Early Life And Parents
Eva Mendes, a Miami native was born on March 5 1974. Her parents, Eva Pérez Suárez and Juan Carlos Méndez were of descent. Following her parents separation she was raised by her mother, in the Los Angeles Silver Lake neighborhood. Her mother worked at Mann's Chinese Theatre. Later for an aerospace company while her father managed a meat distribution business. Tragically she experienced the loss of her brother Juan Carlos Méndez Jr. (1963–2016) due to throat cancer. Additionally she has a sister named Janet and a younger half brother named Carlos Alberto 'Carlo' Méndez from her fathers side. Mendes attended Hoover High School in Glendale before deciding to pursue a marketing degree at California State University, Northridge. However driven by her love for acting and inspired by Ivana Chubbuck's mentorship she chose to leave college
After completing her marketing studies at California State University in Northridge Mendes followed the path of her passion; acting. While many are familiar with her roles and public persona as a celebrity figure there are aspects of Mendes life that remain relatively undisclosed to the public.
Mendes set out on a journey that eventually led to her becoming one of the respected individuals in Hollywood.
Canadian actor Ryan Gosling, aged 42 and American actress Eva Mendes, 49 are considered to be one of the influential couples in Hollywood. Both known for their careers in the entertainment industry they have earned prestigious awards. Ryan has received a Golden Globe Award while Eva has been honored with a Giffoni Experience Award.
Their journey as a couple began in 2011. Eventually led them to exchange vows in a wedding ceremony. Surprisingly, news of their marriage only surfaced in November 2022! Ryan and Eva prefer to maintain a level of privacy when it comes to their family life and make sure their children are shielded from the eye.
Rumor has it that this celebrity duo first connected while working together on the film 'The Place Beyond the Pines.' Ryan portrayed Luke, a motorcycle stunt rider while Eva played Romina. In an interview with Oprah Daily Eva disclosed that they were already familiar with each other before filming commenced. She expressed her excitement about collaborating with someone she had known for quite some time.
Taking their romance off screen Ryan and Eva enjoyed a trip to Disneyland in California. Later in November 2011 they embarked on a journey to Paris where they celebrated Thanksgiving together. The couple was spotted strolling through the renowned Père Lachaise Cemetery located in the 20th arrondissement.
Together, as partners they have been blessed with two daughters.
In September of 2014 Eva and Ryan welcomed their child into the world. They named her Esmerelda Amada Gosling, who's now eight years old. Eva hadn't originally anticipated becoming a mother. Her feelings completely shifted when she fell deeply in love with Ryan.
Journey Of Success And Fame
Mendes made an appearance in the action thriller 'Exit Wounds' (2001) starring alongside Steven Seagal, which achieved a box office of over US$73 million. According to Mendes her voice was replaced during the editing process because a producer felt it didn't sound intelligent enough. However she gained recognition in 2001 for her role as the mistress of a police officer in Antoine Fuqua's crime thriller 'Training Day' acting alongside Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke.
In February 2013 Eva Mendes collaborated with the New York based company collection to launch her fashion line called Eva by Eva Mendes. The unique business model enables customers to rent and return her outfits for a fee with an option to purchase them at a discounted price. She is dedicated to making clothing to women of different body types.
Eva Mendes has been actively involved in advocating for animal rights. She serves as a spokesperson for PETA (People, for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Has participated in ad campaigns supporting this cause. During a Q&A session organized by PETA she openly shared that she stopped wearing fur after realizing her ignorance when her stylist provided her with a fur wrap which she unknowingly wore at that time.
After this incident PETA contacted her. Sent a letter sharing their thoughts about her uninformed choice. The actress was deeply touched by their message. Made a pledge to both PETA and herself to never wear real fur again.