that the rock would fall if there was too much weight on one side. So we had to balance all the weight out so that nothing would happen. It was so beautiful up there. It was one of those things that you'll never get to do it again because you wouldn't have the proper equipment for it. Do it now, this is your chance. As soon as I got up there, I opened my arms out. It was so cool because you could feel the wind. It was around at 7 a.m. and it was beautiful out there. I got to see all these eagles flying. It was one of those things that you only see in movies or in dreams and it was actually coming true, so it was really neat. It was really beautiful."
Video game she'd like to be trapped in:
"It's called Dead or Alive, and it sounds very scary but it isn't. It's like a wrestling game but it's like a Japanese version. It's really cool. The reason why [I like it] is I love Japanese food! The characters are really awesome and the characters and scenarios have different things going on. Like in one scenario, it's winter and you can snowboard and stuff, and another time you're in pure sun and in paradise. I think that would be nice!"
Alexa likes to teach kids:
"I love teaching kids things. Any time I'm at my little sister's school, I always volunteer. I know all the teachers there and they're really, really nice. I'm like, "Can I come into your class one day?", and they're like, "Sure!" So I come into class all the time and I get to read to them and help them out on their math problems. It's great!"
How she memorizes all those lines:
"Normally we do a couple scenes a day. They can either be really long scenes or really short scenes. It just depends on the kind of day you have. Let's say it's a really long day that you're having. Well, you might have to learn up to 15 or 20 pages of dialogue, which isn't a lot. People are like, "That's so much! How do you memorize it?" But really, I don't even have to look at it for five minutes and it just sticks there. I guess it's just second nature now because I've been doing it since I was 4. I was basically taught, "You read it a couple times and you should have it by then." I've just developed something that says, "I've got it!" But, you know, it's not that hard, and I definitely think that reading has a lot to do with it. I actually think reading lines helps you read a book easier because you learn not to memorize each page but to understand it a little easier. You grasp certain things that people wouldn't grasp."
How she describes the boys on SK3:
"Okay, I'll start with Ryan Pinkston, my little Sweet 'N' Low. He's the sweetest thing, but everyone thinks he's like 9 years old, but he's really 15, so I called him Sweet 'N' Low. Robert Vito is too cool for me. Let's put that one down. And um, Daryl, um, your typical little brother."
On meeting fans (Spy Kids movies):
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."
On her movie, "Sleepover":
"I'm going to do a movie called "Sleepover." It's about a slumber party. It's got a little love story going on and it's very cute."
"It's a Sixteen Candles for our generation and I get to have some input into who they cast for my boyfriend in the film."
On receiving her first real kiss:
"I got my first kiss while we were filming Spy Kids 2. He was one of the stunt doubles and a year older than me. We started out as great friends and then realized we had a crush on each other. It was just a little peck, but it was wonderful. I had such butterflies in my stomach."
On meeting her best friend, Katie Boggs:
"...I thought 'finally, a girl who understands me!'"
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