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Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria Biography

Eva Longoria, born as Eva Jacqueline Longoria (born March 15, 1975), is an American television and film actress.

Longoria is best known for her roles as Isabella Braña on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 2001 to 2003, and as Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives. For her work on Desperate Housewives, she received a Golden Globe Award nomination. She has also has starred in films such as Harsh Times (2005), The Sentinel (2006) and Over Her Dead Body (2008).

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Eva Longoria Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2012 ALMA Awards Favorite Movie Actress - Drama/Adventure For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012). Nominated
2012 People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite TV Drama Actress Nominated
2012 Imagen Foundation Awards Best Actress/Feature Film Without Men (2011). Nominated
2011 People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite TV Comedy Actress Nominated
2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series "Desperate Housewives" (2004). Nominated

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Eva Longoria Trivia

  • Attended Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology (the study of anatomy, physiology, and body movement).
  • Was Miss Corpus Christi USA 1998
  • Is of Mexican descent.
  • Signed up to be the new L'Oreal image for 1 million pounds. [2005]
  • Is the only one among her parents' children to have dark skin, dark eyes, and dark hair. Her three sisters all have fair hair, blue eyes, and Caucasian skin color. Eva thought for a long time that she was adopted because of her features.
  • Named #1 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
  • Was named one of the "50 mas bellos" (50 most beautiful people) by People en Español (2005).
  • Was a dancer with The Pussycat Dolls.
  • #3 on E!'s "50 Steamiest Southern Stars"
  • Her father was a hunter and she has been practicing shooting her entire life.
  • Spokesmodel for Hanes (2005)
  • Accidentally hit on the head by a falling pole on the set of her series "Desperate Housewives" (2004) and was unconscious for four minutes. Taken to a hospital, treated for a bump on the head and released. [August 18, 2005]
  • Lives in L.A.
  • Was on the cover of the 100th edition of Maxim magazine [April 2006]
  • Named #38 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
  • She is considered a fluent Spanish speaker, though when interviewed in English by Spanish TV, she wasn't able to answer fluently in Spanish.
  • Daughter of Enrique Longoria Jr. (born in Rachal, Brooks County, Texas) and Ella Eva Mireles, married in Falfurrias, Brooks County, Texas.
  • She has three older sisters: Elizabeth Judina, Emily Jeannette (formerly Mrs. David Brown, now Mrs. Dennis Blevins), and Esmeralda Josephina; and two nieces, Briella Megan Blevins and Bethany Mikaela Blevins.
  • One of her cousins works at a post office in New Jersey.
  • Was among the guests at Marcia Cross' wedding to Tom Mahoney
  • Plans to open her own restaurant called Por Fin, meaning At Last, sometime between October and November of 2006.
  • Among the guests at her Silvester party 2004/2005 was her then-boyfriend J.C. Chasez
  • She fell down some stairs on the set of "Desperate Housewives" (2004). Her ribs were very bruised. [October 2006]
  • Named #13 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
  • Was engaged to Tony Parker in November 2006. The wedding was set for the summer of 2007 in Paris, France.
  • Her surname, Longoria, comes from the old Asturian (Spanish) noble surname; de Longoria, from a branch settled on Nueva España, now Mexico, in the XVIIth century, becoming rich farmers.
  • Of the four leading actresses of "Desperate Housewives" (2004), she is the only one not to receive an Emmy nomination for her performance on the show.
  • Was chosen by Australian men's magazine Zoo weekly as one of the "Top 50 Hottest Babes Ever" in March 2006.
  • Is the only woman to be ranked #1 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list twice. (2005 and 2006).
  • Ranked #1 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
  • Ranked #1 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2006 list.
  • Ranked #9 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
  • Close friend of Mario Lopez since 1992. He escorted her mother down the aisle at Eva's wedding to Tony Parker.
  • She was July on FHM magazine's 2005 pinup calendar (2005).
  • Following French law, she first married Tony Parker in a civil ceremony, held by Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoë, on 6 July 2007 before exchanging vows in a religious ceremony at the Eglise Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois in Paris one day later. The wedding reception was held at the Vaux-le-Vicomte castle, with about 200 guests including the San Antonio Spurs team, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Thierry Henry, Felicity Huffman, Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross and Nicollette Sheridan, Denzel Washington and Victoria Beckham.
  • Her wedding dress for her civil ceremony was designed by Karl Lagerfeld.
  • In 2008 she became the new face for Magnum Icecream.
  • Co-owner, with Todd English, of "Beso", Latin-style steakhouses in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
  • Ranked #4 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
  • Contrary to popular belief, is not related to Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria. However, after the Rays won the 2008 American League Championship Series, she sent Evan a bottle of champagne and a note thanking him for doing such a great job holding up the family name.
  • Guacamole reminds her of home.
  • Thierry Henry served as a witness at Longoria's wedding to Tony Parker.
  • Godmother of Mario Lopez's daughter, Gia Francesca Lopez.
  • Wax statue of her was unveiled in her "Beso" restaurant in Las Vegas and will be displayed at Madame Tussand's in Las Vegas.
  • Her Las Vegas restaurant, "Beso", is under bankruptcy protection [July 2011].
  • When she was young, she worked at a Wendy's and an automotive repair shop.
  • While doing a genealogy show, "Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr." (2010), with Henry Louis Gates, she discovered that she is related to cellist Yo-Yo Ma. It turned out that Eva is 7% Asian and shares a common ancestor with Ma in the last 250 years.
  • She is a cat lover.


Eva Longoria Photos

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    2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Installation Luncheon - Arrivals

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    2013 Global Gift Celebrity Golf Tournament Co-Chaired by Eva Longoria in Marbella - August 3, 2013

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    "Devious Maids" TV Series Premiere Party - Arrivals

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    66th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian" Premiere - Arrivals

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    66th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Le Passe" ("The Past") Premiere - Arrivals

  • Eva Longoria, Jane Fonda, Jim Carrey

    2013 TCM Classic Film Festival - Jane Fonda Hand and Footprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre

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