Cuban-American actress born March 5, 1974, best known for such movies as The Spirit, Stuck On You, and The Other Guys.
- Everyone Went to School Together: Went to high school with John Cho.
- Latin Lover
- Ms. Fanservice: She even appears in a full frontal in her arguable breakout role (Training Day).
- Old Shame: One of her first roles was in Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror. After seeing it, she was so appalled by her performance, she sought acting classes.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her name often gets misspelled as "Mendez".
- Probably due to the fact that in Spanish the spelling is Méndez. Mendes is more Portuguese.
- So Beautiful, It's a Curse/ Reluctant Fanservice Girl : She has commented many times on how she is kept from being taken seriously as an actress because of her attractive appearance. Yet, she has also mentioned how she's not afraid to turn up the sexuality if it's needed to secure a role.
- Spicy Latina