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Eva Longoria



Opinionated and outspoken Desperate Housewives Latina starlet Eva Longoria is almost as well known for her risqué sense of style as she is for her role as the oversexed nymph on the aforementioned ABC hit, on which she starred opposite television veterans Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman, and Nicollette Sheridan. Crediting her remarkable success in Hollywood to an unwavering determination to succeed and a strong sense of personal discipline, Longoria has enjoyed a steady rise to fame that shows no signs of slowing anytime soon. Considered in her youth as the "ugly duckling" among her three siblings due to her dark complexion, the future sexpot nevertheless had a happy childhood growing up on her family's Corpus Christie ranch, and by the time she earned the title of Miss Corpus Christie in 1998, any insecurities that might have resulted from her unfortunate family title had long faded. Though Longoria had numerous career options after earning her bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M-Kinsville, a new and empowering sense of self-confidence found the aspiring starlet opting instead to try her luck among the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.



Of course, it didn't take Tinseltown talent agents too long to notice a good thing when it came their way, and after procuring an agent and making her stage debut in a production of What the Rabbit Saw, Longoria was soon cast in a small role on the hit television series Beverly Hills 90210. A subsequent stint on the long-running daytime drama The Young and the Restless found Longoria's steady ascent to stardom perfectly on track, and although her trajectory may have been momentarily derailed due to roles in such forgettable efforts as the small-screen Dragnet revival in 2003 and a pair of throwaway straight-to-video features (Snitch'd and Señorita Justice), 2004 proved the year that everything came together for the determined actress when Desperate Housewives emerged as a surprise hit that revitalized an ailing ABC and setting breakout beauty Longoria back on the fast track to fame. Her role as a glamorous former runway model who is having an affair with her 17-year-old gardener showcased both Longoria's undeniable sensuality as well as her remarkable comedic skills, and fans were further impressed when Longoria took the dual roles of star and producer in the hit comedy/variety show Hot Tamales Live. The same year of her breakout success on Desperate Housewives, Longoria appeared opposite Anne Heche in the made-for-television thriller The Dead Will Tell, with subsequent roles in Carlita's Secret, Harsh Times, and The Sentinel, pointing to a lucrative feature career in addition to her success on the small screen. Briefly married to actor Tyler Christopher from 2002 to 2005, Longoria moved further into the spotlight when she was chosen as the new face of cosmetics powerhouse L'Oréal in April 2005.



Her place in Hollywood firmly established, Longoria appeared in the 2006 thriller The Sentinel, alongside Michael Douglas, and then in the Ben Stiller comedy The Heartbreak Kid in 2007. The next year she starred in the comedy Over Her Dead Body, in which she played a woman who is accidentally killed by an ice sculpture on her wedding day and proceeds to haunt her fiancé. Eager to continue to flex her comedic muscle, Longoria then signed on for the family comedy Foodfight!. Over the next few years, Longoria would continue to appear in movies like Without Men and Long Time Gone.



Desperate Housewives ended in 2012, and Longoria turned her focus to producing, including the film John Wick and the soapy series Devious Maids. She had a recurring role on Brooklyn Nine-Nine before returning to TV properly in Telenovela, playing a telenovela star that doesn't speak Spanish; Longoria also produced the short-lived series.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Lowriders
  • Gloria
2017
No Score Yet The Latin Explosion: A New America
  • Actor
2015
0% Any Day
  • Jolene
2015
21% Visions
  • Eileen
2015
90% Food Chains
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
2014
85% John Wick
  • Producer
2014
52% Frontera
  • Paulina
2014
92% In a World...
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Crazy Kind Of Love
  • Marion
2013
22% The Baytown Outlaws
  • Celeste
2013
8% The Truth (A Dark Truth)
  • Mia Francis
2013
18% For Greater Glory
  • Tulita Gorostieta
2012
No Score Yet Foodfight!
  • Lady X
2012
No Score Yet The Latino List
  • Actor
2012
92% Arthur Christmas
  • Chief De Silva
2011
No Score Yet Without Men
  • Rosalba
2011
No Score Yet The Harvest (La Cosecha)
  • Executive Producer
2011
No Score Yet Shalom Sesame: Be Happy, It's Purim!
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Faces Of America
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Lower Learning
  • Rebecca
2008
15% Over Her Dead Body
  • Kate
2008
48% Harsh Times
  • Sylvia
2006
33% The Sentinel
  • Jill Marin
2006
No Score Yet Celebrity News Reels - America's Favorite Housewives
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Carlita's Secret
  • Carlita
  • Producer
2004
No Score Yet The Dead Will Tell
  • Jenny
2004
No Score Yet Senorita Justice
  • Det. Roselyn Martinez
2003
No Score Yet Snitch'd
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Hot Tamales Live
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Hot Tamales Live
  • Actor
2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
42% Welcome to the Family
2013
  • Ana Nunez
No Score Yet Devious Maids
2013-2016
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
  • Producer
No Score Yet H8R
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Actor
  • Guest
No Score Yet Ready for Love
2013
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet Mother Up!
2013-2014
  • Executive Producer
  • Voice
  • Producer
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
  • Guest
63% Telenovela
2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Ana Sofia Ana Maria Ana Sofia Calderon
  • Producer
No Score Yet Sesame Street
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet MasterChef
2010-2016
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet Children's Hospital
2010
  • New Chief
No Score Yet Project Runway
2004-2016
  • Judge
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
  • Panelist
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
  • Brooke
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet A Path Appears
2015
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Gabrielle Solis
100% Jane the Virgin
2014
  • Director
27% Chelsea
2016
  • Guest
42% Maya & Marty
2016
  • Appearing
94% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
  • Sophia Perez Sophia
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Performer

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