EVA LONGORIA BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Eva Longoria was born on March 15th, 1975 in Corpus Christi, Texas with the middle name Jacqueline, born as the youngest of four daughters into a Mexican American Catholic household to parents Enrique Longoria Jr. and Ella Eva Mireles.
After high school, Longoria went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. While in college she entered a beauty contest and won the title of Miss Corpus Christi. Soon she entered another contest which took her to Los Angeles, California where she was scouted and signed to an agent.
It did not take long before Eva began working in the industry. Her first role was in 1999 as a host of, "L.A. In A Day". Soon she was adding other small roles to her resume such as a guest appearance on the television series, "Beverly Hills, 90210" (2000), "General Hospital" (2000) and "The Young and the Restless", for which she was cast as a recurring character, from 2001-2003.
Other roles followed when she left "Young and the Restless" such as a role on, "Dragnet" and a television movie titled, "The Dead Will Tell" (2004). Her biggest role came next, being cast as Gabrielle Solis in the highly popular television drama series, "Desperate Housewives" (2005), a role for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series.
Along with her television work, she added film credits such as, "The Sentinel" (2006), "Harsh Times" (2006), "Lower Learning" (2008), "Seabrook" (2009), "Without Men" (2010) and soon to release, "Long Time Gone" and "The Truth" (both 2012).
In addition to her acting she works as a model for such products as, L'Oréal, Hanes, New York & Co., Heineken, Magnum Ice-Cream and is the face of Bebe Sport. Longoria has a fragrance called, "Eva by Eva Longoria" released in 2010. She also opened a restaurant called, Beso (Kiss) in Hollywood which has a night club called Eve upstairs. Not only is she a working model, actress and business woman, she is a published author with a book out titled, "Eva's Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends" which became available at book retailers in 2011.
She is also involved in a number of charitable causes such as starting the Eva's Heroes charity in 2006 which assists to help developmentally disabled children. Other charities she supports are, Clothes Off Our Back Foundation, OmniPeace, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Project Home among many others.
Eva Longoria has married twice. Her first husband was "General Hospital" actor, Tyler Christopher and they were together from 2002 through 2004. She then wed San Antonio Spurs basketball star Tony Parker in 2007 and by 2011, this marriage also came to an end.
2012 The Truth
2012 The Baytown Outlaws
2012 Long Time Gone
2004-2012 Desperate Housewives
2012 For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada
2011 Arthur Christmas
2011 American Revolutionaries: DMC
2011 Without Men
2008 Childrens Hospital
2008 Lower Learning
2008 Over Her Dead Body
2007 The Heartbreak Kid
2006 The Sentinel
2006 George Lopez
2005 Harsh Times
2005 Hustler's Instinct
2005 Desperate Housewives: Oprah Winfrey Is the New Neighbor
2004 Carlita's Secre
2003-2004 L.A. Dragnet
2004 The Dead Will Tell
2004 Señorita Justice
2001 The Young and the Restless
2000 General Hospital
2000 Beverly Hills, 90210