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Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes
Born (1974-03-05) March 5, 1974 [1]
Miami, Florida, United States
Occupation Actress, model, singer, designer
Years active 1998–present
Partner(s) Ryan Gosling (2011–present)
Children 1

Eva Mendes (born March 5, 1974) is an American actress, model, singer and designer. She began acting in the late 1990s, and after a series of roles in B movies such as Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) and Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), she made a career changing appearance in Training Day (2001). Since then she has co-starred in movies including All About The Benjamins, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Ghost Rider, We Own the Night, Stuck on You, Hitch and The Other Guys.

She has appeared in several music videos and sung with Peek & Cloppenburg clothes. She designed a fashion collection for New York & Company in 2013.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
    • As actress 2.1
    • As model and spokesperson 2.2
    • Other work 2.3
  • In the media 3
  • Personal life 4
  • Filmography 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Early life

Mendes was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents and raised by her mother in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale after her parents' divorce. Mendes was raised a Roman Catholic and at one time even considered becoming a Catholic Nun.[2] Her mother worked at Mann's Chinese Theatre[3] and later for an aerospace company; her father ran a meat distribution business.[4] She attended Hoover High School in Glendale and later attended California State University, Northridge, to study Marketing but left college to study Acting under Ivana Chubbuck.[5]


As actress

Mendes began her acting career after a talent manager saw her photo in a friend's portfolio.[6] Her first film appearance was in the direct-to-video Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror. Mendes was disappointed in her performance and she hired an acting coach.[7] She then appeared in the films A Night at the Roxbury, Mortal Kombat: Conquest, My Brother the Pig, The Disciples, Urban Legends: Final Cut and Exit Wounds.

Mendes' breakthrough role came when she appeared in Training Day[8] and led to roles in All About the Benjamins, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Once Upon a Time in Mexico (which earned her a nomination at the Teen Choice Awards), Out of Time and Stuck on You. She was the female lead in the 2005 comedy Hitch and was one of the first minority actors to play the lead in a hit romantic comedy.[9] She starred in The Wendell Baker Story, Guilty Hearts, Trust the Man, Ghost Rider, We Own the Night, Live! and Cleaner.

In 2008, she was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress for her performance in The Women.[10] She appeared in The Spirit, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, The Other Guys, Last Night, Fast Five and the spoof video, Funny or Die.[11] In 2012, Eva Mendes visited Sierra Leone and was featured in the PBS documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.[12] She starred in the 2013 movie The Place Beyond the Pines.[13] Entertainment Weekly described her performance as "quietly heartbreaking."[14]

As model and spokesperson

At the 2009 Venice Film Festival

Mendes appeared in

External links

  1. ^ "Monitor".  
  2. ^ Morgan, Sal (2007-02-19). "Viva Eva – one gutsy, cool gal".  
  3. ^ Crowley, Evelyn (November 2014). "EVA MENDES". Violet Grey. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Fresh out of rehab, Eva Mendes talks to Helen Barlow about being beautiful, seeing a shrink and why no one believes she has a boyfriend.".  
  5. ^ "Eva Mendes studied acting under Ivana Chubbuck". Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Eva Mendes Biography. Retrieved on 2012-03-03.
  7. ^ Eva Mendes Interview: Hitch is a rising star. Retrieved on 2012-03-03.
  8. ^
  9. ^ Eva Mendes Biography. Retrieved on 2012-03-03.
  10. ^ "2009 Razzies: Golden Raspberry Awards list of nominees".  
  11. ^ "Eva Mendes Sex Tape, Funny or Die Night Vision Promo". National Ledger. August 4, 2010. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Mendes visits Sierra Leone" October 24, 2011, Toronto Sun
  13. ^ "Eva Mendes: All About The Place Beyond The Pines" March 28, 2013, Finance Foodie Media
  14. ^ Nashawaty, Chris. "The Place Beyond the Pines". Entertainment Weekly. 
  15. ^ "In Step With: Eva Mendes". Parade Magazine. January 30, 2005. 
  16. ^ "Eva Mendes Naked In Banned Calvin Klein Ad".  
  17. ^ "Sultry Eva Mendes Strips for PETA". The Daily Telegraph. December 7, 2007. 
  18. ^ "More sexy Eva Mendes ads" The Huffington Post
  19. ^ "Calendar Pictures". Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  20. ^ "Eva Mendes 30 Days International Guest".  
  21. ^ "Seductive Comfort". Calvin Klein. 
  22. ^ Eva Mendes Is Magnum's Pleasure Ambassador. (2009-03-18). Retrieved on 2012-03-03.
  23. ^ " Eva Mendes skal selge sjokomelk i Norge" 21 February 2010, E24 (in Norwegian)
  24. ^ "Eva Mendes Earns Her Wings as Face of Thierry Mugler’s Angel Fragrance" Style Watch News, People Magazine
  25. ^ Eva Mendes is named new brand ambassador of Reebok EasyTone | Mail Online. (2011-01-03). Retrieved on 2012-03-03.
  26. ^ Pantene taps Eva Mendes, Naomi Watts as brand ambassadors. Drug Store News (2011-05-05). Retrieved on 2012-03-03.
  27. ^ "Eva Mendes Stars in Peek & Cloppenburg Catalog, Campaign, and Video" April 25, 2011, Fashion etc.
  28. ^ Eva Mendes Launches Home Decor Brand Exclusively at Macy's. Reuters (2008-09-11). Retrieved on 2012-03-03.
  29. ^ Dishing with Eva Mendes – LA Daily News. (2010-02-19). Retrieved on 2012-03-03.
  30. ^ Sowray, Bibby (February 12, 2013). . The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved May 17, 2013. 
  31. ^ "Watch Eva Mendes' Other Guys End Credits Song". Cinema Blend. 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  32. ^ "Pimps Don't Cry ft. Cee-Lo Green & Eva Mendes from Eva Mendes, Cee Lo Green, Matt and Oz, Adam "Ghost Panther" McKay, Will Ferrell, Jon Brion, Antonio Scarlata, Funny Or Die, Shauna O'Toole, Josh, and Dalwolf". 2010-08-05. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  33. ^ See Eva Mendes Sing in Super-Sexy Ad. (2011-09-24). Retrieved on 2012-06-12.
  34. ^ "Eva Mendes Top 99 Women 2009". Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  35. ^ "Hot 100".  
  36. ^ "November Issue Preview". Maxim Magazine Online. November 2007. Retrieved 2006-10-13. 
  37. ^ "2010 Hot 100" (in German). Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  38. ^ Karen J. Quan (April 20, 2012). "2012 Most Beautiful at Every Age – Eva Mendes". People. Retrieved April 25, 2012. 
  39. ^ "Eva Mendes Biography :". Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  40. ^ "Eva Mendes: I Want To Be More Than ‘Sexy’". Access Hollywood – Celebrity News, Photos & Videos. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  41. ^ Celebrities: Film: Eva Mendes: Celebrities. (2011-08-01). Retrieved on 2012-01-02.
  42. ^ Webber, Stephanie (September 16, 2014). "Eva Mendes Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby Girl With Ryan Gosling".  
  43. ^ Corriston, Michele; Garcia, Jennifer (reporting by) (September 16, 2014). "Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Welcome a Daughter".  
  44. ^ Alyssa Toomey,"Eva Mendes Flaunts Insane Post-Baby Bod for Woman's Health, Talks Daughter Esmeralda, Diet and Fitness and Going to Therapy,", 10 March 2015.
  45. ^ "Interview: Eva Mendes on David Lynch, Ayn Rand, and Making it in Los Angeles". August 3, 2010. 
  46. ^ "Lost River (2014) - Cast, Crew & Credits".  


See also

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror Kir
1998 A Night at the Roxbury Bridesmaid
1998 Mortal Kombat: Konquest Hanna Guest star, one episode
1999 My Brother the Pig Matilda
2000 The Disciples Maria Serranco
2000 Urban Legends: Final Cut Vanessa Valdeon
2001 Exit Wounds Trish
2001 Training Day Sara Harris
2002 All About the Benjamins Gina
2003 2 Fast 2 Furious Monica Fuentes
2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico Ajedrez Barillo
2003 Out of Time Alex Díaz Whitlock
2003 Stuck on You April
2005 Hitch Sara Melas
2005 The Wendell Baker Story Doreen
2005 Guilty Hearts Gabriella
2006 Trust the Man Faith
2007 Ghost Rider Roxanne Simpson
2007 Knocked Up Herself Uncredited
2007 We Own the Night Amada Juarez
2007 Live! Katy Executive producer
2007 Cleaner Ann Norcut
2008 The Women Crystal Allen
2008 The Spirit Sand Saref
2009 The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Frankie Donnenfeld
2010 The Other Guys Sheila Gamble
2010 Last Night Laura
2011 Fast Five Monica Fuentes Uncredited
2012 Holy Motors Kay M
2012 Girl in Progress Grace
2012 The Place Beyond the Pines Romina
2013 Clear History Jennifer
2014 Lost River Cat[46]


Mendes practices Transcendental Meditation.[45]

Mendes dated George Augusto from 2002 to 2010.[39][40][41] In September 2011, she began dating her The Place Beyond the Pines co-star Ryan Gosling. On September 12, 2014, she gave birth to their daughter, Esmeralda Amada.[42][43] She is a vegetarian for both ethical and health reasons.[44]

Personal life

Mendes was voted number four in the 2008 edition, and number one[34] in the 2009 edition, of's Top 99 Most Desirable Women. Maxim ranked Mendes number seven in its 2007 Hot 100 issue.[35] She appeared on the cover of Maxim for the second time in November 2007.[36] Maxim ranked Mendes #11 in its 2010 Hot 100 issue.[37] People named her one of 2012 Most Beautiful at Every Age.[38]

In the media

Mendes has a line of bed linens and dinnerware that is sold at Macy's.[28][29][30] In 2010, Mendes sang on "Pimps Don't Cry", a song featured in The Other Guys,[31] and performed a duet with CeeLo Green on "Pimps Don't Cry".[32] In 2011, she recorded a version of "The Windmills of Your Mind".[33]

Other work

[27] clothing catalog in 2011.Peek & Cloppenburg She appeared in a [26] shampoo.Pantene and [25] shoesReebok [24]'s Angel fragrance.Thierry Mugler She also promoted [23].Cocio and the chocolate milk brand [22],Magnum [21] Mendes has been a spokesperson for Calvin Klein,[20]'s 30 Days of Fashion & Beauty event in July 2008. She made guest appearances in that country at the month-long festival in September.Australia Mendes was announced as the international face of [19] calendar.Campari Mendes was a spokesmodel for the 2008 [18]

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