Today’s post features another beautiful American actress who made a name for herself in Hollywood. Read on to learn all about Eva Mendes, her net worth, family life, TV shows and movies as well as to see her pics and wallpapers.
American actress Eva Mendes’ full birth name is Eva de la Caridad Méndez. She was born on March 5, 1974 to Cuban parents Eva Pérez Suárez and Juan Carlos Méndez.
Eva was born in Miami, Florida and raised by her mother in the residential and commercial neighborhood Silver Lake in Los Angeles, California, after her parents divorced.
Mendes was raised a Roman Catholic and she even considered becoming a nun. Her older brother, Juan Carlos Méndez Jr., died from throat cancer in 2016. She has two other siblings: older sister Janet and a younger paternal half-brother, Carlos Alberto.
Eva Mendes attended Hoover High School in Glendale. She went to study marketing at the California State University in Northridge, but left to pursue acting under the tutelage of Ivana Chubbuck.
Eva Mendes – Career Summary
The career of American actress Eva Mendes started when she was spotted by a talent manager in a friend’s portfolio. Her first appearance in a film was in the direct-to-video horror Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998). Eva was reportedly not pleased with her performance, prompting her to hire an acting coach.
In the same year, she was cast in A Night at the Roxbury. The following year, she appeared in My Brother the Pig (1999). In 2000, she appeared in Urban Legends: Final Cut.
In 2001, she starred opposite Steven Seagal in Exit Wounds. Her breakthrough came later in the same year, when she starred alongside Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke in the box office hit Training Day.
She began getting bigger roles. In 2002, she was cast in All About the Benjamins.
The year 2003 proved huge for Eva Mendes, as she starred in four films: 2 Fast 2 Furious, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Out of Time, and Stuck on You.
In 2005, she starred in three films: Hitch, The Wendell Baker Story, and Guilty Hearts.
In 2006, she appeared in Trust the Man and in 2007, she starred alongside Nicolas Cage in Ghost Rider.
Among her next films were We Own the Night, Live!, Cleaner, Knocked Up, The Women, The Spirit, The Other Guys, Last Night, and Girl in Progress.
In 2012, she starred in The Place Beyond the Pines, where she met her would-be partner, Ryan Gosling.
In 2013, Eva Mendes starred in the HBO comedy film Clear History and the following year, she performed in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut film, Lost River.
For the complete filmography of Eva Mendes, check out below.
Eva Mendes is also into modeling, becoming an international spokesperson for Revlon. She also did campaigns for Calvin Klein, Magnum, Cocio, Thierry Mugler, Reebok, and Pantene.
Eva Mendes – Net Worth in 2019
As of this writing, American actress Eva Mendes’ 2019 net worth is estimated to be at around $15 million.
Eva Mendes – Personal and Dating Life
From 2002 to 2010, Eva Mendes was in a relationship with George Agusto, a filmmaker.
In 2011, she started dating American actor Ryan Gosling. The two met on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines. Mendes and Gosling have two daughters, born in September 2014 and April 2016.
Eva Mendes practices Transcendental Meditation and follows a pescatarian diet due to health and ethical reasons.
Eva Mendes – Filmography
Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror – 1998
A Night at the Roxbury – 1998
My Brother the Pig – 1999
Urban Legends: Final Cut – 2000
Exit Wounds – 2001
Training Day – 2001
All About the Benjamins – 2002
2 Fast 2 Furious – 2003
Once Upon a Time in Mexico – 2003
Out of Time – 2003
Stuck on You – 2003
Hitch – 2005
The Wendell Baker Story – 2005
Guilty Hearts – 2005
Trust the Man – 2006
Ghost Rider – 2007
Knocked Up – 2007
We Own the Night – 2007
Live! – 2007
Cleaner – 2007
The Women – 2008
The Spirit – 2008
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans – 2009
The Other Guys – 2010
Last Night – 2010
Fast Five – 2011
Holy Motors – 2012
Girl in Progress – 2012
The Place Beyond the Pines – 2012
Lost River – 2014
ER – 1998
Mortal Kombat: Conquest – 1998
V.I.P. – 1999
The Disciples – 2000
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide – 2012
Clear History – 2013
Eva Mendes – Height, Weight, Body Measurements and Other Info
Height – 5 feet 6 inches
Weight – Approximately 64 Kg or 141 lbs
Body measurements – 35-25-36
Age – 45 years
Ethnicity – Hispanic
Nationality – American
Religion – Roman Catholic
Shoe size – 9.5 US (40 EU)
Dress size – 8 US (40 EU)
Hair color – Dark Brown
Eye color – Dark Brown
F.A.Q. About and Related to Eva Mendes
Is Eva Mendes Hispanic?
Eva Mendes is of Cuban descent, with both of her parents being Cubans. However, Eva was born and raised in the United States.
How do you say Eva Mendes?
In an Instagram video with Eva Chen, Instagram’s director of fashion partnerships, Chen stated that her name is pronounced as “E-va”. When she turned to Eva Mendes, the American actress revealed that hers is actually pronounced as “A-va”.
Is Ryan Gosling still a Mormon?
Eva Mendes’ partner of eight years, American actor Ryan Gosling, was born to Mormon parents. Gosling once stated that the religion has influenced their lives greatly, but he himself never fully identified with it.