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Real Name: Eva Jacqueline Longoria
Birthday: March 15, 1975
Birth Place: Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Eyes: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5'3"
Hobbies: Loves rock climbing, motocross, kick boxing and yoga

 

Eva Longoria Biography And Filmography:

Not one to run away from her visible sex appeal, actress Eva Longoria has excelled at portraying sexy women during her Hollywood career. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, a town she has often returned to over the years, she was the youngest of four daughters growing up on the family farm. Though gorgeous in her adult years, Longoria has described herself as the most common looking child ever as a young child.

After emerging into a eye-catching young lady, she attended Texas A&M University at Kingsville, where she received her degree in Kinesiology, the study of body movement. When Eva wasn’t studying, she appeared on stage in university theater productions.


After graduation, Longoria won an Infinity Model Search contest, which led to her discovery by a theatrical agent. She soon found herself in small parts on television, including an episode of “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1990-2000), and was cast as Isabella Brana on the long running daytime soap opera, “The Young and the Restless”. 

Eva Longoria won an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama in 2002 for her work on the soap opera.  She then hosted “The Talent Agency” (2003), a variety program that was short-lived and not seen by many. In “Hot Tamales Live” she had the opportunity to show her comic talents. But regardless of her experience, she could not make herself a household name. That was all about to change.

Longoria got her first regular television series role as Detective Vanessa Cruz on “L.A. Dragnet” (2002-2004). Joining the ensemble cast after a cast change in 2003, she played the role for one season as the show was canceled in 2004. But her luck changed when she was hired and cast on the project “Desperate Housewives” (2004- ) starring Terri Hatcher, a smash hit that made Hollywood take notice of her talents. A dark comedy about the world of five housewives who live on the same street as told by a friend who committed suicide, “Desperate Housewives” went from an unknown pilot project written by Chuck Pratt to the hottest show on television.

After a small, well deserved vacation, Longoria tried her hand at feature films with “Harsh Times” (2005), a drama starring Christian Bale as a soldier returning from Iraq. She also appeared as Jenny in the mystery, “The Dead Will Tell” (2004), a television movie that was aired in 2004.


In 2005, Longoria became the face of Bebe Sport while working for L'Oreal and Hanes as  spokesperson. She also married NBA superstar Tony Parker. In 2006, she portrayed an ambitious secret agent and spy opposite Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland in "The Sentinel" (2006). Eva next starred with Ben Stiller in the comedy "The Heartbreak Kid" (2007) about a newlywed man who believes he's just gotten hitched to the perfect woman encounters another lady on his honeymoon. 

Next was the romantic comedy "Over Her Dead Body" (2008) about a ghost who tries to sabotage her former boyfriend's current relationship with a psychic. Then Longoria lent her vocal talents to the animated comedy "Foodfight!" (2008) starring Charlie Sheen and Hilary Duff, where when the lights are turned off and the doors are locked, chaos reigns supreme for the products in this grocery store. The actress wrapped the year with the comedy "Lower Learning" (2008) about Barry Goldwater Elementary that on the brink of collapse with the lowest test scores in the state, with teachers who are either drunk or having sex on school grounds, and a principal who extorts money from parents.

After taking a long needed two year vacation away from the big screen, Longoria returned to the movies in 2011 working alongside Christian Slater in the comedy “Without Men” (2011) where the women of a remote Latin American town are forced to pick up the pieces and remake their world when all the town's men are forcibly recruited by communist guerrillas. Eva wrapper the year lending her voice to the character of Chief De Silva in the animated family comedy “Arthur Christmas” (2011) – the touching story set in the North Pole on Christmas night where Santa's youngest son looks to use his father's high-tech operation for an urgent mission.

Longoria then switched gears to take a leading role in the historical war docu-drama “For Greater Glory” (2012) - a chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929), which was touched off by a rebellion against the Mexican government's attempt to secularize the country. She quickly returned to comedy in “The Baytown Disco” (2012) working alongside Billy Bob Thornton in the story of three redneck brothers who agree to help a woman save her son from an abusive father and become targets on the run from an odd cast of characters.

Eva then took a supporting role in the dramatic “Long Time Gone” (2012) about a broken family who finds their relationships to one another changed by a new arrival in the household. The actress wrapped her year with the action thriller “The Truth” (2012) about a former CIA agent who has changed careers to become a political TV news reporter who is hired to provide cover stories about a massacre in a South American village.

 

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