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Born: Mar. 15, 1975 Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Eva Jacqueline Longoria Parker was born on March 15th, 1975 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She wanted to be a model but still took the time to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
In 1998, she won the Miss Corpus Christi USA contest. She then entered a talent contest and was spotted by an agent. This led to small parts on Beverly Hills, 90210 and General Hospital in 2000. She then landed the role of the psychotic Isabella Braña Williams on The Young and the Restless from 2001 to 2003. She then landed a recurring role on Dick Wolf’s Dragnet, which only lasted for 34 episodes.
Longoria then appeared in smaller projects before landing the role that made her a household name. Desperate Housewives premiered in 2004 and was an instant hit. Eva, who played former model and randy housewife Gabrielle Solis, co-starred in the series opposite Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman, Teri Hatcher, and Nicollette Sheridan.
When on hiatus from the show, she found time to film 2005’s Harsh Times with Freddy Rodriquez and Christian Bale and 2006’s The Sentinel with Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland. In 2008, she starred in the critically-slammed comedy Over Her Dead Body.
Longoria, who once said her siblings used to call her an ugly duckling, now frequently graces the covers of magazines in swimsuits and other sexy garb. Married to General Hospital star Tyler Christopher from 2002 to 2004 she became engaged to San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker in 2006. Parker, who is French, married Longoria in Paris in the summer of 2007. She filed for divorce on November 17th, 2010.
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