Born: March 5, 1974 Height: 5'6"
Eva de la Caridad Méndez known professionally as Eva Mendes, is an American actress, model and fashion designer.. Mendes was born in Miami, Florida to "lower-middle-class" Cuban-American parents and was raised in Los Angeles. As a child, Mendes was teased about her "buck teeth." She went to Hoover High School in Glendale, California and later attended California State University, Northridge but dropped out to seek an acting career.

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)" to guest roles in television soap operas and supporting film roles. She received her first big-screen break when she appeared in the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Training Day. That performance led to roles in Stuck on You, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, All About the Benjamins, 2 Fast 2 Furious and as the female lead in the comedy Hitch opposite Will Smith. Her role in Once Upon a Time in Mexico also gave her a nomination at the Teen Choice Awards. She has been in multiple major movie projects, Ghost Rider, with Nicolas Cage, Out of Time, (2003), The Women (2008), The Other Guys (2010), and Girl in Progress (2012).

Mendes is a spokesmodel for Revlon and has also been an ambassador for brands, including Calvin Klein, Cartier, Reebok, Pantene shampoo, Morgan and Peek & Cloppenburg. She has also worked in interior design and has written children's books. Maxim ranked her #27 in its 2006 Hot 100 issue and # 7 in 2007.

Mendes was in a long-term relationship with filmmaker George Gargurevich. She now haver been in a relationship with Canadian actor Ryan Gosling since 2011, and they have two daughters. She lives in the Hollywood Hills. When not on the set she loves music, hiking, biking, skiing, mountain climbing and interior design.

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