Cuban-American movie actress who gained mainstream recognition for Training Day, and starred in 2 Fast 2 Furious and Female happening. She achieved choice fame on her behalf roles within the B films Children from the Corn V: Areas of Terror and Urban Legends: Last Cut. She marketed hot dogs on the Glendale Galleria Shopping mall while performing in B films before having her big break. This year 2010, she starred within the Other Men and YESTERDAY EVENING, and before that she came out in Ghost Rider. She started dating Ryan Gosling in 2011 and on Sept 12, 2014, she and Gosling welcomed a little girl called Esmeralda. In Apr of 2016 they welcomed their second little girl, Amada Lee. She’s called the custom of relationship archaic. She starred with Will Smith within the 2005 film Hitch.
Full Name Eva Mendes
Date Of Birth March 5, 1974
Place Of Birth Miami, FL
Height 1.68 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Herbert Hoover High School, California State University, Northridge
Children Esmeralda Amada Gosling, Amada Lee Gosling
Parents Juan Carlos Mendez, Eva Perez Suarez
Siblings Carlo Mendez, Janet Mendes, Carlos Mendez
Nominations Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy, ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Love Scene, ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actress - Supporting Role, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Female, People's Choice Award for Favorite Star Under 35, Premio Juventud for She Steals the Show - Movies
Movies The Place Beyond the Pines, Hitch, We Own the Night, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Ghost Rider, Training Day, The Other Guys, Out of Time, Stuck on You, Girl in Progress, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, The Spirit, The Women, Lost River, Holy Motors, Urban Legends: Final Cut, All About the Benjamins, The Wendell Baker Story, Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror, Exit Wounds, Trust the Man, Last Night, A Night at the Roxbury, Clear History, My Brother the Pig, Guilty Hearts, Live!, Drunk History Christmas, Cleaner, The Disciples, California Romanza, Mr. Leos Carax
TV Shows The Place Beyond the Pines: Extras
Star Sign Pisces
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 42, a daughter named Amada Lee Gosling on April 29, 2016 in Santa Monica, California at 8:03 a.m. Amada was Eva's grandmother's name. It means 'beloved' in Spanish. Child's father is her boyfriend, Ryan Gosling.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 40, a daughter named Esmeralda Amada Gosling on September 12, 2014 in Los Angeles via Caesarean section. Her daughter Esmeralda's middle name Amada is taken from a character Mendes played in the movie We Own the Night (2007). Mendes has stated that she believes this to be her best performance on screen. Amada also was Eva's grandmother's name. It means 'beloved' in Spanish. Child's father is her boyfriend, Ryan Gosling.
In a relationship with Ryan Gosling since September 2011. They have 2 daughters.
Was in a relationship with filmmaker George Augusto from 2002-2011.
Owns a Belgian Malinois dog and gives commands to it in French, because it was trained in this language. Belgian Malinois are similar to Alsatians but considered more intelligent. They are used by United States SEAL teams.
Ranked #11 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2010 list.
Is the youngest of four children; she has two sisters and one brother. Is the only member of her family to be born in the United States.
Admires the film Network (1976), which inspired her to take up the film Live! (2007).
Ranked #7 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2008 list (She was ranked #7 on the previous year's list, as well.).
On February 7, 2008, she has entered the Cinque Lodge rehab facility in Utah to battle substance abuse issues.
Was originally cast as Susan Ortega in Bruce Almighty (2003) but had to be replaced due to scheduling conflicts.
Speaks Spanish fluently. English is her second language.
Ranked #7 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2007 list.
Was the speaking voice ("Bienvenido a Miami") in Will Smith's song "Miami", and appeared in the music video with him. In 2005, when she was cast opposite Smith in Hitch (2005), she mentioned this to him during rehearsals. But Smith sheepishly admitted that he did not remember her.
Ranked #44 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.
Ranked #80 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2004" supplement.
Was featured as #54 on Maxim magazine's "Hot 100 Women of 2002" supplement.
Ranked #53 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" supplement.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Training Day (2001)
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It's fun to be a woman. It's fun to flirt and wear makeup and have boobs.
I feel I'll take on the responsibility of showing the world a whole different kind of Latin woman.
I don't believe in the institution of marriage, for me. If you love somebody and have a commitment that is strong and spiritual, then I just don't think a piece of paper makes any difference. I'm part of that whole school of thought that says when homosexuals can get married, maybe I'll start opening my mind to it.
I know I walk a fine line between being a respected actor and being what they call a sex symbol. It's a hard one to walk if you want to be known as a real, credible actor. But I've never felt objectified. Nothing you see me do is an accident. I might act like it's an accident, but the opposite is true. I'm incredibly calculated when it comes to my career.
I'm obsessed with Keira Knightley. I think that she's just got it down. She takes chances, she's edgy, but she's always a lady. She is so unconventionally beautiful.
I have the hugest... overbite. It's so big, my older brothers and sisters used to call me "Bugs". I looked like a bottle opener. But I've never fixed my bite because it's one of the things that makes me me. I used to get teased about the mole on my left cheek. In junior high, the other kids would say, "You've got some chocolate on your face", and I fell for it every time. I said, "The minute I turn 18 I'm going to get that mole removed!". But I'm happy I didn't. My best feature is my big hips. I've got some nice childbearing hips, and I feel very proud of them. When I was younger, I thought they were too big. I wanted to be slimmer. But now I totally embrace them.
I don't go to premieres. I attend film openings I'm in, and that's about it. Fame and celebrity doesn't matter to me. The longevity of my career does.
The celebrity world can be so ugly. Everyone seems to have slept with everyone else and it's some sort of strange weird cycle. I don't want to get into that.
I wanted to be a nun when I was very little. Well, that was until my sister told me that they don't get paid. Then I went off with that idea quickly.
I wanted to go into art history. Acting fell into my lap when a neighbor took pictures of me and showed them to an agent.