Mendes, Eva 1974(?)–

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Mendes, Eva 1974(?)–

(Eva Mendez)


Born March 5, 1974 (some sources cite 1978), in Miami, FL; raised in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of Eva (an accountant). Education: Studied acting with Ivana Chubbuck; attended California State University, Northridge. Avocational Interests: Music, interior and exterior design, hiking.

Addresses: Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Management 360, 9111 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actress. Worked as a model, appeared in advertisements, and appeared as a spokesperson for Revlon cosmetics. Worked as a manager for a band. Worked for a marketing company.

Awards, Honors: ALMA Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture, American Latin Media Arts awards, 2002, for Training Day; Teen Choice Award nomination, choice breakout movie star—female, 2004, for 2 Fast 2 Furious; Teen Choice Award nominations, choice movie actress: comedy, and (with Will Smith) choice movie love scene, both 2005, and ALMA Award nomination, outstanding actress in a motion picture, 2006, all for Hitch; named a fun fearless female, Cosmopolitan magazine, 2007.


Film Appearances:

(As Eva Mendez) Bridesmaid, A Night at the Roxbury, Paramount, 1998.

(As Eva Mendez) Kir, Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (also known as Children of the Corn 5 and Children of the Corn V: Field of Screams), Dimension Films, 1998.

(As Eva Mendez) Matilda, My Brother the Pig, Unapix Entertainment, 1999.

Vanessa Valdeon, Urban Legends: Final Cut (also known as Urban Legend 2, Urban Legend 2: The Final Cut, Legendes urbaines: La suite, Legendes urbaines 2, and Leyendas urbanas: Corte final), Columbia, 2000.

(As Eva Mendez) Sara, Training Day, Warner Bros., 2001.

Trish, Exit Wounds, Warner Bros., 2001.

Gina, All about the Benjamins (also known as All about the Money), New Line Cinema, 2002.

Ajedrez, Once upon a Time in Mexico (also known as El Mariachi 3), Columbia, 2003.

Alex Diaz Whitlock, Out of Time, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2003.

April, Stuck on You, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Monica Fuentes, 2 Fast 2 Furious (also known as The Fast and the Furious 2), Universal, 2003.

Doreen, The Wendell Baker Story, Wendell Distribution, 2005.

Faith, Trust the Man, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Gabriella, 3 & 3, American Video Film, 2005.

Sara, Hitch (also known as The Last First Kiss), Columbia, 2005.

Amanda Juarez, We Own the Night, Universal, 2007.

Katy, Live!, Atlas Entertainment/Mosaic Media Group, 2007.

Roxanne Simpson, Ghost Rider, Sony Pictures Releasing/Columbia/Dimension Films, 2007.

Some sources cite an appearance in Shadowboxer, Freestyle Releasing, 2006.

Film Executive Producer:

Live!, Atlas Entertainment/Mosaic Media Group, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, The Osbourne Family Christmas Special, MTV, 2003.

Herself, Reel Comedy: Stuck on You, Comedy Central, 2003.

Herself, Fashion Rocks, CBS, 2005.

Herself, Reel Comedy: Hitch, Comedy Central, 2005.

(In archive footage) Herself, VH1 News Presents: Hollywood Secrets Revealed—Scenes They Don't Want You to See, VH1, 2006.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The GQ Men of the Year Awards (also known as Spike TV Presents "GQ Men of the Year Awards 2003"), Spike TV, 2003.

Presenter, The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2004.

Presenter, The 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 2004.

Presenter, The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2005.

Presenter, 2005 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2005.

ESPY Awards, ESPN, 2005.

The Teen Choice Awards 2005 (also known as The 2005 Teen Choice Awards), Fox, 2005.

Presenter, Scream Awards 2006, Spike TV, 2006.

Presenter, The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2006.

The 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2006.

Moving Image Salutes Will Smith, Bravo, 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Eva Mendez) Donna, "Exodus," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1998.

(As Eva Mendez) Hanna, "Thicker Than Blood," Mortal Kombat: Conquest (also known as Mortal Kombat: Krusade), syndicated, 1998.

Esmarelda, "Val Goes to Town," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 1999.

(As Eva Mendez) Esmarelda, "Val the Hard Way," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 1999.

Herself, "Stuck on You," HBO First Look, HBO, 2003.

Herself, The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2003.

Herself, E! News Daily (also known as E! News Live and E! News Live Weekend), E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Herself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2003.

Herself, The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2003.

Herself, Tinseltown TV (also known as Tinseltown.TV), International Channel, 2004.

(As Eva Mendez) Herself, "Bhutan," Trippin, MTV, 2005.

(As Eva Mendez) Herself, "Nepal," Trippin, MTV, 2005.

Herself, "Wetten, dass …? aus Erfurt," Wetten, dass …?, 2005.

Herself, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2005.

Herself, The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2005.

Herself, Rove Live, Ten Network (Australia), 2005.

Herself, The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005.

Herself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2005, 2006.

(In archive footage) Herself, Corazon de …, Television Espanola (TVE, Spain), 2006.

Herself, The Megan Mullally Show (also known as Untitled Megan Mullally Project), syndicated, 2006.

(Uncredited) Herself, Video on Trial (also known as V.O.T.), MuchMusic, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

(As Eva Mendez) Maria Serranco, The Disciples, UPN, 2000.

Appeared in American Family, The WB.



Girl in car in "Miami" music video, The Will Smith Music Video Collection, Sony Video, 1999.

Herself, Miami Nice (short), New Line Home Video, 2002.

Herself, Strictly Business: Making "All about the Benjamins" (short), New Line Home Video, 2002.

Herself, Inside "2 Fast 2 Furious" (short), Universal Studios Home Video, 2003.

Herself, Making Music with Ludacris (short), Universal, 2003.

Herself, Out of Time: Crime Scene (short), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2004.

Herself, "Hitch": Love in New York (short), 2005.

(Uncredited) Herself, Will Smith's Red Carpet Race (short), 2005.

Music Videos:

Aerosmith, "Hole in My Soul," 1997.

Will Smith, "Miami," 1998.

The Strokes, "The End Has No End," 2004.


Writings for Children:

Worked on a book for children called Crazy Leggs Beshee.



Gallery, December, 2003, pp. 60-61.

Latina, November, 2000.

Movieline, October, 2001, p. 10.

Newsweek, February 14, 2005, p. 67.

Parade, January 30, 2005, p. 26.

People Weekly, October 20, 2003, p. 33.

Premiere, February, 2005, pp. 84-86, 123.

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