Mendes in Paris, January 2008
March 5, 1974
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Eva Mendes (born March 5, 1974) is an American actress. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works She began acting in the late 1990s, and became known after a series of roles in several major Hollywood films, including 2 Fast 2 Furious, Hitch, Training Day, Ghost Rider and We Own the Night. 2 Fast 2 Furious (Commonly known as 2F2F, and known as Wild Speed X2 in Japan is a 2003 film that is the second installment Hitch is a 2005 Romantic comedy film starring Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James and Amber Valletta. Training Day is a 2001 Crime film directed by Antoine Fuqua, starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. We Own the Night is a 2007 American crime Drama film written and directed by James Gray and starring Joaquin Phoenix
Mendes was born in Miami, to Cuban-American parents and was raised in Los Angeles by her mother after her parents' divorce; Mendes has said that her mother "suffered so much to make my life OK" during her early years. A Cuban American ( Cubanoamericano) is a United States citizen who traces his or her "national origin" to Cuba. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West  Her father was a car salesman and her mother, also named Eva, is now an elementary school principal. She is the youngest of four children (she has two sisters and a brother). She was raised Catholic and aspired to be a nun. Catholic is an Adjective derived from the Greek adjective '' / 'katholikos' meaning "whole" or "complete". A Nun is a Woman who has taken special vows committing her to a religious life  As a child, Mendes was teased about her "buck teeth". 
As a child she lived in both Miami, Florida, and Los Angeles, California. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West She never saw herself as an actress while she was young and deigned to pursue other interests. She attended Hoover High School in Glendale, California and later attended California State University, Northridge to study Marketing, but dropped out after meeting boyfriend Zedrick Threatt, who helped her to seek an acting career. Herbert Hoover High School is a public High school in Glendale California. Glendale ( is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. California State University Northridge (also known as CSUN, Cal State Northridge) is a public university in the San Fernando Valley, within the city limits She studied with Ivana Chubbuck. Ivana Chubbuck is an acting and dialogue coach and author Her students include Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Elizabeth Shue, and
One day she caught the eye of an agent who convinced her to pursue acting more steadily. Mendes worked her way up through commercials to music videos (including an appearance in Will Smith's video "Miami" and the Pet Shop Boys music video for "Se a vida é (That’s the way life is)" in 1996 and Aerosmith's video "Hole in My Soul" in 1997) to guest roles in soap operas and supporting film roles. " Miami " is a 1998 single from Will Smith 's debut solo album Big Willie Style. The capitalisation of song titles in this article is disputed " Se a vida é (That's the Way Life Is " is a Pet Shop Boys song that was released as a single on 12th August 1996. Aerosmith is an American Hard rock band sometimes referred to as "The Bad Boys from Boston " and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band" " Hole in My Soul " is a song performed by American Hard rock band Aerosmith. A soap opera is an ongoing episodic work of Fiction, usually broadcast on Television or Radio. Her first film appearance was in the direct to video Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror. Children of the Corn V Fields of Terror (also called Children of the Corn 5 is the fifth installment of the Children of the Corn series and is the third
She received her first big-screen break when she appeared in the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Training Day. Training Day is a 2001 Crime film directed by Antoine Fuqua, starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. That performance led to roles in Stuck on You, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, and as the female lead in the comedy Hitch opposite Will Smith. Stuck On You is a 2003 Comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear. Once Upon a Time in Mexico is a 2003 action Film written edited and directed by Robert Rodriguez. Hitch is a 2005 Romantic comedy film starring Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James and Amber Valletta. Her role in Once Upon a Time in Mexico also gave her a nomination at the Teen Choice Awards. The Teen Choice Awards is an awards show presented annually by FOX. Mendes has also been in commercials for Gushers, Revlon, and Levi's. Mendes costarred in Ghost Rider with Nicolas Cage, and most recently she starred alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, and Robert Duvall in the film We Own the Night. Ghost Rider is a 2007 Superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character of the same name. Nicolas Cage (born Nicholas Kim Coppola; January 7, 1964) is an Academy Award -winning American actor Joaquin Rafael Phoenix (waˈkeen ˈfee-nɪks born October 28, 1974) formerly credited as Leaf Phoenix is an award-winning American and Puerto Rican Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born June 5 1971 is an Academy Award -nominated BAFTA -winning American actor rapper and Producer of Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an American Film Actor and director who has won an Academy Award We Own the Night is a 2007 American crime Drama film written and directed by James Gray and starring Joaquin Phoenix
Along with acting, Eva is employed by Revlon Cosmetics as an international spokeswoman. She joins such elite actresses and models as Julianne Moore, Halle Berry and Cindy Crawford, who appear in Revlon's television and print ads. Julianne Moore (born December 3 1960 is an Academy - and BAFTA -nominated and Emmy - and Golden Globe -winning American Actress Halle Maria Berry (ˈhæli ˈbɛri born August 14 1966 is an Academy Award - Emmy Award - and Golden Globe -winning American actress former Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Crawford (born February 20 1966 is an American model and actress. She is also a passionate supporter and active participant in Revlon's fight against breast cancer.
Maxim ranked her #7 in its 2007 Hot 100 issue. Maxim is an international men's magazine based in the United Kingdom and known for its revealing pictorials featuring popular Actresses  Mendes also made her second Maxim cover in the November 2007 issue. November 2007 is the eleventh month of that year It began on a Thursday and 30 days later ended on a Friday 
Mendes, despite resisting offers from Playboy, appeared naked in Flaunt Magazine. Playboy is an American Men's magazine, founded in Chicago Illinois, by Hugh Hefner and his associates which has grown into Playboy Flaunt is a monthly American fashion culture magazine founded by the current editor-in-chief Luis Barajas and creative director Jim Turner also the founders of Although her breasts weren't exposed, readers did get to see her bare back and buttocks. Mendes said about the shoot, "I actually did a little nude shot. You won't see anything. I was covering myself. . . but I love Flaunt. I think their artwork is some of the best artwork out there as far as photography is concerned, so I took it off. I felt really comfortable, it was fun. There's something really liberating about it. "
In December 2007, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) used a nude photo of Mendes for their anti-fur campaign alongside the tagline "Fur? I'd rather go naked. December 2007 is the twelfth month of that year It began on a Saturday and 31 days later ended on a Monday " Mendes is also a spokesmodel for the 2008 Calendar of Campari, inspired in fairy tales, by photographer Marino Parisotto. 
In 2008, Eva starred in The Women, a comedy ensemble film featuring Meg Ryan, Annette Bening and Debra Messing. The Women is 2008 American Comedy film written and directed by Diane English. Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra (born November 19, 1961) professionally known as Meg Ryan, is a Golden Globe-nominated American film Annette Francine Bening (born May 29, 1958) is an Academy Award -nominated and Golden Globe - BAFTA - and Screen Actors Guild Debra Lynn Messing (born August 15 1968 is an American Actress. The film, which was produced by Victoria Pearman and Mick Jagger of Jagged Films, Bill Johnson of Inferno Productions, and English, is being released by Picturehouse, a joint venture of HBO and New Line Cinema. Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger, Kt (born 26 July 1943 is a Golden Globe -winning and two-time Grammy -winning English rock Picturehouse was a specialty film Production company formed in 2005 as a Joint-venture of New Line Cinema and HBO Films, both New Line Cinema, founded in 1967 is one of the major American Film studios Though it initially began as an independent film studio it became a
Mendes was voted as No. 4 in the 2008 edition of AskMen. AskMencom is a free online men’s Web portal, with international versions in the US Canada UK and Australia com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women.
Eva Mendes posed topless with her breasts exposed for Vogue Italy in May, 2008. 
It was reported on January 31, 2008 Mendes has been in a rehab facility in Utah to battle a substance abuse problem for several weeks. The State of Utah (ˈjuːtɔː or) is a western state of the United States.  Her representative told TMZ that she has been "working hard for the past year and made a positive decision to take some much-needed time off to proactively attend to some personal issues that, while not critical, she felt deserved some outside professional support. Out of respect for Eva's privacy, we do not wish to discuss further details. "
|1998||Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror||Kir|
|A Night at the Roxbury||Bridesmaid|
|1999||My Brother the Pig||Matilda|
|2000||The Disciples||Maria Serranco|
|Urban Legends: Final Cut||Vanessa Valdeon|
|Training Day||Sara Harris|
|2002||All About the Benjamins||Gina|
|2003||2 Fast 2 Furious||Monica Fuentes|
|Once Upon a Time in Mexico||Ajedrez|
|Out of Time||Alex Diaz Whitlock|
|Stuck on You||April|
|The Wendell Baker Story||Doreen|
|3 & 3||Gabriella|
|2006||Trust the Man||Faith|
|2007||Ghost Rider||Roxanne Simpson|
|We Own the Night||Amada Juarez|
|2008||The Women||Crystal Allen||awaiting release|
|The Spirit||Sand Saref||post-production|
|DATE OF BIRTH||5 March 1974|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Miami, Florida|
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