Eva Longoria

Longoria in 2007, DFree / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Eva Jacqueline Longoria

Place of Birth: Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 15, 1975

Ethnicity: Mexican [Spanish, Indigenous/Mayan, small amount of African]

Eva Longoria is an American actress, director, producer, businessperson, and activist. She has starred in Desperate Housewives, and in the films The Sentinel (2006) and Dog Days (2018), among others.

Her parents, Ella Eva (Mireles) and Enrique Longoria, Jr., are of Mexican descent, with ancestry that traces back to Southern Mexico. Many of her family lines have lived in Texas for generations. Eva is married to businessperson Jose Antonio Bastón, with whom she has a son. She has also been credited as Eva Longoria Parker, the surname of a former husband, Tony Parker, and as Eva Jacqueline Bastón.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Faces of America (2010) stated that Eva’s genetic ancestry is:

*70% European
*27% Asian/Indigenous
*3% African

She is said to not be related to professional baseball player Evan Longoria.

Eva’s ancestry can be traced to Lorenzo Suarez De Longoria, who was born, c. 1592, in Asturias, Spain. She also has many other traceable Spanish-born ancestors from the same period.

Eva’s paternal grandfather was Enrique Longoria, Sr. (the son of Mateo Villareal Longoria and Maria Sabina/Savina Zarate Solis). Enrique was born in Texas. Mateo was the son of Ponciano Noel Longoria Villarreal and Maria Rita Ramirez Villarreal. Eva’s great-grandmother Maria Sabina was the daughter of Narciso Longoria Solis and Agueda Zarate.

Eva’s paternal grandmother is Micaela De Luna Perez (the daughter of Viviano De Luna and Juana Perez Bazan). Micaela was born in Texas. Viviano was the son of Encarnacion Concepcion De Luna and Maria Rafaela Martinez. Juana was the daughter of Ponciano Alvarez Perez and Maria Antonia Gonzalez Bazan.

Eva’s maternal grandfather was Juan Mireles (the son of Gabriel Mireles and Luisa Barriente). Juan was born in Texas. Luisa was born in Mexico.

Eva’s maternal grandmother was Eva Salinas (the daughter of Cecilio Salinas and Eulalia Perez). Eva’s grandmother Eva was born in Texas, to Mexican parents. Cecilio was the son of Cecilio Salinas and Teodora Barrera.

Eva is a seventh cousin, once removed, of musicians A.B. Quintanilla, Suzette Quintanilla, and Selena, and a seventh cousin of their father, Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. Their common ancestors were Juan Diego Longoria García and María Clara Chapa Benavides.

Sources: Genealogies of Eva Longoria – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Family histories of Eva Longoria – http://www.genealogymagazine.com

Eva’s paternal grandfather, Enrique Longoria, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Eva’s paternal grandmother, Micaela De Luna Perez, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Eva’s maternal grandfather, Juan Mireles, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Eva’s maternal grandmother, Eva Salinas, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Tony Parker

Longoria with her then-husband Tony Parker in 2006, photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com


Curious about ethnicity

388 Responses

  1. xoxo says:

    “African Mexican”?? Never heard of that shit in my life. There aren’t any “African” Mexicans, they’re MESTIZO.

    • fuzzybear44 says:


      MESTIZO simply meant mixed-blood. It was later on that people started to put stipulations on what it meant. Even in the 1700’s in the U.S slave laws, MESTIZO meant a black indian mix.Another reason why Mexico stopped using mestizo in the late 1800’s, is because everyone was calling themselves mestizo. Black Mexicans or Afro-Mestizos would be more plentiful if it hadn’t been the usual deal, where they were the bulk of army, and fought most of the battles, because they had the most to lose. Also overtime mixing has minimize certain visual traits. on top of that, you’ve had new black people coming into the place, for the past hundred yrs.

    • marjanel says:

      Sorry but there are mexicana who are 100 % blacks.

  2. abbracci says:

    Mexicans are mixed with Black? I thought they were just Spanish and Native American.

    • fuzzybear44 says:

      Nope, black was always a potential part of the mixture. The avg mestizo is said to be on the avg 3-8% black( with some being higher while others show no recent ancestry). Also as for the Spanish, you can add other European heritages also(French, Irish, German etc.). Possible Asian heritage as well.

    • xoxo says:

      They’re not mixed with black. The only Latinos that are mixed with black are Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, and SOME Panamanians.

    • cwm85 says:

      There were some Africans slaves in mexico but far less than the carribbean. Mexico is a mestizo nation. Native and European mix with majority being more European because of the slaughter.

      • fuzzybear44 says:

        Well I do agree that there were more in the Caribbean. However by the 1800’s,at least 10% of the Mexican population was visibly black. That’s not what I would call some African slaves. Plus, you had other blacks coming in from the north(African Americans both free and slaves, Creoles, Black Seminoles).Actually, there would be more blacks, but they were the bulk of army(fighting the battles). A mestizo nation, well they have worked very hard to promote that, while ignoring the other possible ancestries(African and Asian). Which are two of the ancestries Jose Vasconcelos wanted in the cosmic race or La Raza. I wouldn’t used the word slaughter, more like tidal wave of Europeans coming in, and going after the local population.

        • cwm85 says:

          The Europeans slaughtered the natives fuzzybear. We know that’s what happened. Not only in mexico but in America, south America and central. They mostly died from disease and killed by the European invasion. History is clear on what happened to some of my ancestors.

          • fuzzybear44 says:

            I know the Euro did a number on the Indians here In the states. However unlike the ones in the u.s, Mexico population bounce back. That’s why there is such a big Mestizo nation, couldn’t get that without an native population being there. I also have some native ancestors to(verified), so I don’t play around with the information

        • cwm85 says:

          Mexico is a mestizo nation. Predominant, like 90 percent.

          • fuzzybear44 says:

            I did say, that they have worked very hard to promote that image. However Mestizo is a tricky word. There are pure Europeans listed as Mestizo, because of that image. The government forgets or doesn’t teach about the African bloodlines or that those black mestizos mixed into the bigger population. That’s all I’m saying. However this is getting old , so you guys believe what you want

          • marjanel says:

            That is true fuzzybear.In Mexico mestizo is identity that they built to identify the nation”we are all mestizos”.In México there are Also many indigenous that are listed mestizo because”they are culturally” although they are not,in many other latín Americans countries they would be considera indigenous.

  3. MadBadDog says:

    She’s castiza but without all the makeup (and before her nosejob) she had prominent náhuatl features. 70% european my ass, I demand a dna retest lol

  4. luckystar says:

    She is not african mexican. Her only 3% of african heritage could also came from SPAIN
    did you see the 23andme of people from spain???????????

  5. Malefactor says:

    looks castizo, not mestizo. she’s only 27% native, double her native ancestry and you’ll have a mestiza.

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