There is no diploma of higher education, but there is a great gift to charm any man
Eva Mendez was born on March 5, 1974 in the city of Houston, the capital of the US state of Texas, into a family of post-revolutionary Cuban immigrants. When Eva was still small, the family moved to live first in Miami, and after some time - in the City of Angels. The parents of the soul didn’t wait in their daughter and did everything to make the girl’s childhood happy and interesting.
Contrary to popular belief, in Los Angeles, the girl dreamed of becoming not an actress, but an interior designer and marketer. After graduating from Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale, Eva Mendez even entered California State University in Northridge as an interior designer, and she dreamed about nothing more than that, hanging around the university campus all day.
But! And again his majesty the case! Eva Mendez was exactly where she was supposed to be. Not far from Eva lived one of her amateur photographer.He took some photos of a beautiful young girl for his portfolio, which caught the eye of one of the Hollywood agents when the photographer was looking for the work of a full-time photographer.
Interested in the girl captured on them, he asked the photographer to give him her coordinates: he immediately recognized an inborn talent in Eva Mendes and convinced the girl to leave his studies at the University of California and start acting in films. At first, Eva Mendez was categorically opposed to a career in the movie business, but after several auditions and samples, including in the music videos “Hole in my soul” by Aerosmith and “Miami” by Will Smith, Eva Mendez began to agree on episodic and small roles in the television series and television movies. Among the most significant of them are the "Mortal Kombat" and "Ambulance".
For the first time, Eva Mendez appeared on movie screens in 1998 with a role in the film Children of Corn-5: Fields of Fear. The next project, in which Eva got a significant role, was the comedy “Roxbury Night”. Further in 2000, roles in low-budget films followed: "My brother Beib" and "Fearless Students". In the same year, the premiere of the film “Urban Legends-2” took place.The role in this film was the first where Eva Mendez, with her play, created for herself the image of a brave and sexy girl who is involved with the actress to this day.
This is exactly what she appeared in her next film - the thriller "Through Wounds" with Stephen Seagal, as well as in the breakthrough role in her acting career - the role of the spouse of the hero Danzel Washington in the 2001 thriller "Training Day". This role has brought her many admired responses. The film received several awards and was warmly received by film critics, and Eva was also remembered by the fact that she appeared completely nude in the picture.
But even greater responsibility was placed on the actress by the producers of the film “All about the Benjamins”, in which this time she played the role of girlfriend Mike Epps. The film also starred a famous singer and actor Ice Cube. After the release of the film, many said that Eva Mendez was revealed as a truly talented and attractive Latin American diva, and the actress herself already had a large group of admirers who hoped that one day Eva Mendez would have a chance to become a global star.
On top of fame
And such a case fell out to Eva Mendes in 2003.By signing a contract to shoot in one of the most awaited sequels of the year - the movie "Fast and Furious-2," Mendez quickly reached "star" status. Participation in the film gave the actress a chance to demonstrate everything she is capable of and Eve withstood the exam brilliantly.
They took off with Paul Walker in the first line-up, the name of Eva Mendes became known to many moviegoers around the world: “Oh, here she is, this girl who used to drive cars to the movies!” And even after several months: ! The transition from the moment when the audience remembered the face of the actress, to the moment when she remembered her name, happened surprisingly quickly.
If this project was not enough to establish itself as one of the most sought-after Hollywood actresses, then you should take into account three more kinohita with Eva Mendes. This is primarily her stunning appearance in the last part of the Robert Rodriguez trilogy “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” from which he made a truly “star cocktail” with Antonio Banderas and Johnny Depp. According to Rodriguez, “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” is a logical continuation of his first two popular films in Latin American spirit - “The Musician” and “Desperate”.The film became an undoubted film hit that met the wildest hopes of its creators, and Eva Mendez herself received a nomination at the Teen Choice Awards.
The other two films are the drama "Out of Time" by Carl Franklin, where the black American Denzel Washington again became his partner, and "Thrown on You" with Greg Kinnear and Matt Damon. In the movie “Out of Time”, twice “Oscar-winner” Danzel Washington portrays an honest sheriff who foolishly got into a deadlock, and the main female role of the ex-sheriff’s wife is Eva Mendes, who is investigating crimes related to the disappearance of people.
“In the first film I found it difficult to work with Danzel. But now, after the second joint role, I can say that he is a fantastic - and exciting partner actor and that I learned a lot from him. These two films with him - all the same, that acting school. Only I would have to pay for my studies at an acting school, and then, on the contrary, they would pay me, ”Eva Mendez recalls with humor. All of these films had a full complement of success: interesting scenarios, considerable filming and advertising budgets, famous directors and a star cast,that, coupled with the personal success of Eva Mendez, could not but affect the rise of her career to the extent of a Hollywood star.
The actress began to be invited to serious projects with a strong cast. In 2005, Eva played a leading role in the romantic comedy “The Rule of Removal: The Hitch Method”, along with black famous Hollywood actor Will Smith. In the same year there were other films: “The Wendell Story” and “Trust the Man,” and later got the role of Roxanne Simpson in the movie “The Phantom Racer” along with Nicolas Cage and Peter Fonda.
• In 2010, she co-starred with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in the comedy “The Deep Hop Cops”. The film was a big box office success, and in America alone it collected $ 120 million.
• 2011 was remembered for Eve by participating in the shooting of the movie “Fast and Furious 5”. According to her, she received an unforgettable pleasure from the process and from working with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Dwayne Johnson.
Surprisingly, the most unpleasant part of the acting profession, Eva Mendes, considers the need to forcibly communicate and attend business parties: “I hate these parties. True! I prefer to have fun with my boyfriend and friends. ”Eva likes to drink quite a bit, eat sushi, listen to music.
If we talk about sports, then Eva Mendez prefers those physical exercises that do not bind or oblige. He loves long walks on foot, mountain biking and, of course, fast driving. Since childhood, the actress left a hobby - interior design.
Out of clothes, Eva Mendez prefers the style of the early sixties, but not what hippies wore, but the opposite style of those times. She likes interesting patterns and bright colors and she tries to use black as rarely as possible. And she loves handbags and baldeet from all sorts of scarves.
Eva Mendez's personal life is shrouded in mystery, as the girl does not like to cover this subject. It is known that she lived in a civil marriage with producer George Augusto for several years. Since 2011, there are rumors of a romance between Mendez and actor Ryan Gosling. And she once said in an interview about her personal life that she likes to spend her free time with her boyfriend, though she didn’t name him. In 2008, Eva Mendez came to the clinic for treatment of drug addiction, according to the actress herself, the reason for this was a depressive state, although outwardly Eve looks cheerful with her inherent sense of humor.
Eva had a short relationship with Nicolas Cage, Wil Smith, Matt Damon, Joaquin Phoenix.
Since September 2011, Eva has met with actor Ryan Gosling. The couple have a daughter - Esmeralda Amada Gosling (born 09/12/2014). As for the baby's name - Esmeralda Amada - he and Ryan Gosling gave their daughter their first name in honor of the main heroine of Victor Hugo's novel “Notre Dame de Paris”, and the second in honor of Grandma Eva. From Spanish, it translates as "beloved."
Currently, Eva Mendes takes acting lessons from Ivana Chubbak, with which such famous actors as Elizabeth Shu and Halle Berry are involved.
In 2006, Maxim magazine gave Eva Mendez the 27th place in his Hot 100 rating.
The growth of the actress is 168 cm., The sign of the zodiac is Pisces, the favorite film is “The Shining” by Stanley Kubrick.
In between filming, Eva Mendez, along with actresses such as Julianne Moore and Halle Berry, represents the company Revlon Cosmetics in print and television advertising.
Eva Mendez says: “The film industry is a highly irrational business, it does not always follow logic. Do not even try to solve it or rationalize it, because then you will be very upset. Just achieve your goal and do not hesitate too much. ”
• Despite her great shape, Eva loves sweets, especially chocolate.
• In 2013, she tried herself in the parents of a fashion designer, presenting her line in vintage style.
Eva Mendez does not use any kinds of meat, but eats fish.