Calling Hallmark “a second home for our family,” Alexa and Carlos PenaVega have signed a deal to star in and produce multiple films for Hallmark Media.
In a joint statement to Deadline, the couple said Hallmark has been wonderful to work with.
“Over the last four years,” they said, “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!”
“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,” said Lisa Hamilton Daly, executive vice president of programming at Hallmark Media. “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.”
Alexa and Carlos Pena Vega
Both Alexa and Carlos got their start in show business as children. Alexa made her debut as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kid movie franchise in 2001. She went on to guest star on TV shows such as Unsupervised and Royal Pains and appeared in the movies Hairspray, Broken Hill, and The Devil’s Carnival.
Carlos starred in the Nickelodeon series Big Time Rush. He released his first solo album in 2014.
The pair met at a Bible study group and were married in 2014. They have three children together: Ocean King PenaVega, Kingston James PenaVega, and Rio Rey PenaVega.
They have published two books with HarperCollins Christian Publishing. What If Love is the Point: Living For Jesus in a Self-Consumed World was released in June 2022. Ocean’s World: An Island Tale of Discovery and Adventure was released in October 2022.
Alexa starred in the Hallmark movies Destination Wedding, Christmas Made to Order, and Taking a Shot at Love. Carlos headlined A Midnight Kiss. The two co-starred in Enchanted Christmas (2017), Love at Sea (2018), and Love in the Limelight (2022). They also appeared together in Hallmark’s Picture Perfect Mysteries, which the network recently canceled.
In a joint statement, the couple said they have enjoyed their work with Hallmark.
“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 its core values that we love so much. Hallmark is special and we are looking forward to many more projects together.”