Teen Choice nominee
Born in Miami!
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March 5, 1974
Born in: Miami, Florida
Raised in: Los Angeles (Silver Lake-Echo Park area)
High School: Glendale
Resides: Los Angeles
Eva is the youngest of four children
(2 sisters, 1 brother)
Height: 5' 06"
Boyfriend: Are you compatible??
Vehicle: Lexus Hybrid
First Car: 1966 Mustang
Next Car: a 1967 or 1968 Camaro
Favorite Movie: "The
Shining" (1980) and "Blow
Up" (1966) and Anchorman
Favorite Music: Belle
and Sebastian, The
Stone Roses, Saint Etienne, Oasis, The Ocean Blue,
The Smiths, and Nortec Collective.
Favorite Past Time: Interior Decorating.
she would like to work with: Steven Soderbergh, Pedro Almodovar, Mike
Lee, and Luc Besson.
Eva Mendes captured the attention of moviegoers in a small, but pivotal
role in the critically acclaimed film, “Training Day.” Since
then, Mendes has proved she is adept in both comedic and dramatic roles.
In a very short time, she has had the fortunate and unique opportunity
to work with such esteemed directors as Carl Franklin, Robert Rodriguez,
Antoine Fuqua, the Farrelly Bros. and John Singleton, therefore earning
the reputation as a serious actress who is committed to her craft.
Mendes’ first serious role came when she was cast as Denzel Washington’s
girlfriend in the box office success, “Training Day,” for
director Antoine Fuqua. Her portrayal led to the celebrated director,
Carl Franklin, hiring Mendes for the MGM feature “Out of Time,”
once more starring opposite Denzel Washington. In the same year, Mendes
appeared in “Once Upon A Time in Mexico” opposite Johnny Depp.
has also starred in the action blockbuster “2 Fast 2 Furious as
well as the comedy feature film, “All About the Benjamins”
starring opposite Ice Cube. She most recently starred opposite Matt Damon
and Greg Kinnear in the Farrelly Bros. comedy, “Stuck on You.”
Mendes is also an international spokesperson for Revlon Cosmetics. Following
in the elite footsteps of such beautiful women as Halle Berry, Cindy
Crawford and Julianne Moore, Mendes currently appears in Revlon’s print and
television advertising campaigns. She is also an active participant and
ardent supporter in Revlon’s commitment in the fight against breast
Mendes, who is Cuban-American, was born in Miami and raised in Los Angeles.
It was while Mendes was in college that she began her acting career.
She began to study with the respected acting coach Ivana Chubbuck and
soon thereafter, Mendes’ desire to appear on the big screen, became
a reality. As she continues to grow as an actress, Mendes strives to
develop her skills by learning from legendary filmmakers such as Federico
Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni and contemporaries like Pedro Almodovar,
Spike Jonze and Steven Soderbergh.
fun to be a woman. It's fun to flirt and wear makeup and have boobs."
a girl's girl."
of the perks of being a girl is playing with makeup.."
"...guys can be yucky, and girls are sweet, soft and smell good."