Actress Eva Longoria is an established actress, producer, director, businesswoman and activist who first gained inroads in Hollywood after participating in a beauty pageant contest where she was crowned, Miss Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1998. This platform would set the pace to one of her most memorable roles where she played Gabrielle Solis in the groundbreaking ABC Studios and Cherry Productions television series, Desperate Housewives, which ran from 2001 to 2004.
Eva Longoria- Age, Bio
Eva Jacqueline Longoria was born in Corpus, Christi in Texas on the 15th of March 1975 to Enrique Longoria Junior and Ella Eva Mireless. Eva is the last born daughter in her family of four girls. Her parents are very religious and thus raised her and her sisters in the Catholic faith. She didn’t grow up speaking Spanish until 2009 because her parent wanted her to be able to blend in with the American culture. She was never an Idle girl growing up even when she was a high school student Eva worked a part-time job for three years at Wendy’s restaurant. She proceeded to Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where she studied hard to earn herself a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology.
While still in college, she signed up as a contestant to compete in the 1998 Miss Corpus Christi USA beauty pageant which she won. Upon graduating from college, she had to move to Los Angeles to partake in a talent contest from where she was spotted by a theatrical agent who signed her into a management deal. While going for auditions for possible roles, Eva Longoria had a side job as a headhunter which she did for four years.
Television and Movies Career
Her first television role was given in 1999 after being introduced to Executive Producer Gary Ghiaey while at a political reception in Los Angeles. She made a guest appearance on an episode in Beverly Hills, 90210. The same year starred as a guest actor in General Hospital the after which she was cast in her breakout role on the CBS Daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, which ran from 2001 to 2003.
The following year would become one of the best years in her career when she was cast as Gabrielle Solis on the critically acclaimed hit television series Desperate Housewives. The series lasted eight years(2004 to 2012 ) and earned her a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. She later acted as Ana Sofia Calderón in the sitcom, Telenovela, which lasted from 2015 to 2016.
Movie roles came through for her while still starring in Desperate Housewives. Eva Longoria acted in 2006, The Sentinel, Over Her Dead Body in 2008, Frontera 2014, she also starred in 2016 movie, Lowriders and then Overboard in 2018. She worked as an executive producer on Food Chains, The Harvest and the television series, “Devious Maids.”
Family- Husband, Son, Daughter
Eva met Tony Parker in November 2004 and they began dating not long after and got engaged in 2006. They both had a civil marriage service at the Paris city hall on the 6th of July 2007. The following day, they had their wedding ceremony done at the Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois Church also in Paris. By November 2010, a divorce suit was filed by Eva seeking the annulment of their union. In the suit, she requested for the restoration of her maiden name as well as a spousal support from Tony since they signed a prenuptial agreement in June 2007 before they got married. The reason given by Longoria was that she found a series of text messages sent to her husband by another woman identified as Erin Barry.
Eva Longoria was set up on a blind date with Mexican businessman and president of the largest media corporation in Latin America whose name is José Antonio “Pepe” Bastón Patiño() in 2014. This date was initially declined by the businessman because of his busy schedule, however, he later agreed to have the date. The pair met, fell in love and got married on the 21st of May 2016 in Mexico. Her very first child and son, Santiago Enrique, was born on June 19, 2018.
Contrary to what fans think, Eva doesn’t have a biological daughter at least not yet. Notwithstanding, she did have an onscreen daughter(Madison De La Garza) who played the character of, Juanita Solis, in the hit television series, Desperate Housewives. Though the series has long ended they both maintain a close relationship.
Eva Longoria’s Net Worth,
If you ever thought that Eva Longoria was all beauty without brains think again because not only is she beautiful she has the education and experience to back her up. Having done an amazing work combining acting with producing and directing, she has definitely set herself up for constant rolling in of good earnings. Moreso her contract with beauty brands like L’Oréal, Hanes, and New York & Co among others. This, therefore, culminates to put her net worth at a whopping $35million.
Height and Weight
In Eva’s case, she might not have it all. Without a doubt, Eva Longoria is a strikingly gorgeous woman whose beauty and figure are features that have kept her loved by fans and getting those juicy roles. Over the years she has managed to maintain her girly figure by strategically planned dieting and workout routines which keeps her weight regulated at 48 kilograms. But one thing she seems to not have much of is the height. She stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches which is quite on the average side. But the good thing is that she is tall enough for a lady and given her incredible beauty we can say she is still a ten.