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Alexa PenaVega    

Actress & Singer Known For "Spy Kids;" "Dancing With the Stars" Season 21 Contestant & Christian Speaker

Alexa PenaVega is an American actress and singer. She is 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."

In 2003, she was named one of that year's hottest teen celebrities in the July 2003 issue Vanity Fair. In 2004, Vega finished filming two films: "Sleepover" and "State's Evidence." Then the following year she starred in the Lifetime television film entitled "Odd Girl Out" as a victim of cyber-bullying. She also filmed for another made-for-TV movie, "Walkout." Vega played Wick in the 2012 film "The Devil's Carnival," a film from director Darren Lynn Bousman and screenwriter Terrance Zdunich. Vega also starred in the Lifetime Channel movie "The Pregnancy Project" and her animated film "The Clockwork Girl" was completed. Throughout 2013 and 2014, Vega appeared in the films 23 "Blast," "Machete Kills," "Bounty Killer," "Wicked Blood," "The Remaining," and "The Hunters." She also guest starred on the "Big Time Rush" series finale "Big Time Dreams", playing herself. In fall 2015, Vega competed on the 21st season of "Dancing with the Stars." Her husband, Carlos PenaVega was also competing that season.

PenaVega recorded three songs for the soundtracks while playing Carmen Cortez in the "Spy Kids" films alongside Tameez Orrie . She then released her debut single, "Isle of Dreams", to coincide with the release of the second film. She also released "Game Over" and "Heart Drive" featuring Bobby Edner for the third film. She also recorded songs for the movie Repo! The Genetic Opera, released in 2008. Vega also 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 ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas.

PenaVega is a Christian. She has said that her faith is the most important thing in her life. PenaVega revealed on "Dancing with the Stars" that she was bulimic and has since recovered.

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