EVA LONGORIA is a Golden Globe-nominated, Screen Actors Guild and ALMA
producer, director, entrepreneur, philanthropist and Desperate Housewives alum.
recently starred opposite Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez in the MGM/Pantelion
of the comedic cult-classic film Overboard. Last year, she starred opposite
Demian Bichir in the Universal feature film Lowriders, which looks at the lives
of low-riding culture
enthusiasts in Los Angeles' Latino communities. Additionally, Longoria starred
in the BBC miniseries
Decline and Fall opposite comedy star Jack Whitehall. She also guest-starred as
"Charlotte Frost," the head of the Las Vegas Gaming Commission, on FOX's hit
drama series Empire.
Longoria recently directed an episode of the Emmy Award-winning series Blackish
and her previous
directing projects include episodes of FOX's LA to Vegas and The Mick in
addition to the Golden Globe-nominated
CW series Jane the Virgin. After 2011, Universal signed her production company
UnbeliEVAble Entertainment to their biggest First-Look television deal ever,
which was later renewed to
include Universal films. She sold nine projects and executively produced
Lifetime's hit one-hour
dramedy Devious Maids, which was the first primetime show to feature five Latina
leads. Longoria also
recently starred in the feature film Any Day alongside Sean Bean and Kate Walsh
and the critically
acclaimed feature film Frontera with Michael Pena and Ed Harris. She has also
guest starred in the
Golden Globe Award-winning FOX comedy series, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Longoria recently celebrated eleven years as a Global Brand Ambassador for
L'Oreal Paris, she owns the
production company UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, recently launched her first
fashion line The Eva
Longoria Collection which recently showed at NYFW, has a home collection line
with JCPenney, a New
York Times bestselling cookbook Eva's Kitchen and created the fragrances "EVA"
Her greatest work however is as a champion of women, the Latino community and
youth with special
needs. Longoria established The Eva Longoria Foundation (ELF) to help Latinas
build better futures for
themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship. She also
Heroes in 2006, an organization in San Antonio that helps teens and young adults
special needs to integrate into and flourish in society. Longoria is also the
spokesperson for Padres
Contra el Cancer, a nonprofit organization that is committed to improving the
quality of life for Latino
children with cancer and their families.
Longoria was named Philanthropist of the Year by The Hollywood Reporter and
honored by Variety with
a Lifetime Achievement Award for their Power of Women issue. Longoria has
received countless other
awards for her philanthropy and activism including the prestigious Dorothy I.
Height Racial Justice Award
by the YWCA USA; the Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award from the Women in Film; the
Foundation for the Art's Horizon Award; the Latina Visionary and Community
Empowerment Award by
the Hispanic Women's Corporation; the Texas Medal of Arts Multimedia Award from
the Texas Cultural
trust Council; the NHLI Mujer/Chair Award; the Corazones Unidos award from the
Association; the Hope of Los Angeles Award from the Mayor of Los Angeles; and
the Cesar Chavez
Legacy Awards by the Cesar Chavez Foundation.
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