Eva Mendez is an American actress, model and entrepreneur. She took to acting in 1998, appearing in a string of B-grade video flicks. Her initial filmography included mediocre flicks like ‘Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror’, ‘Mortal Kombat’ and ‘My Brother the Pig’.
She caught the attention of the moviegoers and film critics for the first time with her breakthrough performance in the crime thriller, ‘Training Day’. Thereafter, she gradually raised her profile by effectively performing in a variety of films of diverse genres, including ‘Out of Time’, ‘All about the Benjamins’, ‘The Wendell Baker Story’, and ‘Guilty Hearts’. Some of Eva’s commercially successful movies include, ‘Desperado’, ‘Once Upon a Time in Mexico’, 2 Fast 2 Furious’, Stuck on You’ , ‘Ghost Rider’, and ‘Fast Five’.
Méndez was the lead cast in ‘Hitch’, a top grossing comedy movie released in 2005 where she shared screen space with Will Smith, an acclaimed minority actor. ‘Hitch’ became the first blockbuster comedy in which both the lead actor and actress were minority stars.