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Eva Longoria

Activist and Philanthropist, Founder, The Eva Longoria Foundation

Eva Longoria is an actress, entrepreneur, philanthropist and activist. She is the executive producer of Lifetime’s “Devious Maids” and has produced the National Council of La Raza’s ALMA Awards. Eva also co-owns restaurants Beso Hollywood and SHe Las Vegas. Eva founded the Eva Longoria Foundation in 2012 to help Latinas build better futures through education and entrepreneurship. She also co-founded Eva’s Heroes, a San Antonio nonprofit organization which benefits developmentally disabled children, and serves as a spokesperson for Padres Contra el Cancer, an organization supporting Latino families who have children with cancer.  In 2011, Eva was appointed by President Obama to the commission on the National Museum of the American Latino. She served as National Co-Chair of President Obama’s re-election campaign and the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. She also serves on the Leadership Council for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. As an actress, Eva was best known for her role as Gabriela Solia on the hit show Desperate Housewives.

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