‘Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria : Gabrielle Solis

Date Of Birth: March 15th, 1975  Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas

Recently named one of People's "50 Most Beautiful" and the "#1 Hottest Woman in the World" on Maxim's 2005 annual "Hot 100" list, Eva Longoria was also voted by Variety as one of the "Ten New Faces to Watch," Rolling Stone's "People of the Year," USA Today's "TV's Hot 11" and TV Guide's "New Faces of Fall." In addition, she just signed an exclusive worldwide contract as the newest face of L'Oreal.

Longoria wrapped the indie film "Harsh Times," starring Christian Bale, which was recently accepted into the Toronto Film Festival. She just finished Furthur Films' "The Sentinel," starring Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland and Kim Basinger, where she plays a Secret Service agent. She also co-starred in the CBS movie-of-the-week, "The Dead Will Tell," opposite Anne Heche, Jonathan LaPaglia and Kathleen Quinlan. Longoria's previous television credits include the Dick Wolf series, "L.A. Dragnet."

Flexing her comedic muscles, Longoria stars in and co-produced "Hot Tamales Live," a critically acclaimed comedy/variety show. "Hot Tamales Live" performs regularly at The Comedy Store and consistently sells out its performances whenever they perform across the country. She made her theatre debut in the popular comedy farce, "What the Rabbi Saw." Acknowledging her "comedic flair," Back Stage West proclaimed "Eva Longoria is sensational."

The youngest of four sisters who grew up on a ranch in Corpus Christi, Texas, Longoria attended Texas A&M-Kingsville, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. After graduating from college, she entered a talent contest that brought her to Los Angeles, where she was spotted and subsequently signed by a theatrical agent. After landing roles on "The Bold and the Beautiful," "General Hospital" and co-starring on "Beverly Hills, 90210," she auditioned for and won the role of Isabella on the popular series, "The Young and the Restless."

Longoria currently lives in Los Angeles. She is actively involved as the national spokesperson for Padres Contra El Cancer, helping Latinos with cancer. She also works with the Special Olympics and worked with the John Kerry-John Edwards campaign, educating Latino voters about the presidential candidate. Pastimes include salsa dancing, cooking and reading Latino literature and history.