Eva Jacqueline Longoria (born March 15, 1975)is an American actress, best known for portraying Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives. Longoria received a nomination for the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on Desperate Housewives.
Eva Longoria is an American film and television actress and director, best known for portraying leading character Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television series "Desperate Housewives". She received a nomination for the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on this show.
She was raised Roman Catholic. She did not speak Spanish growing up, and did not learn the language until 2009. While in high school, she worked at a Wendy's restaurant part-time for three years to help earn money for her quinceañera. Longoria previously told the press how her years in fast food as a teen shaped her work ethic, saying "I couldn't wait to get to work and make my own money." Longoria earned her Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. At that time (1998), she also won the title of Miss Corpus Christi USA. After completing college, she entered a talent contest that led her to Los Angeles; and shortly thereafter, was spotted and signed by a theatrical agent. While auditioning for roles, she worked as a headhunter for four years.
Born: 15 March 1975 (age 47 years), Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Spouse: José Bastón (m. 2016), Tony Parker (m. 2007–2011), Tyler Christopher (m. 2002–2004)
Children: Santiago Enrique Bastón
Height: 1.55 m
Siblings: Esmeralda Josephina Longoria, Elizabeth Judina Longoria, Emily Jeannette Longoria
Parents: Enrique Longoria, Jr. Ella Eva Mireles
In 2006, Longoria founded Eva's Heroes, a charity which helps young adults with developmental disabilities. The organization is located in San Antonio, Texas and was inspired by her sister who has intellectual disabilities.
She is the national spokesperson for PADRES Contra El Cancer. She signed shoes for the Spirit of Women Red Shoe Celebrity Auction. Longoria also supports the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation, OmniPeace, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Stroke Association, Project HOME and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Longoria is an executive producer of Shine Global Inc.'s documentary The Harvest which is focused on the 500,000 child migrant farm workers in the U.S. and promote awareness and support to enact the Children's Act for Responsible Employment (CARE Act).