Eva Longoria
American actress
Eva Longoria
Eva Jacqueline Longoria is an American actress, well known for portraying Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives. Longoria received a nomination for the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Desperate Housewives. Longoria first rose to fame portraying Isabella Braña on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 2001 to 2003.
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Where Are the Heroes? Arab Cinema in the Time of Extremism
Huffington Post - about 2 months
We've recently been witness to the fact that politics can definitely be cinematic. Maybe not always in a good way, but it is. So is cinema political in return? When we watch a film, we make a choice that is oftentimes political, because it involves gender, ethnicity, religion and our own personal beliefs. With our money, we help shape the choices Hollywood, Bollywood and world cinema filmmakers will make in the future. Say you watch the latest Fast & Furious film, or instead choose a cozy viewing of Jeff Nichols' Loving. The first will help perpetuate a certain kind of hyper popular, testosterone filled moviemaking, while the latter will more likely inspire cultural understanding, across gender and race. I believe every movie ticket we buy is a vote, and it may end up counting more in the long run than any vote in the US election. So if we're talking Arab cinema, well that term is undeniably charged, at its very roots. These days, the country of origin of a film and t ...
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Why Eva Longoria Will Never Run For Public Office
Huffington Post - 2 months
Eva Longoria has been an eager advocate for the Latino community during the past three elections, but the actress draws the line at running for office. In a recent interview with Latina magazine, the 41-year-old star was asked if she’d ever consider holding a public office. Longoria, in response, was quick to give a resounding “no” and explain why. “No!,” the actress told Latina. “Politics is so much meaner than Hollywood. I mean, you need thick skin for it!” Longoria has been a powerful political voice in the Latino community for more than a decade, having campaigned closely with Democratic presidential candidates since 2004. The actress was even named co-chair of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012.  And the actress says she’ll continue her advocacy work, not only on the political stage but beyond.  “I do love advocating for my community,” she told the magazine. “As Latinos, we need to aggregate our resources, and we need to stand by each other. I h ...
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This Is How Celebrities Are Celebrating Thanksgiving In 2016
Huffington Post - 3 months
It’s that time of year again! The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is a time for us to be thankful for all the things we hold near and dear to us. It’s also a time for us to stuff our faces with as much turkey and stuffing as we can eat while sitting through inevitable conversations about politics. (But hey, we say it’s time to Make Thanksgiving Awkward Again.)  Of course, the holidays aren’t just for us regular folk. Hollywood’s biggest stars also get in on the festive action.  From Gwyneth Paltrow to Eva Longoria, here’s a look at how some of our favorite stars spent their Turkey Day: Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin and their kids have a sweet reunion.  Here is to reunions, togetherness, family, and love love love. Happy thanksgiving eve, everyone. Love, gp A photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on Nov 23, 2016 at 4:27pm PST Lucy Hale prepared to eat herself “into oblivion.” Bye Australia you were so pretty! But it's ...
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Rihanna Throws Support Behind Hillary Clinton With Perfect Throwback Tee
Huffington Post - 4 months
Call it a statement tee!  Rihanna’s T-shirt put in work for Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night, just as the Democratic presidential nominee was taking on Donald Trump in the last debate.  The “Needed Me” singer wore a $35 gray Trapvillia shirt with a throwback picture of Clinton in a Yankees cap on it while heading out in New York City. The 28-year-old effortlessly completed her look with Timberlands, jean shorts and a Louis Vuitton x Frank Gehry box bag.  As Seen On @rihanna, Dropping Tonight during the Debate. https://t.co/YM8IfuUb7J pic.twitter.com/2ZB3FNDtGl — TRAPVILLA (@TRAPVILLA) October 19, 2016 Though the singer cannot vote (she’s from Barbados), Rihanna urged fans to register to vote during a concert in September. She capped off her impassioned speech by joking, “Hillary didn’t pay me to say that, I promise.”  Rhenna telling the girls to vote, put her in office tbh pic.twitter.com/cz4QCDRvgZ — emma (@robynsfenti) September 4, 2016 ...
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TV’s Coolest Mom Talks About Her Empowering Role
Huffington Post - 4 months
The last we heard from Jane Villanueva and company, the romantic heroine’s new (like, new new) husband Michael appeared to have been murdered. But in a show like “Jane the Virgin” that’s full of sharp turns, borrowing its template from telenovelas, it’s probable that the kindly heartthrob lives on in Season 3, which airs Oct. 17. Jane’s mother, Xiomara “Xo” Villanueva, has a winding story arc of her own. Last season, her entanglement with Jane’s superstar father fizzled cordially after it became clear that the two fundamentally disagreed on whether or not to have more kids. Andrea Navedo, who plays the character, spoke on the phone with The Huffington Post about what to expect from Xo in the upcoming season. She also touched on the show’s political bent, which has veered toward issues previously untouched by sitcoms, like the Bechdel Test and the personal tragedies that can accompany stricter immigration policies. Between seasons, Navedo produced and performed in a remake of a ...
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Campaign Mailer Implies Rosie O'Donnell And Eva Longoria Support Trump
Huffington Post - 4 months
“Millions support Donald J. Trump!” declares a flyer that is marked as paid for by the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign in Ohio. The flyer, obtained by The Huffington Post, is a montage of supposed Trump supporters, with ordinary voters interspersed with higher-profile backers, including YouTube stars Diamond and Silk and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Also included on the flyer are Rosie O’Donnell and Eva Longoria, celebrities who have both endorsed Hillary Clinton and attacked Trump. Despite the labeling on the flyer, the Trump campaign claimed unfamiliarity. “Our campaign does not recognize this collateral,” campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks told HuffPost. Longoria gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention, where the ninth-generation Mexican-American said, “when Donald Trump calls us criminals and rapists, he’s insulting American families.” O’Donnell has, of course, had a long-running spat with Trump that dates back to 2006, when she cal ...
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Latina Magazine Urges Latinos To Send Trump To The 'Dustbin Of History’
Huffington Post - 4 months
For the first time in its 20-year history, Latina magazine has endorsed a political candidate. The magazine announced Friday that it is taking a stand against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and officially endorsing Hillary Clinton. “After enduring a targeted onslaught on our community by Donald Trump for the past 16 months, the stakes for Latinas has never been greater,” Latina explains in a statement published on the magazine’s website. “Which is why we are joining forces with fellow leaders in media and business, artists, activists, and influencers, to stand together to officially endorse Hillary Clinton for president.” .@Latina officially endorses @HillaryClinton. The only thing that needs to be deported is a Donald Trump presidency: https://t.co/oeAhkDVNdW — Latina Magazine (@Latina) October 14, 2016 The magazine says in the statement that it would not endorse a candidate during a “normal election year,” however this has not been an ordinar ...
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Eva Longoria tells Trump running mate Mexican's aren't a 'thing'
Yahoo News - 5 months
Hispanic American actress Eva Longoria blasted Donald Trump's runningmate Mike Pence for claiming their Democrat foes "whipped out that Mexican thing" in criticizing the White House contender's immigration position. "Governor Pence -- we are not a thing," the "Desperate Housewives" actress says in a video released by the Democratic National Committee on Friday. "We are proud American citizens.
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History On The Horizon, Yet Again
Huffington Post - 5 months
I was in eighth grade when politics first crossed my radar. The presidential election between Barack Obama and John McCain was just beginning to surface in my lunchtime conversations at school. At home, I would tune into the debates while my mom was making dinner and I was inspired by the hope and optimism that Obama emanated when he spoke about the future. I wanted to be a part of it. That October, my mother and I attended the National Women’s Leadership Forum in Chicago, hosted by “Women for Obama.” Among the guest speakers were Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama and Madeline Albright. Covering issues ranging from economic security to alternative energy to women’s healthcare, I admired the dedication, strength and poise of each and every woman in the room. The in-depth discussions made the election feel personal and brought to light important issues that would impact my future. While I was too young to cast a vote in the election, I hoped that I could help encourage others to do s ...
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Eva Longoria documents tattoo removal on Snapchat
Fox News - 5 months
'It hurts to get a tattoo, but it's 10 times worse getting it off!' the 41-year-old actress told her followers.....
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Did a Front Group Use Pro-Dakota Access Pipeline Fake Accounts on Twitter, Led by GOP-Tied Firm?
Huffington Post - 5 months
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Image Credit: Twitter A DeSmog investigation has revealed the possibility that a front group supporting the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) — the Midwest Alliance for Infrastructure Now (MAIN) — may have created fake Twitter profiles, known by some as "sock puppets," to convey a pro-pipeline message over social media. And MAIN may be employing the PR services of the firm DCI Group, which has connections to the Republican Party, in order to do so.  DeSmog tracked down at least 16 different questionable Twitter accounts which used the #NoDAPL hashtag employed by protesters, in order to claim that opposition to the pipeline kills jobs, that those protesting the pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's encampment use violence, and that the pipeline does not pose a risk to water sources or cross over tribal land. On September 13, people began to suspect these accounts were fake, calling them out on Twitter, and by Septembe ...
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Eva Longoria Launches Emoji App Fit For 'Strong Women' To Use
The Huffington Post - 6 months
Eva Longoria officially has her own emoji app. The Mexican-American actress launched “Evamoji” on the App Store Aug. 26, featuring “strong emojis for strong women.” More...
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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Says Donald Trump Is Just Like 'F**king Hitler'
Huffington Post - 6 months
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day has never been one to shy away from sharing his political views ― the band did release an entire album called “American Idiot” which referenced the George W. Bush administration multiple times ― and these days, he’s no different.  In a new interview with Kerrang! magazine, Armstrong went in on Trump and his band of loyal supporters, saying, “The worst problem I see about Trump is who his followers are.”  “I actually feel bad for them,” he added, “Because they’re poor, working class people who can’t get a leg up. They’re pissed off and he’s preyed on their anger.”  The rocker then went in for the kill.  “[Trump] just said, ‘You have no options and I’m the only one, and I’m going to take care of it myself.’ I mean, that’s fucking Hitler, man!” he said, adding, “I don’t even know how else to explain it. I wish I were over-exaggerating. And sometimes maybe I do over-exaggerate with Bush. But with Trump, I just can’t wait ‘til he’s gone.” A ...
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15 Of The Worst Movies On Netflix According To Rotten Tomatoes
Huffington Post - 8 months
Netflix can be a treasure trove of hidden gems (see: "The Babadook," "Short Term 12"), but for every great movie there are about 10 terrible ones clogging your feed.  To help you weed out a few of the bad seeds, we've put together a list of the worst films on the streaming service, according to their Rotten Tomatoes ratings. (But hey, "worst" is subjective here. Who doesn't love watching a terrible movie every now and then?)  With each of these films earning a 0 percent rating, it doesn't really get any worse. Happy watching! 1. "United Passions" (2014) "United Passions," starring Gérard Depardieu, is all about the rise of the FIFA World Cup. According to Tim Appelo at TheWrap, it's "one of those rare films so unfathomably ghastly you could write a better one while sitting through its interminable 110 minutes." 2. "The Ridiculous 6" (2015) "The Ridiculous 6" -- Adam Sandler's comedy about six strangers who discover they have the sam ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eva Longoria
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 40
    Longoria spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 26, 2016.
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    In 2016, she also starred in the fourth season, in the episode "Once More Unto the Bleach".
    More Details Hide Details She is also an executive producer of the documentaries The Harvest and Food Chains. In 2015, NBC announced plans for a sitcom called Telenovela in which Longoria starred as a popular telenovela actress. It was filmed with a single camera. It ran for only one season.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 39
    On December 13, 2015, Longoria reported her engagement to businessman Jose Antonio Bastón. The couple were married in Mexico on May 21, 2016.
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  • 2014
    Age 38
    In May 2014, she initiated the Latino Victory Project to raise funds for candidates and efforts to get out the vote.
    More Details Hide Details An executive producer of the documentaries The Harvest and Food Chains, she is a supporter of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
  • 2012
    Age 36
    On September 6, she spoke at 2012 Democratic National Convention where she endorsed President Obama's reelection.
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    In 2012, Longoria was one of seven Californians named to the post of co-chair of Barack Obama's re-election campaign.
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  • 2011
    Age 35
    The divorce was finalized in Texas on January 28, 2011, the same day Longoria's lawyer filed papers to dismiss her Los Angeles petition.
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  • 2010
    Age 34
    According to research done by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., of Harvard University, in 2010 for the PBS series Faces of America, Longoria's oldest identifiable Spanish immigrant ancestor is her ninth great-grandfather, Lorenzo Suárez de Longoria (b.
    More Details Hide Details Oviedo, 1592), who immigrated to the Viceroyalty of New Spain (modern-day Mexico) in 1603. His family was based in a small village called Llongoria, Belmonte de Miranda, Asturias, Spain. Longoria is the Spanish spelling of this Asturian-language surname. In 1767, her 7th great-grandfather received almost of land along the Rio Grande in a land grant from the King of Spain. The family retained this land for more than a century. After the US-Mexican border was moved southwards in the aftermath of the Mexican–American War, the land ended up on the American side of the border. Her family had to deal with the influx of United States settlers following the Mexican–American War and the American Civil War. According to DNA testing, Longoria's overall genetic ancestry is 70% European, 27% Asian/Indigenous, and 3% African. After a computer compared the DNA results of Gates's dozen guests, tests showed that she is genetically related to cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who is of Chinese heritage. Since women have two X chromosomes and no Y chromosome, Longoria did not inherit her father's Y-DNA, but she did inherit her mother's mitochondrial DNA (genetic information passed from mother to child). Longoria's mtDNA belongs to the Haplogroup A2, making her a direct descendant of a Native American woman, a Mayan from the territory of Mexico long before it was Mexico. Her ancestors include many other Mayans on both sides of her family.
    On November 19, 2010, Parker filed for divorce from Longoria in Bexar County, Texas, on the grounds of "discord or conflict of personalities", thus establishing a legal battle over where the divorce case would be heard.
    More Details Hide Details Unlike Longoria's divorce petition, Parker's did not mention a prenuptial agreement and claimed that the parties would "enter into an agreement for the division of their estate".
    In light of the divorce, Longoria cancelled her scheduled appearance at the 2010 American Music Awards.
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    On November 17, 2010, Longoria filed for divorce from Parker in Los Angeles, citing "irreconcilable differences". In the divorce petition, Longoria requested that her maiden name be restored. She also sought spousal support from Parker. The couple had a prenuptial agreement that was signed in June 2007, a month before their wedding, and amended two years later in June 2009.
    More Details Hide Details That day Longoria told her friend (Mario Lopez) that she had discovered hundreds of text messages from another woman on her husband's phone. Extra identified the other woman as Erin Barry, the then-wife of Brent Barry, Parker's former teammate, and revealed that the Barrys also were in the process of divorcing.
  • 2009
    Age 33
    In September 2009 Longoria was appointed to a bi-partisan commission called to determine establishing a National Museum of the American Latino.
    More Details Hide Details In October 2012 Longoria spoke at the McAfee Focus 2012 event, where the "theme of safety—beyond computers—emerged. Safety involving financial security, emotional security, and the other results from Longoria's philanthropic efforts."
    In 2009, Longoria enrolled in a Master's program in Chicano Studies and political science at Cal State University, Northridge.
    More Details Hide Details According to Longoria, "because of my involvement with the NCLR and my charity work, I really wanted a better, more authentic understanding of what my community has gone through so I can help create change." She graduated with a master's degree in Chicano Studies in May 2013.
    She appeared on Fort Boyard in 2009, helping attract more than €20,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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    Longoria was named Philanthropist of the Year in 2009 by The Hollywood Reporter for 'her commitment to Latino causes and giving back to the community.
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    In 2009, Longoria and various investor-partners opened a Beso restaurant, with a nightclub called Eve above it, in the Crystals retail and entertainment district of CityCenter in Las Vegas.
    More Details Hide Details In 2011, the corporation Beso LLC, owner of the Vegas restaurant-and-nightclub venture, with listed assets of about $2.5 million and Longoria as a 32 percent shareholder, filed for Chapter 11 protection, entering bankruptcy proceedings, in order to restructure nearly $5.7 million in debt and other liabilities. On July 28, 2011, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Nevada ordered Longoria to appear in Las Vegas on August 20 in order to be examined about the bankrupt restaurant's finances. Her first book, Eva's Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends, was published in April 2011. In terms of food-related promotions, in 2012 and 2013, Longoria paired with Iron Chef Michael Symon for a promotion for PepsiCo's Lay's potato chips contest called "Do Us A Flavor". The promotion encourages consumers to submit new flavor ideas and fans to vote for their favorite on Facebook. The person who creates the winning flavor is awarded $1 million or one percent of chip flavor's net sales.
  • 2008
    Age 32
    In March 2008, Longoria opened the restaurant Beso (in Spanish: "Kiss") in Hollywood, along with partner and celebrity chef Todd English.
    More Details Hide Details The restaurant is located on Hollywood Boulevard and is accompanied by Kiss, a Victorian-themed nightclub on the floor above. The Hollywood Beso was scheduled to be the focus of a pilot episode for a tentative reality series called Beso: Waiting on Fame, to air on VH1 in late 2010.
    In the 2000s, Longoria appeared in several high-profile advertising campaigns and numerous men's magazines, reaching No. 14 in the FHM "Sexiest Women 2008" poll.
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  • 2007
    Age 31
    She appeared in the Spring/Summer 2007 campaign, photographed by Greg Kadel.
    More Details Hide Details The actress also holds contracts with L'Oréal, Hanes, and New York & Co. Longoria also contracts with Magnum Ice-Cream, and Heineken. She is a part of Microsoft's "I'm A PC" ad campaign. She and Tony Parker have appeared together in campaigns for London Fog. Longoria became a spokesperson for L'Oréal Paris in 2005 and continued to feature in L'Oréal TV commercials and print ads until the year 2010. In the summer of 2010 Longoria served as a judge on The Next Food Network Star. In October, Longoria hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 in Madrid, Spain. Based on her earnings from June 1, 2009 to June 1, 2010, Longoria was ranked No. 4 on Forbes Prime Time's 10 Top-Earning Women with an estimated $12 million. Longoria topped the Forbes magazine's list of the highest-paid TV actresses for 2011.
    In January 2007, Longoria was chosen to be the first face of Bebe Sport.
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  • 2006
    Age 30
    In honor of Maxim's 100th issue in 2006, Longoria was featured on a vinyl mesh replica of its January 2005 cover located in a Clark County, Nevada desert.
    More Details Hide Details More recently, she was ranked No. 14 of People's Most Beautiful 2011. People named her one of 2012 Most Beautiful at Every Age.
    In 2006, she played the character Sylvia in Harsh Times, starring Freddy Rodríguez and Christian Bale.
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    She also starred opposite Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland in the 2006 thriller The Sentinel, which was her first major role in a theatrical feature movie.
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    In 2006, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy along with her co-stars in Desperate Housewives.
    More Details Hide Details Longoria was awarded the ALMA Award and named entertainer of the year that year.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 27
    In 2003, Longoria was cast as Gabrielle Solis in the ABC comedy-drama Desperate Housewives, later commenting on her career success by stating, "I think it's funny when people say I'm an overnight sensation, because I've been working at it for 10 years."
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after her debut on Desperate Housewives, Longoria starred in a direct-to-video film titled Carlita's Secret, for which she was also co-producer.
  • 2002
    Age 26
    Longoria was married to actor Tyler Christopher, star of General Hospital, from 2002 to 2004. Longoria met Tony Parker, Spurs point guard, in November 2004. On November 30, 2006, the couple became engaged. They married in a civil service on July 6, 2007, at a Paris city hall. They had a full, Catholic wedding ceremony at the Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois Church in Paris on Saturday, July 7, 2007.
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  • 2001
    Age 25
    Another guest appearance in General Hospital the same year brought her big break on the CBS Daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, portraying Isabella Braña from 2001 to 2003.
    More Details Hide Details After leaving The Young and the Restless, Longoria appeared in the Dick Wolf revival of Dragnet. Following Dragnet, she starred in Señorita Justice, a poorly received direct-to-video film, and a television film titled The Dead Will Tell.
  • 1999
    Age 23
    Longoria landed her first television role in 1999 after meeting Executive Producer Gary Ghiaey at a political reception in Los Angeles Longoria guest-starred in an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210.
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  • 1998
    Age 22
    Longoria received her Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology at nearby Texas A&M University-Kingsville. During this time, she won the title of Miss Corpus Christi USA in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details After completing college, Longoria entered a talent contest that led her to Los Angeles; shortly after, she was spotted and signed by a theatrical agent. While auditioning for roles, Longoria worked as a headhunter for four years. She received her master's degree in Chicano Studies from California State University, Northridge, in May 2013 following three years of study. Her thesis was entitled, "Success STEMS From Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born
    Born on March 15, 1975.
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