Eva Mendes

BirthDay:

05 Mar 1974

BirthPlace:

Miami, Florida, USA

Bio:

Eva Mendes was born in Miami, Florida but raised in Los Angeles, California of Cuban-American heritage. In college, she began acting, studying underneath acting coach Ivana Chubbuck. This led to her desire to appear in feature films. Though taking many smaller roles in movies, she was little known until playing the girlfriend of Denzel Washington's character in Training Day (2001). Since then, she has been featured in a wider range of roles, from comedic to dramatic. These gave her the ability to work with many highly regarded directors, such as Robert Rodriguez (Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)), Carl Franklin (Out of Time (2003)), John Singleton (2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)), Antoine Fuqua (Training Day (2001)) and the Farrelly Bros. (Stuck on You (2003)). Eva has co-starred in an independent film, The Wendell Baker Story (2005) with Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson and Will Ferrell, with Luke Wilson directing. Before that, her biggest movie was Hitch (2005), a romantic comedy that had her playing opposite Will Smith.

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. She is also a passionate supporter and active participant in Revlon's fight against breast cancer. Eva's goals are to improve her acting skills by working with such contemporary directors as Steven Soderbergh, Spike Jonze and Pedro Almodóvar, and learning from such renowned directors as Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni.
Filmography

Actor ( 101 credits )

Fast 8 (2017) Monica Fuentes (rumored)
Lost River (2014) Cat
Drive in Holy Motors (2013) Herself
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) Romina
Radioman (2012) Herself
Half the Sky (2012) Herself
Holy Motors (2012) Kay M
Girl in Progress (2012) Grace
The Conversation (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Drunk History Christmas (2011) Ma
How Will Ferrell Touched Me (2011) Herself
Fast Five (2011) Monica Fuentes (uncredited)
Last Night (2010) Laura
The Other Guys (2010) Dr. Sheila Gamble
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010) Herself
Was ich bin sind meine Filme - Teil 2... nach 30 Jahren (2010) Herself
Conan (2010)  Herself (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
The Talk (2010)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Access Hollywood Live (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) Frankie Donnenfield
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009)
Lopez Tonight (2009)  Herself / ... (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber (2009) (1 episode, 2011)
The Spirit (2008) Sand Saref
The Women (2008) Crystal Allen
Cleaner (2007) Ann Norcut
We Own the Night (2007) Amada Juarez
Live! (2007) Katy
Knocked Up (2007) Herself (uncredited)
Ghost Rider (2007) Roxanne Simpson
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
4Real (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Guilty Hearts (2006) Gabriella
El hormiguero (2006)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2010)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
The Megan Mullally Show (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
T'empêches tout le monde de dormir (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Trust the Man (2005) Faith Faison
The Wendell Baker Story (2005) Doreen
Hitch (2005) Sara
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Balls of Steel (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Video on Trial (2005)  Herself (segment "Miami") (uncredited) (1 episode, 200
Trippin (2005)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005)
Buenafuente (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
At the Movies (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2013)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Herself (2 episodes, 2008-2010)
The Tony Danza Show (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Stuck on You (2003) April Mercedes
Out of Time (2003) Alex Diaz Whitlock
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) Ajedrez
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) Monica Fuentes
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself (3 episodes, 2003-2011)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself / ... (5 episodes, 2008-2013)
The Sharon Osbourne Show (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
All About the Benjamins (2002) Gina
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
HypaSpace (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
eTalk Daily (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Reel Comedy (2002)  Herself (2 episodes, 2003)
Der Kabel 1 Kinotipp (2002) (1 episode, 2008)
Training Day (2001) Sara (as Eva Mendez)
Exit Wounds (2001) Trish
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) Vanessa Valdeon
Rove Live (2000)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Breakfast (2000)  Herself - Actress (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
My Brother the Pig (1999) Matilda (as Eva Mendez)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
The Directors (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
A Night at the Roxbury (1998) Bridesmaid (as Eva Mendez)
V.I.P. (1998)  Esmeralda (1 episode, 1999)
Mortal Kombat: Conquest (1998)  Hanna (1 episode, 1998)
The View (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Corazón de... (1997)  Herself (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
E! News Live (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Herself (2 episodes, 2003-2013)
Continuarà... (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Cartelera (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
ER (1994)  Donna (1 episode, 1998)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2007-2013)
Quelli che... il calcio (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (4 episodes, 2007-2008)
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Días de cine (1991)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself (5 episodes, 2007-2010)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Larry King Live (1985)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Herself (2 episodes, 2008-2010)
Wetten, dass..? (1981)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (15 episodes, 2007-2010)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself - Guest / ... (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Great Performances (1971)  Herself - Host (1 episode, 2010)

Producer ( 1 credit )

Live! (2007) executive producer

Director ( 1 credit )

California Romanza (2011)