Eva Longoria

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She’s been quoted as saying she thinks it’s funny that she’s been called an overnight success after her star-making role on Desperate Housewives because she was in the game long before the cameras started rolling on that show. While she’s not the overnight success she’s been perceived as, she’s a lesson in persistence and hard work, as well as versatility. She’s far more than another star walking the red carpet, and her resume is pretty impressive. If you’re unfamiliar with Eva, read on to learn more about her start in the business and what she’s up to today.

Eva Longoria Bio

Eva has made no secret about her love of Corpus Christi, Texas. The town was where she grew up, and where she ultimately got her start in the business. The now-actress who spends a lot of time walking red carpets, according to her Wikipedia page, once worked fast food. She, in fact, returned to Wendy’s a few years back to serve some customers as part of a charity event.

Eva would soon start entering pageants, and earn the title of Miss Corpus Christi while working on a college degree. She studied kinesiology, according to her wiki bio. This is the study of the movement of the human body.


Like a lot of actors just getting their start, Eva worked other jobs while waiting for that break. Eventually, she’d get her foot in the door through what’s arguably one of the best training grounds out there: soap operas. She was featured in General Hospital and The Young and the Restless before earning the role that would make her famous. She also had some other guest star roles and direct-to-video parts before hitting it big. See what I meant by persistence?

Eva Longoria TV Shows and Movies

Eventually, Eva would make her name by playing Gabriel Solis, a spoiled housewife who’s having an affair, on Desperate Housewives. The role not only made her famous, but it allowed her to go from a very comedic part to more serious material later in the series.

Eva Longoria

Eva quickly became in demand and shot a number of projects during her days on the show, including stepping into a behind-the-scenes role by co-producing a movie called Carlita’s Secret. Despite her movies roles and another series (Telenovela, of which she was also a producer), Eva’s taken an interesting career turn. Since she stepped off the Housewives set, she’s also begun directing various projects, including an episode of Jane the Virgin. Her most recent gig was directing an episode of The Mick, something she’s talked about extensively on her Twitter Account. 

Besides that, she’s also a spokesperson, a business owner, and a fashion designer. Her collection, Eva Longoria, includes pants, tops, denim, and more.

  • Age: 42 years old
  • Height: 5'2" 
  • Birthday: March 15th
  • Nationality: American

Eva is now expecting her first child, a baby boy, with husband Jose "Pepe" Antonio Baston. Eva’s a star who uses her social media to promote what matters to her. She encourages fellow Latinas in business and the entertainment industry promotes charities that matter to her and speaks about social issues.

On Twitter, you can find her as @EvaLongoria. On Facebook, she goes by Eva Longoria Baston, and on Instagram, she is known as @evalongoria. She shares the occasional Housewives reunion shot, and cute animal pictures as well in between all the shots of award galas, travel, and work.

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