EVA LONGORIA Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Born on March 15, 1975, in Corpus Christi, Texas, Eva Jacqueline Longoria is the youngest of four sisters.Longoria attended Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where she  received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. After graduating  from college, she entered a talent contest that brought her to Los  Angeles, where she was spotted and subsequently signed by a theatrical  agent. As surprising as this may seem, Eva was considered the  “ugly duckling” of her family – her siblings would tease her because  she was the only one with dark eyes, dark hair and dark skin.


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.


After landing roles on “The Bold and the Beautiful” (1987), “General Hospital” (1963) and co-starring on “Beverly Hills, 90210″ (1990), she auditioned for and won the role of “Isabella” on the popular series, “The Young and the Restless” (1973). After Y&R, Eva Longoria became well known worldwide thanks to “Desperate Housewives” (2004) where she plays adulteress “Gabrielle Solis". She also has a  contract with L’Oreal and has been named one of the most beautiful  people.


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.