Eva Longoria on Defying Expectations

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As a kid, Eva Longoria dreamed of being a professional volunteer one day. Her mother’s response? That’s not a job, sweetie. Instead, she was a Texas pageant queen, became a headhunter, and moved to LA. And despite knowing no one in Hollywood when she first arrived, Eva became a household name for her role in “Desperate Housewives.” Now, Eva’s defied expectations again and expanded her resume to include: humanitarian and parent.

In this episode, Eva shares:

  • How her special needs sister taught her the importance of being in service to others
  • What it was like to become a household name in her 30s
  • How her Mexican-American roots shaped her activism
  • Why she feels lucky to have had her son later in life
  • A Skimm of her new podcast, “Connections with Eva Longoria”

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