Where Spy Kids cast is now 20 years later – A-list romance and Netflix stardom

The news that a Spy Kids reboot is being seriously considered took us all on a nostalgia-filled trip.

It coincided with the fact the film is marking its 20th anniversary today (March 30), something which has made millions of us feel just that little bit older.

Two members of Spyglass Media Group – the company which owns the Spy Kids franchise – will reportedly executively produce the film.

The original hit the big screen 2001 and starred Antonio Banderas as Gregorio Cortez and Carla Cugino as his wife Ingrid.

Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara brilliantly played their fearless children, Carmen and Juni.

So good was it that Spy Kids spawned three sequels – The Island of Lost Dreams (2002), Game Over (2003), and All the Time in the World (2011).

But what happened to the original stars, and where have their careers taken them since the movie made big bucks at the box office?

To celebrate 20 years since the movie premiered, Daily Star takes a look at what happened next, two decades on .

Alexa Vega – Carmen Cortez

Now going by the name Alexa PenaVega, she has found big roles hard to come by but is currently working on TV movies for the Hallmark Channel.

After marrying Carlos Pena Jr in 2014, she has appeared in Picture Perfect Mysteries: Newlywed and Dead alongside her husband.

The 32-year-old beauty also does voice-over roles in Nickelodeon's The Casagrandes alongside Melissa Joan Hart and Ken Jeong.

Daryl Sabara – Juni Cortez

Juni had no idea his parents were secret agents and quickly became one of the stars of the franchise.

Actor Daryl went on to appear in Ben 10 but his last live-action movie role was in 2014, comedy-horror Teen Lust.

He is married to popular singer and The Voice coach Meghan Trainor and they revealed in October 2020 that they are expecting their first child together.

Teri Hatcher – Ms Gradenko

Playing the love interest of Alexander Minion, the true main villain of the film, Teri made you not want to miss a moment.

She soon beat four other actresses for one of the lead roles on Desperate Housewives, in which she starred as Susan Mayer.

In 2011, Men's Health magazine named her number 38 on their "Hottest Women of All Time" list.

Antonio Banderas – Gregorio Cortez

His character started off as a semi-retired spy who hid his career in espionage from his children.

Legend Antonio, now 60, is known as one of Spain's greatest ever actors.

Starring in a big number of blockbuster films, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.

Of course, his voice may be more recognisable than his face, as one of his biggest roles was as Puss in Boots in the Shrek franchise.

Carla Gugino – Ingrid Cortez

The mother of Carmen and Juni has had a very busy 20 years, and it's not slowing down yet.

In fact, she has worked every year since Spy Kids.

Carla has had some big recent roles in The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor on Netflix.

Soon we will see the star in Gunpowder Milkshake, an action movie about three generations of female assassins.

Alan Cumming – Fegan Floop

Fegan's job was to spread a little happiness to the children, and he had roles in three of the franchise's films.

Since the movies, Alan has mainly preferred to take on TV work.

Enjoying his time on The Good Wife and Instinct, he has a number upcoming roles according to his IMDB page – though many are still in the production stages.

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