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Longoria, Eva 1975–

LONGORIA, Eva 1975–

(Eva Longoria Christopher)


Full name, Eva Jacqueline Longoria; born March 15, 1975, in Corpus Christi, TX; father, a rancher; mother, a rancher; married Tyler Christopher (an actor), January 20, 2002 (divorced January 19, 2005). Education: Texas A&M University, Kingsville, B.S. Avocational Interests: Salsa dancing, cooking, reading Latino literature and history.

Addresses: Office—Latin Hollywood Films, 153 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 2-G, Santa Monica, CA 90402. Agent—Geneva Bray, GVA Talent Agency, 9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 320, Hollywood, CA 90069. Manager—Ron West, Thruline Entertainment, 9250 Wilshire Blvd., Ground Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—Liza Anderson, Warren Cowan and Associates, 8899 Beverly Blvd., Suite 919, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Career: Actress and producer. Latin Hollywood Films, Santa Monica, CA, producer; Hot Tamales Live (comedy group), comedian on stage, including appearances at Comedy Store; former dancer with Pussycat Dolls. Beauty contest participant; appeared in commercials, including ones for Diet Pepsi soft drinks, 2005, Vive by L'Oreal, 2005, and Hanes lingerie. Padres contra el cancer, national spokesperson.

Awards, Honors: Alma Award, outstanding actress in a daytime drama, 2002, for The Young and the Restless; DVD Exclusive Award nomination, best actress, 2005, for Carlita's Secret; Screen Actors Guild Award, outstanding ensemble in a comedy series (with others), and Teen Choice Award nominations, choice female television breakout performance and choice comedy television actress, all 2005, for Desperate Housewives.


Television Appearances; Series:

(Sometimes credited as Eva Longoria Christopher) Isabella Brana Williams, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R), CBS, 2001–2003.

Detective Gloria Duran (some sources cite Detective Vanessa Cruz), Dragnet (also known as L.A. Dragnet), ABC, 2003.

Host, The Talent Agency, syndicated, 2003.

Gabrielle Solis, Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2004–.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jeanie, The Dead Will Tell, CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

VH1 Big in '04, VH1, 2004.

TV Guide's Greatest Moments 2004, ABC, 2004.

Red Carpet Confidential, CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS, 2000.

General Hospital, ABC, 2000.

Third flight attendant, "I Will Be Your Father Figure," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 2000.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

Off Topic with Carlos Watson, Cable News Network, 2004.

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2004.

The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 2004, 2005.

Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2004.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2004.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2004.

Guest cohost, The View, ABC, 2005.

Punk'd, MTV, 2005.

Extra, syndicated, 2005.

Gabrielle Solis (in archive footage), Corazon de …, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2005.

The Third Annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV, TV Land, 2005.

The 2005 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2005.

The 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 2005.

Film Appearances:

No Mothers Crying, No Babies Dying, 1999.

Gabby, Snitch'd, Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2004.

Senorita Justice, Artisan Entertainment, 2004.

Carlita, Carlita's Secret, Maverick Entertainment, 2004.

Vanessa Santos, Hustler's Instinct (short film), Latin Roc Star Films, 2005.

Harsh Times, Crave Films, 2005.

Film Work:

Coproducer, Carlita's Secret, Maverick Entertainment, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

What the Rabbi Saw, 2004.



Performer and producer, Hot Tamales Live: Spicy, Hot, and Hilarious, Western International Syndication, 2003.



Rolling Stone, May 5, 2005, pp. 52-54, 81.

TV Guide, October 3, 2004, p. 32; January 23, 2005, pp. 22-26.


Eva Longoria Official Site,, August 24, 2005.

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