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Overview (3)

Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Birth NameEva Jacqueline Longoria
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Eva Longoria was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Ella Eva (Mireles) and Enrique Longoria, Jr. The youngest of four sisters who grew up in a Mexican-American family on a ranch near Corpus Christi, Longoria attended Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. After graduating from college, she entered a talent contest that brought her to Los Angeles, where she was spotted and subsequently signed by a theatrical agent. After landing roles on The Bold and the Beautiful (1987), General Hospital (1963) and co-starring on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), she auditioned for and won the role of "Isabella" on the popular series, The Young and the Restless (1973). After Y&R, Eva became well known worldwide thanks to Desperate Housewives (2004), where she played a main character, Gabrielle Solis. She also has a contract with L'Oreal and has been named one of the most beautiful people. A passionate advocate of education she founded The Eva Longoria Foundation which helps Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship and earned a Masters in Chicano Studies presenting her thesis on "Success STEMS From Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers." Eva has also contributed writing to publications on the subject of education.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: acapulqueno

Spouse (3)

José Bastón (21 May 2016 - present) ( 1 child)
Tony Parker (6 July 2007 - 28 January 2011) ( divorced)
Tyler Christopher (20 January 2002 - 19 January 2004) ( divorced)

Trivia (56)

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
Her parents are both of Mexican ancestry. A DNA test performed on the show Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2010) found her to be of 70% European, *27% Asian/Indigenous, and *3% African, ancestry.
Signed up to be the current 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.
Was named one of the "50 mas bellos" (50 most beautiful people) by People en Español (2005).
Was a dancer with The Pussycat Dolls.
Ranked #3 on E!'s "50 Steamiest Southern Stars".
Her father was a hunter and she has been practicing shooting her entire life.
Celebrity spokesmodel for Hanes (2005).
(August 18, 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.
Currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Was on the cover of the 100th edition of Maxim magazine. [September 2006]
Ranked #38 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.
She is considered a fluent Spanish speaker, though when interviewed in English by Spanish television, she was not 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, Emilia "Emily" Jeannette (b. August 19, 1969, formerly Mrs. David Brown, now Mrs. Dennis Blevins), and Esmeralda Josephina (b. November 7, 1972); 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
Planned to open her own restaurant called Por Fin, meaning At Last, sometime between October and November 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]
Ranked #13 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.
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 17th century, becoming rich farmers.
Of the four leading actresses of Desperate Housewives (2004), she is the only one not to receive an Emmy Award nomination for her performance on the series.
Was chosen by Australian men's magazine Zoo weekly as one of the "Top 50 Hottest Babes Ever". [March 2006]
Is the only woman to be ranked #1 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women list twice (2005 and 2006).
Ranked #1 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2005 list.
Ranked #1 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2006 list.
Ranked #9 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2007 list.
Close friends with 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.
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.
Co-owner, with Todd English, of "Beso", Latin-style steakhouses in Los Angeles, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Signed on as celebrity spokesmodel for Magnum Icecream (2008).
Ranked #4 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women 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 Lopez (Gia Francesca Lopez).
Wax statue of her was unveiled in her "Beso" restaurant and will be displayed at Madame Tussand's in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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.
Former husband Tony Parker became European champion in basketball for France (2013).
Signed on as celebrity spokesmodel for Heineken beer. [July 2009]
Ranked #13 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2014 list.
Godmother of Victoria Beckham and David Beckham's daughter Harper Beckham.
(May 21, 2016) Married her boyfriend of three years José Antonio Bastón in a sunset ceremony in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, a lakeside town roughly 88 miles from Mexico City, following a 5-month-long engagement. According to previous reports, the couple hosted roughly 200 guests at a private residence and planned to finish off the big day with fireworks. This is her third marriage.
Longtime best friend and fashion icon Victoria Beckham designed Eva's wedding dress for her marriage to José Bastón.
An essay she wrote titled "Latinas and the Educational Crisis" is included in the book Latinos and Latinas at Risk: Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice. She also contributed to The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink with her essay "Empowering Latinas" from the 2014 edition.
Gave birth to her first child at age 43, a son Santiago Enrique Baston on June 19, 2018. Child's father is her husband, Jose Antonio Baston.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6906 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 16, 2018.

Personal Quotes (23)

[on how she got the role as Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives (2004)] As soon as I read the script, I knew it was pretty special. The creator of the show asked what I thought of the writing as a whole. I told him I had no idea because I'd only read my part. He laughed and told me I'd got the job. He thought my answer was completely Gabrielle.
I didn't really blossom until my mid teens and by that time I had to work on my personality to make people like me. I found it easy to make people laugh and I was always pretty popular.
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.
I love men, I love being in love and having romantic dates. I love learning, I'm like a sponge.
[on going out on a date] I'm a fabulous date, I make sure I look good, I like hearing what a guy has to say and I make sure the evening is a real laugh. I like to laugh.
I'm a late bloomer, my looks came pretty late and success happened at the age of 30. But I'm pleased about things not coming to me immediately because it makes you appreciate it when you finally get it.
I'm definitely no Bridget Jones. I don't believe in that whole "oh there are no decent men out there" thing. Get real girls - there are loads of gorgeous guys on every street corner.
I'm totally blown away by the success of Desperate Housewives (2004). Goals focus you, but dreams have power.
[on her success from Desperate Housewives (2004)] It literally did happen overnight.
[on wearing the "I'll have your baby Brad" T-shirt] That whole T-shirt thing was just a bit of a joke. I did it for a laugh. I never expected my picture to be on the front pages of newspapers and magazines all over the world. It was just something me and my girlfriends thought was funny.
I do like British guys. If I had to pick one it would be Ewan McGregor. I met him once and he was gorgeous even if he is a little short. He has the most amazing charisma.
It would be nice to go out on a date with Brad Pitt but I'm not going to cry about it. There are plenty of other guys out there.
I don't agree with all the boundaries we put on everything. Women are forever discounting men for all sorts of silly reasons - too old, too young, wrong haircut. Give the guy a chance and he may surprise you. I've definitely been pleasantly surprised by my choices and I've always had plenty of choice.
[on marrying again] Believe me, I would shout it from the highest mountain. I married before when I was too young and eloped to Vegas. This time I'd love to have an engagement and a big wedding and do it properly.
Surely, there are more beautiful women in the world. I can name 10.
I'm like Blanche on The Golden Girls (1985). I have a good head on my shoulders but, once in a while, a man will come and knock the sense out of me.
I've always been desperate to be a pussycat. And here I am, a bona fide, show-stopping pussycat.
[on why she does not discuss her on-screen kisses with Tony Parker] I hate the kissing... we don't talk about it because it's just not a comfortable thing to talk about.
You can't do it all. So one thing I consciously did was to focus on humans. Let me tell you, in America there are as many nonprofits for saving puppies, dogs, cats and fish as for humans or children. I don't want PETA to jump all over me, but I just think, "You know what? I'm going to dedicate my efforts to human beings." I thought long and hard about where I want to make a difference. That's when I came up with the Eva Longoria Foundation to promote the education of Latina high school girls. I wanted to be efficient and effective, so that's why I chose Latinas. Also, I am one.
People judge women and put them in a box. Like "You can be the smart one; she's the fun one; she's the hard worker; she's the career one." It's like "No, we're all of these things.".
You know, Teri [Hatcher] was just a loner. I don't know. Me and Marcia [Cross] and Felicity [Huffman] were a lot closer because we are just girlie girls who like to be in each other's company. Teri didn't. There was no bad blood, I think that was just the way it was.
When Monica Puig won gold at the Olympics, I was in tears! I'm freaking Mexican American, and you would have thought I was Puerto Rican! I was screaming at the television, saying yes!
I like to lead by example. I'm glad I went back to school and got my master's because people can say, 'Well, if she did it I can do it.'

Salary (4)

Desperate Housewives (2004) $200,000 /episode (2007-08)
Desperate Housewives (2004) $400,000 /episode (2009-10)
Desperate Housewives (2004) $400,000 /episode (2010-11)
Desperate Housewives (2004) Season 1 - $30,000 per episode, Season 2 - $250,000 per episode

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