Eva Longoria was honored at the inaugural Variety Latino’s “10 Latinos to Watch” ceremony, presented by Hennessy, held Tuesday night at Avalon in Hollywood.
The star-studded event recognized Longoria with the Visionary Award presented by Lifetime for her groundbreaking work in the entertainment industry and continuous contributions to the Hispanic community.
This year Variety Latino recognized promising Hispanic talent who are making waves in hit TV shows like “Narcos,” Netflix’s “Orange Is The New Black”, Fox’s “Scream Queens” and ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder.” The honorees included Stephanie Sigman, Karla Souza, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Maite Perroni, Lorenza Izzo, Diane Guerrero, Miguel Gómez, Diego Boneta, Raúl Castillo and Natalie Martinez.
Celebrities in attendance included Amaury Nolasco, Jencarlos Canela and the rest of the cast of Longoria’s new NBC series “Hot & Bothered,” current “Dancing With The Stars” contestants Carlos Pena Vega and Alexa Pena Vega and director Eli Roth.
Diane Guerrero’s success stems from her sheer determination and vision. The 29-year-old actress is now known from her roles in Orange Is The New Black and Jane The Virgin but before conquering Hollywood she had to fight for what truly mattered to her the most, her family.
Born in New Jersey and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Guerrero was only 14 years-old when her parents and older brother were deported to Colombia. The unfortunate set of circumstances left Guerrero to fend for herself. With the help of friends, she attended the Boston Arts Academy and later moved to New York to fulfill her dream of becoming an actress.
She worked on a slew of independent short films such as Ashley/Amber (2011) and features like Festival (2011) and Open Vacancy (2012). She made her television debut in the series Body of Proof and then had a stunt on Are We There Yet?.