Eva Mendes Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluniyi Akande
Jan 31, 2024 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on May 15, 2022
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The performance of Eva Mendes in 'Training Day' (2001) represented a watershed moment in her career.
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About Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes is an actress, businesswoman, and model from the United States.
Her acting career started in the late ’90s, with appearances in films including 'Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror' (1998) and 'Urban Legends: Final Cut' (2000). 
Eva de la Caridad Mendez was born on March 5, 1974, in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents Eva Pérez Suárez and Juan Carlos Méndez. After her parents' divorce, her mother raised her in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles. Her father managed a meat-distribution company, while her mother used to work at Mann's Chinese Theatre and then for an aerospace company.
Juan Carlos Méndez Jr. (1963–2016), Mendes' older brother, died of throat cancer in 2016. She has a younger paternal half-brother, Carlos Alberto 'Carlo' Méndez, and an elder sister, Janet.

Eva Mendes Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Eva Mendes’ net worth?

Eva Mendes' projected net worth as of March 2022 is around $25 million, thanks to her successful career as a Hollywood star and fashion model.

How much does Eva Mendes earn per year?

Eva Mendes' yearly earnings are believed to be $13 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Eva Mendes?

Eva Mendes is 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) tall.

How old is Eva Mendes?

Born on March 5, 1974, Eva Mendes is 48 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Eva Mendes graduated from Hoover High School in Glendale and went on to California State University, Northridge, to study marketing before dropping out to pursue acting.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Eva Mendes’ partner?

From 2002 through 2010, Mendes was in a relationship with filmmaker George Augusto.
She started dating Ryan Gosling in 2011, just before they co-starred in 'The Place Beyond the Pines'. Esmeralda Amada, born in 2014, and Amada Lee, born in 2016, are their two children.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

After a talent manager noticed her headshot in a friend's portfolio, Eva Mendes embarked on her road to Hollywood success.
She started her career as a model and appeared in music videos, such as the Pet Shop Boys' 'Se a Vida é (That's The Way Life Is) music video in 1996, Aerosmith's 'Hole in My Soul' in 1997, and Will Smith's 'Miami' in 1998. In 2004, she also starred in The Strokes' 'The End Has No End' music video.
Eva then moved on to movies. In the slasher film 'Urban Legends: Final Cut' (2000), she played an ill-fated film student. In the mainstream romantic comedy 'Hitch' (2005), Eva Mendes played the love interest of a professional dating consultant (Will Smith), making her one of the first minorities to star in a popular romantic comedy. 'Hitch' secured a global theatrical run and grossed $368.1 million.
Eva Mendes played the title character's love interest in 'Ghost Rider(2007), which was based on the Marvel Comics character, with Nicolas Cage taking the eponymous role. Despite being critically panned, the film was a commercial success, debuting at the top of the North American box office with more than $45 million in revenue and grossing more than $228 million worldwide.
The crime drama 'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans' was her only feature release in 2009, and it reunited her with Nicolas Cage, and once again she was his love interest. While the film only had a small audience in theaters, it received critical acclaim and was included in numerous top 10 lists for the year.
She played the daughter of a Mexican drug lord in the Western action thriller 'Once Upon a Time in Mexico', alongside Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek. Despite mixed reviews, the picture grossed $98.1 million in the United States.
In 2012, Eva played Kay M. in the art fantasy drama 'Holy Motors'. 
And she starred as a cabaret performer in the American fantasy thriller film 'Lost River(2014), which was Ryan Gosling's directorial debut. The film collected $2,009,644 at the box office worldwide and was nominated in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival. Some of the comedy films in which Eva starred are 'Trust the Man' (2006) and 'The Women' (2006).
For the action-comedy 'The Other Guys' (2010), Mendes reunited with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, her previous collaborators, in which she played the role of a wife of a forensic NYPD accountant (Ferrell). It was a financial triumph, generating a total of $170.4 million worldwide. She also starred alongside Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington in Massy Tadjedin's romance thriller 'Last Night' in 2010, as a coworker and the love interest of a devoted man.
Mendes starred alongside Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper in Derek Cianfrance's drama 'The Place Beyond the Pines' (also 2012), in which he played the role of a motorcycle stuntman's former boyfriend. The picture was a moderate box office hit. In October 2012, she traveled to Sierra Leone where she was featured in 'Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide', a PBS documentary.
Mendes reprised her performance from '2 Fast 2 Furious' in an uncredited cameo in 'Fast Five' in 2011. She starred as a single mother raising her 14-year-old daughter in the dramedy 'Girl in Progress' in 2012.
Eva launched her fashion line, 'Eva by Eva Mendes', in February 2013 with the help of New York & Co. Eva is also the creative director of CIRCA Beauty, a line that debuted exclusively at Walgreens in 2015.
Revlon hired Eva as an international spokesperson in 2005, and she has worked as a spokeswoman for Calvin Klein, Magnum, and Cocio chocolate milk. She has also starred in products including Angel by Thierry Mugler, Reebok sneakers, and Pantene shampoo. Eva was featured in a Peek & Cloppenburg clothing catalog in 2011.

Charity Work

  • Eva Mendes has supported the following charities:
    4REAL Foundation
  • Afghanistan Relief Organization
  • Chrysalis
  • DKMS
  • Equal Justice Initiative
  • Food Bank For New York City
  • PETA
  • Revlon Run/Walk For Women
  • Special Olympics
  • The Art of Elysium
  • The Lunchbox Fund
  • World Education

What awards has Eva Mendes won?

Eva Mendes' acting skills earned her the Capri Global Award at Capri Hollywood Awards and the Giffoni Award at the Giffoni Film Festival.

Eva Mendes’ Hobbies And Interests

For ethical and health concerns, Eva Mendes is a pescatarian. It is the practice of eating vegetarian cuisine while still consuming seafood. Pescetarians make up about 3% of the population.
She is also a transcendental meditation practitioner.
If Eva weren't acting, she would pursue a career in interior design. Music, hiking, riding, skiing, mountain climbing, and interior design are some of her favorite pastimes.

Other Interesting Eva Mendes Facts And Trivia

  • Eva is fluent in Spanish; her second language is English.
  • Eva celebrates both Cuban and American Christmas traditions.
  • She sets her cosmetics with steam.
  • In her younger years, she considered becoming a nun.
  • After having children with Ryan Gosling, she retired from acting in 2014.
  • When she was starred opposite Smith in 'Hitch' (2005), Eva told him about her role in his music video 'Miami' during rehearsals. Smith admitted sheepishly that he had forgotten about her.
  • She attended the Cinque Lodge recovery center in Utah on February 7, 2008, to address her substance-abuse concerns.
  • With one sister (Janet) and a brother, she is the youngest of four siblings (Juan Carlos, d. 2016). She is the only member of her family who was born in the United States.
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Eva Mendes Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Eva de la Caridad Mendez

Date of Birth




Place of Birth




168 cm

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American Actress, Model, Businesswoman.


Hoover High School

Net Worth



Ryan Gosling


Eva Pérez Suárez, Juan Carlos Méndez


Juan Carlos Méndez Jr.,Janet Mendez, Carlos Alberto 'Carlo' Méndez.

Annual Earnings

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