Mexico and the United States share a lot more in common than existing on the same geographical continent. The two North American countries have shared amongst many things, commerce, spring break college students, drugs and actors/actresses. Since Hollywood became the world’s leading film industry, actors and actresses have crossed the border to carve a piece of Hollywood for themselves. Of the notable names that have made a name for themselves in Hollywood is Salma Hayek. One actress who is still on that journey is Eiza Gonzalez.
The young actress from Mexico was recently cast in the spin-off of the Fast and Furious franchise Hobbs and Shaw, and if history is anything to go by, it may very well be the start of great things for the actress in Hollywood. Read on to learn more about her.
Eiza Gonzalez – Biography
Eiza began her career at an early age. Perhaps from the influence of her mother’s former model life, she took an interest in acting at a very young age and sought out a life of glamour and privilege. She was born on January 30, 1990, in Caborca, Sonora, Mexico. Her parents are Carlos Reyna and Glenda Reyna, her full name at birth is Eiza Gonzalez Reyna and she has an older brother named Yulen. Eiza suffered the unfortunate tragedy of losing her father at the young age of 12. It is a loss that she has held on to since and it has been a huge drive in the pursuit of her goals.
Poised to have a career that spans beyond the borders of Mexico, she attended two bi-lingual schools, Edron Academy and American School Foundation. After completing that stage of her education, she enrolled at the Televisa Acting School, Centro de Education Artistica for a three-year course, she did, however, spend just two years there.
She had started taking acting lessons and studies at the age of 13 which culminated in her first acting role at the age of 16 when she was cast as the lead in a telenovela, Lola….Erase Una Vez. The show was successful and it ran for two years in the US and across Latin America. After the show ended in 2008, Gonzalez had her first visit to the US to attend a three-month acting course at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. At the completion of the course, Eiza Gonzalez returned to Mexico and used her newly acquired knowledge to secure roles in various shows and films.
After a couple years of appearing in various Mexican films and shows, Gonzalez decided to walk the path many talented actresses before her had taken; she moved to Los Angeles. Her move to Los Angeles looked like it was going to be an immediate success as she was cast in All Hail the Square Blossom Queen. Unfortunately, the movie did not happen immediately and when it was recast, she lost the part.
The disappointment did not last as she secured a part in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. In further confirmation of a successor narrative to Selma Hayek as the Mexican queen in Hollywood, she plays Santanico Pandemonium in the show – a character that was played by Selma Hayek in the original film. She also starred in Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver in 2017 as the character, Darling.
Outside of acting, Eiza Gonzalez is a model. She has endorsements from multiple fashion brands. She is also a singer; she released a solo album after the success of her performance in her debut show, Lola…Erase Una Vez. She has two solo albums to her name – Counter-current (Contracorriente) and Te Acordaras de Mi. Eiza is an accomplished speaker of Italian, Spanish and English.
Relationships & Boyfriend
As far as every indication suggests, Eiza is currently in zero romantic relationships at the moment. The actress has chosen to focus on her career and find her place in the large ocean that is Hollywood.
She was however in a relationship with D.J. Cotrona, a fellow cast member of From Dusk till Dawn: The Series and the duo dated for two years from 2014 to 2016. Sometime towards the end of the same year, she was rumored to have been smitten with another co-star from Dusk till Dawn, Calvin Harris.
Most recently in 2018, the beautiful Eiza Gonzalez was reportedly having the time of her life with actor Josh Duhamel but things ended before fans could even get used to the idea. If the standard of Hollywood is anything to go by, it won’t be long before some hunky dude catches her fancy again soon.
Eiza comes from a family of four. She has a brother who is 12 years older than she is. Ever since she lost her father, her mother has been very supportive of her career. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her family.