Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria

Date of Birth

Birthday: March 15
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas

Eva Longoria is an award-winning actor, producer, director, activist, philanthropist and CEO of UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, a production company she founded that is focused on "producing with purpose" by creating content centered around the stories of underrepresented communities. Having worked consistently in Hollywood for over 20 years, Longoria is an industry veteran known for her work both in front of and behind the camera.

Eva Longoria is an award-winning actor, producer, director, activist, philanthropist and CEO of UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, a production company she founded that is focused on "producing with purpose" by creating content centered around the stories of underrepresented communities. Having worked consistently in Hollywood for over 20 years, Longoria is an industry veteran known for her work both in front of and behind the camera.

She most recently starred in the critically acclaimed Sylvie's Love opposite Tessa Thompson for Amazon, which was nominated in 2021 for a Critics Choice Award and NAACP Image Award. Her numerous acting credits include Grand Hotel, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, BoJack Horseman, Dog Days, Overboard, Jane the Virgin, Empire, Un Cuento de Circo & A Love Song, Devious Maids, Lowriders, Telenovela, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada, Desperate Housewives, The Heartbreak Kid and The Sentinel.

Recently named by Variety as one of their most anticipated directors of 2021, Longoria continues to hone her craft, develop new projects, and expand opportunities for others by paving the way for future women and minority producers, directors and industry leaders in Hollywood. Currently, she's preparing for her film directorial debut with three projects on the horizon. She'll direct the Searchlight biopic Flamin' Hot about the creator of the Flamin' Hot Cheetos snack, workplace comedy 24/7 for Universal Pictures, and the female action-comedy Spa Day for Sony Pictures. In addition to directing 24/7, Longoria will star opposite Kerry Washington and serve as an executive producer on the film. She will also produce and co-star in Spa Day. Her directing credits include the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Versus as well as episodes of The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia, Grand Hotel, Black-ish, The Mick, LA to Vegas, Jane the Virgin, Telenovela and Devious Maids.

Through her work and production company UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, Longoria has forged a trailblazing career and recently renewed her overall deal with 20th Television. The company's series Grand Hotel for ABC was the first major network drama to feature a predominantly Latinx cast and female directors. Longoria and her team also produced the CBS special Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event to celebrate Latinx culture, shed light on those in the community who have been impacted by COVID-19, and highlight essential workers. The company's credits include the Emmy-nominated Netflix documentary Reversing Roe, Lionsgate's John Wick, NBC's comedy Telenovela and the American Latino Media Arts Awards (ALMA). Longoria's producing credits also include Devious Maids, Mother Up! and Ready for Love.

Named by PEOPLE magazine as one of the "Women Changing the World in 2020," Longoria is a dedicated philanthropist and activist. In 2006 she co-founded the nonprofit Eva's Heroes, dedicated to enriching the lives of those with intellectual special needs. Committed to empowering Latinas everywhere, she established the Eva Longoria Foundation in 2012 to help Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through educational programs, scholarships, mentorship and entrepreneurship. In addition to her own foundations, Longoria is a founding member of TIME'S UP with Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman and other leading Hollywood women; launched The MACRO Episodic Lab Powered by The Black List with Charles D. King, Lena Waithe and Franklin Leonard to discover, support and empower storytellers of color who typically do not have access to the traditional Hollywood system; and is the co-founder of the Latino Victory Fund, an organization dedicated to building political power in the Latino community.

In 2020 Longoria served as host of the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, actively campaigned on behalf of Biden/Harris working to get out the Latino vote, and participated in the official Inauguration celebrations as co-host of the primetime special Celebrating America alongside Tom Hanks and Kerry Washington.

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(L-R) TV personality Kim Kardashian and actress Eva Longoria
(L-R) TV personality Kim Kardashian and actress Eva Longoria Parker
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(L-R) TV personality Kim Kardashian and actress Eva Longoria
(L-R) TV personality Kim Kardashian and actress Eva Longoria Parker
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