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Carlos and Alexa PenaVega ink a multi-movie deal with Hallmark

Actor Carlos and Alexa PenaVega announced that they inked a multi-picture deal with the Hallmark Channel.

Carlos PenaVega
Carlos PenaVega. Photo Credit: Aaron Gatewood
Carlos PenaVega. Photo Credit: Aaron Gatewood

Actors and singers Carlos and Alexa PenaVega announced that they inked a multi-picture deal with the Hallmark Channel.

“Alexa and Carlos PenaVega have become an important part of the Hallmark family over the years and we couldn’t be happier to extend our partnership with them,” Lisa Hamilton Daly, Executive Vice President, Programming of Hallmark Media, remarked in a press statement. 

“Whether starring together or headlining their own movies, the energy, creativity, and passion they bring to each project is infectious and we can’t wait to see what lies ahead,” Daly added.

“Hallmark has become a second home for our family,” Carlos and Alexa said.  “Over the last four years they have given us opportunities to grow as actors and producers all while raising our children, even if it means having the family on set,” the PenaVegas exclaimed. 

“Developing projects alongside them has been a highlight of our careers thus far.  We are thrilled to be able to continue creating content that is family-friendly and current while maintaining the core values that we love so much. Hallmark is special and we are looking forward to many more projects together,” they elaborated.

Carlos and Alexa PenaVega in 'Love in the Limelight'
Carlos and Alexa PenaVega in ‘Love in the Limelight.’ Photo Credit: Fred Hayes, Crown Media

Alexa PenaVega

A Miami native, Alexa PenaVega’s career began as a young girl in 1996, with the hit film Twister.  She has catapulted to worldwide fame thanks to the 2001 hit movie Spy Kids and its two sequels, in which she starred as Carmen Cortez. 

A singer, PenaVega contributed three songs to the soundtracks for the Spy Kids films “Isle of Dreams,” “Game Over” and “Heart Drive.”  She is also the voice of Carlota Casagrande in the animated series “The Loud House” and its spin-off, “The Casagrandes.” 

Previously for Hallmark, PenaVega starred in “Destination Wedding,” “Christmas Made to Order” and “Taking a Shot at Love.”  Feature film credits include 23 Blast, Machete Kills, Spare Parts, Wicked Blood, The Remaining, and The Hunters.

Carlos PenaVega

Carlos PenaVega shot to fame and cult status after starring in the highly successful Nickelodeon musical comedy “Big Time Rush” as Carlos Garcia.  The band of the same name hit the road, selling out arenas around the globe and releasing three albums, each of which received a gold certification. 

PenaVega recently completed a national tour with Big Time Rush, including a stop at Madison Square Garden, where they performed to a sold-out arena. He portrayed Oscar Vasquez in Lionsgate Films/Pantelion Films feature Spare Parts and was in the independent feature film Little Birds

A singer and a dancer, PenaVega starred as Kenickie in the live, two-hour television musical production of “Grease: Live!”  He is the voice of Bobby in the animated series “The Loud House,” and its spinoff “The Casagrandes.” Previously for Hallmark Channel, he starred in the original movie “A Midnight Kiss.”

Together, the couple has starred in three installments of “Picture Perfect Mysteries” for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as well as the Hallmark Channel Original movies “Enchanted Christmas,” “Love at Sea” and, most recently, “Love in the Limelight.” 

They recently released their first book “What if Love is the Point?” in which the couple shares inspiring stories of how they went from feeling lost and searching for meaning, to the realization that living their lives for Jesus and loving others is really what life is about.

“What If Love Is The Point?: Living for Jesus in a Self-Consumed World” is available on Amazon by clicking here.

Alexa and Carlos PenaVega
Alexa and Carlos PenaVega. Photo Credit: Chelsea Jean Photography
Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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