Eva Jacqueline Longoria, commonly known as Eva Longoria, is a famous American model, voice actress, actress, businesswoman, as well as a television and film producer. Throughout her career as an actress, Eva Longoria has portrayed many memorable characters, yet she is perhaps most notable for playing Gabrielle Solis in the critically acclaimed series “Desperate Housewives”, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. “Desperate Housewives” ran for eight seasons, since its premiere 2004 until the last episode, which aired in 2012. The show also featured characters portrayed by Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross.
Eva Longoria Net Worth $35 Million
Over the years, the show remained largely appreciated by both the critics and the audience, as the first season of the show managed to attract over 30 million viewers. In addition to winning multiple Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy and Screen Actors Guild awards, “Desperate Housewives” became the longest running television series that featured all-female leads, surpassing “Charmed” with Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano and Rose McGowan, which previously held the title. “Desperate Housewives” was a culturally influential series, which inspired the creation of two video games, namely “Desperate Housewives: The Game” and a mobile game based on the series, the publication of several books in the “Desperate Housewives” franchise, as well as the release of fashion dolls based on the main characters. Needless to say, “Desperate Housewives” had a large impact on the entertainment industry and made large contributions to the fame of its main stars.
A famous actress, how rich is Eva Longoria? Sources state that Eva Longoria used to make $400 000 per episode of the “Desperate Housewives”, while her annual salary in 2012 and 2013 amounted to $15 million. In regards to her total wealth, Eva Longoria’s net worth is estimated to be $35 million.
Eva Longoria was born in 1975, in Texas, US, where she studied at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville, from which she graduated with a degree in kinesiology. Around the same time Longoria won the Miss Corpus Christi competition and started taking part in other talent contests. When she was in Los Angeles, Longoria was discovered by a talent agent, who helped her to audition for various roles. Longoria’s first acting role was in a weekend segment of the “L.A. in a Day” program. Soon after that, Longoria starred in a soap opera created by William J. Bell and Phillip Bell called “The Young and the Restless” and Jack Webb’s series entitled “Dragnet”. Eventually, Longoria landed the role of Gabriella Solis in “Desperate Housewives”, which turned out to be her big breakthrough.
Ever since then Eva Longoria has been featured on a variety of magazines, commercials and has even been named one of the “Sexiest Women 2008” and one of the “Hottest Female Stars” in 2005 and 2006. Longoria’s acting career and wealth that she accumulated from her roles, helped her venture into business and open a line of restaurants, as well as release her own book entitled “Eva’s Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends”.
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