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Eva Longoria Biography Eva Longoria (born March 15, 1975) is a Mexican American actress who has performed in both Film and Television. She may be best known for her role in the ABC Television series Desperate Housewives.Eva Longoria was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, to a Mexican American family. As a child, Eva Longoria believed she was adopted because she was the only one of all her parents children to have dark features (skin tone and eye color). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at Texas A&M, Kingsville. During this time she won the title of Miss Corpus Christi, USA in 1998. After completing college, she entered a talent contest which would lead her to Los Angeles, shortly after she was spotted and signed by a theatrical agent.Eva Longoria landed her first television role in 2000, guest starring in an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210. It was a humble beginning, but there would soon be more work. Another guest appearance in General Hospital the same year preceded her big break in popular American soap The Young and the Restless, in which she played psychotic Isabella Brana Williams from 2001 to 2003 and she was listed in People en Espanol's "Most Beautiful People" for 2003. After leaving Y&R, she was seen on the now-canceled Dragnet. Although it lasted only two seasons, the show gave Logoria another leading star credit to her name. Following Dragnet, she starred in two ill-fated productions - Senorita Justice - a poorly received Straight-to-Video film and a TV Movie titled The Dead Will Tell.But Eva Longoria was about to land a role that would elevate her to the A-List. In 2004, she starred as adulteress Gabrielle Solis in the worldwide break-out ABC hit Desperate Housewives. As the show became an overnight sensation, Logoria's career was well and truly launched. She caused a stir at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards in Miami when she appeared in a one-piece bathing suit to introduce Mariah Carey's performance, and joked that she .wasn.t going to let a little hurricane keep me from wearing a bathing suit... She also became the face of L'Oreal internationally and signed a rumoured 6-figure deal to appear in the company's print and television ads. Despite her success, she was snubbed at the 2005 Emmy Awards when she was the only member of the Desperate Housewives cast not be awarded a nomination. She satirized Housewives internal drama when she appeared on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show, being interviewed from her supposedly-relegated-to worst seats in the house.Shortly after her debut on Desperate Housewives, Eva Longoria starred in a poorly received Straight-to-Video film titled Carlita's Secret for which she was also co-producer. In 2005, she was finally rewarded for her performance as Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives when she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy along with her co-stars. She also stars opposite Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland in the 2006 thriller The Sentinel, which is her first major role in a Theatrical Movie. Eva Longoria continues to be included in lists of Hollywood's Most Beautiful, and was listed as #1 in Maxim Magazine's Hottest Female Stars of 2005.
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