Eva Longoria Biography

Eva Longoria is a famous American television and film actress. This biography offers a detailed account of her childhood, life, works and timeline.

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Also Known As: Eva Longoria Bastón

Famous as: Actress

Nationality: American

Birth Date: March 15, 1975

Age: 42 Years

Sun Sign: Pisces

Height: 1.57 m

Born in: Corpus Christi

father: Enrique Longoria Jr.

mother: Ella Eva Mireles Longoria

siblings: Elizabeth Judina Longoria, Emily Jeannette Longoria, Esmeralda Josephina Longoria

Spouses/Partners: Tyler Christopher, Tony Parker

religion: Roman Catholic

Ideology: Democrats

City, States, Provinces & Districts: Texas

Founder/Co-Founder: Eva's Heroes

Net worth: $35 million as of Jan 17, 2017

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education: Texas A&M University-Kingsville

awards: 2002 - ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama
2006 - ALMA Award for Person of the Year
2007 - Bambi Award for TV Series International

2007 - People's Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Star
2005 - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2006 - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2005 - Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Performance – Female

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Eva Longoria was born in Corpus Christi in Texas, United States. She finished her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and subsequently took part in a talent contest, which paved way for her in the world of entertainment. She debuted with “The Bold and the Beautiful”, and followed it up with the memorable role of “Isabella” in the popular TV show “The Young and the Restless”. She was nominated for the prestigious Golden Globe Award for her great performance as “Gabrielle Solis” in another famed television show “Desperate Housewives”. Brought up on a ranch in Texas, Longoria has been named as one of the most beautiful people by a number of reputed magazines like “People”. Besides, she has also endorsed renowned brands such as L’Oreal and Hanes. She has been supporting a number of humanitarian causes and has been involved in many philanthropic activities, too. She has also written a cookbook titled “Eva’s Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends” and has taken part in a promotion for Lay’s potato chips. Though, this attractive actor’s career was not a booming success at the beginning, it soon picked up and she’s currently one of the hottest stars in Hollywood.

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Childhood & Early Life
  • Born in Texas, Eva Jacqueline Longoria was the fourth and youngest daughter of Enrique Longoria, Jr. and Ella Eva Mireles, both of whom are Mexican Americans.
  • Raised a Roman Catholic, she studied at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology.
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Career
  • In 1998, Longoria became Miss Corpus Christi, USA, while pursuing her bachelor’s degree. She also took part in another talent contest in Los Angeles, after college, where she was spotted by a theatrical agent.
  • In 1999, she hosted a segment of the TV show, “L.A. In A Day”, produced by Gary Ghiaey. This was her first appearance on television.
  • Subsequently, the steamy star appeared in a guest role in an episode of the famous show “Beverly Hills 90210”. Likewise, she also bagged a guest appearance in the show “General Hospital”.
  • Following these guest performances, she was offered the role of ‘Isabella Bra�a’ in the soap opera “The Young and the Restless”, produced by CBS Daytime. This catapulted her to great fame.
  • After this, she starred in a direct-to-video film “Se�orita Justice”, and a television film “The Dead Will Tell”.
  • Her career breakthrough came in 2003, when she was cast as ‘Gabrielle Solis’ in the infamous comedy-drama “Desperate Housewives”. Thereafter, she also starred in and co-produced another direct-to-video film “Carlita’s Secret”.
  • In 2006, the talented star was cast opposite Michael Douglas in the thriller “The Sentinel”. This was her first major role in a movie. The same year, she bagged a role in the Christian Bale and Freddy Rodriguez-starrer “Harsh Times”.
  • “Eva’s Heroes” is a charity foundation that Longoria set up in 2006, for developmentally disabled children. In 2007, Longoria made it into the Hot 100 list of “Maxim”. She was ranked No. 9.
  • From 2005 to 2010, she endorsed L’Oreal Paris and also served as its spokesperson.
  • Her name appeared at the fourth spot on “Forbes Prime Time's 10 Top-Earning Women” list based on her income which was close to $12 million from June 2009 to June 2010.
  • She also hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 held at Madrid in Spain. Besides acting, Longoria partnered with a few friends to open a restaurant, “Beso” in Hollywood.
  • She also ventured into writing her first cookbook “Eva's Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends” that was published in 2011.
  • She is also wholeheartedly occupied with philanthropic activities. She has been involved with a number of organisations like PADRES Contra El Cancer, the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation, Project HOME, OmniPeace, the National Stroke Association, the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
  • In May 2013, she earned her Master’s degree in Chicano Studies from California State University, Northridge.
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Major Works
  • In 2003, Longoria played the role of an adulteress, ‘Gabrielle Solis’ in the ABC comedy-drama ‘Desperate Housewives’, which catapulted her to great fame. Soon, she became a household name and earned several prestigious awards for her role.
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Awards & Achievements
  • In 2006, Longoria was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for ‘Desperate Housewives’.
  • In 2006, she also received the ALMA Award and was also named the entertainer of the year.
  • She is the first woman to remain at the No.1 position in the list of “Hottest Female Stars” by “Maxim” in 2005 and 2006.
  • This noted television personality was named the “Philanthropist of the year” by ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ for her service to the Latino community.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • From 2002 to 2004, Eva Longoria was married to Tyler Christopher, a television actor.
  • From 2007 to 2011, she was married to NBA star Tony Parker.
  • She is a Democrat and supported President Obama’s re-election in 2012.
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Trivia
  • This talented actress’ father was in the Army, and her mother was a special education teacher.
  • This famous Hollywood star worked for four years at Wendy’s restaurant, while she was in high school.
  • This well-known television actor’s father was a hunter, and she herself has been practising shooting.
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1. John Wick (2014)

  (Thriller, Crime, Action)

2. The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

  (Comedy, Romance)

3. Harsh Times (2005)

  (Thriller, Drama, Crime, Action)

4. The Sentinel (2006)

  (Action, Thriller, Crime)

5. Arthur Christmas (2011)

  (Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Family, Comedy)

6. In a World... (2013)

  (Comedy)

7. Over Her Dead Body (2008)

  (Comedy, Romance, Fantasy)

8. The Baytown Outlaws (2012)

  (Action, Crime, Comedy)

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Last Updated
- January 05, 2017

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