Spy Kids

Character: Ingrid Cortez

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Written by: Robert Rodriguez

Produced by: Robert Rodriguez, Bill Scott, Bob Weinstein, Cary Granat, Elizabeth Avellan

Cast Members: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Alan Cumming

Released date: March 30, 2001

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Two young kids become spies in attempt to save their parents, who are ex-spies, from an evil mastermind. Armed with a bag of high tech gadgets and out-of-this world transportation, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara) will bravely jet through the air, dive under the seas and crisscross the globe in a series of thrilling adventures on a mission to save their parents ... and maybe even the world.


• Real Spies… only smaller


• Carla Gugino was reluctant to accept the role of Ingrid Cortez. Gugino felt she was too young, at the age of 29, to have an 8 year-old boy and a 12 year old girl as her children. Director Robert Rodriguez told her that his own mother had him and all of his siblings by the time she was thirty, and they were a similar age as the kids in the movie. Gugino was reassured and ultimately accepted the role of Ingrid Cortez.
• In this film, Carla Gugino is depicted as already being a grown adult before having children. In reality, she is only two days from 17 years older than her co-star Alexa PenaVega, who plays Carmen, her character’s oldest child.
• Carla Gugino took on the role of the mother when Kelly Preston became unavailable, having just given birth.
• Carla Gugino was only 28 years old when filming began.

Script developed by Never Enough Design