Played big sister Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids movies. Her other films include The Devil's Carnival, The Clockwork Girl, and Machete Kills. In 2019, she began starring in the Nickelodeon series The Casagrandes alongside her husband.
She was a competitive gymnast. She debuted as Priscilla in the 1994 film Little Giants.
She played Ruby on the ABC Family sitcom Ruby & The Rockits.
She was born Alexa Ellesse Vega. She was married to Sean Covel from 2010 until 2012. She then married Carlos Pena in January of 2014. The couple changed their last name to PenaVega. In December 2016, she and Carlos welcomed their first child, a son named Ocean. They welcomed their second son, Kingston, in July 2019. Their third child, their daughter Rio, was born in 2021.