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Eva Longoria Biography

Birth Name:
Eva Jacqueline Longoria
Birth Place:
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Appeared in stage productions while attending Texas A&M University, Kingsville
  • Named Miss Corpus Christi USA in 1998
  • Was signed by an agent after entering a talent contest that brought her to Los Angeles after college
  • Won ALMA Awards in 2002 (for the role of Isabella Brana Williams in The Young and the Restless) and 2006 (for Person of the Year)
  • Made her professional theatrical debut in 2003 in What the Rabbi Saw
  • Coproduces and has appeared in Hot Tamales Live, a sketch-comedy show in L
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  • Founded Eva's Heroes in 2006, which aids developmentally challenged children
  • Released her first book, Eva's Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends, in 2011
  • Spoke at the 2012 National Democratic Convention

Awards

  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007People's Choice Awards-Favorite Female TV Star: winner
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner

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