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

Birth Name

Eva de la Caridad Méndez

Nickname

Eva

Profession

Actress, Model, Businesswoman

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Eva Mendes was born on 5 March 1974 in Miami, Florida, United States.

Age

She is currently 45 years old.

Residence

Los Feliz, Los Angeles, United States

Sun Sign

Pisces

Ethnicity

Hispanic

Religion

Roman Catholic

Education

Eva attended Hoover High School in Glendale, California. After that, to study marketing, Mendes went California State University, Northridge, but soon she discovered that Hollywood is calling her and decided to drop out of the university.

Family Details

  • Father – Juan Carlos Mendez
  • Mother – Eva Perez Suarez
  • Siblings – Janet Mendes (Older Sister), Carlo Mendez (Parental Half-Brother)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Eva Mendes dated –

  • George Augusto Gargurevich (2002-2011) – Eva had a longtime relationship with Peruvian film / TV producer. They started dating in December 2002. Though it is not known when the duo stopped dating each other, but it is somewhere around 2011.
  • Jason Sudeikis (2011) – Jason and Mendes were RUMORed to be an item around June 2011 – July 2011 as they were spotted together on dates.

  • Ryan Gosling (2011-Present) – Eva Mendes was spotted with Gosling at Disneyland during a weekend of Labor Day 2011. They were seen kissing and holding hands at the park. They have two daughters: Esmeralda (born September 12, 2014) and Amada Lee (born April 29, 2016).

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
  • In centimeters – 168 cm
  • In meters – 1.68 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 56 kg
  • In Pounds – 123 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 36-25-36
  • Bust – 36 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 32D

Body Build

Voluptuous

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 7 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

She achieved fame for her roles in the movies Hitch, 2 Fast 2 Furious and Training Day.

Film Debut

Mendes had her first appearance as Kir in the 1998 direct-to-video film Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror. Her first breakthrough role was as Sara Harris in Antoine Fuqua’s crime thriller Training Day. The role required her to go fully nude for a scene with Denzel Washington.

Television Debut

In 1998, she appeared in an episode of a TV series, ER for her role as Donna.

Brand Endorsements

Eva has endorsed a number of brands and products such as Reebok EasyTone, Cocio chocolate milk, Cartier jewelry, Pantene shampoo, Magnum ice-cream, Revlon make-up, Calvin-Klein (for perfume and underwear), Thierry Mugler perfume, Campari apéritif, Morgan clothes and Peek & Cloppenburg clothes.

Distinctive Features

  • Natural brunette hair
  • Deep sultry voice
  • Beauty mark on her left cheek
  • Curvaceous figure
  • Buxom figure

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2002 ALMA Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Training Day Nominated
2004 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Female Breakout Star N/A Nominated
2005 Capri Hollywood Awards Capri Global Award N/A Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Love Scene Hitch Nominated
2006 ALMA Awards Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Nominated
2007 ALMA Awards Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Trust the Man Nominated
Imagen Foundation Awards Best Actress – Feature Film Ghost Rider Nominated
2009 ALMA Awards Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture The Women and The Spirit Nominated
Giffoni Film Festival Giffoni Award N/A Won
2011 ALMA Awards Favorite Movie Actress – Comedy/Musical The Other Guys Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress – Comedy Nominated
2012 Imagen Foundation Awards Best Actress – Feature Film Girl in Progress Nominated
ALMA Awards Favorite Movie Actress – Drama/Adventure Nominated
2013 Imagen Foundation Awards Best Actress – Feature Film The Place Beyond the Pines Nominated
2016 Premios Juventud Actriz Que Se Roba La Pantalla N/A Nominated

Eva Mendes Favorites

  • Favorite TV Show – Downton Abbey
  • Favorite Book – The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  • Favorite Holiday Destination – The Amalfi Coast, Italy
  • Favorite Beauty Product – Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation
  • Favorite Movies – Best in Show (2000), Legend (1985)
  • Favorite Hobbies – Music, Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Mountain Climbing, Interior Design

Eva Mendes Net worth

Eva Mendes has a net worth of $18 million dollars as of 2019. She lives in a luxury house in Hollywood valued at $1.269 million with all luxury included like jacuzzi, sauna, home office, bar, etc. She owns a Lexus RX400H.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Eva Mendes

  • She always considered Cindy Crawford as her role model, while growing up.
  • She was raised Roman Catholic and had shown her desire to be a nun.
  • She can speak Spanish fluently. Instead, English is her second language.
  • In 2003 film, Bruce Almighty, Mendes was originally cast. But, she was replaced by Catherine Bell due to Mendes’ busy schedule.
  • Eva has appeared in the music videos of Will Smith, Pet Shop Boys, and Aerosmith.
  • She appeared nude in a print advertisement for Calvin Klein’s Secret Obsession perfume, an ad which was banned in the United States.
  • Eva was ranked #80 in the 2004 edition, and #53 in the 2005 edition and #44 in the 2006 edition of  FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World”.
  • Her mother tongue is Spanish and she speaks English fluently as well.
  • In 2008, Eva she has entered the Cinque Lodge rehab facility in Utah to battle substance abuse issues.
  • She is good friends with Cameron Diaz and Will Smith.
  • Eva was last seen in Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River in 2014. She quit acting in order to take care of her family and overseeing her successful clothing line with New York & Company.
  • Mendes has a line of bed linens and dinnerware that is sold at Macy’s.
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