Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes is featured in the first night of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.


Eva Mendes captured the attention of moviegoers in a small but pivotal role in the critically acclaimed film Training Day. Since then, she has proved she is adept in both comedic and dramatic roles. Mendes went on to star opposite Will Smith and Kevin James in the Columbia Pictures comedy blockbuster, Hitch. She subsequently starred in the gritty, critically-acclaimed 2007 drama, We Own the Night, opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg, and The Other Guys opposite Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. Since arriving on the motion picture scene, she has had the opportunity to work with an esteemed and diverse group of directors and co-stars, earning the reputation as a serious actress who is committed to her craft.


Next up, she will star in Girl in Progress, followed by Derek Cianfrance's drama The Place Beyond the Pines, alongside Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper.

She traveled with Nicholas Kristof to Sierra Leone to visit Amie Kandeh and the International Rescue Committee.