Actress, producer and director Eva Jacqueline Longoria Bastón hails from the United States. She first gained attention for portraying Isabella Braa on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, which she starred in from 2001 to 2003, after playing several guest roles on various television series. Eva got Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for her portrayal of Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television drama Desperate Housewives, which ran from 2004 to 2012.(1)
Facts About Eva Longoria
|Estimate Net Worth||$80 million|
|Birthday||March 15, 1975|
Eva Longoria's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)
|Height||5 ft 2 in|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Eva Longoria's Net Worth
The American actress Eva Longoria has an estimated net worth of $80 million. With earnings of over $13 million in 2011, Eva Longoria was the highest-paid TV actress in the entire world. Although she first became well-known for her work on the soap opera The Young and the Restless, she is perhaps best known for her role in the TV series Desperate Housewives. (2)
Eva Longoria's Early Life
The youngest of her Mexican-American parents Ella Eva and Enrique Longoria Jr.’s four daughters, Longoria was born on March 15, 1975, in Corpus Christi, Texas. She had a sister with special needs. In 2016, Longoria spoke to Redbook. She was brought up as a Catholic. Eva did not grow up speaking Spanish and only started learning it in 2009. She worked part-time at a Wendy’s restaurant for three years while she was a high school student to help pay for her quinceanera. Longoria previously told the press how her time working in fast food as a teen shaped her work ethic. (3)
Eva Longoria's Education
Longoria graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville with a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology. She also won the Miss Corpus Christi USA title at that time. Eva entered a talent competition after graduating from college, which brought her to Los Angeles, where she was soon seen and signed by a theatrical agent. She spent four years working as a headhunter while attending auditions for roles. She spent three years at California State University, Northridge, where she graduated in May 2013 with a master’s in Chicano Studies. Success STEMS From Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers was the title of her dissertation.
Eva Longoria's Husband and Family Life
From 2002 to 2004, Longoria was wed to General Hospital actor Tyler Christopher.
In November 2004, Longoria got to know Tony Parker, the San Antonio Spurs point guard. The couple got engaged on November 2006. On July 6, 2007, they were legally wed at a Paris city hall. On July 7, 2007, they were married in a Catholic ceremony at Paris’ Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois Church. Longoria filed for divorce from Parker in Los Angeles on November 17, 2010, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Longoria asked for the restoration of her family name in the divorce petition. She also requested Parker for spousal support. A prenuptial agreement was signed by the couple in June 2007, one month before their wedding, and it was modified in June 2009, two years later.
Eva Longoria's Career
After meeting executive producer Gary Ghiaey at a political reception in Los Angeles in 1999, Longoria landed her first television role. She appeared in Beverly Hills 90210 episodes as a guest star. Eva received her big break on the CBS Daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, where Eva played Isabella Braa from 2001 to 2003, thanks to another guest appearance on General Hospital that same year. She appeared in the Dick Wolf revival of Dragnet after leaving that program. She then starred in the critically panned direct-to-video film Seorita Justice and the television movie The Dead Will Tell. Longoria played Gabrielle Solis in the ABC comedy-drama Desperate Housewives beginning in 2003. She appeared in the direct-to-video film Carlita’s Secret soon after making her television debut on Desperate Housewives.
With her Desperate Housewives co-stars, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 2006 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Eva was named entertainer of the year and received the ALMA Award that year. She also played Sylvia in Harsh Times, starring Christian Bale and Freddy Rodriguez, and co-starred with Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland in the thriller The Sentinel, which was her first significant part in a theatrical feature film. Longoria made appearances in several high-profile commercials and men’s magazines in the 2000s, and in 2008 she was ranked No. 14 in the FHM “Sexiest Women” poll. Eva also appeared on the covers of several international women’s magazines, such as Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, and Vogue. She was named one of 2003’s “Most Beautiful People” by People en Espaol. She is still listed among Hollywood’s most beautiful women. She was the first woman to top the list in back-to-back years of Maxim’s Hottest Female Stars in 2005 and 2006. Eva came in at No. 9 on the magazine’s list of the Hot 100 for 2007.
Longoria was selected as the first face of Bebe Sport in January 2007. Greg Kadel took her pictures for the campaign for the spring/summer 2007 season. Additionally, she has agreements with New York & Co. and L’Oréal. Further, Eva has dealt with Magnum Ice Cream and Heineken. She appeared in the Microsoft “I am A PC” advertising campaign. Eva shared the stage with Tony Parker during advertisements for London Fog. In 2005, she was named a spokesperson for L’Oréal Paris, and as of 2016, she continued to appear in print and television advertisements for the company. She served as a judge on The Next Food Network Star in the summer of 2010, and in October, she hosted the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards in Madrid, Spain. (4)
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