Known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids film series, she's also part of the star-studded cast in the Robert Rodriguez-directed kill-fest Machete Kills. Here are five things you probably don't know about Alexa Vega.
1. Born Alexa Ellesse Vega on August 27, 1988 in Miami, FL -- her father is Colombian and her American mother is a former model.
2. Her first big film role was in the 1996 blockbuster Twister.
3. Revealed in an interview that she received her first kiss on the set of Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams at age 13 with a young stuntman -- but only after she had called her mother to see if it was okay.
4. Is an experienced gymnast.
5. Was married to film producer Sean Covel for nearly two years before the couple got divorced in July 2012. She is currently engaged to Big Time Rush band member Calos Pena.