Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes (born March 5, 1974) is an American actress. She began acting in the late 1990s, and became known after a series of roles in several major Hollywood films, including 2 Fast 2 Furious, Hitch, Training Day, Ghost Rider and We Own the Night. Mendes was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents and was raised in Los Angeles by her mother after her parents' divorce; Mendes has said that her mother "suffered so much to make my life OK" during her early years. Her father was a car salesman and her mother, also named Eva, is now an elementary school principal. She is the youngest of four children (she has two sisters and a brother). She was raised Roman Catholic and aspired to be a nun. As a child, Mendes was teased about her "buck teeth". Mendes never saw herself as an actress while she was young and decided to pursue other interests. She attended Hoover High School in Glendale and later attended California State University, Northridge to study marketing, but dropped out after wanting to begin an acting career. She studied with Ivana Chubbuck. One day Mendes caught the eye of an agent who convinced her to pursue acting more steadily. She worked her way up through commercials to
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  • Perfect baby is on the way for Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling

    The Columbus Dispatch 1 week ago
    People.com and other websites have confirmed that Eva Mendes is expecting a child with boyfriend Ryan Gosling, and she might as well have announced it on Wednesday when she quickly covered up her midsection upon meeting a photographer as ...
  • Philadelphia Daily News Howard Gensler column

    Philadelphia Daily News 1 week ago
    REGULAR READERS know that nothing lifts Tattle from our Kardashian-induced koma than rich people fighting over rich-people things. While the rest of us are merely trying to keep our heads above water, anger is escalating in the Bahamas (even the ...
  • Druse views disabused by George Clooney

    The Columbus Dispatch 1 week ago
    The Daily Mail of Britain apologized yesterday to George Clooney for alleging that his fiancee's mother opposes their upcoming marriage on religious grounds -- a story that Clooney called both wrong and irresponsible. Clooney is engaged to Beirut-born London lawyer ...
  • Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes expecting a baby?

    amNewYork, New York 1 week ago
    Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes could be prepping to take on life-altering new roles: parents. According to a report from OK! magazine on Wednesday, the on-again, off-again couple is expecting their first child together. The 40-year-old actress reportedly is seven ...

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