Eva Longoria is Just Getting Started

‘«™Even though "Desperate Housewives" its in its last year

By Se Fija! Online
Published on LatinoLA: August 10, 2011

Eva Longoria is Just Getting Started

It came as a shock to everyone, when Marc Cherry visited the "Desperate Housewives" set just a few weeks into the new season's shooting and said, essentially, "We're done; this is our last year." Until that moment, everyone‘«Űincluding the major stars of the series, entering its miraculous eighth year‘«Űthought they were solid at least through Year Nine.

At first, nobody knew what to say. Eva Longoria tweeted, "I am so grateful for what the show has given me! We always knew we wanted to end on top and I thank ABC (TV network) for giving us our victory lap! And a special thanks to (show creator) Marc Cherry who forever changed my life!" And she's declined making any other comment since.

But that fact is, Longoria has used her prominence on the multi-award-winning show to great advantage, and she‘«Űprobably better than anyone else on the show‘«Űis poised to do great things in the months and years to come.

Not that she's been resting on her laurels. Even while "DH" was getting off the ground back in 2004, she has been working as one of the producers of "Hot Tamales Live: Spicy, Hot and Hilarious," a concert video spotlighting Latina stand-up comics. A few years later, she teamed with Pepsico to produce and direct "Latinos Living The American Dream" and this year ALMA Awards, and just a few weeks ago announced a newly invigorated awards program that will broadcast on NBC (tellingly, not her 'home' network ABC) next month.

She was also an executive producer of Shine Global Inc.'s documentary
"The Harvest," about child migrant farm workers in the U.S., specifically made to support the passage of the Children's Act for Responsible Employment. And she continues to be busy as an actress as well, with last month's premiere of the social comedy "Without Men," and her work‘«Űalong with many other great Latino actors like Andy Garcia and Catalina Sandino Moreno‘«Űon the beautiful and dark historical work-in-progress "Cristiada."

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