Eva Mendes Biography

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Why Is She Famous?
Eva Mendes has appeared in several fun and action-packed films worthy of half-price night at the movies, including A Night at the Roxbury (1998) and Exit Wounds (2001). Of late, her resume has become quite impressive, with a string of steamy performances in high-profile projects like Training Day.

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Eva Mendes

Birth Date
March 5, 1978

Birth Place
Houston, Texas, USA

5' 7

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California State University in Northridge (majored in Marketing; dropped out to persue a career as an actress)



Best Known as

Sexy Cuban-American co-star of Training Day

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Ghost Rider ( 2007 )

Trust the Man ( 2006 )

Shadowboxer ( 2006 )

Hitch ( 2005 )

The Wendell Baker Story ( 2004 )

2 Fast 2 Furious ( 2003 )

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Stuck on You ( 2003 )

Out of Time ( 2003 )

Once Upon a Time in Mexico ( 2003 )

All About the Benjamins ( 2002 )

Exit Wounds ( 2001 )

Training Day ( 2001 )

My Brother the Pig ( 2000 )

Urban Legends: Final Cut ( 2000 )

A Night At the Roxbury ( 1998 )

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Teen Choice Award

Year : 2004

Category : Choice Breakout Movie Star - Female

For : 2 Fast 2 Furious


ALMA Award

Year : 2002

Category : Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

For : Training Day


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Eva Mendes was born March 5, 1974, in Miami, Florida. A particularly observant Catholic, Eva was bitten by the acting bug while attending California State University Northridge. “Acting fell into my lap when a neighbor took pictures of me and showed them to an agent,” she recalls. “Then I found an acting coach and worked my butt off.”

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Eva Mendes’ first foray into showbiz came as a featured performer in music videos before she made her big-screen debut in 1998 in the schlocky horror film Children of the Corn V. “I was awful in Children,” she admits. “It was my first movie, and I hadn’t acted since being the fairy godmother in fourth grade. C5, as I call it, was a disaster.” Luckily, Eva Mendes learned from the experience, and she bounced back later that year with a memorable role in A Night at the Roxbury starring opposite
Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan. “It was only my second job in the business,” she says, “and seeing them work and have fun made me decide that I could do it too.”

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Eva Mendes proved just that in 2001 when she was cast alongside
Denzel Washington in the gritty thriller Training Day. The critically acclaimed film became a box-office smash, and Eva cashed in on the added attention with roles in 2 Fast 2 Furious, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Stuck on You, Out of Time, and Hitch, for which she received an ALMA Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture. Eva Mendes also broadened her footprint in the industry by joining fellow beauties Jessica Alba and Halle Berry as a spokesmodel for Revlon.

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In 2007, Eva Mendes solidified her reputation as one of Hollywood’s hottest young actresses with roles in the CGI-laden superhero flick Ghost Rider, the intense drama We Own the Night and the crime-scene thriller Cleaner. It’s for these reasons, as well as for her smokin’ hot body, that Eva Mendes was voted as No. 4 in the 2008 edition of AskMen.com's Top 99 Most Desirable Women.Then, in 2008, Eva Mendes appeared in the star-studded movie The Women as well as The Spirit, with
Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson.

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Eva Mendes Personal Quotes

. . . I feel I'll take on the responsibility of showing the world a whole different kind of Latin woman.
It's fun to be a woman. It's fun to flirt and wear makeup and have boobs.

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The celebrity world can be so ugly. Everyone seems to have slept with everyone else and it's some sort of strange weird cycle. I don't want to get into that.

I don't go to premieres. I attend film openings I'm in, and that's about it. Fame and celebrity doesn't matter to me. The longevity of my career does.

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I have the hugest . . . overbite. It's so big, my older brothers and sisters used to call me "Bugs". I looked like a bottle opener. But I've never fixed my bite because it's one of the things that makes me me. I used to get teased about the mole on my left cheek. In junior high the other kids would say, "You've got some chocolate on your face", and I fell for it every time.

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I said, "The minute I turn 18 I'm going to get that mole removed!" But I'm happy I didn't. My best feature is my big hips.

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. I've got some nice childbearing hips, and I feel very proud of them. When I was younger I thought they were too big. I wanted to be slimmer. But now I totally embrace them.

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Was a marketing major at California State University Northridge where she dropped out to pursue acting.

Is Cuban-American.

Is writing a book titled "Crazy Leggs Beshee", inspired by her nieces and nephews, that introduces vocabulary, art, history and values through a medium kids understand.

Loves interior designing and would undertake this profession if not acting.

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Has a sister named Janet living in Los Angeles.

Has played Denzel Washington's wife/girlfriend twice, first in Training Day (2001) and again in Out of Time (2003/I).

Favourite films are The Shining (1980) and Blowup (1966)

Named #12 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.

Was among the guests at Jessica Simpson's 25th birthday party.

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2005: Ranked as #53 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.

2002: Was featured as #54 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement.

2004: Ranked as #80 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2004" special supplement.

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2006: Named #44 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.

Was the speaking voice ("Welcome to Miami, Bienvenido a Miami") in Will Smith's song, "Miami".

2007: Ranked #7 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 list.
Speaks Spanish fluently.

Was originally cast as Susan Ortega in Bruce Almighty (2003) but had to be replaced due to scheduling conflicts.

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Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2008 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her performance in the film Ghost Rider (2007), she failed to receive a nomination however.

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Has entered the Cinque Lodge rehab facility in Utah to battle substance abuse issues [February 7, 2008].

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Graduated from Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale, California. John Cho, Joseph Hahn and
Alex Kalognomos were also students there.

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Her hobbies are music, sports (hiking, biking, skiing, and mountain climbing) and interior design.

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