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EVA LONGORIA, the Golden Globe-nominated, Screen Actors Guild Award-winning, and ALMA Award-winning actress, producer, businesswoman, and philanthropist currently stars as Gabrielle Solis on the ABC-megahit and award winning "Desperate Housewives,” now in its eighth and final season. She has received numerous awards, including a People's Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Star, a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Performance, TV Guide's TV's Sexiest Star, People's 50 Most Beautiful People, People's 100 Most Beautiful People, People En Español's 50 Mas Bellos, Rolling Stone's People of the Year, was selected three years in a row in the prestigious FORBES Celebrity 100, and was just named FORBES Highest Paid TV Star of 2011. Longoria was also named Maxim's "#1 Hottest Woman in the World” on their annual Hot 100 list, two years in a row. On the opposite end of the spectrum, she was named Philanthropist of the Year by the Hollywood Reporter and selected as an honoree for Variety's Power of Women Awards, among many others.

On the feature film front, Longoria signed on to do two films. The first film, WHO GETS THE DOG, produced by Longoria and Rick Schwartz (BLACK SWAN, THE DEPARTED), she stars as lead character "Olive,” a woman who is caught in the dilemma of who gets the dog, while going through a major breakup. In the second film, Longoria plays Brendan Frasier's wife in the historical drama FOUR KINGS.

Longoria recently wrapped filming two other feature films. In THE TRUTH, she stars opposite Andy Garcia and Forest Whitaker as the bilingual role of Mia Francis, in the film that centers on the privatization of water rights in South America and other countries. In LONG TIME GONE, Longoria stars opposite Virginia Madsen as Marion the infamous "other woman,” in a story about a broken family who finds their relationships to one another changed when the ‘man of the household' leaves the family for another woman.

Upcoming film releases include BAYTOWN DISCO with Billy Bob Thornton. In 2011 Longoria starred in WITHOUT MEN, co-starring Christian Slater, as well as lent her voice to the holiday animated film ARTHUR CHRISTMAS. Additionally, Longoria will star in and produce Hulu's animated series "Child Support,” written and directed by "Family Guy” vet Michael Shipley.

Last September marked Longoria's 5th year as both host and executive producer of the National Council of La Raza ALMA Awards, honoring Latino artistic achievement in the television, film, and music industry. The NCLR is the largest Latino rights and advocacy organization in the United States.

Longoria also executive produced, in collaboration with Academy Award® nominated Shine Global, the documentary HARVEST. The documentary focuses on the plight of the estimated 500,000 child farm workers, whose tireless efforts help feed America, and presents compelling stories of a select number of children and their families as they travel from their homes in California, Texas, and Florida to harvest crops in multiple states.

On the directing front, Longoria combined the pride of her Latin heritage with her strong support of the 2010 Census by partnering with Pepsi to direct and produce a documentary film "Latinos Living the American Dream,” along with the YO SUMO Campaign. Additionally, this past October, Longoria, Zoe Saldana, and Olivia Wilde were selected by Glamour Magazine to each direct a "REEL Moments” short film based on true-life stories of Glamour readers.

In March 2008, Longoria partnered with Celebrity Chef Todd English and opened the Hollywood steakhouse and bar Beso Hollywood. This was followed by Beso Las Vegas at the Las Vegas CityCenter.

As if that is not enough, Longoria's first fragrance EVA, by Eva Longoria was launched in April of 2010. Her second fragrance, Evamour launches March 29th of this year. Longoria released her first New York Times best selling cookbook EVA'S KITCHEN: COOKING WITH LOVE FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS in April of 2011, available in both English and Spanish. Longoria's talent and charm has made her the perfect choice to represent L'Oreal Paris as an international spokesperson for the last 7 years. This year also marked her first year as a spokesperson for the high-end jewelry designer Damiani. In addition to being the face of BEBE SPORT, she was selected to be included in Badgley Mischka's 20th Anniversary campaign, shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovtiz, and is the spokesperson for the very popular Heineken Light worldwide campaign, and Sparkling Nuvo liquor.

Always the philanthropist, Longoria has her own charities and organizations that are very close to her heart. She serves as the national spokesperson for PADRES Contra El Cancer (Parents Against Cancer) (, a nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families. Longoria also co-founded the non-profit organization "Eva's Heroes” (, dedicated to enriching the lives of those with developmental challenges by providing an inclusive setting built on the four tenets of interact, grow, learn, and love. She also co-founded, launched, and participated in the first ever celebrity Twitter auction called "TwitChange” in which celebrities auction off "tweets” and "mentions” for Haiti earthquake victims.

Longoria partnered with the California Community Foundation (CCF) to establish "The Eva Longoria Fund” in 2010, creating a platform to raise money for all of the charitable organizations she is actively involved with. Longoria currently works closely with the United Farm Workers, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the Dolores Huerta Foundation, and the National Council of La Raza, to name a few. In addition, she was recently selected by President Obama as a commissioner to the National Museum of the American Latino Commission. The National Museum will create a home for the historical artifacts, images, and personal stories documenting more than 500 years of American Latino contributions to the United States.

Longoria is currently in her last year of Graduate school working on her Master's Degree in Chicano Studies/Political Science.


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