Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes

Movie Actress

Eva de la Caridad Méndez, known professionally as Eva Mendes, is an American actress, model and fashion designer. Her acting career began in the late 1990s, with a series of roles in films such as Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror and Urban Legends: Final Cut.

Full Name
Eva De La Caridad Mendez
Mar 5, 1974
Net Worth


Eva Mendes was born in Miami, Florida on March 5, 1974. She is the daughter of Cuban parents, Eva Pérez Suárez and Juan Carlos Méndez. She grew up in Los Angeles, California and began her career as an actress when she was only 12 years old. Mendes went to college for marketing but later decided to pursue acting full-time.

Mendes has starred in numerous films including “2 Fast 2 Furious”, “Ghost Rider” and “The Other Guys”. She also had a recurring role on the hit TV show “My Name Is Earl” and appeared as a guest judge on “America’s Next Top Model”. In 2013, she made her Broadway debut in “Don’t Dress For Dinner” where she received rave reviews from critics.

In 2015, Mendes made her directorial debut with the movie “Lost River” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. She has also produced movies such as ‘Girl In Progress' and 'The Place Beyond The Pines'. Aside from acting, Mendes is also an entrepreneur who owns several businesses including a clothing line called VidaMia by Eva Mendes and an online home decor shop called Circa Eva. 

Mendes has been in a long-term relationship with actor Ryan Gosling since 2011. They have two daughters together named Esmeralda Amada and Amada Lee Gosling.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1974</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Eva Mendes is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 5, 1974, Eva Mendes was born in Miami, Florida.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Acting Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Mendes makes her acting debut in the film “Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror.”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakout Role in Training Day</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Eva stars opposite Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke in “Training Day” which earns her an MTV Movie Award nomination.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Launch of Clothing Line</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Eva launches her own clothing line, Vida, designed for women sizes 4 to 18.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Engaged to Ryan Gosling</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Mendes and actor Ryan Gosling announce their engagement.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Daughter is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Mendes and Gosling welcome their first daughter, Esmeralda Amada.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Second Daughter is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Mendes and Gosling welcome a second daughter, Amada Lee.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's Beautiful</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Eva Mendes is a stunning actress who has graced the big and small screens with her beauty. Her beauty radiates from within and she always looks amazing on the red carpet.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Talented </h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Eva Mendes is an exceptionally talented actress. Her performances in films such as Hitch, The Place Beyond the Pines, Training Day and 2 Fast 2 Furious show just how much of a powerhouse she is when it comes to acting.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's a Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Eva Mendes is an active philanthropist and has used her celebrity status to bring attention to important causes. She has participated in campaigns such as World Vision, Stand Up To Cancer and the Make A Wish Foundation.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Eva Mendes Studied Marketing</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an actress, Eva Mendes studied marketing at California State University Northridge.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Has Her Own Clothing Line</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Eva Mendes has her own clothing line, New York & Company, which she launched in 2008.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Fluent in Spanish</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Eva Mendes is fluent in Spanish, as she was raised speaking it and English at home.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Appeared in Music Videos</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Eva Mendes has appeared in music videos for artists such as Will Smith, Pet Shop Boys, and Aerosmith.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Was an Extra in Pulp Fiction</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Eva Mendes was an extra in the 1994 movie Pulp Fiction, though she is uncredited for her work.</p></div>


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