Eva Longoria


“I’m excited to take part in the first-ever Visionary Alliance through the National Hispanic Media Coalition. This Alliance will move past conversations around improving diversity and inclusion and work towards action – envisioning a new Hollywood, then working with partners across the industry to realize that vision. I can’t wait to get to work.“


Having worked consistently in Hollywood for over 20 years, Eva Longoria has cemented herself as an
industry staple known for her work both in front of and behind the camera. Named by Variety as one
of their most anticipated directors of 2021, Longoria continues to hone her craft, seek new projects,
and expand opportunities for others by paving the way for future women and minority producers,
directors and industry leaders in Hollywood and beyond.

A highly sought after director, Longoria made a big splash at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival with her
critically-acclaimed documentary, La Guerra Civil. The film tells the story of boxers Oscar de la Hoya
and Julio Cesar Chavez and delves into the historic bout between the two Latino giants. In addition to
directing the film, Longoria also executive produced via her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment banner
alongside DAZN’s Deirdre Fenton and filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz. Deadline commented “…La Guerra Civil
[is] an engaging Sundance Film Festival documentary premiere from Eva Longoria Bastón,” in addition
to Variety calling the film “a spirited documentary” and a “special kind of treat”. IndieWire said,
“…With an honest perspective and energetic style, [La Guerra Civil] offers a shrewd look at how two
athletes came to represent divergent national and social identities.” Longoria also directed the pilot
episode of the new HBO Max series Gordita Chronicles, which premiered on the streaming platform in
June 2022. Longoria is an executive producer alongside Zoe Saldana on the coming-of-age series about
family, opportunity, love and resilience following a Dominican family who head to Miami from Santo
Domingo in pursuit of the “American Dream.” Next up, she will make her feature directorial debut in
2023 with the highly anticipated Searchlight biopic Flamin’ Hot about the story of Richard Montañez
and the spicy Flamin’ Hot Cheetos snack for which she beat out multiple high profile film directors
vying for the job. Additionally, in December 2021, CNN announced it had set Eva Longoria: Searching
For Mexico, an original docuseries slated to launch in 2023. A new iteration of CNN’s popular Stanley
Tucci: Searching for Italy that Longoria pitched to the network herself, the six-part series will follow
Longoria as she travels across Mexico exploring the country’s cuisine. Other past directing credits
include the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Versus, as well as episodes of Ashley Garcia: Genius In Love,
Grand Hotel, Black-ish, The Mick, LA to Vegas, Jane the Virgin, Telenovela, Devious Maids, Latinos
Living the Dream, and the short films Out of the Blue and A Proper Send-Off. Longoria was nominated
for a 2021 Daytime Emmy for her directing work on Ashley Garcia: Genius In Love.

Most recently, it was announced that Longoria is set to executive produce and star in Land of Women
for AppleTV+ opposite Carmen Maura. The six-episode dramedy series is inspired by Sandra Barneda’s
best-selling novel of the same name and follows a New York empty nester whose life is turned upside
down when her husband implicates the family in financial improprieties, causing her, her aging mother
and college-aged daughter to find refuge in the same charming wine town in Northern Spain her
mother fled 50 years ago, vowing to never return. The innovative bilingual series is currently in
production in Spain. Other past acting credits for Longoria include Grand Hotel, BoJack Horseman, Jane
the Virgin, Empire, Devious Maids, Telenovela, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Young and the Restless, and the
hit ABC series Desperate Housewives. In Desperate Housewives, Longoria captured audiences with her
starring role for eight seasons opposite Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, and Marcia Cross. Her work on
the series earned her and her castmates SAG Awards for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in
a Comedy Series” in 2005 and 2006. In 2006, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and named
the ALMA Awards’ Person of the Year.

Longoria was most recently seen on the big screen in Vertical Entertainment’s Unplugging, opposite
Matt Walsh, a modern romantic comedy from director Debra Neil-Fisher and in the jazz era film Sylvie’s
Love, opposite Tessa Thompson, from writer-director Eugene Ashe and producer Nnamdi Asomugha.
She also recently starred in Iervolino Entertainment’s anthology film Tell It Like a Woman. Tell It Like a
Woman is a film by women and about women and consists of seven segments, making a
feature-length film. The segments are directed by female directors from different parts of the world
and were shot in Italy, India, Japan, and the USA. Other stars of the project include Cara Delevingne,
Jennifer Hudson, Taraji P. Henson, and more. Longoria will also soon star in Universal’s sci-fi action film
Wars of the Worlds (working title) opposite Ice Cube and directed by Rich Lee.

Through her production company UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, Longoria has become one the most
significant trailblazers and recently renewed her overall deal with Twentieth Television for another
three years. Founded in 2005, the company actively chooses purposeful projects that accurately
represent the stories of the Latinx and other underrepresented communities. In fall 2020, it was
announced that UnbeliEVAble Entertainment and ViacomCBS’ MTV Entertainment Group (MTVE)
partnered on a deal as part of an initiative to give more people of color and women a shot at directing
made-for-television movies. As part of this new pact, MTVE is pairing Longoria and other A-List
producers with first-time BIPOC and women directors. UnbeliEVAble Entertainment recently produced
their first film under the deal called Let’s Get Merried, which aired in December 2021 as part of VH1’s
holiday season slate and featured a Latina first time BIPOC director, director of photography, and
primarily diverse cast. The ABC series Grand Hotel, was the first major network drama to feature a
predominately Latinx cast and female directors. This series was part of Longoria’s mission to ‘produce
with purpose’ by using a lens of equity in the crew recruitment process and aiming to showcase talent
inclusive of women and people of color. In 2020 the production company produced the special
Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event to celebrate Latinx culture, shed a light on those in the
community who have been impacted by COVID-19, and highlight our essential workers for CBS.

Longoria will also star in the screen adaptation of Isabel Allende’s bestselling novel The House of the
Spirits for FilmNation Entertainment. The television series is a family saga following the extraordinary
lives of three generations of women in the Trueba Family, Longoria will star as Blanca Trueba, one of
the passionate and courageous women leaders. Other upcoming projects include the Disney+ original
series, from 20th Television, Paola Santiago and the River of Tears, currently in development and is
inspired by the popular legend of La Llorona (the weeping woman) and follows teenage Paola on a
quest to save her best friend from a different world steeped in Latin folklore that defy logic and legend,
and the HBO film A Class Apart, which tells the incredible true story of a group of Mexican Americans
fighting for their civil rights during a landmark case that leads all the way to the Supreme Court. In
2020, Longoria announced the launch of her new podcast slate in partnership with iHeart Media’s My
Cultura Podcast Network. The slate includes her podcast Connections with Eva, launched in March
2022, which takes listeners back to what makes them human, discussing a variety of topics with
different guests in each episode. Additional podcasts include Sisters of the Underground, launched in
August 2022 and executively produced by Longoria and Dominican actress Dania Ramirez, which tells
the true story of the Mirabal sisters courageous activism in the Dominican Republic, as well as Hungry
for History, which pairs Longoria with food historian Maite Gomez-Rejón to explore delicious dishes
and ingredients from Mexico. The company’s past credits include the Emmy Award nominated Netflix
documentary Reversing Roe, Lionsgate’s John Wick, NBC’s comedy Telenovela, and the American Latino
Media Arts (ALMA) Awards. Longoria’s other past producing credits include Devious Maids, Mother
Up! and Ready for Love.

Recently named by People Magazine as one of the “Women Changing the World”, Longoria is a
dedicated philanthropist and activist who has consistently lent her voice to the issues she is passionate
about, ranging from immigration to reproductive rights. In 2006, she co-founded the nonprofit Eva’s
Heroes, which operates out of San Antonio, Texas and is dedicated to enriching the lives of those with
intellectual special needs by providing an inclusive setting built on the tenets of: interact, grow, learn
and love. Committed to empowering Latinas everywhere, Longoria established the Eva Longoria
Foundation (ELF) in 2012 to help Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through
educational programs, scholarships, mentorship and entrepreneurship. In addition to her own
foundations, Longoria founded Time’s Up with Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman and other leading
Hollywood women; launched The MACRO Episodic Lab Powered by The Black List with Charles D. King,
Lena Waithe and Franklin Leonard to discover, support and empower storytellers of color who typically
do not have access to the traditional Hollywood system; and is the co-founder of the Latino Victory
Fund, which is a movement that builds power in the Latinx community to ensure their voices and
values are reflected at every level of government and in the policies that drive our country forward.
Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment also partnered with TikTok and MACRO to celebrate 150 Latinx
creators and emerging music artists in the inaugural TikTok Latinx creator incubator. In response to
President Trump’s immigration policies, Longoria used the birth announcement of her son to bring
awareness to families who have been separated at the border. Following the El Paso, Texas shootings
and Mississippi ICE raids, Longoria joined forces with America Ferrera, Diane Guerrero and Mónica
Ramírez to organize #QueridaFamiliaLatina, a letter of solidarity signed by over 200 Latinx artists and
community leaders that was published in The New York Times, La Opinión, El Nuevo Herald and El
Diario. With Henry Muñoz she launched Momento Latino, which is a growing coalition of Latinx
activists, leaders, artists and allies lifting their voices and pushing for change for the community with
so many inequities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Together with America Ferrera, Alex
Martínez Kondracke, Carmen Perez, Christy Haubegger, Elsa Collins, Jess Morales Rocketto, Mónica
Ramírez, Olga Segura, and Stephanie Valencia in 2019, Longoria launched Poderistas, a new digital
lifestyle community and media platform that inspires, affirms, and informs Latinas to leverage their
power in a way that transforms their lives, families and community. Also in 2020 she served as host of
the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, actively campaigned on behalf of
Biden/Harris, working to get out the Latino vote, and participated in the official Inauguration
celebrations as co-host of the primetime special Celebrating America, alongside Tom Hanks and Kerry
Washington. In 2022, Longoria joined a team of Latino luminaries to form the Latino Media Network
(LMN), a media company serving the Latino community, owned by Latinos for Latinos. LMN’s mission is
to help Latinos make sense of the world and their place in it by inspiring, informing, and celebrating
Hispanics through an audio-focused multimedia network that will reach nearly one-third of the US
Latino population.

In June 2021, The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced Longoria’s election to its board of
trustees, the governing body of the Academy museum. In this position, Longoria brings her dedication,
inclusiveness, education, and philanthropy toward advancing the museum’s mission. That same year,
Longoria was appointed to the board of trustees of the National Museum of the American Latino by
the Smithsonian Board of Regents and to the board of directors at the Television Academy Foundation.
As a trustee of the National Museum of the American Latino, she will advise the Smithsonian on the
Latino museum’s operations, including its collections, exhibitions, and programs. For The Television
Academy Foundation’s board of directors, Longoria works closely with the foundation chair and the
board to further the groups’ mission of promoting inclusivity in the television industry and bridging
students with diverse backgrounds to educational and professional development programs.

In September 2021, Longoria launched Casa Del Sol tequila, a luxury sipping Tequila, inspired by the
magic of golden hour and the legend of the Aztec goddess of agave, Mayahuel. As a
Mexican-American, she is proud to be a co-founder of a brand with authentic Mexican roots with a
strong female influence. Casa Del Sol prides itself on its long-standing roots in Mexico, through its
team of talented professionals who have worked under the tutelage of some of the pioneers of Tequila
and whose family was instrumental in the rise of the category. Casa Del Sol was influenced by the late
tequila pioneer and master distiller Francisco Alcaraz. Casa Del Sol introduces Alejandra Pelayo, Casa
Del Sol’s head of production, and Mariana Padilla as the brand’s Artesana Tequilera to celebrate the
“Art of Tequila”. The daughter of Paco Padilla, cultural ambassador of Jalisco, Mexico, Padilla oversees
the integrity of Casa De Sol’s heritage and product development. Casa Del Sol’s tequila is made from
hand-selected 100% Blue Weber agave that is sustainably grown and sourced from rich clay soil in the
highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.

Earlier this year Longoria announced the launch of her new stove-to-table cookware line with Heyday
in October 2021. The cookware line is named ‘Risa’ – which means laughter in Spanish and pays
homage to Longoria’s roots. The cookware line is a natural extension of Eva’s love for food, cooking,
and her heritage. The collection is designed to be multipurpose and accessible to make cooking easier
and more convenient for all.

Longoria is also an original investor in Angel City FC, a female-driven soccer club founded by a mix of
athletes, celebrities, and other businesswomen.A true sports fanatic, Longoria is also an investor of
Club Necaxa, a Liga MC team based in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Longoria has also served as a Global
Brand Ambassador for L’Oréal Paris for over 15 years. She also currently has a shoe line with Eobuwie
and Modivo sold in Eastern Europe, and is a New York Times bestselling author for her cookbook Eva’s

While working full-time on Desperate Housewives, Longoria earned her master’s degree in Chicano
Studies from California State University, Northridge in 2013. She wrote her thesis on “Success STEMS
from Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers.” She received her Bachelor of Science in
kinesiology at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
A native of Texas, Longoria currently resides in Los Angeles with her family.