2 FAST 2 FURIOUS
Since arriving in
Hollywood, newcomer EVA MENDES (Monica Fuentes)
has quickly ascended to stardom
and four major studio releases this year (including 2 Fast 2 Furious) will
solidifV her as a household name.
Mendes received the
most recognition for her unforgettable role starring opposite Denzel Washington
in the box office hit Training Day for director Antoine Fuqua. The performance also led to
the upcoming Carl Franklin helmed feature Out of Time, once more starring
opposite Denzel Washington; in Out of Time, Mendes stars as a detective
teamed with a small town police officer (Washington) investigating a missing
persons case. The film is slated for a fall 2003 release.
Also this fall, she can
he seen in Once Upon a Time in Mexico opposite Antonio Banderas and
Johnny Depp. The film is the final chapter of director Robert Rodriguez's
trilogy that starred with his debut feature, El Mariachi, and
continued with Desperado.
completing filming Stuck on You (slated for a winter 2003 release) for
directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly. The story centers on conjoined twins (Greg
Kinnear and Mart Damon) who have aspirations to act; she plays Greg Kinnear's
love interest, an actress who encourages his ambitions.
In between her
filming projects, Eva has found rime to join the elite group of women
(including Julianne Moore and Halle Berry) who represent Revlon Cosmetics in
print and television commercials.
Mendes hails from
Miami, but was discovered in Los Angeles by a photographer who asked to shoot a
session with her. The resulting photos began a chain reaction of success,
landing her a manager, commercial and film roles, and agency representation. Eva
left college and is studying with acting coach Ivana Chubbuck, the mentor to
such actors as Elisabeth Shue and Halle Berry.
previously seen in the feature All About the Benjamins, starring opposite
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