Eva Jacqueline Longoria is an American actress who became famous for her role as Gabrielle Solis in the television series Desperate Housewives.
Actress Eva Longoria was born on March 15, 1975 in Corpus Christi, Texas. In her youth, she participated in beauty contests. Her appearance in show business occurred with a role in the soap opera “Young and Daring” from 2001 to 2003. And the main role that made her famous, she received in 2004, as Gabriel Solis in the famous television series “Desperate Housewives.”
Eva was the youngest of four sisters. She grew up on a ranch in Corpus Christi. Longoria studied at the University of Texas A & M, Kingsville, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology.
In March 1998, Longoria won the beauty contest “Miss Corpus Christi”. After that, she went to Los Angeles to participate in the talent show, won it, and stayed in California to pursue an acting career.
In 2000, Longoria first appeared on TV in small roles in the series “Beverly Hills 90210” and “General Hospital.” The following year, the young actress joined the cast of the soap opera The Young and the Restless, in which she played Isabella, a mentally unstable character who, after two seasons, was sent to a psychiatric hospital.
Longoria won the American Latino Media Arts Award for an outstanding female role in 2002, but the best was waiting for her – two years later, the actress received her vivid role in the new series “Desperate Housewives.”
In 2004, Longoria appeared in the role of Gabriel Solis on ABC in the comedy melodrama “Desperate Housewives”, which quickly became... a hit, and Longoria instantly gained worldwide fame.
A year after the show began, she won the “Choice TV Breakout Performance” at the “Teen Choice Awards” and won the “Screen Actors Guild Award” for her outstanding role in the comedy series. The cast won the SAG in 2006, and Longoria took home the Golden Globe for Best Actress in the TV series, comedy or musical and ALMA as “Person of the Year.” She also entered the “Top 50 Most Beautiful People” in 2005 and became # 1 on the annual “Hot 100” list of Maxim magazine for two consecutive years.
The fame gained after participating in the series “Desperate Housewives”, led her to the role in the movie, and she appeared in the films “Harsh Times”, “The Guardian” and “The Girl of My Nightmares” and others.
After “Desperate Housewives”
In 2012, the series “Desperate Housewives” came to an end. Longoria received almost $ 400,000 for the episode, which made her one of the most paid television stars in the world. She is also the national representative of “Padres Contra el Cancer”, a non-profit organization that helps children of Latin America with oncological diseases and their families. Longoria founded “Eva’s Heroes” – an organization that provides opportunities for the development of youth.
The actress is an international person of “L’Oreal Paris”, “Bebe Sport” and a representative of “Pepsi”. And of course she continues to play, both on television and in the cinema, and also produces the reality show “Ready for Love.”
Longoria was married to actor Tyler Christopher from 2002 to 2004 and behind the star of basketball Tony Parker from 2004 to 2010.