Eva Mendes Net Worth
Eva Mendes net worth: Eva Mendes is a retired American actress, model, singer and homeware designer who has a net worth of $20 million. 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 and Urban Legends: Final Cut. Mendes's performance in 2001s's Training Day marked a turning point in her career and led to parts in the commercially successful films 2 Fast 2 Furious and Hitch.
Early Life: Eva de la Caridad Mendes was born on March 5, 1974, in Miami, Florida. Her parents, Eva Pérez Suárez and Juan Carlos Méndez are Cuban. Her parents divorced when Eva was young and she was raised in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake by her mother. She was raised Roman Catholic and at one point in her childhood, considered becoming a nun. Her mother worked for Mann's Chinese Theatre and later for an aerospace company. Her father ran a meat distribution business. She had an older brother, Juan Carolos Mendez Jr., (1963-2016) who died from throat cancer. She has an older sister named Janet and a younger half-brother on her dad's said, Carlos Alberto Mendez. Evan attended Hoover High School in Glendale, California. She studied marketing at California State University, Northridge, but dropped out to pursue acting under acting teacher Ivana Chubbuck.
Career: Mendes' acting career got its start when a talent manager saw her photo in a friend's portfolio. Her first told was in the direct-to-video horror film Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terrors. After that film, Mendes was not happy with her performance and hired an acting coach. She was cast as a bridesmaid in 1998's A Night at the Roxbury, as a housekeeper in 1999's My Brother the Pig, and as a film student in the slasher pic Urban Legends: Final Cut in 2000.
Her breakthrough role came in 2001 when she was cast as the mistress of a corrupt cop in Training Day alongside Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. Training Day was a box office hit, grossing $104.5 million. Mendes has described this role as being pivotal in her career, as she was bored doing the cheesy films she'd previously been cast in, while her role in Training Day motivated her to keep going as an actress.
In 2002, Mendes starred in All About the Benjamins. In 2003, she was in four major studio releases, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Out of Time, and Stuck on You. Her next film was 2005's Hitch, in which she starred as the love interest of a professional dating coach played by Will Smith. This made her one of the first minority actors to play the romantic lead in a mainstream romantic comedy. In 2006, Mendes starred in the romantic comedy Trust the Man. She played the love interest of Nic Cage's character in 2007's Ghost Rider. That same year she starred in We Own the Night with Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg. In 2008, she played a perfume salesgirl at Saks Fifth Avenue in The Women. That same year she appeared in The Spirit, as femme fatale Sand Saref. Her only 2009 film release was the crime drama Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, which reunited her with Nicolas Cage, playing a prostitute, and once again, his love interest.
In 2010 she reunited with her former co-stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg for the action-comedy The Other Guys. That same year, she starred alongside Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington in Last Night.
In 2012, she starred in the dramedy Girl in Progress and in the art fantasy drama Holy Motors. That same year, she starred in The Place Beyond the Pines alongside Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper. In 2013, Mendes appeared in the HBO comedy film Clear History, as a formerly heavy-set woman, and in 2014, she starred as a cabaret show performer in Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River.
Mendes has also worked as a model, appearing in music videos for the Pet Shop Boys, Aerosmith, Will Smith, and The Strokes.
In 2005, Mendes was employed by Revlon as an international spokesperson and participated in their campaign to raise funds for breast cancer research. She also appeared nude in a 2008 print advertisement for Calvin Klein's Secret Obsession perfume, an ad that was banned in the United States. She has also promoted Thierry Mugler's Angel fragrance, Reebok shoes, and Pantene shampoo. Mendes has a line of bed linens and dinnerware that is sold at Macy's. In February 2013, she partnered with New York & Co. to launch her own fashion line, Eva by Eva Mendes She is also the creative director of the makeup brand CIRCA Beauty, which launched exclusively at Walgreens in 2015.
Personal Life: Eva Mendes and filmmaker George Augusto dated from 2002 to 2010.
In 2011, she began dating actor Ryan Gosling, whom she met on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines. Their first official date was to Disneyland, a spot they've returned to many times since.
Mendes was in a relationship with filmmaker George Augusto from 2002 to 2010. The couple has two daughters. Their first, Esmeralda, was born in 2014, and their second, Amada, was born in 2016. Esmeralda is named after the character in Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a character both Eva and Ryan love. Amada is Eva's grandmother's name and means "beloved" in Spanish.
Eva and Ryan got married in 2016. They are a very private couple.
Eva has not appeared in a movie since 2014's Lost River, directed by Gosling. She has said that she has stepped back from her career to focus on raising her two daughters.
Mendes is a pescatarian for both ethical and health reasons. She also practices Transcendental Meditation.
Real Estate: In 2018, Eva sold the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home she shared with Ryan and their daughter for $1.27 million.
That same year, the couple reportedly were outbid on a six-bedroom, six-bathroom, Italian Revival estate, known as Villa Delle Favole, that was built in 1924. It was on the market $8 million and located in Pasadena, California. The house has a wine cellar, gym, swimming pool, spa, and library.
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Mar 5, 1974 (46 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Model, Singer, Designer, Spokesperson, Businessperson|
|Nationality:||United States of America|