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Eva Mendes

Mendes in Paris, January 2008
Born Eva Mendes
March 5, 1974 (1974-03-05) (age 34)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998-present

Eva Mendes (born March 5, 1974[1]) 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. This article is about the capital of France. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... ... 2 Fast 2 Furious is the 2003 sequel to The Fast and the Furious. ... Hitch is a 2005 romantic comedy film starring Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James and Amber Valletta. ... Training Day is an Academy Award-winning 2001 film starring Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris, a corrupt Los Angeles police officer, and Ethan Hawke as Jake Hoyt, his new green recruit looking to become a part of Harris elite narcotics unit. ... Ghost Rider may refer to: Ghost Rider (comics), the supernatural comic book character(s). ... We Own the Night is a crime/drama film written and directed by James Gray and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes and Robert Duvall. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Mendes was born in Miami,[2] to Cuban-American 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.[2] 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 Catholic and aspired to be a nun.[3] As a child, Mendes was teased about her "buck teeth".[2] This article is about the city in Florida. ... A Cuban American is a United States citizen who traces his or her ancestry to Cuba. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... For other uses, see Nun (disambiguation). ...


As a child she lived in both Miami, Florida, and Los Angeles, California. She never saw herself as an actress while she was young and deigned to pursue other interests. She attended Hoover High School in Glendale, California and later attended California State University, Northridge to study Marketing, but dropped out after meeting boyfriend Zedrick Threatt, who helped her to seek an acting career. She studied with Ivana Chubbuck. This article is about the city in Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Herbert Hoover High School is a public high school in Glendale, California. ... Nickname: Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ... California State University, Northridge (also known as CSUN, Cal State Northridge, or C-Sun) is a public university in the San Fernando Valley, within the city limits of Los Angeles, California, USA. Part of the California State University system, CSUN was founded in 1958 as San Fernando Valley State College... Ivana Chubbuck is an acting and dialog coach and author. ...


Career

One day she caught the eye of an agent who convinced her to pursue acting more steadily. Mendes worked her way up through commercials to music videos (including an appearance in Will Smith's video "Miami" and the Pet Shop Boys music video for "Se a vida é (That’s the way life is)" in 1996 and Aerosmith's video "Hole in My Soul" in 1997) to guest roles in soap operas and supporting film roles. Her first film appearance was in the direct to video Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror. “W. S.” redirects here. ... Big Willie Style is the first solo studio album recorded by Will Smith, after spending most of his career as the latter half of DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince. ... Pet Shop Boys are an English dance music duo, consisting of Neil Tennant who provides main vocals, keyboards and occasionally guitar, and Chris Lowe on keyboards and occasionally on vocals. ... Se a vida e (Thats the way life is) is a Pet Shop Boys song that was released as a single on 12th August 1996 and reached No. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... Hole in My Soul is a song performed by American hard rock band Aerosmith. ... The first TIME magazine cover devoted to soap operas, dated January 12, 1976. ...


She received her first big-screen break when she appeared in the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Training Day. That performance led to roles in Stuck on You, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, and as the female lead in the comedy Hitch opposite Will Smith. Her role in Once Upon a Time in Mexico also gave her a nomination at the Teen Choice Awards. Mendes has also been in commercials for Gushers, Revlon, and Levi's. Mendes costarred in Ghost Rider with Nicolas Cage, and most recently she starred alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, and Robert Duvall in the film We Own the Night. Training Day is an Academy Award-winning 2001 film starring Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris, a corrupt Los Angeles police officer, and Ethan Hawke as Jake Hoyt, his new green recruit looking to become a part of Harris elite narcotics unit. ... Stuck On You is a 2003 Farrelly brothers comedy film starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear. ... Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) is an action film by Robert Rodriguez and the final film in the Mariachi Trilogy, which includes El Mariachi and Desperado. ... Hitch is a 2005 romantic comedy film starring Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James and Amber Valletta. ... The Teen Choice Awards is an awards show presented annually by FOX (United States) and Global TV (Canada). ... Ghost Rider is a 2007 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Ghost Rider. ... Nicolas Cage (born January 7, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and an exemplar of method acting. ... Joaquin Rafael Phoenix (pronounced wah-KEEN FEE-nix;[1] born October 28, 1974), formerly credited as Leaf Phoenix, is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican film actor. ... For the actor and television game show host, see Mark L. Walberg. ... Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an Academy Award-, two-time Emmy Award-, and four-time Golden Globe Award-winning American film actor and director. ... We Own the Night is a crime/drama film written and directed by James Gray and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes and Robert Duvall. ...


Along with acting, Eva is employed by Revlon Cosmetics as an international spokeswoman. She joins such elite actresses and models as Julianne Moore, Halle Berry and Cindy Crawford, who appear in Revlon's television and print ads. She is also a passionate supporter and active participant in Revlon's fight against breast cancer. Julianne Moore (born December 3, 1960) is a four-time Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning American actress. ... Halle Maria Berry (IPA: ; born August 14, 1966[1]) is an American actress, former fashion model and beauty queen. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Maxim ranked her #7 in its 2007 Hot 100 issue.[4] Mendes also made her second Maxim cover in the November 2007 issue.[5] Maxim is an international English language lad mag (mens magazine) based in the United Kingdom and known for its revealing pictorials featuring popular actresses, singers, and female models, of which none are nudes. ... November 2007 is the eleventh month of that year. ...


Mendes, despite resisting offers from Playboy, appeared naked in Flaunt Magazine. Although her breasts weren't exposed, readers did get to see her bare back and buttocks. Mendes said about the shoot, "I actually did a little nude shot. You won't see anything. I was covering myself... but I love Flaunt. I think their artwork is some of the best artwork out there as far as photography is concerned, so I took it off. I felt really comfortable, it was fun. There's something really liberating about it." For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ... Cover of an issue of Flaunt magazine Flaunt is a monthly American fashion magazine distributed by the Curtis Circulation Company. ...


In December 2007, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) used a nude photo of Mendes for their anti-fur campaign alongside the tagline "Fur? I'd rather go naked." Mendes is also a spokesmodel for the 2008 Calendar of Campari, inspired in fairy tales, by photographer Marino Parisotto.[6] December 2007 is the twelfth month of that year and has yet to occur. ... People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals logo People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an animal rights organization based in the United States. ... Peta can refer to: Peta (prefix), a prefix meaning times 1015 in the International System of Units People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal-rights organization People Eating Tasty Animals, a parody of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Peta, Greece, a town in the prefecture...


In 2008, Eva starred in The Women, a comedy ensemble film featuring Meg Ryan, Annette Bening and Debra Messing. The film, which was produced by Victoria Pearman and Mick Jagger of Jagged Films, Bill Johnson of Inferno Productions, and English, is being released by Picturehouse, a joint venture of HBO and New Line Cinema.-1... Meg Ryan (born November 19, 1961) is an American actress who specializes in romantic comedies but has also worked in other film genres. ... Annette Bening (born May 29, 1958) is an American Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress. ... Debra Lynn Messing (born August 15, 1968) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, known for portraying Grace Adler in Will & Grace and for appearing in a series of film roles. ... Sir Michael Phillip Mick Jagger (born July 26, 1943) is a English rock musician, actor, songwriter, record and film producer and businessman. ... Picturehouse is a specialty film production company formed in 2005 as a joint-venture of New Line Cinema and HBO Films, both divisions of Time Warner. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... New Line redirects here. ...


Mendes was voted as No. 4 in the 2008 edition of AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Eva Mendes posed topless with her breasts exposed for Vogue Italy in May, 2008.[7]


Personal life

It was reported on January 31, 2008 Mendes has been in a rehab facility in Utah to battle a substance abuse problem for several weeks.[8] Her representative told TMZ that she has been "working hard for the past year and made a positive decision to take some much-needed time off to proactively attend to some personal issues that, while not critical, she felt deserved some outside professional support. Out of respect for Eva's privacy, we do not wish to discuss further details."[9] This article is about the U.S. state. ... TMZ can refer to any of the following: The Thames airport in New Zealand The code on Kodak T-Max P3200 negatives The highest ITU prefix allocated to France This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that...


Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror Kir
A Night at the Roxbury Bridesmaid
1999 My Brother the Pig Matilda
2000 The Disciples Maria Serranco
Urban Legends: Final Cut Vanessa Valdeon
2001 Exit Wounds Trish
Training Day Sara Harris
2002 All About the Benjamins Gina
2003 2 Fast 2 Furious Monica Fuentes
Once Upon a Time in Mexico Ajedrez
Out of Time Alex Diaz Whitlock
Stuck on You April
2005 Hitch Sara Melas
The Wendell Baker Story Doreen
3 & 3 Gabriella
2006 Trust the Man Faith
2007 Ghost Rider Roxanne Simpson
Knocked Up Herself (uncredited)
We Own the Night Amada Juarez
Live! Katy
Cleaner Ann Norcut
2008 The Women Crystal Allen awaiting release
The Spirit[10] Sand Saref post-production

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References

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  1. ^ Age 33 as of 10/07 according to November 2007 issue of Latina Magazine, although sometimes 1978 is listed, for instance at AskMen.com and as mentioned on Entertainment Tonight on March 16, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c Morgan, Sal. "Viva Eva - one gutsy, cool chick", The Sydney Morning Herald, 2007-02-19. Retrieved on 2007-02-18. 
  3. ^ Eva Mendes: Catholic upbringing made sex scene tough » Fametastic
  4. ^ "Hot 100", Maxim. Retrieved on 2007-01-11. 
  5. ^ "November Issue Preview", Maxim Magazine Online, November 2007. Retrieved on 2006-10-13. 
  6. ^ Calender Pictures
  7. ^ Eva Mendes Topless, Sucking Own Toe in Italian Vogue. Fox News (2008-05-09). Retrieved on 2008-05-10.
  8. ^ Eva Mendes in rehab to battle a substance abuse People.com
  9. ^ Eva Mendes checks into rehab TMZ.com. February 01, 2008.
  10. ^ Borys Kit. "Mendes moved to join 'Spirit'", The Hollywood Reporter, 2007-08-22. Retrieved on 2007-08-22. 

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