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Updated on November 14, 2008

Eva Longoria Bio

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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Personal life

Longoria was married to Tyler Christopher, General Hospital star, from January 20, 2002 to January 19, 2004, and as such, was also credited as Eva Longoria Christopher. Longoria has been romantically linked to SAG president Edward W V Stephens, successful writer Milan Gracanin, ex-*NSYNC member JC Chasez, actor Mousir Syed and Life As We Know It star, Sean Faris (although both Faris and Longoria deny any romantic link). Although some have reported her height as 5'2", she is in fact 5'1".

As of November 30, 2006, she is engaged to NBA basketball star Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs. Eva and Tony called in to the Ryan Seacrest radio show to announce it. She said the way he proposed was "perfect, personal, and sweet." After playing against the Utah Jazz, Parker flew out to Los Angeles, which was random because she never thought he would come there after the game. She got off work at about midnight and he was there waiting for her. The two plan to wed on July 7th, 2007. Reports said Longoria claimed she’s had to teach Tony Parker lots of tricks in the bedroom because he was so inexperienced when he met her "I’m the experienced one. I’m the teacher, especially about love. He’s always telling me he’s never met anyone who loves the way I do, wholly, freely and unconditionally."

On December 24, 2005, a car driven by Parker was cited for impeding traffic. Longoria, who was a passenger, allegedly began verbally abusing the officer by yelling: "He's just a Mexican bike cop. He only wants your autograph." She later denied the allegation, saying through her publicist: "I never made any sort of racial slurs, let alone made any comments about the officer being Mexican, as a Mexican myself."

She is a Catholic and jokingly mentioned about how uneasy it made her feel in an episode of Desperate Housewives when her character attacked a nun. She also has mentioned in the past that her grandmother at first disapproved of the fact that her character was having an adulterous affair with an 18 year old.

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