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Vega, Alexa 1988-

Vega, Alexa 1988-

PERSONAL

Full name, Alexa Ellesse Vega; born August 27, 1988, in Miami, FL; daughter of Gina Rue (a model); stepdaughter of Eric James; sister of Makenzie Vega and Krizia Vega (both actresses). Avocational Interests: Gymnastics, fishing.

Addresses:

Agent—SDB Partners, Inc., 1801 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 902, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Career:

Actress.

Awards, Honors:

Young Artist Award nomination, best actress under ten in a television series or show, Young Artist Foundation, 1994, for Evening Shade; NCLR Bravo Award nomination, outstanding television series actress in a crossover role, National Council of La Raza, 1996, and Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a television comedy/drama—supporting young actress age ten or under, 1997, both for Life's Work; Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a television comedy series—supporting young actress, and YoungStar Award nomination, best young actress/performance in a comedy television series, Hollywood Reporter, both 2000, for Ladies Man; Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a television movie (drama)—leading young actress, 2001, for Run the Wild Fields; Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a feature film—supporting young actress, 2002, for Spy Kids; Young Artist Award, best performance in a feature film—leading young actress, 2003, for Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams; Young Artist Award nomination (with others), best young ensemble in a feature film, 2004, for Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over; Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a feature film—leading young actress, 2005, for Sleepover; Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a television movie, miniseries, or special (comedy or drama)—leading young actress, 2006, for Odd Girl Out; Imagen Award nomination, best actress—television, 2006, Black Reel Award, network/cable—best actress, 2007, and ALMA Award nomination, outstanding actress—television series, miniseries, or television movie, American Latin Media Arts Awards, 2007, all for Walkout.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Priscilla O'Shea, Little Giants, Warner Bros., 1994.

Molly Dwyer, Nine Months (also known as Aldatlan allapotban, Devet mesecev, Dokuz ay, Moi, papa?!, Neuf mois aussi, Neuf mois encore, Neun Monate, Nine months—imprevisti d'amore, Nio maanader, Nove meses, Nueve meses (Nine Months), and Yhdeksaen kuukautta), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995.

Claire DeLaughter, Ghosts of Mississippi (also known as Ghosts from the Past, Das Attentat, Fantasmas del pasado, Fantasmas do pasado, Fantomes du Mississippi, Gecmisten ruhlar, Ha-Ruhot Shel Mississippi, L'agguato—Ghosts from the Past, Les fantomes du passe, Menneisyyden aaveet, and Skuggor fraan det foerflutna), Columbia, 1996.

Cole's daughter, The Glimmer Man (also known as Glimmer Man, Cien smierci, Covek bljesak, Delitti inquietanti, Iftiranin bedeli, L'ombre blanche, O homem que brilha, and Tisztitotuez), Warner Bros., 1996.

Jo (at the age of five), Twister (also known as Catch the Wind, Tornado, and Wind Devils), Warner Bros., 1996.

Gina, Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! (also known as Dennis the Menace 2), Warner Bros., 1998.

Kerry Cappadora, The Deep End of the Ocean, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1999.

Carmen Cortez, Spy Kids, Miramax/Dimension Films, 2001.

Carmen Cortez, Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (also known as Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams), Miramax/Dimension Films, 2002.

Carmen Cortez, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (also known as Mission 3D—Game Over, Mission 3D: Spy Kids 3, and Spy Kids 3: Game Over), Miramax/Dimension Films, 2003.

Julie Corky, Sleepover, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2004.

Ivy, Marrying God (short film), American Film Institute/Shorts International, 2006.

Sandy, State's Evidence, Terra Entertainment, 2006.

Holly, The Beautiful Ordinary (also known as Remember the Daze), First Look International, 2007.

Ashley, Helix, Windward Entertainment, 2008.

Kat Rogers, Broken Hill, Audience Alliance Motion Picture Studios, 2009.

Shilo Wallace, Repo! The Genetic Opera (musical), Lionsgate, 2009.

Film Song Performer:

Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (also known as Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams), Miramax/Dimension Films, 2002.

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (also known as Mission 3D—Game Over, Mission 3D: Spy Kids 3, and Spy Kids 3: Game Over), Miramax/Dimension Films, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Emily Newton, Evening Shade, CBS, 1993-94.

Tess Hunter, Life's Work, ABC, 1996-97.

Kelly McGrail, To Have & to Hold (also known as Faits l'un pour l'autre, Hoida ja armastada, In guten wie in schlechten Tagen, Kuin luodut toisilleen, and Les freres McGrail), CBS, 1998.

Wendy Stiles, Ladies Man, CBS, 1999-2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Susan "Susie" Michaels, NetForce (also known as Tom Clancy's "NetForce"), ABC, 1999.

Herself, The 100 Greatest Family Films, Channel 4 (England), 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Young Carrie, It Was Him or Us, CBS, 1995.

Young Kay, A Promise to Carolyn, CBS, 1996.

Shattered Mind (also known as Dead Suzy and The Terror Inside), NBC, 1996.

Opal "Pug" Miller, Run the Wild Fields, Showtime, 2000.

Vanessa, Odd Girl Out, Lifetime, 2005.

Paula Cristomo, Walkout, HBO, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Amy, "Follow the Stars Home" (also known as "A Second Chance"), Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 2001.

A Merry Mickey Celebration, ABC, 2003.

Mexican woman, George Lopez: America's Mexican, HBO, 2008.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Herself, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '02, Nickelodeon, 2002.

Herself, The Teen Choice Awards 2003, Fox, 2003.

Herself, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '04, Nickelodeon, 2004.

Herself, The Teen Choice Awards 2004, Fox, 2004.

Herself, The 2004 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Bonnie Howe, "Sleepless in Chicago," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1995.

Sara Wilmette, "Every Day a Little Death," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995.

Olivia Greer, "Safecracker," The Magnificent Seven, CBS, 1998.

Herself, Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, multiple episodes in 2001.

Herself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 2001.

Herself, "WACK behind the Wheel," Wild and Crazy Kids, Nickelodeon, 2002.

Herself, The Early Show, CBS, 2002.

Herself, Xchange, BBC Two, 2002.

One of the spy kids, All That, Nickelodeon, 2002.

Herself, "Eli vs. Kali," Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls, NBC, 2003.

Jill, "Magic Jordan," The Bernie Mac Show (also known as Bernie Mac Show), Fox, 2003.

Herself, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

Herself, Total Request Live (also known as TRL and Total Request Live with Carson Daly), MTV, 2004.

Appeared in other programs, including an appearance as Ellie in High Incident (also known as El caminon poliisit, High Incident—Die Cops von El Camino, Patrulla de asfalto, and Perigo iminente), ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Tess Hunter, Life's Work, ABC, 1996.

Stage Appearances:

Penny Pingleton, Hairspray (musical), Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, beginning 2007.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Making Tracks with Alexa Vega documentary as well as a concert featurette, both released with Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (collector's edition; also known as Mission 3D—Game Over, Mission 3D: Spy Kids 3, and Spy Kids 3: Game Over), Miramax, 2004.

Music Videos:

Van Halen, "Humans Being," 1996.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

People Weekly, April 16, 2001, p. 145.

Vanity Fair, July, 2003, pp. 156-57.

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