ByAngela Dauvin, writer at Creators.co
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Angela Dauvin

Ah, Spy Kids. Whether it's the first, second, or third installment that is your favorite, it's been a while since they were made. Also, I'm aware that there was a fourth Spy Kids movie but shhhhhh, we don't talk about that one! I know I had some favorite characters. There were so many! The first Spy Kids movie was released in March of 2001. For those who don't feel like doing the math, that's coming up on 15 years this month! Holy cow, right? So, what has the cast been doing since they were junior espionage agents? Let's have a look (at least at my favorite characters — there were so many cast members in all the movies after all).

Alexa Vega - Carmen Cortez

Alexa Vega in Spy Kids, and in 2015
Alexa Vega in Spy Kids, and in 2015

Since the third Spy Kids movie, Alexa Vega's been in a few different projects. The projects include From Prada to Nada, Spy Kids: All The Time In The World In 4D (that fourth one that we just don't like talking about,) and Machete Kills. She's also made a few appearances on TV shows like Big Time Rush, The Mentalist, and Nashville. Alexa Vega is also now known as PenaVega. She was married to Carlos Pena Jr. in January 2014!

Daryl Sabara - Juni Cortez

Daryl Sabara in Spy Kids, and in 2015
Daryl Sabara in Spy Kids, and in 2015

Daryl Sabara has made a few guest appearances on TV shows like Wizards Of Waverly Place and Keeping Up With The Steins. He showed up in the fourth Spy Kids movie, but you also might remember him from the movie John Carter (WHAT? I LIKED that movie). He had a voice role in Ultimate Spider-Man, along with roles in The Green Inferno and After the Dark, among others.

Antonio Banderas - Gregorio Cortez

Antonio Banderas in Spy Kids, and in 2014
Antonio Banderas in Spy Kids, and in 2014

Antonio Banderas voiced Puss in Boots in the Shrek sequels, along with a movie specifically for his Shrek character, Puss in Boots. He reprised his role in Legend Of Zorro along with a starring role in Take The Lead. Antonio Banderas also directed a film called El Camino De Los Ingleses (Summer Rain). The Skin I Live In, a horror film, had Antonio Banderas cast in the role of a plastic surgeon seeking revenge for his daughter. He received his honorary doctorate from the University of Málaga in 2010. Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith released a statement of intention to divorce in June of 2014.

Carla Gugino - Ingrid Cortez

Carla Gugino in Spy Kids, and in 2015
Carla Gugino in Spy Kids, and in 2015

Since acting as Ingrid in Spy Kids, Carla Gugino has appeared in movies like Night At The Museum, Rise: Blood Hunter, American Gangster, Righteous Kill, Race To Witch Mountain and Watchmen, among others. She even had an uncredited role in Man Of Steel. She's appeared in TV roles on Entourage and Californication, and also reportedly has a voice role in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

Emily Osment - Gerti Giggles

Emily Osment in Spy Kids 2, and in 2015
Emily Osment in Spy Kids 2, and in 2015

Emily Osment's been busy! Since being in Spy Kids 2 and 3, she costarred in Hannah Montana as one of Hannah's best friends. I know what you're thinking: Hannah Montana might not be something to brag about, necessarily. That being said, her acting in the show netted her a nomination for the 2007 Young Artist Award for best performance in a comedy or drama TV series. She's had roles in movies such as Soccer Mom and Cyberbully. Emily's also had a bit of a musical career as she released an EP called 'All The Right Wrongs,' and an album called 'Fight or Flight.' A series on ABC called Young & Hungry, produced by Ashley Tisdale, cast Emily in the lead role. She'll be making an appearance on the show Mom on CBS too!

Matt O'Leary - Gary Giggles

Matt O'Leary in Spy Kids, and in 2015
Matt O'Leary in Spy Kids, and in 2015

Since Spy Kids, Matt O'Leary has been in movies like Brick, Death Sentence, Live Free Or Die Hard, and The Lone Ranger. He won the Breakthrough Performance Award at SXSW Film Festival in 2011 for his role in Natural Selection. He's also had guest appearances in TV shows like Law & Order: Criminal Intent, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Eleventh Hour.

So there's what some of the cast of 'Spy Kids' has been up to since the last movie's premiere. Did any of it surprise you? Who was YOUR favorite character in the 'Spy Kids' movies? Personally, mine were Carmen Cortez and Demetra!


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