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Eva Mendes stars in "Last Night," alongside Sam Worthington and Keira Knightley, as Laura.

Eva Mendes recently appeared in Werner Herzog's "The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans," with Nicolas Cage and Val Kilmer. Before that, she played the role of Sand Saref in Frank Miller's "The Spirit," and also starred in the remake of the classic film "The Women," directed by Diane English. Mendes got Best Actress nominations for her performances in both these films at the ALMA Awards.

Eva Mendes is of Cuban-American heritage. She was born in Miami and grew up in Los Angeles. She was discovered in Los Angeles while still a student at Cal State University, Northridge. She quit university to study acting with the coach Ivana Chubbuck, the mentor of Elisabeth Shue and Halle Berry.

After playing small roles in John Fortenberry's "A Night at the Roxbury" and John Ottman's "Urban Legends: Final Cut," her breakthrough came with "Training Day," directed by Antoine Fuqua, in 2001. The same year, she was in Kevin Bray's "All About the Benjamins," and "Exit Wounds," directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak.

She next appeared in John Singleton's "2 Fast 2 Furious," with Paul Walker and Tyrese, "Once Upon a Time in Mexico," by Robert Rodriguez and also starring Johnny Depp, "Stuck on You," directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly, with Greg Kinnear and Matt Damon, and Carl Franklin's "Out of Time," with Denzel Washington.

Since then, she has shared top billing with Will Smith and Kevin James in Andy Tennant's comedy,

"Hitch," and appeared in "Trust the Man," directed by Bart Freundlich, and "The Wendell Baker Story," both directed by and featuring Luke Wilson.

She was in 2007's "Cleaner," by Renny Harlin, and the independent movie "LIVE!," directed by Bill Guttentag, for which she also took her first steps as an executive producer. She got a Best Actress nomination at the Imagen Foundation Awards for her performance in "Ghost Rider," written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson and also starring Nicolas Cage, and appeared in "We Own the Night," written and directed by James Gray, and also featuring Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg and Robert Duvall.

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Age: 42 years old
Birthday: March 5, 1974
Height: 5' 6"
Birthplace: Miami, FL

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