This petite (5' 2") woman was named #1 in Maxim's Hot 100 list (2005). Eva is a self confessed 'late bloomer' and an 'Ugly Ducking'! Not just beautiful, but spunky and talented, Eva has taken the world of TV by storm with her portrayal of the sultry, sexy Gabrielle Solis played to perfection, in the massive hit "Desperate Housewives." There is no stopping this lady, anymore and a bright future beckons her!
Born to Catholic parents on March 15, 1975, Eva is the youngest of 4 sisters. Eva has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from A&M University-Kingsville Texas. Teased for being ugly as a teenager, Eva entered a talent hunt contest soon after college. This gave Eva the opportunity to spread her wings in LA. Eva's acting career took off soon after, when she was signed by an agent.Hollywood Calling
Eva's rise to fame was jumpstarted by her role as the psychotic Isabella Brana Williams on 'The Young and the Restless' TV series, from 2001 to 2003. Before 'The Young and the Restless,' Eva played small roles in serials such as 'The Bold and The Beautiful,' 'General Hospital' and 'Beverly Hills, 90210.' After leaving 'The Young and the Restless,' she landed the role of Gabrielle Solis, a 'model-unhappily-married-to-money,' on the popular drama "Desperate Housewives."
Longoria caused a stir at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards when she arrived barely dressed to introduce Mariah Carey's equally head-turning performance. In the same year, Eva was the only female cast from "Desperate Housewives" who did not win a nomination. Ellen DeGeneres invited Eva on her show 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' to discuss her feeling about not being nominated.
Eva Longoria was married to her General Hospital co-star Christopher Tyler from 2002-2004. She has also been linked to Screen Actors Guild president Sid Laura Horowitz, successful writer Milan Gracanin, ex-NSYNC member JC Chasez, basketball star Tony Parker of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs, and more recently with front man of Irish band Centipede on the Roof, Rory Conroy.
Eva has also starred with Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland in the movie "The Sentinel" where she plays the role of a Secret Service Agent. Her prowess at handling her service weapon put both her men co-stars to shame!Personal Life & Trivia
Desperate Housewives was termed as the next best serial after Sex and the City.
She furthers the cause for the emancipation of Latinos.
Is politically active and has campaigned for John Kerry.
Is good friends with top Hollywood cinematographer, Ted Endres.Achievements
Eva is a former Miss Corpus Christi.
One of People en Espanol's "25 Most Beautiful People" for 2003.
First woman to top the list of Maxim's Hottest Female Stars of 2005 & 2006 (two years in a row).
Won the ALMA Award.
Has been chosen by L'Oreal as their brand ambassador.Past Projects
Lower Learning.... Rebecca Seabrook
Over Her Dead Body.... Kate
The Heartbreak Kid.... Consuela
Desperate Housewives (TV).... Gabrielle Solis
The Sentinel.... Jill Marin
George Lopez (TV).... Brooke
The Young and the Restless (TV).... Isabella Brana Williams
General Hospital.... Brenda Barrett Lookalike
Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV).... Movie Extra
Eva Longoria was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on March 15, 1975.Name:
Eva Jacqueline LongoriaDate of Birth:
March 15th 1975Height:
5' 2" (1.57 m)Talent Agency:
Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
9830 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
"I love being a woman. I love the sexiness we get to exude. But the best thing about being a woman is the power we have over men."