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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'... See full bio »

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Known For

Hitch
Hitch Sara
(2005)
2 Fast 2 Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious Monica Fuentes
(2003)
The Other Guys
The Other Guys Dr. Sheila Gamble
(2010)

Filmography

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 2014 Lost River
Cat
 2013 Clear History (TV Movie)
Jennifer
 2012 Holy Motors
Kay M
 2011 Drunk History Christmas (Short)
Ma
 2011 Fast Five
Monica Fuentes (uncredited)
 2010/I Last Night
Laura
 2007 Live!
Katy
 2006 Guilty Hearts
Gabriella
 2005/I Hitch
Sara
 2001 Training Day
Sara (as Eva Mendez)
 1999 The Disciples (TV Movie)
Maria Serranco
 1999 My Brother the Pig
Matilda (as Eva Mendez)
 1999 V.I.P. (TV Series)
Esmeralda
- Val the Hard Way (1999) ... Esmeralda (as Eva Mendez)
 1998 Mortal Kombat: Conquest (TV Series)
Hanna
- Thicker Than Blood (1998) ... Hanna (as Eva Mendez)
 1998 A Night at the Roxbury
Bridesmaid (as Eva Mendez)
 1998 Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (Video)
Kir (as Eva Mendez)
 1998 ER (TV Series)
Donna
- Exodus (1998) ... Donna (as Eva Mendez)
 1996 Pet Shop Boys: Se a vida é (Video short)
Teenager
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Alternate Names:

Eva Mendez

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

I wanted to go into art history. Acting fell into my lap when a neighbor took pictures of me and showed them to an agent. See more »

Trivia:

Gave birth to her 1st child at age 40, a daughter named Esmeralda Amada Gosling on September 12, 2014 in Los Angeles via Caesarean section. Her daughter Esmeralda's middle name Amada is taken from a character Mendes played in the movie We Own the Night (2007). Mendes has stated that she believes this to be her best performance on screen. Amada also was Eva's grandmother's name. It means 'beloved'... See more »

Trademark:

Natural brunette hair See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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