Eva Mendes was born in Miami, in a relatively poor Cuban family. She decided to pursue acting during college, and had her breakthrough role in the movie Training Day. Since then, Mendes has been in movies like Hitch and Ghost Rider, and is generally regarded as one of the best Latina actresses in the world today.
During her childhood in Los Angeles, Mendes dealt with bullying. During high school, other kids would bully Mendes for little things like the shoes she wore. Mendes said the bullying was terrible, but she was able to overcome it, and still become a great actress.
Mendes has spoken about her experiences being bullied, and spoken about the importance of combating bullying. She has a great story and is a role model to all those people who are experiencing bullying in their lives.