55 Facts About Eva Longoria


Eva Jacqueline Longoria Baston is an American actress, producer, and director.


Eva Longoria is most known for her role as Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives, which ran from 2004 to 2012, and for which she received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.


Eva Longoria has appeared in The Sentinel, Over Her Dead Body, For Greater Glory, Frontera, Lowriders, and Overboard.


Eva Longoria has been an executive producer of social issue documentaries, including Food Chains and The Harvest.


In 2023, she began hosting a CNN show, Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico.


Eva Longoria did not speak Spanish growing up, and did not learn the language until 2009.


Eva Longoria's thesis was "Success STEMS From Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers".

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Eva Longoria landed her first television role in 1999 after meeting executive producer Gary Ghiaey at a political reception in Los Angeles.


Eva Longoria guest-starred in an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210.


Eva Longoria then starred in Senorita Justice, a poorly received direct-to-video film; and a television film, The Dead Will Tell.


In 2003, Eva Longoria was cast as Gabrielle Solis in the ABC comedy-drama Desperate Housewives.


Eva Longoria was featured on the cover of various international women's magazines, including Vogue, Marie Claire and Harper's Bazaar.


Eva Longoria continues to be included in lists of Hollywood's Most Beautiful.


Eva Longoria was listed as No 1 in Maxim's Hottest Female Stars of 2005 and 2006, the first woman to top the list in two consecutive years.


Eva Longoria was ranked No 9 in the magazine's Hot 100 of 2007 list.


In January 2007, Eva Longoria was chosen to be the first face of Bebe Sport.


Eva Longoria was a part of Microsoft's "I'm A PC" ad campaign.


Eva Longoria became a spokesperson for L'Oreal Paris in 2005 and was still being featured in L'Oreal TV commercials and print ads as of 2016.


Eva Longoria topped the Forbes magazine's list of the highest-paid TV actresses for 2011.


In 2013, Eva Longoria professed that she was a "cat lady", and appeared as a spokesperson for Sheba Cat Food.


Eva Longoria is an executive producer of the documentaries The Harvest and Food Chains, for which she won a James Beard Foundation Award.


In 2015, NBC announced plans for a sitcom called Telenovela in which Eva Longoria starred as a popular telenovela actress.


In 2017, Eva Longoria directed the season three finale episode of the ABC comedy Black-ish.


In 2018, Eva Longoria attended the premiere for her new film, Dog Days with co-stars Vanessa Hudgens and Nina Dobrev on August 5,2018.


In March 2008, Eva Longoria opened the restaurant Beso in Hollywood, along with partner and celebrity chef Todd English.

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On July 28,2011, the US Bankruptcy Court for Nevada ordered Longoria to appear in Las Vegas on August 20 in order to be examined about the bankrupt restaurant's finances.


In terms of food-related promotions, in 2012 and 2013, Eva Longoria paired with Iron Chef Michael Symon for a promotion for PepsiCo's Lay's potato chips contest called "Do Us A Flavor".


In 2015, Eva Longoria announced that she had teamed up with sportswear manufacturer Sunrise Brands to create a women's apparel collection, set to launch Fall 2016.


In March 2017, Eva Longoria launched her clothing line website on her official site.


In 2006, Longoria founded Eva's Heroes, a charity which helps young adults with developmental disabilities.


Eva Longoria is the national spokesperson for PADRES Contra El Cancer.


Eva Longoria signed shoes for the Spirit of Women Red Shoe Celebrity Auction.


Eva Longoria was named Philanthropist of the Year in 2009 by The Hollywood Reporter for 'her commitment to Latino causes and giving back to the community.


In 2009, Eva Longoria enrolled in a Master's program in Chicano Studies and political science at Cal State University, Northridge.


In September 2009, Eva Longoria was appointed to a bi-partisan commission called to determine to establish a National Museum of the American Latino.


In March 2017, Eva Longoria was listed by UK-based company Richtopia at number 42 in the list of 200 Most Influential Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneurs Worldwide.


In July 2019, Eva Longoria supported the Special Olympics Texas Summer Games hosted by Toyota Field and Morgan's Wonderland in San Antonio, Texas.


Eva Longoria accompanied a border patrol in Arizona and has immersed herself in the issues to understand the Mexican and the US points of view.


Eva Longoria has described Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law as unconstitutional.


In 2012, Eva Longoria was one of seven Californians named to the post of co-chair of Barack Obama's reelection campaign.


In 2014, Eva Longoria endorsed Marianne Williamson for California's 33rd congressional district.


In 2018, Eva Longoria endorsed Beto O'Rourke for Senate against incumbent Senator Ted Cruz, as well as Collin Allred for Texas's 32nd congressional district against then-incumbent Rep.


Eva Longoria spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 26,2016.


In preparation of Georgia's runoff elections, on January 2,2021, Eva Longoria participated in a VoteRiders textbanking event with America Ferrera to help educate Latina voters regarding the state's voter ID laws.


Eva Longoria was touted by Texas Monthly as a potential top Democratic contender in the 2024 United States Senate election in Texas, citing her past refusal to rule out a run for office in the future.

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Eva Longoria was married to actor Tyler Christopher, star of General Hospital, from 2002 to 2004.


Eva Longoria met Tony Parker, then the point guard for the San Antonio Spurs, in November 2004.


On November 17,2010, Eva Longoria filed for divorce from Parker in Los Angeles, citing "irreconcilable differences".


Eva Longoria told her friend Mario Lopez she had discovered hundreds of text messages from another woman on her husband's phone.


In light of the divorce, Eva Longoria canceled her scheduled appearance at the 2010 American Music Awards.


The divorce was finalized in Texas on January 28,2011, the same day Eva Longoria's lawyer filed papers to dismiss her Los Angeles petition.


On December 13,2015, Eva Longoria reported her engagement to Mexican businessman Jose Antonio "Pepe" Baston Patino, then the president of Televisa, the largest media company in Latin America.


Baston and Eva Longoria met on a blind date arranged by a mutual friend in Mexico City; at the time, Baston did not know who Eva Longoria was and originally declined the invitation to meet her because of his busy schedule.


On December 19,2017, it was reported that Eva Longoria was pregnant with her first child.


Eva Longoria's family was based in a small village called Llongoria, Belmonte de Miranda, Asturias, Spain.