Born: 15 March 1975
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas
Best known as: Gabrielle on TV's Desperate Housewives
Eva Longoria is known to TV viewers as Gabrielle Solis, the perpetually unsatisfied sexpot from the series Desperate Housewives
(also starring Teri Hatcher
and Felicity Huffman
). Longoria's acting career started in 2000, with guest roles on daytime and primetime soap operas, including Beverly Hills, 90210
. From 2001-2003 she was a regular cast member of TV's The Young and the Restless
, and in 2003 she starred in the short-lived series Dragnet
. The success of Desperate Housewives
catapulted Longoria to mainstream celebrity status and led to a multitude of magazine covers and TV appearances, as well as to Longoria being cast in the feature films Harsh Times
(with Christian Bale
) and The Sentinel
(with Michael Douglas
Eva Longoria became a spokeswoman for L’Oreal beauty products in 2005… She married Tony Parker, a guard for the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, on 6 July 2007 in a civil ceremony in Paris (a church service was held the following day). Longoria filed for divorce from Parker in November of 2010… She is no relation to pro baseball player Evan Longoria.
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