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Alexa PenaVega Net Worth: How Rich is the Actress Actually?



Alexa PenaVega Net Worth

Alexa PenaVega is an American actress, painter, and singer who is best known for starring as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids film series. She is also recognized for her appearance as Julie Corky in the 2004 movie “Sleepover”. Alexa PenaVega net worth is roughly $8 million as of 2022.

Full Name Alexa Ellesse PenaVega
Birthday August 27, 1988
Birthplace Miami, Florida, United States
Profession Actress, singer
Husband Carlos PenaVega
Net Worth (as of 2022) $8 million

Early life

Alexa PenaVega was born on the 27th of August, 1988 in Miami, Florida. She was born to Baruch Vega and Gina Rue. Her dad, Baruch is a Colombian fashion photographer and was a student informer for the Central Intelligence Agency. And, her mom, Gina Is a former American model. Alexa grew up with six siblings. Her two sisters, Krizia and Makenzie are also actresses.

Alexa was four when she along with her family moved to California. She was homeschooled as a teenager. Later, she studied at the Notre Dame Catholic High School.

Alexa PenaVega Net Worth & Career


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Alexa started her acting career as Emily Newton in the CBS sitcom “Evening Shade”. She portrayed the recurring role of Emily for a year until 1994. Alexa made her movie debut in the family sports comedy movie “Little Giants”. Her early noticeable role came as Young Jo Thornton in the 1996 epic disaster movie “Twister”. Afterward, she appeared as a guest actor in many TV shows and movies.

PenaVega got her breakthrough role in 2001 as Carmen Cortez in the spy action-comedy movie “Spy Kids”. The movie was a huge success and was followed up with two sequels. She didn’t use a body double most of the time to perform stunts in the movie. Then in 2011, she appeared as a grown Carmen Cortez in the sequel “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World”. Alexa was featured in the July 2003 issue of Vanity Fair as one of the hottest teen celebrities of the year. In 2005, Alexa played the role of cyber-bullying in the Lifetime TV movie “Odd Girl Out”.

Alexa continued to show her amazing performance in the movies such as “Walkout”, “Remember the Daze” and “Repo! The Genetic Opera”. She was confirmed to play the lead role in the 2009 action drama movie “Helix”. That same year, she was about to appear in Robert Rodriguez’s movie “Shorts”. However, the role went to Kat Dennings as she was then filming for the movie “Broken Hill”.

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PenaVega appeared as Wick in the 2012 movie “The Devil’s Carnival”. She mostly appeared in the independent thriller, 2br1ba throughout 2012, which was directed by Rob Margolies.  Then, she appeared in the Lifetime Channel movie “The Pregnancy Project’. Alexa gave an outstanding performance in many movies throughout 2013 and 2014 such as 23 Blast, Bounty Killer, Machete Kills, The Hunters, Wicked Wood, and The Remaining. Alexa starred in a series of Hallmark made-for-TV movies in 2016 including Ms. Matched, Christmas Made to Order, and Destination Wedding.

Apart from her movie and TV work, she competed in the 21st season of ABC’s dance competition series “Dancing with the Stars” in 2015. She competed in the season along with her husband, Carlos PenaVega. The pair were eliminated in Week 9. She has also sung three songs for the Spy Kids films as Carmen Cortez. She recorded the song, Isle of Dreams, to help and promote the release of the second movie.

Alexa PenaVega’s Husband & Personal Life

Alexa PenaVega has been married twice. She married movie producer, Sean Covel in October 2010. Their wedding ceremony was held in his hometown, South Dakota. Alexa announced that she had divorced Sean through Twitter in July 2012. Then, she became engaged to actor and singer, Carlos Pena Jr. in August 2013. Alexa was dating Carlos since late 2012. She married him in January 2014 in Puerto Vallarta.

Following her marriage to Carlos, the pair took PenaVega as their married name. Together, they share three kids named Ocean King, Kingston James, and Rio Rey. They also run a YouTube channel titled LexLovesLos. Alexa has been staying away from the spotlight for five years and spending a much more secluded life with her family in Maui, Hawaii.

Alexa and her husband, Carlos, recently talked to Fox while discussing their joint memoir “What if Love is the Point”. In their recent talk with Fox, the Spy Kids actress revealed why she quit her life of fame in Los Angeles and moved to rural Hawaii with her family so that she could devote herself to living for Jesus.

Alexa PenaVega Net Worth

Alexa PenaVega’s personal wealth is estimated to be around $8 million as of 2022. She must have accumulated a huge sum through appearing in various movies and TV series.

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