Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on March 15, 1975, beautiful Eva Longoria was the youngest of four sisters, born to Mexican-American parents, Enrique Longoria Jr, and Ella Eva Mireles. Eva Jacqueline Longoria was considered the least attractive of her sisters. She looked different from her three other sisters, with her darker complexion, darker eyes, and darker hair, she was often teased. Her young childhood was generally a happy one, being raised on her parents' ranch in Corpus Christi.
Eva Longoria Net Worth - $35 Million
Birth Name - Eva Jacqueline Longoria
Date of birth - March 15, 1975
Zodiac Sign - Pisces
Birth Place - Corpus Christi, Texas
Nationality - American
Height - 5' 2"
Profession - Model, Actor, Film Producer, Voice Actor, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Dancer, Philanthropist, Film director;
Top model Eva Longoria attended A&M University in Kingsville, Texas, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology (the study of body movement). While attending A&M, Eva appeared in a number of college plays, which she loved. In March 1998, Ms. Longoria entered and won the Miss Corpus Christi beauty pageant, which also came with the opportunity to compete in a Los Angeles talent show. Taking advantage of this opportunity, she headed to Los Angeles for the talent show, she won the show, and she was persuaded to stay in California and pursue an acting career.
Ms. Longoria got bit roles on Beverly Hills 90210 and the soap opera, General Hospital. She got her first big TV show break, being cast on The Young and the Restless from 2001 to 2003. Her role as an unstable mental character, earned Eva an American Latino Media Arts Award for Outstanding Actress in a daytime drama in 2002. She got her breakthrough role, two years later in 2004, when she played a leading character on the popular television series “Desperate Housewives.” Working on Desperate Housewives, Eva Longoria become an instant hit with her beauty and sensuality, she became an instant nationwide celebrity.
After working on Desperate Housewives for a year, she began getting work in movie roles also, such as Harsh Times with Christian Bale in 2005, The Sentinel with Michael Douglas in 2006, and The Heartbreak Kid with Ben Stiller in 2007, as well as other roles. During this time period, Ms. Longoria won many awards, such as the Choice Female TV Breakout Performance at the Teen Choice Awards, the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, People's 50 Most Beautiful in 2005 and the number one beautiful celebrities on Maxim's annual Hot 100 List, for two years straight. Between 2002 and 2010 Eva Longoria had won 7 awards: 2 awards for The Young and the Restless and 5 for Desperate Housewives.
Eva Longoria was being paid $400,000 per episode on Desperate Housewives, which made her one of the top paid TV stars in the world. Ms. Longorio also received healthy bonus salaries as the gorgeous face for L'Oreal Paris, the face of Bebe Sport, Hanes, and a spokesperson for Pepsi. She also continued acting, both on TV and in film. She also branched out as a director and produced a pilot with Desperate Housewives creator, Marc Cherry for a new TV series called “Devious Maids” and she helped produce a dating reality show, called “Ready for Love,” with Bill and Giuliana Rancic.
Eva Longoria net worth of $35 million, was mostly acquired from her work on the Desperate Housewives series. However, by 2013, Ms. Longoria had already earned more than $15 million. Eva Longoria fell in love with and married Tyler Christopher, a TV star on General Hospital. They were married from 2002 to 2004, but divorced due to irreconcilable differences. In 2007, Eva had spent $1 million, in buying a luxurious San Antonio estate together with her second husband, French professional basketball star, Tony Parker. The couple is also reported to have purchased another San Antonio Estate, appraised at $7 million. Ms. Longoria and Tony Parker divorced in 2010.
In 2011, Eva released her first book called “Eva's Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends,” which was a top reading success. Also, in 2011, Ms. Longoria experienced a temporary financial challenge, when she filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Ms. Longoria was listed as one of the owner's of “Beso” a Las Vegas restaurant and nightclub. At this time, Beso, LLC represented 32% of Ms. Longoria's $2.5 million assets and the restaurant and nightclub was experiencing around $76,000 losses each month.
Ms. Eva Longoria has a net worth which categorizes her as a wealthy woman. She expanded her financial status through her multi-million dollar endorsement deals as their brand ambassador for many high end advertising campaigns and her photo has been used quite often in many elite women's magazines, such as Marie Claire, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and more. Eva Longoria also is an owner of successful high end restaurant chains in Hollywood Boulevard and in Las Vegas. Her recent appearances in movies, gives her a salary of $10 million per movie.
Eva Longoria has always been a giving person, who was named Philanthropist of the Year by The Hollywood Reporter. In 2006, she founded Eva's Heroes, which is a charity that helps developmentally challenged children. She has a continued commitment to Latino causes, especially with her work as the national spokesperson for Padres Contra El Cancer and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She works for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, AIDS foundations, the National Stroke Association, and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Project HOME.
Ms. Longoria travelled during the summer of 2015, with her close friend, Spanish TV executive Jose Antonio Baston. Eva, 40 years old is back to work now with her former co-star on the Desperate Housewives, Ricardo Antonio Chavira. They are working together again in a series called “Hot and Bothered” released in October 2015. In September, Eva Longoria received a Visionary Award from the Variety Latino's 10 Latinos to Watch.