Eva Mendes

Mendes in 2011, CarlaVanWagoner / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Eva De La Caridad Mendez

Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 5, 1974

Ethnicity: Cuban [Spanish, some African, possibly other]

Eva Mendes is an American actress, model, and businessperson. Her films include Training Day, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Out of Time, Stuck on You, Hitch, Ghost Rider, The Spirit, and Urban Legends: Final Cut.

Eva was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents, Eva Perez Suarez and Juan Carlos Mendes. She has said that she has Afro-Cuban ancestry. She speaks Spanish fluently.

Eva has two children with her partner, Canadian-born actor, writer, director, musician, and producer Ryan Gosling.

One of Eva’s grandmothers was named Amada.

Mendes in 2008, photo credit: Thierry Caro


Curious about ethnicity

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  1. coco says:

    Also she’s a darker olive skin tone when bright lights aren’t flashing on her like in both those pics currently on here. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/93/EvaMendescropped.jpg

  2. coco says:

    She deleted the Instagram post of her mentioning her afro-Cuban roots but she left it on her Facebook: https://fb.watch/h35VP5UvV9/?mibextid=qC1gEa

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