Monday, April 2, 2007

Eva Longoria

Name: Eva Longoria
Birth Name: Eva Jacqueline Longoria
Height: 5' 1"
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: March 15, 1975
Birth Place: Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Profession: actress
Education: Roy Miller High SchoolTexas A&M University-Kingsville (received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology)
Husband/Wife: Tyler Christopher (actor; born on November 11, 1972; married on January 20, 2002; filed for divorce)
Relationship: Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs player; born on May 17, 1982; met in November 2004; engaged November 30, 2006), J.C. Chasez (member of NSYNC; born on August 8, 1976)
Father: Enrique Longoria Jr.
Mother: Ella Eva Mireles
Sister: Elizabeth Longoria, Emily Longoria and Esmeralda Longoria (all of the three are older)
Claim to fame: Her role as Gabrielle Solis in the ABC television series Desperate Housewives

Eva Longoria was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. She attended Texas' A&M University before breaking into T.V. soap operas which includes The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital and Beverly Hills 90210. Gabrielle Solis may be one of the characters in the popular primetime series Desperate Housewives, but Eva Longoria, the actress who plays Gabrielle, is far from desperate. She finally found a more permanent home after being cast in The Young and the Restless as Isabella. Eva took time to fall in love and later marry Tyler Christopher, formally of General Hospital. Rumor has it they have since filed for divorce.

Over 21 million people tuned in for the premiere of Desperate Housewives, skyrocketing it to the highest ranking new show of it's season. Sexy Eva was one of the show's stars. Her character, Gabrielle, has everything she ever wanted but isn't content or happy. A far cry from the actress who plays her.

Eva's humble beginnings started with modeling and beauty pageants in her home state of Texas. Determination and persistence guided her way to Los Angeles where acting stepping-stones placed Eva on her career's platform today. She is happy. Still finding time to indulge in her love of sports, Eva also participates in organizations which support the advancement of Latinos. She's won an Alma award and Variety labeled her one of the Ten New Faces To Watch. She will take part in Maxim's 2005 calendar and can hold her own on a Salsa Dance floor.

She starred in the movie Carlita's Secret and has credited appearances under her name from T.V. shows like The Dead Will Tell and Dragnet. Desperate Housewives may prove to be one of her strongest stepping stones yet, but chances are that if they prove to be only pebbles, Eva Longoria will keep on climbing, even if she creates another path.

*Had thought that she was an adopted child because of her totally different features.
*Was called Prieta Fea because she is the only one in the family to have dark hair, dark eyes, and dark skin.
* She's been practicing shooting her entire life.
*Enjoys rock climbing, motocross, kick boxing and yoga.
*Likes salsa dancing, crocheting and home decorating.
*The right way to pronounce her name is Lon-GORE-ia, not Lon-go-RIA.
*Has an interest in the study of Latino literature and history.
*Admits wearing G-string every day and actually doesn't even have a full-bottom pair of underwear.
*Was in the list of 25 Most Beautiful People of People en Español' in 2003.
*Had been labeled by Variety as one of the Ten New Faces To Watch.
*Appeared as a dancer with the famous Pussycat Dolls. Ranked #3 on E!'s "50 Steamiest Southern Stars." Reportedly got paid $30,000 per episode of "Desperate Housewives," which was half of what co-star Teri Hatcher earned.
*Met J.C. Chasez of N*Sync at a local dog show in which they tried to bid on the same dog. *Has her trailer provided with full bath, kitchen, bedroom and lavish furniture.
*Became the spokesperson for Hanes for the year of 2005.
*Named one of the "50 Mas Bellos" (50 Most Beautiful People) by People en Español in 2005. *Earned 1st rank on Maxim magazine's 'Top 100' list for 2005. In 2005 she signed a 1 million pounds deal with L'Oreal to be its new image.
*Is of Mexican descent. Her favorite basketball team is The San Antonio Spurs, while her favorite player is Tony Parker.
*Included in People magazine's annual "50 Most Beautiful People" list (April 2005).
*Has been voted the Sexiest TV Beauty of All Time based on the survey of British supermarket Sainsbury's thanks to her sexy performance in "Desperate Housewives" as Gabrielle Solis (August 2005).
*Named the 2nd Top Newsmaker for 2005 by US TV show Access Hollywood.
*Placed at No. 22 on STARmeter's list of Most Searched Names of 2005.
*Included in Mr. Blackwell's 46th annual "Worst Dressed" list (January 2006).
*Ranked the 10th on the 2006 "Most Desirable Women" poll held by online magazine
*Has her cover image on Maxim's January 2005 edition created into a 75-by-110-foot vinyl mesh replica in the desert outside Las Vegas in honor of the magazine's 100th issue.
*Has been chosen to top Maxim's 7th annual "Hot 100" list of the most successful women in film, TV, music, sports and fashion, of which edition hit the newsstands on May 18th, 2006.
*Chosen as the World's 8th Most Beautiful Woman in the June 2006 poll conducted by the UK magazine Eve.
*Slipped on one of the stairs coming out of her trailer and bruised her ribs on the set of "Desperate Housewives" (Oct, 2006).
*Included in the Top 10 list of In Touch magazine's Hairstyle Most Women Want (June 2005). Was bumped on the head by something while shooting "Desperate Housewives" on location and was taken to a hospital where she was treated and released (August 2005).
*She and boyfriend Tony Parker were ranked 6th on a poll conducted by In Touch magazine on Hollywood's Most Romantic Couple (Sept 2005).
*Once involved in a minor car crash on June 21st, 2006, luckily she was okay.
*Named the World's 4th Worst-Dressed Celeb by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in November 2006.
*Ranked 7th in an Internet poll in December 2006 on Women Most Men Fantasize About While Making Love to Their Partners.
*Has been named as one of "Top Newsmakers of 2006" in Access Hollywood's 11th season. *Named as one of the most influential Hispanic entertainers in America in People en Espanol's list of "100 Most Influential Hispanics" in January 2007.
*Ranked 10th in In Touch magazine's poll of the Best Legs in Hollywood (January 2007). *Voted the No. 2 Hottest Star on US TV in a poll conducted by TV Guide magazine in March 2007.
*Chosen to have the No. 1 Hollywood's Sexiest Legs according to a poll conducted by Life & Style magazine in March 2007.

2007 Foodfight!
2007 Deep in the Heart of Texas
2007 How I Met My Boyfriend's Dead Fiance
2006 Harsh Times
2006 The Sentinel
2004 Desperate Housewives: Season 01
2004 Desperate Housewives [TV Series]
2004 The Dead Will Tell
2003 Señorita Justice

Executive Producer
2007 Deep in the Heart of Texas

Screen Actors Guild Award

Year : 2005
Category : Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (shared with 12 others)
For : Desperate Housewives

ALMA Award
Year : 2002
Category : Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama
For : The Young and the Restless


bj said...

Why do you support Latino causes over and above those in America? Whose side are you on?