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Eva Longoria

Eva LongoriaAKA Eva Jacqueline Longoria

Born: 15-Mar-1975
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, TX

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Desperate Housewives

Eva Longoria says she was an ugly duckling as a child, but she won the Miss Corpus Christi beauty pageant in 1998. She grew up on the family ranch near that city, then earned a degree in kinesiology (human body mechanics) while becoming active in her college's theater department. After graduation, she worked as a model, then sought out an agent and came to Los Angeles, where, in her first roles, she appeared in a stage production of What the Rabbi Saw and played a stewardess on Beverly Hills, 90210. She spent 2½ years on the soap opera The Young and the Restless, playing a former prostitute who tried to kill another woman and ended up in an insane asylum.

In 2003, she co-hosted The Talent Agency with comic-actor Alex Thomas, a syndicated amateur competition that aired in the wee hours on the weekends in most cities, and was quickly scuttled. She joined the cast of the 2003-04 revival of Dragnet with Ed O'Neill as Joe Friday just in time to see the show cancelled. And then she found fame as Gabrielle Solis, the rich housewife with a bad marriage and a thing for the yard boy, on the cul-de-sac drama Desperate Housewives with Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, and Nicollette Sheridan.

On the strength of Longoria's TV name recognition, she has become a spokeswoman for Hanes underwear and L'Oreal beauty products, and has been featured in a few movies, most notably as a rookie federal agent in The Sentinel with Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland. In a 2004 interview with Rolling Stone she mentioned a fondness for vibrators. The producers of Desperate Housewives were subsequently deluged with sex toys sent by the series' fans, and reportedly asked Longoria not to mention the subject again.

She was married for three years to actor Tyler Christopher, best known for a recurring role on the soap General Hospital. In 2007 she married San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker, and professionally redubbed herself Eva Longoria Parker. She filed for divorce from Parker on 17 November 2010.

Father: Enrique Longoria Jr. (b. 1943)
Mother: Ella Eva Mireles Longoria (b. 1944)
Sister: Elizabeth Judina Longoria
Sister: Emily Jeannette Longoria
Sister: Esmeralda Josephina Longoria
Husband: Tyler Christopher (actor, b. 11-Nov-1972, m. 20-Jan-2002, sep. 2004, div. 19-Jan-2005)
Boyfriend: Sean Faris (actor, b. 25-Mar-1982, dated 2004)
Boyfriend: J. C. Chasez (*NSYNC, b. 8-Aug-1976, dated 2004-05)
Husband: Tony Parker (dated 2005-07, m. 6-Jul-2007, sep. 17-Nov-2010, div. 28-Jan-2011)

    University: BS Kinesiology, Texas A&M, Kingsville TX

    Endorsement of London Fog rainwear (2009-10)
    Endorsement of L'Oreal (2005-06)
    Endorsement of Microsoft (2008)
    Endorsement of Pepsi (2005)
    Endorsement of Visa
    Gore 2000
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    Beauty Contest Miss Corpus Christi USA (1998)
    Wendy's Corpus Christi, TX (1989-95)
    Mexican Ancestry

    The Young and the Restless Isabella Braña Williams (2001-03)
    L.A. Dragnet Detective Gloria Duran (2003-04)
    Desperate Housewives Gabrielle Solis (2004-)

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