Eva Longoria Net Worth, Money and More

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NET WORTH: $35 Million

PROFESSION: Actress, Voice Actress, Restaurateur

Hello, hello! Any Desperate Housewives fans here? Well, if there are, then I personally feel that Eva Longoria does not need an introduction. For those who do not know, Eva Longoria is an actress who has received two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Apart from playing Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives and Isabella Brana on The Young and the Restless, Longoria has been a part of movies like Harsh Times, Over Her Dead Body and The Sentinel. Eva is down to earth and believes in giving back to the community. She is a philanthropist and is often a part of one humanitarian cause or another!

EARLY LIFE

Birth name Eva Jacqueline Longoria, she was born in the year 1975, in Texas. She has four sisters. Her parents are Enrique Longoria Jr and Ella Eva Mireles. Longoria was raised as a Roman Catholic. Longoria really worked hard to establish herself in the industry. She even waitressed for three years. She won the title of Miss Corpus Christi, USA in the year 1998. Soon after this competition, she was discovered by a theatrical agent. She has also worked as a headhunter for four years. Longoria is an intelligent woman! She has a master’s degree in Chicano Studies for California State University, Northridge recently in 2013.

CAREER

Longoria started her career as a hostess on the television show “L.A. in a Day” by Gary Ghiaey, in the year 1999. Following which, she guest starred in an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210. After this, she got a major role in the CBS Daytime soap opera titled The Young and the Restless, where she played the role of Isabella Brana. In 2003, her career really took off with her role as Gabrielle Solis in the ABC comedy-drama titled The Desperate Housewives. With this series, she became an overnight success. The role brought her a lot of critical acclaim and a good, strong fan following. Longoria was named the entertainer of the year by ALMA Award. Her first major theatrical movie role was in The Sentinel.

Following this phase, Longoria appeared in several fantastic advertising campaigns and a lot of men’s magazine. She graced magazine like Vogue, Marie Clair and Harper’s Bazaar with her gorgeous presence. Even after so many years have trickled by, Longoria continues to be her hot and sexy self. She is still a part of the many lists that talk about Hollywood’s Most Beautiful.

Longoria is the introductory face of Bebe Sport. She also works with L’Oreal and Hanes. She has deals with Magnum Ice-Cream and Heineken. Her association with L’Oreal continued till 2010. Longoria has hosted award shows like MTV Europe Music Awards and has also appeared as a judge on The Next Food Network Star, both in the year 2010. Some other projects in Longoria’s kitty include Long Time Gone, Who Gets The Dog, Four Kinds and Mother Up! In Mother Up!, Longoria lends her voice to the lead role. She is a cat person.

 

Longoria is also a restaurateur as well. She has a restaurant called Beso. It has a nightclub called Eve above it. Longoria has a 32% share in this business venture. She is also an author who wrote her first book titled Eva’s Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends, in the year 2011. She also promoted Pepsico’s Lays Potato Chips event called Do Us A Flavor.

PHILANTHROPY

Eva Longoria has a big heart. She believes in giving back to the community. She founded a charity in 2006, called Eva’s Heroes. This charitable organization helps developmentally disabled children. Longoria is also the spokesperson for PADRES Contra El Cancer. Apart from this, she supports organizations like Clothes Off Our Back Foundation, Project HOME, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, OmniPeace and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She has been named Philanthropist of the year by the Hollywood Reporter.

ASSETS

- San Antonio Home

- Bentley Continental GTC

- BMW X5

- 2011 BMW 750Li

- BMW 7 Series

PERSONAL LIFE

Longoria has been in two failed marriages, its the harsh reality! She was married for two years to Tyler Christopher from 2002 to 2004. Longoria, then, became engaged to Tony Parker in 2006 and the couple tied the knot in 2007. They got married in a simple civil ceremony, which was followed by a full on Catholic wedding ceremony in Paris. When the couple filed for a divorce, they stated the reason as “irreconcilable differences”. After the divorce, her maiden name was successfully restored. Longoria believed that her husband had cheated on her. The relationship had turned sour by the end. In 2012, she was among the seven Californians named to the post of co-chair of Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.

FUN FACTS

- Bumped on the head by something while shooting Desperate Housewives on location and was taken to a hospital where she was treated and released.

- Slipped on one of the stairs coming out of her trailer and bruised her ribs on the set of Desperate Housewives.

- Provided her trailer with a full bath, kitchen, bedroom and lavish furniture.

- Met J.C. Chasez of N*Sync at a local dog show during which they tried to bid on the same dog.

- She is of Mexican descent.

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