Eva Longoria is a popular American actress, Apart from acting, she is a producer, businesswoman, and an activist. She got recognition after playing the role of Isabella in CBS soap opera ‘The Young and the Restless.’ Her role in ‘Desperate Housewives’ made her popular.
Eva has featured on several leading publications as the most beautiful Hollywood actress. She is also the face of various popular international brands of fashion and cosmetic products. Let’s find out more about how much is Eva Longoria’s net worth in 2018.
Eva was born on 15th March 1975 in Texas. Her parents are Mexican-Americans. She worked at a restaurant during her high school days for nearly three years. Eva has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She bagged Miss Corpus Christi USA title during her college days. Her break in acting world came when she participated in a contest for which she went to Los Angeles and signed by a theatrical agent.
Eva completed her Master’s degree from California State University and in the meantime, she worked as a headhunter for nearly 4 years. It was only in 1999 that she got her first TV role to be a guest star for an episode. Apart from acting, she opened the restaurant Beso in Hollywood. She also wrote a food book named Eva’ Kitchen.
Eva also has a clothing line website. She got married to Tony Parker in 2004, but after discovering that he was cheating her, she got divorced in 2011. Finally, she married businessman Jose Antonio Baston in 2015, and she is expecting her first child.
In 1999, Eva Longoria got a guest appearance role in Beverly Hills and General Hospital. Then she fetched a full-time role is CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. But it was in 2003 that she got cast in Desperate Housewives. It took her 10 years to get the popularity and limelight she dreamt of. She was nominated for Golden Globe Award for her role in the same.
Her break in Hollywood came in 2006 through the thriller movie The Sentinel. Following that, she was cast in the movie Harsh Times featuring Christian Bale. Even though none of the movies were commercially successful, she became the face of various popular magazines. Eva was voted to be the Sexiest Women in 2008 and features on the covers of Vogue, Marie Claire, Maxim, and People magazines.
Eva topped the list of highest-paid TV actress in 2011. She hosted MTV Europe Music Award in Madrid, Spain in 2010. She slowly and steadily went more to becoming executive producer and director. ABC’s comedy series Blackish is directed by her for the finale episode of Season 3. She is a philanthropic and a political activist.
Awards & Achievements
Eva received her first award in acting with ALMA Awards in 2002 for her role in The Young And The Restless. In 2005, she received Screen Actors Guild for her Desperate Housewives’s roles. She also won Teen Choice Awards, People’ Choice Awards and Screen Actors Guild Award for the same. She is the recipient of the Person of the Year by ALMA Awards in 2006. Eva was also the highest-paid actress in 2006 as quoted by Forbes. Maxim listed her as the Hottest female stars of 2005 and 2006.
Net Worth of Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria has an estimated net worth of over $35 million. Surprisingly, most of her earnings came from her business ventures and brand contracts. She was part of nearly 20 movies and around 30 TV series where most of them were guest-roles. Eva made money initially from her role in Desperate Housewives and from being part of various popular magazines. Then various international brands signed deals with her to endorse their products. It is her restaurant business that gave her big returns. She also has an online website for the clothing line and women apparel collection under her brand name.
Eva Longoria is a perfect role model for every aspiring TV and movie actress. It took her 10 years to get one role that changed her life completely. She was patient and worked hard. Eva even utilized her income perfectly in various ventures. She also made it a point to give back to the society who helped her being popular and make a name herself.