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Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes

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Famous as :

Actress

Birth Date :

March 05, 1974

Birth Place :

Miami, Florida

Claim to fame :

As Sara in "Training Day" (2001)

Biography


The thought of being a Hollywood movie star probably has never crossed the mind of Eva Mendes before. What she had intended to do was to concentrate on her study in marketing at California State University in Northridge, yet fate has directed her to undergo a totally different path. Looking back on her early life, she was born on March 5, 1974 in Miami, Florida. Her Cuban parents then took her along with her three siblings to settle in Los Angeles. She spent most of her youth and spirited life there, studying at Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale until her graduation in 1992. It was when she attended the university that things began to change gradually. A talent agent apparently noticed her picture while browsing the portfolio of a photographer who appeared to be her neighbor. Getting interested, the agent persuaded her to pursue a career in the entertainment field.

After some consideration, Eva eventually decided to leave her study and started to learn acting under the guidance of the professional instructor, Ivana Chubbuck. Meanwhile, she began to work her way up to reach success by appearing in commercials and music videos. In 1998, she took a step further, playing small roles in some TV series, such as "Mortal Kombat: Conquest" and "ER." She also made her big screen debut during the year through "Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror." Nevertheless, she was utterly disappointed with her performance in the film as she had commented: "I did 'Children of the Corn V' without studying or anything, and I was mortified by how horrible I was. I was so bad, it was so hard to watch, I was actually crying at dailies. I didn't understand it. But I wanted to understand it, and I wanted to be good at it."

Latest News


Eva Mendes Talks About Daughter's Name in First Interview Since Giving Birth

November 26, 2014 01:56:29 GMT

opens up about her family for the first time since she and welcomed their daughter last month. In an interview with Violet Grey's The Violet Files, the star of "" revealed why she and Gosling named their daughter Esmeralda Amada and talked about being a new mother.
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Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling Name Baby Girl Esmeralda

October 09, 2014 22:39:40 GMT

The name of and 's baby is revealed. According to the birth certificate obtained by TMZ, the couple names their daughter Esmeralda Amada. The bundle of joy was born at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, at 10:22 A.M. on September 12.
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Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling Welcome Baby Girl

September 16, 2014 22:19:49 GMT

It's a daughter for and . The actress gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, September 12 in Los Angeles. It's the first child for both the 40-year-old star and her 33-year-old actor beau.
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Eva Mendes Hides Baby Bump in First Photos Since Pregnancy Rumor

July 10, 2014 21:32:57 GMT

was seen for the first time since being rumored expecting her first child with . Wearing a loose dress, wedges, and dark shades, she kept her head down and tried to hide her stomach with a Birkin bag and an armful of clothes when running into a paparazzo in a parking lot in Los Angeles.
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Report: Eva Mendes Pregnant With Ryan Gosling's Baby

July 09, 2014 21:21:25 GMT

is reportedly having a bun in the oven. The actress is allegedly expecting a baby with her Hollywood hunk beau, . The news was first reported by OK! Magazine and was confirmed by another insider from Us Weekly.
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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Have Not Broken Up

February 06, 2014 04:31:53 GMT

and are still together, despite reports claiming otherwise. A representative for the "" actress, who recently was seen doing grocery shopping without her boyfriend, has confirmed to E! News that the two did not break up.
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Eva Mendes 'Insecure' of Her Relationship With Ryan Gosling

November 03, 2013 04:08:15 GMT

and are on the brink of a break up, if multiple sources are right. The couple, who began dating in September 2011, are said ending their two years relationship due to his moodiness and her jealousy.
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Ryan Gosling Reportedly Loses Temper After a Man Calls Eva Mendes 'Baby'

April 02, 2013 07:55:30 GMT

reportedly almost threw a fit to a fashion photographer who previously worked with his girlfriend after the man greeted her, "Hey, baby!" The incident happened when the couple was at the Bowery Hotel on Friday, March 29.
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'Smash' 2.03 Preview: Karen Fears Losing Her Marilyn Role

February 06, 2013 09:06:53 GMT

Having just returned with its second season, "" teases what's coming next on the show via a promo video. Karen's relationship with Jimmy, played by new cast member Jeremy Jordan, is one of the highlights in the sneak peek in addition to her career.
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Ryan Gosling Taps Girlfriend Eva Mendes to Star in His Directorial Debut

February 06, 2013 08:33:52 GMT

Planning his directorial debut, seems to know exactly who's the right actress he wants to work with. The "" actor has tapped his own girlfriend to star in "", which will mark his first directing stint.
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Video Premiere: Ciara's 'Sorry'

September 14, 2012 01:46:49 GMT

is going through a rough patch with her boyfriend in a music video for her new single "Sorry". She's twisting, herking and jerking her body while reminiscing their happy days and singing to her clueless beau, "All you have to do is say that I'm sorry."
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Jon Hamm, Kate Hudson, Eva Mendes and More to Star in Larry David's HBO Movie

September 14, 2012 01:40:26 GMT

Details of 's HBO film have finally been unveiled. The project is titled "" and will have , and starring opposite David himself. , , Phillip Baker Hall, , and David's "" co-star J.B. Smoove are among other actors supporting the comedy.
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Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes and Jim Carrey in One Funny or Die Video

December 20, 2011 17:30:26 GMT

"" co-stars and real-life lovers, and , hopped on the same bed in a new video from Funny or Die. Titled "Drunk History Christmas", the video also features as Santa Claus.
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Agent K and Agent J Suit Up for First 'Men in Black 3' Teaser Posters

November 28, 2011 07:56:23 GMT

First two teaser posters for "Man in Black 3" have made their way out. Neither of the one-sheets has officially been released online, but Collider brought forth the one featuring Agent K and First Showing gives a look at the other one exposing Agent J. The portrait of both agents in black suits and sunglasses are made up of "MIB3" logos.
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Angelina Jolie Reveals Her Dream of Being Funeral Director

November 28, 2011 07:36:51 GMT

once thought of making funeral service her career. During an interview on "60 Minutes" that was aired on Sunday, November 27 night, the "" actress told interviewer Bob Simon that the death of her grandfather inspired her to be a funeral director.
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Artist of the Week: Hot Chelle Rae

November 28, 2011 06:10:27 GMT

are on the rise to be the next big thing in music scene. The band consisting of four boys from Nashville, Ryan Follese, Nash Overstreet, Ian Keaggy and Jamie Follese, broke the top 10 on Billboard Hot 100 with their easy-listening single "Tonight Tonight". They reached No. 7 on the U.S. Single chart.
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will.i.am Previews 'T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)' Music Video

November 28, 2011 04:54:17 GMT

After debuting his new single "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)" at 2011 American Music Awards on November 20, now gets to premiere its music video. The member previewed the video on a recent episode of "".
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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Continue to Flaunt PDA at Airport in Paris

November 28, 2011 04:43:23 GMT

Romance is indeed in the air for and . Just a day after the two enjoyed a date in Paris, France, the "" actor and the "" actress seemed unable to let go of each other as they walked hand-in-hand at Charles De Gaulle Airport.
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Eva Mendes Forgets Sensible Shoes When Going on a Hike With Ryan Gosling

September 22, 2011 01:48:18 GMT

Style seems to come before comfort for . The actress who plays opposite in "" was spotted going on a hike at Los Angeles' Griffith Park Observatory with alleged new boyfriend last Sunday, September 18, but without any sensible walking shoes.
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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Caught Kissing at Disneyland

September 06, 2011 17:25:22 GMT

and are living proofs that on-set romance can happen. The "" co-stars were spotted on a date to Disneyland in Anaheim, California on Saturday, September 3, hugging and kissing.
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Eva Mendes: 'Marriage Is Boring'

April 27, 2011 15:18:00 GMT

The "" actress has been dating filmmaker George Augusto since 2002, but the pair has never taken the next step to make the union official.
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Eva Mendes' Nude Pictures Gone

February 23, 2011 09:28:40 GMT

Six nude photos of actress have gone missing, according to the photographer who took them. Snapper Lyndon Chubbuck claims pictures of the star were taken at some point between being transported from the printer to an art show last weekend.
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Eva Mendes Inspired by Angelina Jolie to Direct

December 14, 2010 03:06:40 GMT

was inspired to make her directorial debut after seeing take charge of the camera for an upcoming feature film. Mendes put forward a movie called "California Romanza", which stars , as part of the annual Glamour Reel Moments event in Los Angeles earlier this year.
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Eva Mendes, Jessica Biel, Rachel Weisz's Directorial Debuts Premiered

October 27, 2010 04:06:26 GMT

, and have unveiled their directorial debuts at the annual Glamour Reel Moments event in Los Angeles. The three actresses stepped behind the camera for the first time as part of the magazine's yearly project, which sees women tackle short films based on readers' real-life stories.
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Eva Mendes' Romance With Longtime Boyfriend Is on the Rocks

October 20, 2010 03:00:04 GMT

Actress has sparked speculation of a split from her long-term boyfriend after cooling their relationship, according to a new report. The "Hitch" star has been linked to Peruvian filmmaker George Gargurevich for the last seven years but the couple's romance is now said to be in trouble.
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Eva Mendes: Angelina Jolie Makes Charity Work 'Cool'

October 06, 2010 03:18:17 GMT

has credited with inspiring her celebrity peers to help good causes - because the philanthropic actress has made charity work "cool". Jolie is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations and travels across the world for good causes.
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Eva Mendes, Kellan Lutz and More Hit PETA's Awards, List of Honorees Revealed

September 27, 2010 04:04:26 GMT

A number of big stars have hit PETA's 30th Anniversary Gala and Humanitarian Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 25. , who has stripped for the animal rights organization's ad campaign, and animal lover were spotted at the gala.
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Sam Worthington and Eva Mendes Attend 'Last Night' Premiere at TIFF

September 20, 2010 04:29:33 GMT

made another stop at 2010 Toronto International Film Festival on September 18. After promoting "" on September 14, the Aussie star came to represent "" at the film's premiere which was held during the weekend at Roy Thompson Hall.
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Katie Holmes, Eva Mendes and Jennifer Garner Are Power of Women Honorees

September 09, 2010 04:34:48 GMT

, and are to be honored for their charity work at Variety magazine's second annual Power of Women luncheon. The event, which will take place at Los Angeles' Beverly Hills Hotel on September 30, will also fete actresses , , and talent manager Suzan Bymel.
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'The Other Guys' Director Was 'in Big Trouble' for Inviting Eva Mendes Into His House

August 11, 2010 06:21:06 GMT

Director Adam McKay once found himself in trouble with his wife after inviting his sexy Hollywood neighbor into his house while his other half was away. The stars live in the same exclusive area of Los Angeles and McKay wanted to discuss ideas for his new cop comedy "" with the actress.
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