Margarita and Carlos Pena Sr. – Carlos PenaVega’s Parents

Meet Margarita and Carlos Pena Sr.

Margarita and Carlos Pena Sr. are the proud parents of “Big Time Rush” actor and singer Carlos PenVega. Their son is for starring on the Nickelodeon series, and now he can add to his resume DWTS contestant!

Season 21 of Dancing With the Stars just got interesting! According to E! Is the first time the dancing show will put husband vs. wife in the ballroom! 26-year-old Carlos will go up against his wife of one year, Alexa Vega.

Carlos was born August 15, 1989 and has Latin roots through his parents. Margarita, is from the Dominican Republic while father, Carlos is Spanish and Venezuelan.

The marriage has four sons including Carlos, their other children are Javi, Antonio and Andres.


Their son Carlos, was raised in Weston, Florida. He attended Sagemont Upper School. Carlos moved to Hollywood in August 2009, he studied musical theater at the Boston Conservatory.

Carlos has been acting and singing since his days in high school, His first major role was a guest shot at age 15 on ER, followed later that year by guest-starring roles on Judging Amy, Summerlan’d, and Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide.

While still in high school, Pena appeared in television commercials for the Super Soaker brand recreational water gun, and his image even appeared on the toy’s packaging.

His parents have always been supportive of his career, in 2007, Margarita commuted with her son between South Florida and Hollywood, California, to accommodate his television acting roles. Following his 2008 high school graduation he attended the Boston Conservatory, while there his manager insisted he audition for Big Time Rush and the rest is history.

Carlos and Alexa tied the knot in January 2014, he previously dated actress Samantha Droke.

His parents still reside in Florida.

Who would you vote for? Carlos or his wife Alexa?

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