Celebrity Eva Longoria was born March 15, 1975 in Corpus Christi, Texas. A beauty pageant contestant in her youth, she got her first break in show business having a regular character on The Young and the Restless from 2001 to 2003. Her breakthrough role came in 2004 as Gabrielle Solis on the hit television series Desperate Housewives.
Eva Jacqueline Longoria was born on March 15, 1975, in Corpus Christi, Texas, the youngest of four sisters. Longoria grew up on a ranch in Corpus Christi and attended Texas A&M, Kingsville, earning her bachelors of science degree in kinesiology while appearing in school plays.
In March 1998, Longoria won the Miss Corpus Christi beauty pageant, which came together with the ability to compete in a talent show in La.
In 2000, Longoria made her first appearances on TV in miniature parts on Beverly Hills 90210 and General Hospital.
The part earned Longoria an American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama in 2002, but even better things were on the horizon, when Longoria got a sexy part on the brand new show Desperate Housewives two years after.
Eva Longoria reach prime time using a vengeance in 2004 as the hot, scheming Gabrielle Solis on the ABC dramedy Desperate Housewives. The ensemble show was an instant success, and Longoria shot to national popularity immediately.
A year to the show, she won Choice TV Breakout Performance, Female, in the Teen Choice Awards as well as the cast won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Exceptional Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Show. The cast won the SAG in 2006 too, and Longoria took home the Golden Globe for The Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy along with the ALMA for Man of the Year.
From the time Desperate Housewives came to a conclusion in the year 2012, Longoria was pulling down almost $400,000 per episode, making her one of the top-paid TV stars in the world. She also was among the most active when not in front of the cameras, as she works on behalf of several charities. She’s the national representative for Padres Contra el Cancer, a nonprofit organization which helps Latino kids with cancer as well as their loved ones, and she founded Eva’s Heroes, an organization that provides enrichment opportunities for developmentally disabled young folks.
She’s the international face of L’Oral Paris, a representative for Pepsi as well as the face of Bebe Sport. She also, naturally, continues to play, both on TV as well as in movie , and it has made a pilot for a brand new series as well as a dating reality show, Ready for Love.