Eva Mendes: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation: producer, actress
  • Sign: Fish
  • Date of birth: Tuesday 05 March 1974 (age: 46 years)
  • Country: United States

His status as a Latin bomb is not enough for her! Eva Mendès, wants to take on challenges other than those that condemn her to the role of stooge, and secretly hopes to learn about the careers of her models Julianne Moore or Annette Bening.

Born on 5 March 1974 to Cuban parents, the actress is the youngest of four children and the only one to be born in the United States, in Miami, Florida. After her parents’ divorce, she grew up in the suburbs of Glendale, Los Angeles. She soon gave up her marketing studies and the University of Northridge to devote herself to acting, advised by coach Ivana Chubbuck.

After a successful debut in successful series (Emergency in 1998), she landed her first major role in 2001 with Training Day alongside Denzel Washington. She followed this up with equally muscular blockbusters, 2 Fast 2 Furious and Desperado in 2002. For the jet-ski scenes in the comedy Hitch, she trains assiduously with her partner Will Smith. Nothing frightens this sports enthusiast who practices yoga, weight training and fitness on a daily basis. No wonder Reebook chose her in 2011 to be the face of their Easytone fitness collection.

Since 2007, with James Gray’s The Night is Owned by James Gray, she’s been at a turning point in her career and offers a new facet of her acting by breaking her image as a sex symbol. Thus we also see her appear in Leos Carax’s film Holy Motors in 2012. However, she does not forget the cinematic genre that made her famous and she is in the sequel to Fast and Furious in 2011 or Very Bad Cops (2010). Cosmetics brands have offered her numerous advertising contracts, and she has signed with Revlon, Calvin Klein and Thierry Mugler, among others.

The actress shares the life of Ryan Gosling, whom she met on the set of the film The Place beyond the pines, released in 2013. She previously had a long romance with the Peruvian-born director Georges Augusto (2000-2010). When she is not walking on Ryan Gosling’s arm, the actress can be seen walking around Beverly Hills with Hugo…a Malinois shepherd, her other bodyguard. In July 2014, persistent rumours reveal that Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are expecting a child. On September 12, 2014, the actress gives birth to a little girl named Esmeralda Amada. On April 29, 2016, the family expanded with the birth of their second daughter, Amada.