known professionally as Eva Mendes, is an American actress, model and businesswoman.
She began acting in the late 1990s, and after a series of roles in B movies such as Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) and Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), she made a career-changing appearance in Training Day (2001).
Mendes was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents Eva Pérez Suárez and Juan Carlos Méndez, and raised by her mother in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale after her parents' divorce.
Mendes was raised a Roman Catholic and at one time even considered becoming a Catholic nun.
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes have been together for six years and have a habit of keeping their relationship extremely private.
While it's unclear exactly when these two started dating, the couple was first linked back in September 2011 when they were spotted enjoying a magical date at Disneyland.
Mendes subsequently starred in The Wendell Baker Story, Guilty Hearts, Trust the Man, Ghost Rider, We Own the Night, Live! In 2008, she was nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress for her performance in the all-female comedy film The Women.