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Eva Mendes            

Actress; Six-Time ALMA Award Nominee; International Spokeswoman for Revlon Cosmetics

Eva Mendes is a retired actress, model and businesswoman. Her acting career began in the late 1990s, with a series of roles in films such as Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) and Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000).

Mendes' first serious role came when she was cast as Denzel Washington's girlfriend in the box office success, Training Day, for director Antoine Fuqua. Her portrayal led to the celebrated director, Carl Franklin, hiring Mendes for the MGM feature Out of Time, once more starring opposite Denzel Washington. In the same year, Mendes appeared in Once Upon A Time in Mexico opposite Johnny Depp.

She starred in Columbia Picture's supernatural action-adventure, Ghost Rider, opposite Nicolas Cage. Ghost Rider is based on the Marvel Comic book superhero, Johnny Blaze a motorcycle stunt rider who makes a deal with the devil in order to save his father's life only to become possessed by his demonic alter ego, Ghost Rider. The film is directed by Mark Steven Johnson.

Mendes has also starred in the action blockbuster 2 Fast 2 Furious as well as the comedy feature film, All About the Benjamins starring opposite Ice Cube, and opposite Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear in the Farrelly Bros. comedy, Stuck on You.

Mendes is an international spokesperson for Revlon Cosmetics. Following in the elite footsteps of such beautiful women as Halle Berry, Cindy Crawford and Julianne Moore, Mendes currently appears in Revlon's print and television advertising campaigns. She is also an active participant and ardent supporter in Revlon's commitment in the fight against breast cancer.

Mendes, who is Cuban-American, was born in Miami and raised in Los Angeles. It was while Mendes was in college that she began her acting career. She began to study with the respected acting coach Ivana Chubbuck and soon thereafter, Mendes' desire to appear on the big screen, became a reality. As she continues to grow as an actress, Mendes strives to develop her skills by learning from legendary filmmakers such as Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni and contemporaries like Pedro Almodovar, Spike Jonze and Steven Soderbergh.

Mendes has been romantically involved with fellow actor Ryan Gosling since 2011, and together the couple has two children.

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