[[UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}} Cuban]]-American actress born March 5, 1974, best known for such movies as ''Film/TheSpirit'', ''Film/StuckOnYou'', and ''Film/TheOtherGuys''.
!!!Related Tropes

* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Went to high school with JohnCho.
* LatinLover
* MsFanservice: She even appears in a full frontal in her arguable breakout role (''Film/TrainingDay'').
* OldShame: One of her first roles was in ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCornVFieldsOfTerror''. After seeing it, she was so appalled by her performance, she sought acting classes.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her name often gets misspelled as "Mendez".
** Probably due to the fact that in Spanish the spelling is Méndez. Mendes is more Portuguese.
* SpicyLatina