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Eva Longoria, Actress, Producer, Director & Activist

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"Eva Longoria is a Golden Globe-nominated, Screen Actors Guild and ALMA Award-winning actress, producer, director, entrepreneur, philanthropist and Desperate Housewives alum. Longoria starred opposite Academy Award-nominee Demian Bichir in the Universal feature film Lowriders, which looks at the lives of low-riding culture enthusiasts in LA’s Latino communities.

Additionally, Longoria also filmed the BBC miniseries Decline and Fall opposite Brit comedy star Jack Whitehall. Set in 1920s Wales, Decline and Fall is a bitingly funny satire that follows the life and times of hapless Paul Pennyfeather (Whitehall) who meets and pursues the delectable Margot Beste-Chetwynde (Longoria), a wealthy, powerful, and beautiful American woman. The film premiered in Spring 2017.

Longoria directed an episode of the Golden Globe-nominated CW series Jane the Virgin and the Emmy Award-winning series Black-ish.She has been a Global Brand Ambassador for L’Oreal Paris, owns the BESO Restaurant in Hollywood and leads the production company UnbeliEVAble Entertainment. Longoria also authored a NY Times bestselling cookbook “Eva’s Kitchen.”

Of all Longoria’s accomplishments, however, her greatest work is as a champion of women, the Latino community and youth with special needs. She is founder of The Eva Longoria Foundation to help Latinas build better futures for themselves through education and entrepreneurship. She is also a co-founder of Eva’s Heroes, which enriches the lives of those with intellectual special needs. Longoria also serves as the national spokesperson for Padres Contra el Cancer, a nonprofit that is committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer.

Additionally, Eva received her Master’s degree in Chicano Studies from California State University, Northridge, writing her thesis on “Success STEMS from Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers.”"