Eva Longoria and Versus series director Retta ("Parks and Recreation") on sports and activism.Moderated by ESPN's Chris Connelly
Actress, director, producer and activist, Eva Longoria will star in the highly anticipated series, “Telenovela,” premiering this fall on NBC, and stars in the upcoming feature films REFUGIO, LOW RIDERS, and ANY DAY; she has also recently starred in FRONTERA and guest starred in the Golden Globe Award winning FOX comedy series, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Longoria is executive producer of “Devious Maids,” the NCLR ALMA Awards, and the documentaries HARVEST, FOOD CHAINS and OUR TIME. She is founder of “The Eva Longoria Foundation,” co-founder of “Eva’s Heroes,” and is national spokesperson for “Padres Contra el Cancer.” A Brand Ambassador for L’Oreal Paris, Longoria owns BESO Hollywood, her own production company, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, two fragrances “EVA, by Eva Longoria” and “EVAmour,” and also has a New York Times bestselling cookbook EVA’S KITCHEN: COOKING WITH LOVE FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
Born Marietta Sirleaf, Retta grew up in New Jersey. As an honor student, Retta graduated pre-med from Duke University with a degree in Sociology, before deciding medicine wasn't her calling. Inspired by her favorite comedians she began doing stand-up in Raleigh NC, before making the move to L.A. In LA Retta performed wherever she could and eventually landed a development deal with ABC and Disney. Retta's television appearances include a major role on “Parks and Recreation”, as well as roles on "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia”, "The Soup," "Comedy Central Presents" and more. Retta currently resides in Los Angeles.
Chris Connelly is a reporter for ESPN. Stories that he has reported have won three Sports Emmys and seven Edward R. Murrow Awards, as well as a Prism, a Gracie, and a National Headliner Award. Connelly is also a contributor to 20/20, Good Morning America and Nightline. He received a News Emmy as part of 20/20’s coverage of the California Wildfires. Connelly joined ESPN after more than a dozen years at MTV, where he earned a News Emmy nomination for co-writing Where Were You at 22? -- a documentary about the young lives of the presidential candidates of the 2000 campaign.
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