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Hollywood Chamber Honors Eva Longoria with Walk of Fame Star
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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored actress and activist Eva Longoria with the 2,634th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, Monday, April 16, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star was dedicated in the category of Television at 6906 Hollywood Boulevard.
“We are not going Overboard when we say that Eva Longoria is one of Hollywood’s most popular television stars and directors. She embodies the woman who is working hard on her craft and at the same time gets involved in world matters. We are proud to add this popular actress on our historic Walk of Fame,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.
Helping Leron Gubler unveil the star were Felicity Huffman, Ricky Martin, and her Overboard co-star Anna Faris. Other celebrity guests in attendance included: Victoria Beckham, Marc Cherry, Marcia Cross, Eugenio Derbez, Melanie Griffith, William Macy, Alessandra Rosaldo, and Wilmer Valderrama to name a few.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Eva Longoria is a Golden Globe-nominated, Screen Actors Guild and ALMA Award-winning actress, producer, director, entrepreneur, philanthropist and “Desperate Housewives” alum. Longoria is set to co-star opposite Anna Faris (“Mom”) and Eugenio Derbez (How To Be A Latin Lover) in the MGM/Pantelion re-imagined adaptation of the comedic cult-classic film Overboard set for a May 4th, 2018 wide-theatrical release. Additionally, Longoria has two other feature films, Dog Days and All-Star Weekend that are set for a theatrical release later this year. Last year, she starred opposite Academy Award-nominated Demián Bichir in the Universal feature film Lowriders, which looks at the lives of low-riding culture enthusiasts in Los Angeles’ Latino communities.
Longoria starred as ‘Gabrielle Solis’ in ABC’s mega-hit and three time Golden Globe Award-winning series “Desperate Housewives,” which ran for 8 seasons and was the most popular show in its demographic worldwide airing in 208 countries with an audience of 120 million viewers. Behind the camera, Longoria is actively directing and producing – most recently directing the Emmy Award-nominated comedy series “Black-ish” starring Tracee Ellis Ross, FOX’s “The Mick” starring Kaitlin Olson, the Golden Globe-nominated “Jane the Virgin” starring Gina Rodriguez, and the new FOX series “LA to Vegas” starring Dylan McDermott. She is additionally in development as an executive producer for several other projects through her production company, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment including the drama series “Grand Hotel” which has been picked up to pilot by ABC. The show, which has cast Academy Award-nominee Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight) for the lead, is written by Brian Tanen (“Desperate Housewives,” “Atypical,” “Devious Maids”) with director Ken Olin (“This is Us”).
This year marks Longoria’s 13th year as a Global Brand Ambassador for L’Oréal Paris; she owns the production company UnbeliEVAble Entertainment; recently launched her first fashion line The Eva Longoria Collection which showed at NYFW; has a home collection line with JCPenney; a New York Times bestselling cookbook EVA’S KITCHEN; and created the fragrances “EVA” and “EVAmour”. Her greatest work however is as a champion of women, the Latino community, and youth with special needs. In the wake of the #MeToo Movement, Longoria joined forces with Hollywood women to say that time was up, co-founding the #TimesUp campaign which has since swept the entertainment, film, television, music, business, tech, farm, and political industries across the world. Powered by women, #TimesUp addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace by partnering up with leading advocates for equality and safety to improve laws, employment agreements, and corporate policies, and enable more women and men to access our legal system to hold wrongdoers accountable. Longoria is also the founder ofThe Eva Longoria Foundation, dedicated to helping Latinas build better futures for themselves through education and entrepreneurship, co-founder ofEva's Heroes which enriches the lives of adolescents with developmental disabilities and is national spokesperson for Padres Contra el Cancer a nonprofit that is committed to improving the quality of life for children with cancer.
Longoria was honored by Variety with a Lifetime Achievement Award for their “Power of Women” issue and named “Philanthropist of the Year” by The Hollywood Reporter. Longoria has received countless other awards for her philanthropy and activism including: the prestigious “Dorothy I. Height Racial Justice Award” by the YWCA USA; the “Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award” from Women in Film; and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Art’s “Horizon Award.” Additionally, Longoria received her Master’s degree in Chicano Studies from California State University, Northridge, writing her thesis on “Success STEMS from Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers.”
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $40,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. Download the official app for iPhones and Android devices at http://officialhollywoodwalkoffameapp.com
For more than 97 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Donelle Dadigan is the Chair Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2018-19, and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.
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