Mostly Credited As: Eva Longoria Sometimes Credited As: Eva Longoria Christopher Eva Longoria Parker
Birth Name: Eva Jacqueline Longoria Date Of Birth: March 15, 1975 (Age 39) Country Of Birth: USA Birth Place: Corpus Christi, Texas Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m)
Eva Jacqueline Longoria was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on March 15, 1975 to Mexican American parents. She graduated Texas A&M University-Kingsville with a Bachelor of Science degree. Longoria also started modeling and won the title of "Miss Corpus Christi, USA" in 1998.
She entered a talent contest in Los Angeles where she was spotted and signed by a theatrical agent. Her first television role came in 2000, guest starring in an episode of Beverly Hills 90210. After another guest appearance in General Hospital, Longoria got her big break playing psychotic Isabella Braña Williams in the popular soap opera The Young and the Restless. She stayed on there from 2001-2003. Longoria then starred on the second season of the short-lived Dragnet revival.
Longoria got an even bigger role in 2004 when she started playing Gabrielle Solis in ABC's break-out hit Desperate Housewives. She was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2005. In 2006 Longoria starred in The Sentinel, her first major movie role. She still stars on Desperate Housewives and married basketball star Tony Parker in July 2007.
As a teenager she was teased about being ugly. However, later on she was selected to be Miss Corpus Christi. She was #1 in Maxim Magazine's hottest female stars of 2005. Eva was married to General Hospital star Tyler Christopher from 2002 to 2004 Nominated in 2005 for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy