Eva Mendes is a woman with many talents. She is an American actress and model who made a break after her iconic role in the movie Training Day. Some of her most successful movies are 2 Fast 2 Furious and Hitch especially her performance in the latter earned her strong reviews becoming her one of the first minority actors to play the lead in a mainstream romantic comedy.
Early Life And Education Of Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes was born on March 5, 1974,
Miami, Florida, U.S. She belongs to American nationality and regarding her ethnicity, the actress has a mixed ethnical background.
Mendes is the daughter of Cuban parents Eva Pérez Suárez and Juan Carlos Méndez. Following her parents' divorce, she was raised by her mother in Los Angeles. Her mother used to work at Mann's Chinese Theatre. She had a brother named Juan Carlos Méndez, Jr. (1963–2016) passed away from throat cancer.
Mendes has also an older sister, Janet. She did her schooling from the Hoover High School and later went on to study marketing at California State University but left the college in order to pursue an acting career.
Eva Mendes' Professional Career
Eva Mendes kick-started her acting career with a series of roles in B movies in the late 1990s. She made a turning point in her career following her amazing performance in the movie Training Day, 2001. The actress has landed a number of breakout roles in many box office hit movies like The Spirit, The Women, The Other Guys, as well as Girl in Progress.
Prior to movies and TV series, Mendes also tried her hands in the world of music. She recorded a version of The Windmills of Your Mind, in 2011.
Eva Mendes' Net Worth And Earnings
From her illustrious acting career, Eva Mendes has collected a large amount of net worth which as per celebrity net worth is around $15 million. In the year 2008, the actress bought the Hollywood Hills home for $3 million.
Eva Mendes' Personal Life, Husband, And Relationship
Eva Mendes has no spouse yet but she had fallen in love more than once. In 2002 Eva Mendes started her affair with George Augusto. George is a filmmaker. They had spent a very romantic time with each other. After spending eight years together in a relationship they broke up in 2010. Now the actress is in a relationship with Ryan Gosling since 2011. Ryan is a Canadian actor, director, musician, and businessman.
The couple met for the first time on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines. The couple is blessed with two children, daughters Esmeralda Amada Gosling and, Amada Lee Gosling was born in April 2016. The couple has been together for nearly eight years.
In the year 2016, the rumors of the couple's secret married spread on the networking sites but it was fake. Mendes'older brother Juan Carlos was passed away on April 17, 2016, after a long battle with throat cancer and was remembered at a memorial on April 26 at the Church of the Recessional in Glendale, California.