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Alexa PenaVega

Alexa PenaVega

Birthday: 27 August 1988, Miami, Florida, USA
Birth Name: Alexa Ellesse Vega
Height: 155 cm

Alexa Ellesse PenaVega née Vega; born August 27, 1988 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 ...Show more

Alexa PenaVega
Coming into high school, it's scary. You don't know which group to be in, and I can't stand that it' Show more Coming into high school, it's scary. You don't know which group to be in, and I can't stand that it's so cliquey. Hide
I don't want to get stuck playing the same character over and over again. I don't want to get stuck playing the same character over and over again.
The Internet has become a tool to pick on people and ruin someone's life. I don't think parents real Show more The Internet has become a tool to pick on people and ruin someone's life. I don't think parents realize what's going on. Hide
What makes Johnny Depp so brilliant is you truly have no idea what kind of character he's going to p Show more What makes Johnny Depp so brilliant is you truly have no idea what kind of character he's going to play next. Hide
I've been through a marriage, and I'm still very fond of my ex-husband; but if I've learned anything Show more I've been through a marriage, and I'm still very fond of my ex-husband; but if I've learned anything, it's that relationships are about compromise. Hide
I really look up to actors like Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett who have a strong background in t Show more I really look up to actors like Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett who have a strong background in theatre. Hide
I hang out with all the crew on set. It just makes it easier to work. You feel more comfortable arou Show more I hang out with all the crew on set. It just makes it easier to work. You feel more comfortable around everyone. Hide
I think I am too old to be doing teen movies. I am just kind of annoyed, because you have all these Show more I think I am too old to be doing teen movies. I am just kind of annoyed, because you have all these teen movies coming out with usually either Lindsay Lohan or Hilary Duff doing four of the exact teen movies over and over again. Hide
Kids need to open up to their parents. And parents should realize that when kids are pushing you awa Show more Kids need to open up to their parents. And parents should realize that when kids are pushing you away, that's the time to really step in. Hide
Don't get me wrong, I'm going to play the young role as long as I can because once that ship has sai Show more Don't get me wrong, I'm going to play the young role as long as I can because once that ship has sailed, there's no getting back on it. Hide
I need a SUV, for me and my four sisters. So, I've narrowed it down to four, kind of expensive, cars Show more I need a SUV, for me and my four sisters. So, I've narrowed it down to four, kind of expensive, cars. Hide
I don't know how I didn't kill any one of my sisters. For this one horror film we were making, I mad Show more I don't know how I didn't kill any one of my sisters. For this one horror film we were making, I made my own harness for my sister. I wrapped her in all these ropes, but then also put a noose around her neck and hung her from a tree. Now I think, 'What if my harness didn't work?' I'm so lucky that nothing ever happened. Hide
Having to go back and forth between school and filming would sometimes be frustrating because I love Show more Having to go back and forth between school and filming would sometimes be frustrating because I loved school. It was my chance to be around other people my age. But when you're leaving school to go to a set that's filled with kids your age, then it's fine. Hide
I have three friendships that have lasted a long time, but everybody else has come and gone. I have three friendships that have lasted a long time, but everybody else has come and gone.
I used to be so intimidated by spin classes. I'd always go by and see people on their bikes looking Show more I used to be so intimidated by spin classes. I'd always go by and see people on their bikes looking so intense. But one day my sister and I worked up the courage to go in, and now we're hooked! Hide
Growing up on a set is completely different than coming onto a brand new set for the first time. Growing up on a set is completely different than coming onto a brand new set for the first time.
People are expecting me to still be fourteen years old. It cracks me up, especially when people see Show more People are expecting me to still be fourteen years old. It cracks me up, especially when people see me walk by with my husband. They're like, 'What? You're married? You're not old enough to be married.' Thank you. I'm glad that you think that. Hide
I get to play characters that kind of shock people and I enjoy doing that. I like characters that ha Show more I get to play characters that kind of shock people and I enjoy doing that. I like characters that have meaning and get people in the heart. I want to be able to get people to cry or make people angry or sad. Hide
I think it really makes a difference when you know the people that you're working with, when you dev Show more I think it really makes a difference when you know the people that you're working with, when you develop a relationship. Hide
I like to play paintball in my back yard. I like to play paintball in my back yard.
I just feel so sexy when I'm salsa dancing and wearing the salsa clothes. I love dancing, and the sa Show more I just feel so sexy when I'm salsa dancing and wearing the salsa clothes. I love dancing, and the salsa is just so sexy. Hide
Natalie Portman is one of my favorites, and Jodie Foster. Those two are amazing actresses. Natalie Portman is one of my favorites, and Jodie Foster. Those two are amazing actresses.
You always hear these stories of people who grew up in Hollywood, and they're like, 'We lost our chi Show more You always hear these stories of people who grew up in Hollywood, and they're like, 'We lost our childhood.' But I was very fortunate. Hide
I always think it's hard for any young actor to make that transition to more grown-up roles. Because Show more I always think it's hard for any young actor to make that transition to more grown-up roles. Because you don't want to alienate your audience who has been supportive of you for so many years, so you kind of have to tiptoe through that process. Hide
I really don't get nervous when I perform -it's more of an exciting feeling than anything else. But Show more I really don't get nervous when I perform -it's more of an exciting feeling than anything else. But put me in a classroom with kids my age and have me take a test and yeah, I'll be nervous! Hide
The Internet has become a tool to pick on people and ruin someone's life. I don't think parents real Show more The Internet has become a tool to pick on people and ruin someone's life. I don't think parents realize what's going on. Just because you're not at school doesn't mean kids aren't harassing you on the computer. Hide
I'd like to go to NYU business school and then go on to film school. I'd like to go to NYU business school and then go on to film school.
I love working with Darren Lynn Bousman. He is such a cool director with really great ideas. I love working with Darren Lynn Bousman. He is such a cool director with really great ideas.
My mom sent me to regular high school because she wanted me to have that experience and not say that Show more My mom sent me to regular high school because she wanted me to have that experience and not say that I missed out, but I didn't like it at all. I'm more comfortable in the world that I'm in, I grew up in it so when I get around normal kids in regular high school I don't know what to do. I feel more secure in an adult environment. Hide
When a casting agent sees me, he kind of knows what he's getting. When a casting agent sees me, he kind of knows what he's getting.
I don't know what to say when I have a crush on somebody. I kind of lose my words. I really try to s Show more I don't know what to say when I have a crush on somebody. I kind of lose my words. I really try to start a conversation, and I can't. It's horrible. Hide
I love taking on roles that I haven't yet done in my career. I love taking on roles that I haven't yet done in my career.
Guys are so easygoing and girls are a little harder to please, but that's okay. Guys are so easygoing and girls are a little harder to please, but that's okay.
When you have people catering to you non-stop, you lose it. You need someone to kick you in the butt Show more When you have people catering to you non-stop, you lose it. You need someone to kick you in the butt every now and then! Hide
My mom always bails me out of things when I get in trouble. My mom always bails me out of things when I get in trouble.
I love doing comedy. It's a lot of fun. I love doing comedy. It's a lot of fun.
I consider my mom and all my sisters my friends. I consider my mom and all my sisters my friends.
I am taking belly dancing now. My hips are double-jointed, so I can do it really easily. I am taking belly dancing now. My hips are double-jointed, so I can do it really easily.
I don't expect people who've enjoyed 'Spy Kids' will enjoy 'Repo! the Genetic Opera!' I don't expect people who've enjoyed 'Spy Kids' will enjoy 'Repo! the Genetic Opera!'
I really wanted to pursue music, but all those other girls are doing it and it is annoying. I really wanted to pursue music, but all those other girls are doing it and it is annoying.
There will always be someone being picked on at school, and it's not going to go away. There will always be someone being picked on at school, and it's not going to go away.
I actually have a stash of wigs for Halloween. But only for that. Not to play dress-up. I actually have a stash of wigs for Halloween. But only for that. Not to play dress-up.
Honestly, I usually have way more guy friends than girlfriends. Honestly, I usually have way more guy friends than girlfriends.
I was raised by a very strict, good mother, so I won't be getting out of line anytime soon. I was raised by a very strict, good mother, so I won't be getting out of line anytime soon.
I'm already a tiny person, so now I'm trying to go to the gym to add muscle. I need it! I'm already a tiny person, so now I'm trying to go to the gym to add muscle. I need it!
When you're younger, there aren't very many kid actors. It's a lot easier to get jobs. When you're younger, there aren't very many kid actors. It's a lot easier to get jobs.
If a script comes together, and you end up liking the people who are part of it, that's when you can Show more If a script comes together, and you end up liking the people who are part of it, that's when you can make magic happen. It's a huge combination of trying to find something you think you can deliver on and a director you think you can collaborate with to make a good picture. Hide
Never compromise yourself. Never compromise yourself.
Well, because I'm naturally a tomboy, when I have sleepovers with girls, they end up going home and Show more Well, because I'm naturally a tomboy, when I have sleepovers with girls, they end up going home and crying. Hide
I guess if you are making more money than your mom and dad, you can set your own boundaries. I guess if you are making more money than your mom and dad, you can set your own boundaries.
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