Eva Mendes

Inside Biography

Actress, model, and businesswoman, Eva de la Caridad Mendez, aka Eva Mendes, is widely known for portrayals in movies like Training Day, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Stuck on You, Hitch and Ghost Rider. She has won the Capri Hollywood Award and Giffoni Film Festival awards. She has been in a hiatus from the entertainment industry since 2014.

Born In A Cuban Family

Eva Mendes was born Eva de la Caridad Mendez on 5th March 1974 in Miami, Florida, the United States. She belongs to Latino ethnicity and holds American nationality.

Eva was born as one of three children of Eva Perez Suarez and Juan Carlos Mendez. Mendes was raised with her two older siblings, brother Juan Carlos Mendez Jr and sister Janet Mendez. Her older brother died in 2016 from throat cancer.

Mendes went to Hoover High School in Glendale. After completing high school, she went on to study marketing at California State University in Northridge. Mendes dropped out of college to pursue her acting career and went to train under Ivana Chubbuck.

Net Worth of $15 Million

The Hitch actress, Eva Mendes, worked in the entertainment business for more than two decades. She has maintained a beautiful net worth of $15 million from her work as an actress and a businesswoman.

Mendes has been a part of several hit movies and television series, from which she has undoubtedly acc u mulated an exquisite sum of money. Here we present a list of her commercial sucessful movies and their Box Office collection.

Movie  Released Year Star Cast Budget Box Office
A Night at the Roxbury 1998 Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, and Dan Hedaya $17 million $30.3 million
Urban Legends: Final Cut 2000 Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis, and Hart Bochner $14 million $38.6 million
Exit Wounds 2001 Steven Seagal, DMX, and David Vadim $33 million $79.9 million
Training Day 2001 Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, and Snoop Dogg $45 million $104.5 million
All About the Benjamins 2002 Ice Cube, Mike Epps, and Tommy Flanagan $15 million $26.306 million
2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 Paul Walker, Tyrese, and Devon Aoki $76 million $236.3 million
Once Upon a Time in Mexico 2003 Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, and Johnny Depp $29 million $98.2 million
Hitch 2005 Will Smith, Kevin James, and Amber Valletta $70 million $368.1 million
Ghost Rider 2007 Nicolas Cage, Wes Bently, and Sam Elliott $110 million $228.7 million
Knocked Up  2007 Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, and Paul Rodd $30 million $219.1 million
We Own the Night 2007 Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, and Robert Duvall $21 million $54.9 million
The Women 2008 Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Debra Messing $16 million $50 million
The Other Guys 2010 Will Ferrell, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, and Dwayne Johnson $100 million $170.4 million
The Place Beyond the Pines 2012 Dane Dehaan, Bradley Cooper, and Ryan Gosling    

Mendes also runs bed linens and dinnerware, which also adds some amount on her multimillion-dollar net worth. Furthermore, she collaborated with New York & Co to launch a Fashion line Eva by Eva Mendes.

The Other Guy actress, 45, owns a house with her boyfriend, Ryan Gosling, which they bought for $6.5 million. In 2018, the couple later moved into a house in neighboring LA, for which they splurged $8 million.

Meanwhile, in 2014, Eva sold her Los Angeles house for $1.26 million, which she bought with her ex-boyfriend George Gargurevich for $584,000 in December 2002.

Besides, Mendes might also add a significant sum of money from her social media. Mendes, who has 1.8 million followers on her Instagram, is estimated to earn around $2,648 to $6,081 per sponsor post. Similarly, she has 3.66 million followers on her Facebook page.

Rise To Stardom

Eva la de Mandez debuted as a model from the music video Pet Shop Boys and later worked for the Aerosmith's music video for Hole in My Soul in 1997. Her first role as an actor came in a B-grade movie, Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror in 1998.

Eva got her main role as Sara in 2001 movie Training Days, and a year later, she appeared in 2 Fast 2 Furious, Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Stuck on You.

Eva Mendes on the Red Carpet La Dolce Vita premier SOURCE: Getty Image

Mendes was last seen in the 2014 film Lost River as Cat. She also appeared as a guest actor in some television series like ER, Mortal Kombat: Conquest, and VIP. Besides, Eva also gave her voice The Other Guys soundtrack.

After her halt from her acting career, Mendes has been busy on her business. She partnered with New York & Co. to introduce a fashion line, Eva by Eva Mendes in February 2013. In 2015, she worked as a creative director of the makeup brand, CIRCA Beauty, which launched at Walgreens.

Happily In A Relation With Actor Ryan Gosling

Mendes is currently living with her boyfriend, Ryan Gosling. She has two kids from her relationship. The couple met on the set of their movie, The Place Beyond the Pines, and began dating shortly after their first meeting.

Eva Mendes with her boyfriend, Ryan Gosling walking for coffee SOURCE: Getty Image

Mendes and Gosling welcomed their first child, Esmeralda Amada Gosling, on 12th September 2014 and second child, daughter Amada Lee Gosling, on 29th April 2016. Mendes and Gosling are living a happy family life with their two daughters in their Los Angeles residence.

Before, Mendes was in a relationship with George Gargurevich. The couple started dating in 2002 and also moved in together for a while. But unfortunately, their relationship came to an end after 8 years in 2010.

by ab-shailendra, 30 Oct, 2019

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