March 5, 1974
47 years old
5 ft 6 in | 168 cm tall
35-25-36 in | 89-63.5-91.5 cm
56 kg | 123.5 pounds
8 US | 38 EU
Eva de la Caridad Méndez was born in Miami, Florida, U.S., on March 5, 1974, is an American actress and model.
Young Eva Mendes started her career in commercials and in several music videos.
She made her big screen debut in horror movie Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) in role as Kir.
She got her television debut in NBC medical drama series ER (1998) in episode "Exodus" in role as Donna.
Her breakthrough performance came as Sara in crime thriller movie Training Day (2001).
She was nominated for the ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role as Sara in crime thriller movie Training Day (2001).
She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Comedy for her role as Sara Melas in romantic comedy Hitch (2005).
She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Comedy for her role as Dr. Sheila Gamble in action comedy movie The Other Guys (2010).
She was nominated for the Imagen Award for Best Actress / Supporting Actress - Feature Film for her role as Romina Gutierrez in crime drama movie The Place Beyond the Pines (2012).
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) contemporary western action directed by Robert Rodriguez
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) crime drama with Nicolas Cage and Val Kilmer
Ghost Rider (2007) superhero with Nicolas Cage and Wes Bentley
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) action opposite Paul Walker and Vin Diesel
Cleaner (2007) crime thriller with Samuel L. Jackson and Ed Harris
Out of Time (2003) thriller drama with Denzel Washington and Sanaa Lathan
We Own the Night (2007) crime drama with Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg
Last Night (2010) drama romance with Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington
Lost River (2014) fantasy mystery drama in role as Cat, opposite Christina Hendricks and Saoirse Ronan
She played Jennifer in comedy television film Clear History (2013).
She appeared in documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (2012).
Attended Hoover High School in Glendale.
Studied marketing at California State University, Northridge.
Has an older sister, Janet and a younger paternal half-brother, Carlos Alberto "Carlo" Méndez.
Has Cuban ancestry.
Her hobbies are biking, skiing, mountain climbing, interior design and listening to music.
Featured in music videos:
The Strokes "The End Has No End" (2004)
Pet Shop Boys "Se a vida é (That's the Way Life Is)" (1996)
Aerosmith "Hole in My Soul" (1997)
Will Smith "Miami" (1998)
Speaks Spanish fluently.
Good friends with Cameron Diaz and Will Smith.
She is a vegetarian.
Close friends with Liv Tyler.
Practices Transcendental Meditation.
Featured in advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Thierry Mugler perfume, Magnum, Revlon Cosmetics, Cartier, Reebok, Campari and Pantene.
She is creative director of makeup brand, CIRCA Beauty.
She dated filmmaker George Augusto (2002-2010).
Has been in a relationship with actor Ryan Gosling since 2011, they have two daughters: Esmeralda Amada Gosling and Amada Lee Gosling.