Alexa PenaVega 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 Genetic Opera. In 2009, she starred as the title character Ruby Gallagher in the ABC Family series Ruby & the Rockits. Vega was born in Florida, she spent the first four years of her life on a ranch in Florida. Her father, Baruch Vega, is a Colombian fashion photographer, an informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration, her mother, Gina Rue, is an American former model. Vega has six siblings, including actress Makenzie Vega, she moved with her family to California. As a teenager, she was homeschooled. In 1996, Vega starred as young Jo Harding in Twister, she guest-starred in numerous television shows and films, including ER, Follow the Stars Home, Ghost Whisperer, The Bernie Mac Show. She became known worldwide in 2001 for her role as "Carmen Cortez" in Spy Kids; the first Spy Kids film was a huge success, subsequently two sequels, Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over were filmed.
During the shooting of the three films, she performed most of her own stunts. In 2011, Vega appeared in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World as a grown Carmen Cortez. In 2003, she was named one of that year's hottest teen celebrities in the July 2003 issue Vanity Fair. In 2004, Vega finished filming two films: State's Evidence; the following year she starred in the Lifetime television film entitled Odd Girl Out as a victim of cyber-bullying. She filmed for another made-for-TV movie, Walkout. In June 2006, she finished filming Remember the Daze, released in limited theaters on April 2007, she finished filming Repo! The Genetic Opera, released in 2008. Vega was confirmed as the lead role in Helix and directed by Aram Rappaport, which began filming in Chicago in March 2008. Vega was cast in the 2009 Robert Rodriguez film Shorts, due to her being in Australia for the filming of Broken Hill, she had to be recast, she was replaced by Kat Dennings. She appeared on Broadway as Penny. In 2009, she played Ruby Gallagher on the ABC Family television sitcom Ruby & the Rockits, which starred Patrick and David Cassidy.
Vega played Wick in the 2012 film The Devil's Carnival, a film from director Darren Lynn Bousman and screenwriter Terrance Zdunich, who worked with Vega in Repo! The Genetic Opera. Throughout 2012, Vega starred in the independent thriller, 2br/1ba, directed by Rob Margolies and co-stars with Spencer Grammer and Kathryn Morris. Vega starred in the Lifetime Channel movie The Pregnancy Project and her animated film The Clockwork Girl was completed. Vega's film The Mine, filmed in 2010 got a limited release/screening. Vega voiced Christina in the animated series Unsupervised and had a guest role on Royal Pains. Vega played the young heroine in Aerosmith's music video "Legendary Child". Throughout 2013 and 2014, Vega appeared in the films 23 Blast, Machete Kills, Bounty Killer, Wicked Blood, The Remaining, The Hunters, she guest starred on the Big Time Rush series finale "Big Time Dreams", playing herself. In 2015, Alexa appeared in Do You Believe? as Lacey. In fall 2015, Vega competed on the 21st season of Dancing with the Stars.
Her husband, Carlos PenaVega was competing that season. She was paired with professional dancer Mark Ballas. On November 9, PenaVega and Ballas finished the competition in 6th place, she recorded three songs for the soundtracks while playing Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids films alongside Tameez Orrie. She released her debut single, "Isle of Dreams", to coincide with the release of the second film, she released "Game Over" and "Heart Drive" featuring Bobby Edner for the third film. She recorded songs for the movie Repo! The Genetic Opera, released in 2008. Vega sang the song "Christmas is the Time to Say'I Love You'" in the ABC Family film Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe; the track appears on the compilation album Songs to Celebrate 25 Days of Christmas, released on November 3, 2009 by Walt Disney Records. The music video for the song premiered during ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas. Vega married film producer Sean Covel on October 10, 2010, in a ceremony held in his hometown of Lead, South Dakota.
She was walked down the aisle by Robert Rodriguez. In July 2012, Vega announced on Twitter. PenaVega is a Christian, she has said. Vega was the maid of honor at Nikki Reed's wedding to Paul McDonald. In August 2013, Vega became engaged to singer Carlos Pena Jr.. The couple married on January 4, 2014 in Puerto Vallarta, both taking PenaVega as their married name; the couple shares LexLovesLos. They have two sons, born in December 2016 and June 2019. PenaVega revealed on Dancing with the Stars that she has since recovered. Alexa PenaVega on IMDb Alexa PenaVega on Twitter
Mayfeld is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise who appears in the Disney+ television series The Mandalorian. He is a former Imperial sharpshooter turned mercenary who leads a crew in an attempt to rescue a prisoner from a New Republic prison transport ship, his team includes the show's protagonist, "The Mandalorian", with whom he clashes and plans to betray. Mayfeld is portrayed by actor and comedian Bill Burr, not a fan of Star Wars and mocked the franchise and its fans before he accepted the role; the Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau offered the part to Burr, believing his past criticism of the franchise would make his casting that much more amusing. Several reviewers have noted that Mayfeld's sardonic personality and hard-edged sense of humor is similar to Burr's real-life comedic style. Burr was impressed with the filming of The Mandalorian, complimenting the technical aspects of filming as well as the writing style of the series; the character of Mayfeld received a positive response from reviewers, with many complimenting Burr's performance and the humor the character brought to the series.
Reviewers critical of Mayfeld felt the character was flat, underdeveloped, or too incompetent as a mercenary. Burr received a significant amount of mock outrage from fans for a scene in which he dropped "The Child," the show's hugely popular breakout character colloquially known as "Baby Yoda". Mayfeld is a former sharpshooter with the Galactic Empire, which has fallen out of power by the time that The Mandalorian is set, he uses two blaster pistols, as well as a third blaster controlled by a droid arm attached to his backpack, which he can extract and retract as necessary for additional firepower. Mayfield appears in the episode "Chapter 6: The Prisoner", in which he leads a crew of mercenaries in an attempt to rescue a prisoner from New Republic prison transport ship, he is appointed by Ranzar "Ran" Malk, the leader of the mercenaries, as the point man for the mission, Ran asserts that Mayfeld has the same level of authority on the mission as Ran himself would. With a crew that includes the show's protagonist, a bounty hunter known as "The Mandalorian", as well as fellow mercenaries Burg, Q9-0, Xi'an.
Unbeknownst to the Mandalorian, the rescue target is a Twi'lek alien named Quin, with whom the Mandalorian had a falling out, the mercenaries intend to betray the Mandalorian once Qin is rescued. When the Mandalorian mockingly questions Mayfeld's abilities, alluding to the fact that former Imperial stormtroopers were notoriously bad shots, Mayfeld defensively responds, "I wasn't a stormtrooper, wiseass." During the trip to the prison transport, Mayfeld mocks the Mandalorian as well, questioning whether is as good a warrior his reputation suggests, urging him to remove his helmet. and suggesting he may be hiding his face because he is secretly a Gungan. At one point, the mercenary crew discovered a young alien known as "The Child", whom the Mandalorian was hiding within his ship, the Razor Crest. Mayfeld questions whether the Child is a pet, further mocks the Mandalorian by pretending he is going to drop the Child; when Q9-0 takes the ship out of hyperspace without warning the crew, Mayfeld falls and does drop the Child, but he is unharmed.
Upon arrival at the prison transport, Mayfeld, Xi'an, the Mandalorian enter the ship while Q9-0 disables onboard surveillance and transmits directions to them from the Razor Crest cockpit. After gunfights with several security droids, Mayfeld's party reached the transport's control room, where they encounter a New Republican guard named Davan. Mayfeld wants to kill Davan, but the Mandalorian disagrees, the two draw guns on each other as a result, leading to Xi'an killing Davan with a knife; the mercenaries reach a prison cell and releases Qin, after which Mayfeld and the others traps the Mandalorian in the cell and tries to abandon him there. After the Mandalorian escapes, he jams communication between Mayfeld's crew and Q9-0. Mayfeld and Qin become separated from Burg. While the latter duo attempt to find and kill the Mandalorian and Qin decide to try to escape on their own. After Mayfeld and Qin split up, the Mandalorian stalks Mayfeld, sneaking up on him in a hallway as the lights flicker on and off, Mayfeld screams as the Mandalorian comes upon him.
The Mandalorian did not kill Mayfeld, but instead locked him in a cell in the prison transport with Xi'an and Burg. As a former Imperial sharpshooter, Mayfield is an excellent marksman, he has a hard-edged sense of humor, which several reviewers compared to the real-life comedic style of Bill Burr, the actor and comedian who portrays the character. Mayfeld enjoys mocking others, has a bullying personality, he speaks with Burr's same real-life Boston accent. Mayfeld is arrogant, hot-headed, ruthless and has a sardonic attitude. Space.com Scott Snowden described him as a cowboy-like character. Mayfeld is duplicitous and untrustworthy, as he shows by his willingness to betray the Mandalorian at the conclusion of their mission together. Comic Book Resources writer Sam Stone theorized that Mayfeld's cynicism and mean-spirited personality may be rooted in bitterness toward the Galactic Empire having lost its war with the Rebel Alliance, thus reducing Mayfeld's role to that of an outlaw. Stone wrote that Mayfeld appears "visibly frustrated by his time fighting for the losing side of the Galactic Civil War before taking his talents