Birth name Eva Jacqueline Longoria NationalityUSA Birth 15 march 1975 (48 years) at Corpus Christi (USA)
Eva Jacqueline Longoria (born March 15, 1975) is an American actress, producer, director, activist and businesswoman. Longoria's career began in 1998, when she won the title of Miss Corpus Christi, and later began entering talent contests that led her to Los Angeles; shortly after, she was spotted and signed by a theatrical agent. Eva began to raise her profile after having roles as Isabella Braña on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 2001 to 2003. In 2004 she signed as Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives. For her work on Desperate Housewives, she received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy and five Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, winning two. She has also starred in films such as Harsh Times (2005), The Sentinel (2006), and Over Her Dead Body (2008).
Besides acting Longoria has ventured into business and has released various books. Longoria is also known for her charity work and was named as the Philanthropist of the year by The Hollywood Reporter. Longoria has been married twice. She married actor Tyler Christopher in 2002, and the pair were divorced by 2004. She married French basketballer Tony Parker in 2007; however, the pair divorced in 2011.
Longoria was married to General Hospital star Tyler Christopher from 2002 to 2004.
Longoria met Spurs point guard Tony Parker in November 2004, and on November 30, 2006, the couple became engaged. They were married in a civil service on Friday, July 6, 2007, at a Paris city hall. It was followed by a full, Catholic wedding ceremony at the Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois Church in Paris on Saturday, July 7, 2007.
On November 17, 2010, Longoria filed for divorce from Parker in Los Angeles, citing "irreconcilable differences". In the divorce petition Longoria, who had taken Parker's last name, requested that her maiden name be restored. She also sought spousal support from Parker. The couple had a prenuptial agreement that was signed in June 2007, a month before their wedding, and amended two years later in June 2009.
The same day as the divorce filing, Longoria confirmed to her friend (Mario Lopez) that she had discovered hundreds of text messages from another woman on her husband's phone. Extra identified the other woman as Erin Barry, the then-wife of Brent Barry, Parker's former teammate, and revealed that the Barrys also were in the process of divorcing. Lopez further stated that Longoria believed Parker had cheated on her earlier in the marriage with another woman with whom he had kept in touch via Facebook. In light of the divorce, Longoria cancelled her scheduled appearance at the 2010 American Music Awards. On November 19, 2010, Parker filed for divorce from Longoria in Bexar County, Texas, on the grounds of "discord or conflict of personalities", thus establishing a legal battle over where the divorce case would be heard. Unlike Longoria's divorce petition, Parker's did not mention a prenuptial agreement and claimed that the parties would "enter into an agreement for the division of their estate". The divorce was finalized in Texas on January 28, 2011, the same day Longoria's lawyer filed papers to dismiss her Los Angeles petition.
Longoria is not related to professional baseball player Evan Longoria.
According to research done by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., of Harvard University, in 2010 for the PBS series Faces of America, Longoria's Spanish ancestry can be traced back to her ninth great-grandfather, Lorenzo Suárez de Longoria (b. Oviedo, 1592), who emigrated to the Viceroyalty of New Spain (modern-day Mexico) in 1603, and whose family originated from a small village called Llongoria, Belmonte de Miranda, Asturias, Spain. Longoria is the Spanish spelling of this Asturian language surname. In 1767, her 7th great-grandfather received almost 4,000 acres (16 km) of land along the Rio Grande in a land grant from the King of Spain. This land stayed in the family for over a century, and, after the US-Mexican border moved southwards as an aftermath of the Mexican–American War, it was located in American territory, enduring the influx of Anglo settlers during the Mexican–American War and the American Civil War.
Her DNA test results were: 70% European, 27% Asian/Indigenous, and 3% African. After a computer compared the DNA results of Gates's dozen guests, tests showed that she is genetically related to cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who is of Chinese heritage. Since women have two X chromosomes and no Y chromosome, Eva doesn't inherit her father's Y-DNA, but she does inherit her mother's mitochondrial DNA (genetic information passed from mother to child). Eva's mtDNA belongs to the Haplogroup A2 making her a descendant of a Native American female, a Mayan woman from Mexico long before it was Mexico.
Longoria identifies herself as a "Texican" or Mexican-American.
Politics and activism
She has called Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law unconstitutional.
In 2012, she was one of seven Californians named to the post of co-chair of Barack Obama's re-election campaign.
On September 6, 2012, Longoria spoke at 2012 Democratic National Convention where she endorsed President Obama's reelection. In May 2014, she initiated the Latino Victory Project to raise funds for candidates. An executive producer of the documentaries The Harvest and Food Chains, she is a supporter of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
, 1h52 OriginUSA GenresComedy, Romantic comedy, Romance ActorsEugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, John Hannah, Josh Segarra, Swoosie Kurtz Roles Theresa Rating60% Jeune veuve et mère de trois filles, Kate peine à boucler ses fins de mois. Un jour, alors qu'elle enchaîne les petits boulots, elle est chargée de faire le ménage dans le yacht de Leonardo. Riche héritier d'une famille mexicaine fortunée, il se montre particulièrement arrogant, capricieux et surtout désagréable avec Kate. Lors d'une soirée arrosée, il tombe par-dessus bord en pleine mer. Il se réveille sur une plage, amnésique. Dès lors, Kate, voulant se venger après avoir été humiliée par ce dernier, décide alors d'en profiter et le fait passer pour son époux. Déboussolé, Leonardo découvre une nouvelle vie, où il doit arrêter de boire, habiter chez Kate et surtout se mettre à travailler.
OriginUSA GenresDrama, Western ActorsEva Longoria, Michael Peña, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Julio César Cedillo, Seth Adkins Roles Paulina Rating65% On the border between the U.S. and Mexico, Miguel Ramirez (Michael Peña) crosses the border illegally for work. Upon entering the United States, he meets Olivia (Amy Madigan), the wife of Roy (Ed Harris), a former sheriff and the owner of the land Miguel is currently passing through. Olivia gives him and his companion Carl water and a blanket, and departs after telling them there is a highway not too far away where they can try to stop a ride.
, 1h33 Directed byLake Bell OriginUSA GenresComedy ThemesFilms about films, Films about families, Feminist films, Political films ActorsLake Bell, Fred Melamed, Demetri Martin, Michaela Watkins, Ken Marino, Rob Corddry Roles Herself Rating66% Sam Sotto is a Hollywood actor who is known as "king of voice-overs". He has done the narration and voice-overs to many theatrical film trailers and films, as well as recently published an autobiography about his life and is about to receive a lifetime achievement award upon turning 60. His daughter, Carol Solomon, is a struggling vocal coach who has always been overshadowed by her father. Sam kicks Carol out of his house so that he can live with his much younger 30-year-old girlfriend Jamie (who is a year younger than Carol). Carol goes to live with her older sister Dani and her husband Moe in their small apartment.
, 1h38 OriginUSA GenresComedy, Action, Crime ThemesFilms about music and musicians, Musical films ActorsAndre Braugher, Clayne Crawford, Natalie Martinez, Daniel Cudmore, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Travis Fimmel Roles Celeste Rating62% In Alabama, Oodie brothers Brick, Lincoln and McQueen work as vigilantes for the man who raised them, Sheriff Henry Millard; they bypass the legal system to murder criminals, keeping the crime rate the lowest in the state. After one of their assaults, they are approached by Celeste, a witness to the incident, who offers them $25,000 to rescue her godson Rob and kill his godfather and captor, the drug lord Carlos. The trio accept. Meanwhile, ATF agent Anthony Reese approaches Millard about the spree of criminal deaths and his suspects; the Oodie brothers. Millard is intentionally obstructive to Reese's request for aid.
, 1h27 OriginUSA GenresComedy, Action, Adventure, Horror, Animation ActorsCharlie Sheen, Eva Longoria, Hilary Duff, Wayne Brady, Robert Costanzo, Larry Miller Roles Lady X (voice) Rating13% Foodfight! takes place in the "Marketropolis" supermarket. After closing time, the supermarket transforms into a city in which all the citizens are personified well-known marketing icons, A.K.A. "Ikes". The story opens with the protagonist Dex Dogtective (Sheen) saving kittens before he tells his friend, Daredevil Dan (Brady), that he is about to ask his girlfriend Sunshine Goodness (Duff) to marry him. However, Dan attempts to draw a picture of Dex proposing but crashes and Sunshine goes to assist Dan before Dex can propose. Dan returns, but has no idea of what happened to Sunshine.
, 2h25 Directed byDean Wright OriginMexique GenresDrama, War, Action, Historical ThemesFilms about religion ActorsAndy García, Eva Longoria, Eduardo Verástegui, Peter O'Toole, Bruce Greenwood, Oscar Isaac Roles Tulita Rating65% The film opens with screen titles describing the anti-Catholic provisions of the 1917 Constitution of Mexico. Civil war erupts when newly elected Mexican president, Plutarco Elías Calles (Rubén Blades), begins a violent and relentless crackdown against the country's Catholic faithful. The film depicts the carnage by showing churches being set on fire, Catholic priests murdered and countless faithful peasants killed, then having their bodies publicly hang on telegraph poles as a warning to others.
, 1h46 Directed byDamian Lee OriginCanada GenresThriller, Action ActorsAndy García, Forest Whitaker, Eva Longoria, Kevin Durand, Kim Coates, Deborah Kara Unger Roles Mia Francis Rating56% The film begins with Francisco Francis (Forest Whitaker) running in the jungle with his family while soldiers are shooting and killing people around them. The scene changes to an office building where Tony Green (Steven Bauer) is speaking to Bruce (Kim Coates) in Clearbec corporate offices telling him that Francisco had broken into the local offices and stolen their files. As he converses with Bruce, he orders Renaldo (Devon Bostick), a young aide in his office, to hurry. Renaldo and Tony leave the local offices amid gunfire and chaos, but pause when a woman shouts at Renaldo. She is his mother; she is shot and killed by soldiers as Renaldo looks on. Tony shows his corporate ID to the soldiers and pulls Renaldo into his car. As they attempt to leave the city, they stop at a road block and watch soldiers gun down an unarmed man. Renaldo jumps out of the car and escapes the carnage.
, 1h37 Directed bySarah Smith OriginUnited-kingdom GenresDrama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Animation ThemesChristmas films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film ActorsJames McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen Roles Chief De Silva (voice) Rating70% On Christmas Eve, hundreds of Christmas elves helm the command centre of Santa Claus's mile-wide, ultra–high-tech sleigh-esque craft, the S-1. The current Santa: Malcolm and the Christmas elves deliver presents to every child in the world using advanced equipment and military precision. These complex operations are micromanaged by Malcolm's oldest son Steve and his obsequious elfin assistant Peter (among thousands of more elves) at mission control underneath the North Pole, while Steve's clumsy and panophobic younger brother Arthur answers the letters to Santa. During a delivery operation, when a child wakes up and almost sees Malcolm, a Christmas elf back in the S-1 inadvertently presses a button, causing a present to fall off a conveyor and go unnoticed.