Eva Longoria – Famous Actress

Who is Eva Longoria?

Eva Longoria is an American actress and producer famous for her award-winning role on the Desperate Housewives ABC series from 2004 to 2012.


March 15, 1975

Birth Place

Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

Zodiac Sign


Her early life and career beginnings

Eva Jacqueline Longoria was born to Mexican-American parents Ella Eva and Enrique Longoria. She’s the youngest amongst four daughters.

She graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville with a degree in Kinesiology while performing in college plays in 1998. She won Miss Corpus Christi USA in the same year

She went further to California State University, Northridge, and received a master’s degree in Chicano Studies in May 2013.

Longoria worked part-time at a Wendy’s restaurant to help earn money for her Quinceañera, a Mexican cultural celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday which marks the transition from childhood to adulthood.

Her breakthrough in the industry came when she played a regular role on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless as Isabella Braña, from 2001 to 2003.

Her professional life

Longoria’s first television role was in 1999 when she guest-starred in Beverly Hills, 90210. She guest-starred and appeared in several other films during this time.

She came into the limelight as Gabrielle Solis in the ABC comedy-drama Desperate Housewives. Her act made her a nominee for a Golden Globe Award for best performance by an actress in a Television series.

Longoria played her first significant role in a theatrical film starring as a rookie service agent in the The Sentinel in 2006.

Her rising fame and hard work brought more roles her way. She played Sylvia in Harsh times, Paulina Ramirez in Frontera, Eileen in Visions, Theresa in Overboard, Asia in All-Star Weekend, and many others.

Longoria appeared on many television series, including Dragnet, Saturday Night Live, Telenovela, Empire, Grand Hotel, Flipped, etc.

Beyond her acting career, she hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards in Spain and judged The Next Food Network Star.

Longoria’s skyrocketing career afforded her several high-profile advertising campaigns; she was featured on various International magazine covers and was a nominee of many notable awards.

Longoria’s other ventures

In March 2008, Longoria opened a restaurant named Beso, with a nightclub on the floor above, alongside her partners located in Hollywood Boulevard.
She wrote her first book Eva’s Kitchen, in 2011 and announced a collaboration with Sunrise Brands to create a women’s sportswear brand in 2015.
Longoria launched her clothing line website in March 2017.
She was involved in many charity works and activism that earned her Philanthropist of the year by The Hollywood Reporter.

Her personal life

Longoria and Tyler Christopher married from 2002 to 2004.
Afterward, she met Tony Parker in 2004, and they married in the civil service on July 6, 2007, at Paris City hall and had their Catholic wedding the next day in Paris. Longoria filed for divorce from Tony Parker on November 17, 2010.
Longoria met José Antonio on a blind date, and they married in Mexico on May 21, 2016. They have a son Santiago who was born in 2018.


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