Eva Mendes hairstyles - Eva Mendes was born on 5th March 1978 in Houston Texas. She attended Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale, California, before going on to study Marketing at California State University, Northridge. As a young child, her parents moved around a lot- she lived in Miami, Los Angeles and Florida. Her debut in acting came because she needed a little extra spending money and appeared as an extra on various films. By 1998 Eva began to appear on music videos for performers such as Will Smith and Aerosmith. After appearing in such films as Urban Legends: Final Cut and Exit Wounds, she made her mark in the movie Training Day. Her role got the attention of moviegoers for both her acting skill and her sexiness. Eva was also nominated for the ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for this role. In 2003 she finally got her big break when she appeared as Monica Fuentes in the action movie 2 Fast 2 Furious. The Fast & Furious role has led to roles in more movies, including Out of Time, Stuck on You, Hitch and the Wendell Baker Story.