Eva Longoria High School:
|Roy Miller High School, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA|
Eva Longoria College:
|BS Kinesiology, Texas A&M, Kingsville, Texas, USA|
Eva Longoria grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas to a mother who taught special education and a father in the Army. During her time at Roy Miller High School, she was a beauty pageant contestant and a waitress at Wendy's. Longoria received a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, but not before winning Miss Corpus Christi, USA in 1998. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career and was soon given a leading role in Desperate Housewives. This role launched her into the heights of fame immediately and led to a lucrative show-business career, but she still returned to school and received her master's degree in Chicano Studies from California State University in 2013; she wrote her thesis about the value of Latinas in STEM careers.