Eva Longoria has starred in such films as Over Her Dead Body with Paul Rudd, Harsh Times with Christian Bale and Lower Learning with Jason Biggs, but she is best known for her role as “Gabrielle Solis” on the ABC megahit Desperate Housewives, Eva Longoria is a gifted actress who has been recognized among People‘s Most Beautiful People, Rolling Stone‘s People of the Year, and Maxim‘s Hot 100. She is also a committed activist, dedicating her time and talent to the Hispanic and charitable communities.
Longoria is the creator of UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, which develops films and television shows. UnbeliEVAble Entertainment’s show ideas have been sold to ABC, ABC Family, and VH1. Eva also served as executive producer on the documentary The Harvest in collaboration with Academy Award-nominated Shine Global, a nonprofit film production company dedicated to the elimination of child exploitation and abuse. The film, which focuses on the plight of the estimated 500,000 child farm workers who feed America, was released in July 2011.
Longoria holds several of her own charities and organizations close to her heart. She has been the national spokesperson for PADRES Contra El Cáncer (Parents Against Cancer) and served as honorary chair for “Rally for Cancer.” Longoria also works with the Special Olympics and founded the nonprofit organization Eva’s Heroes, which provides an after-school program with an inclusive setting for individuals with developmental disabilities to interact, play, and grow with their typically developing peers. She has been honored with numerous awards for her achievements, including the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts’ Horizon Award, the Latina Visionary and Community Empowerment Award, the 2006 NHLI Mujer/Chair Award, the Larry King Cardiac Foundation/American Heart Association’s Corazones Unidos Award, the Hope of Los Angeles Award, and the Cesar Chavez Legacy Award.
Also the international L’Oreal spokesperson, Longoria is a strong supporter of the leading independent nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to advancing research, raising awareness, and finding a cure for the ovarian cancer – the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. She is also involved with the Entertainment Industry Foundation/Callaway Golf Foundation, where she continues to raise awareness of ovarian cancer.