Known for her role as Gabrielle Solis in the hit American series ‘Desperate Housewives’, Eva Jacqueline Longoria Parker is a well known name in the entertainment industry. She has appeared in several high-profile advertising campaigns and a number of men’s magazines. She was also in news for her relationship with the famous NBA Guard, Tony Parker, whom she eventually married in 2007. Blessed with good looks and a seductive personality, Eva Longoria continues to win accolades for her role on TV. Here is a brief biography of the actress with her profile and other information.
Eva Longoria was born Eva Jacqueline Longoria on March 15th, 1975. She was the fourth daughter of Mexican-American Catholic parents, Enrique Longoria, Jr. and Ella Eva Mireles. Her three older sisters are Elizabeth Judina, Emily Jeannette and Esmeralda Josephina. Her parents struggled very hard to give their daughters decent childhood and upbringing by working on the farmland that had been passed to them through generations. On a particular episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show in the year 2006, Eva Longoria gave the viewers a glance into her childhood by taking the cameras to the place where she was brought up and showed how simple her early life was. She was also teased by her three sisters as 'la prieta fea,' which translates 'the ugly dark one’.
Shot to Fame
Eva went to Marvin P. Baker Middle School and also Roy Miller High School. She graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the Texas A&M University-Kingsville. It was during this time that she was crowned Miss Corpus Christi, USA in 1998. Eva joined a talent hunt contest which brought her to Los Angeles where she was signed by a theatrical agent. She landed in her first television role in the year 2000 in a guest appearance in a particular episode of ‘Beverly Hills 90210’. Yet another role that year came in the form of a guest appearance in General Hospital and Eva got a big break in ‘The Young and the Restless’. Her role as the psychotic Isabella Braña Williams shot her to fame and she was noticed by one and all. But her final break and shot to immense success and fame came with her role as Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives.
Behind the Scenes
Eva Longoria was recently married to NBA guard Tony Parker. She prioritizes family before career and admits if she ever has to cancel her vacation with Tony for a shoot, she would rather quit shooting. She confesses to be a family woman and wants to spend the rest of her life with him. Before Tony, Eva was married to General Hospital star, Tyler Christopher for two years (2002-2004). Eva Longoria has done her bit for the lesser blessed by donating and supporting charity organizations like Clothes off Our Back Foundation, National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, National Stroke Association, Project HOME and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Besides, she has also founded Eva’s Heroes, a charity foundation that helps disadvantaged children.