Eva Mendes is an American model and actress, born on 5th March 1974, in Miami, Florida. Her father ran a meat distribution business and mother worked at Mann’s Theatre and aerospace company. After her parents separation, her mother raised her in Los Angeles.

Her brother is Carlo Mendes and Janet Mendes, her sister. She completed her schooling from Hoover High School and attended California State University but dropped out to study Acting under Ivana Chubbuck. In 2012, she got into a relationship with George Augusto, and they got separated after eight years, in 2010.

Her breakthrough came when she appeared in Training Day. She appeared in the rom-com ‘Hitch’ (2005), opposite Will Smith. It worked well at the box office and earned $ 366.7 million. In 2006, she won the American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Award as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance in this movie. She starred in the crime drama ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ (2012) wherein she played the role of Romina Gutierrez, ex-lover of Luke Glanton ( Ryan Gosling). It received decent reviews from critics.

In 2011, Eva started dating her co-star Ryan Gosling, and they gave birth to their daughter, Esmeralda Amada Gosling on 12th September 2014. In 2009, Askmen.com ranked Eva on the no.1 spot in the ‘Top 99 Most Desirable Women’ list, and People magazine announced her one of the Most Beautiful at Every Age in 2012.

Besides acting, she is also a singer and designer. She performed a duet with CeeLo Green on ‘Pimps Don’t Cry’ song featured in the film The Other Guys (2010). She even recorded a version of ‘The Windmills of your Mind’. Eva worked as a designer of a fashion collection for the New York and Company, retail store. She is also a spokesperson and participant in Revlon’s campaign to raise funds for breast cancer research. She has a dog named Hugo.

Eva Longoria English Actress

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria, an American actress, producer, director, activist, businesswoman, and philanthropist, came into limelight when she won the title of Miss Corpus Christi. She gained her fame with the ABC series Desperate Housewives. Moreover, she has also written and published various books. Born as Eva Jacqueline Longoria to Ella Eva and Enrique Longoria Jr. she was raised as a Roman Catholic. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University - Kingsville. She received her master’s degree in Chicano Studies from California State University, Northridge. In her early days during 2001-2003, she played Isabella Brana in CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. After leaving The Young and the Restless, she appeared in many TV series as a guest. After this, in 2003, ABC started Desperate Housewives, a comedy-drama series. She played Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives. She also acted in a direct-to-video film titled Carlita's Secret, which she co-produced also. She was nominated for best actress for her role in Desperate Housewives. She has been ranked 14th in FHM’s “sexiest women 2008” poll. She has been awarded the ALMA Award and named entertainer of the year 2006. She also acted in 2006 thriller The Sentinel starring Michael Douglas. In 2008, she opened the restaurant Beso (which means kiss in Spanish) in Hollywood along with partner and celebrity chef Todd English. She has also founded charity foundation named Eva Longoria’s foundation that aims to reduce the education gap and confront poverty among Latinos. Hollywood Reporter named her ‘philanthropist of the year 2009’ for ‘her commitment to Latino causes and giving back to community’. Eva Longoria was married to Tyler Christopher, star of General Hospital from 2002 to 2004. Longoria married to Tony Parker on July 7, 2007. Their marriage failed after three years, and they filed for a Divorce in 2010 citing conflict of personalities. She has been active in political activities and supported Barrack Obama’s re-election campaign.

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Evanna Lynch

Evanna Lynch is an Irish actress, born on 16th August 1991, to the mother, Marguerite and father, Donal Lynch. She also has a younger brother named Patrick and two elder sisters, Emily and Mairead. She attended the Cartown National School till 2004 and then transferred to Our Lady’s College in Drogheda, where her father was the deputy principle. Evanna pursued speculative fiction and drama at the Centre for the Talented Youth of Ireland, a summer school for gifted teens in Glasnevin. She was a great fan of Harry Potter book series. Evanna read about the casting call on one of the Harry Potter fan sites and at the age of 14, she auditioned for the role of Luna Lovegood in the fifth series of Harry Potter (Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix). It released in 2007, and it received positive reviews from the critics. It won many awards including the Choice Summer Movie Award at the Teen Choice Awards on 26th August 2007. Critics appreciated Evanna’s performance in the film. A.O Scott described her performance as “spellbinding”. Later, she also starred in the next two sequels of Harry Potter. In 2009, She achieved the Best Supporting Actress title at the Scream Awards, for her performance in the ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’. She suffered from anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder and battled with it for two years. She wrote an essay titled ‘Why the Body Bind is My Nightmare’, wherein she described her emotional struggle with her appearance and how she managed to deal this with the use of quotations that pertain to the Harry Potter series. There is a cat named after her character, Luna. In 2010, She participated in the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland and launched their MS Readathon fundraiser. She is also associated with the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), a non-profit organisation, as the advisory board member.

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Evanna Lynch English Actress