Spunky child star Alexa Vega shot to fame in 2001 as one of the young secret agents in the 007 spoof Spy Kids. Born on August 27, 1988 in Miami, Vega spent her early years living on a nearby Florida farm. When she was four, her family relocated to California, where her mother got a job with a talent agency. Inspired by Vega's precocity, her mother brought her to an audition for Burt Reynolds' TV series Evening Shade -- she landed the two-year gig on her first try.
Vega worked continuously ever since, landing guest-starring roles on E.R. and Chicago Hope, and appearing in Little Giants (1994) and Nine Months (1995). After portraying a young Helen Hunt in Jan de Bont's Twister (1996), she played Steven Seagal's daughter in The Glimmer Man (1996), Alec Baldwin's daughter in Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), and Michelle Pfeiffer's daughter in The Deep End of the Ocean (1999).