Eva Jacqueline Longoria Bastn (ne Longoria, March 15, 1975) is an American actress and producer. After a number of guest roles on several television series, she was recognized for her portrayal of Isabella Braa on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, on which she starred from 2001 to 2003. She is most known for her role as Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives, which ran from 2004 to 2012, and for which she received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. She has also appeared in The Sentinel (2006), Over Her Dead Body (2008), For Greater Glory (2012), Frontera (2014), Lowriders (2016), and Overboard (2018). From 2015 to 2016, she starred as Ana Sofia Caldern on the short-lived NBC sitcom Telenovela, and was an executive producer for the Lifetime television series Devious Maids. She has also been an executive producer of social issue documentaries, including Food Chains and The Harvest. Longoria has appeared in several advertising campaigns. She currently holds modeling contracts with L'Oral and New York & Co, among others. Early life and education Longoria was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on March 15, 1975, the youngest of the four daughters of her American parents Ella Eva (Mireles) and Enrique Longoria Jr. One of her sisters had special needs.