An American actress, model, and businesswoman, Eva Mendes has had unique taste in places to live. She has lived in places like Miami and Los Angeles, with a tag on one house saying “Luxurious.”
Although there is no specific place where she lives, Eva Mendes and her partner Ryan Gosling sold their home in Los Feliz for almost $5 million.
Let’s get to know about the actress and businesswoman!
Who Is Eva Mendes?
Eva Mendes, born Eva de la Caridad Méndez, is an actress, model, and businesswoman. She was born on March 5, 1974 in Miami, Florida. She was born to Cuban parents, Eva Perez Suarez and Juan Carlos Mendez.
After her parents separated, she moved to Los Angeles with her mother. While there, her mother worked at Mann’s Chinese Theater. She had one older brother who died of throat cancer in 2016. She also has an older sister, Janet, and a half-brother from her father’s side.
How Did Eva Mendes Start Acting?
Eva Mendez’s career began when a talent manager saw her picture in a friend’s portfolio. Her first ever role was in the film, Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror. However, Eva was embarrassed at her acting and soon employed an acting coach to train her to act.
Mendes continued acting, getting awards and nominations throughout, but her voice was dubbed in films while editing because producers said she didn’t sound intelligent. She had her breakthrough in the film Training Day with Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke.
Her role in Training Day soon led to exposure and other big breaks. She was now identified as a Hollywood actress and went ahead to act in movies like 2 Fast 2 Furious with Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibson.
Who Did Eva Mendes Marry?
Mendes hasn’t been in many relationships over the decade, but before she met her now-partner, she was once in a relationship with filmmaker George Augusto from 2002 to 2010.
While together since 2011, the couple is not technically married. They have two children together: Esmeralda, born in 2014, and Amanda, born in 2016. They are dubbed one of Hollywood’s most private and most stable couples.
Does Eva Mendes Have Siblings?
Eva Mendes has siblings–three, in fact. She is the third of four children, of one which happens to be her step-brother. She had an older brother, Juan Carlos Mendez Jr, who died in 2016 after suffering from throat cancer.
What Is Eva Mendez’s Net Worth?
Eva Mendez may not be active in the acting scene now, but she still made enough to care for herself. The actor, businesswoman, model, and mother of two has a net worth of $20 million, as of 2022. Her outstanding roles sure earned her a lot during her active years.
Did Eva Mendez Retire From Acting?
Eva Mendes hasn’t been on screen since her last movie in 2014, Lost River, which was written and directed by her partner, Ryan Gosling. The 48-year-old actress took a hiatus from acting to spend more time with her two children. She is still fairly busy today though, just in a different field.