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Longoria's special sister challenges her

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Washington (ANI): Actress Eva Longoria has revealed that she gets inspiration from her mentally challenged sister. In a recent interview with Parade magazine, Longoria said that her sister Liza was her “hero" while growing up. "I've learned there's no better medicine than laughing. (My sister) Liza is mentally challenged. She was my hero growing up," People quoted her, as telling the mag. "It was a blessing to watch her overcome every obstacle – tying her shoes, putting on a shirt, getting out the front door. And yet she still had a job and would come home on the bus by herself and help with dinner.

“You could only imagine the hurdles she encountered every minute of the day," she added. The Latina, who married basketball star Tony Parker in July this year, said that her sister helped her career in some ways. " to get me ready for life in Hollywood. You don't take health for granted. You don't take life for granted. It seems so insignificant to go, 'Darn it, I didn't get that movie role,' or, 'Darn it, so-and-so is wearing the same dress as me to the Emmys,"" she said.

The actress also expressed her gratefulness towards her mother for being very supportive. "My mother is the most non-judgmental person in the world. When I said, 'I'm going to L.A. to be an actress,' she told me, 'All right. I hope that makes you happy,"" she said.

Eva Longoria will remember her wedding day forever, for the actress has had the date of the wedding tattooed on the inside of her wrist. The 'Desperate Housewives" star, who tied the knot with basketball star Tony Parker in July this year, has got the big date tattooed in Roman numerals, VII VII MMVII - July 7, 2007, reports The Sun. She has joined the likes of the David and Victoria Beckham and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who have all had similar tattoos to mark their big day.

Meanwhile Longoria has been have signed on to star in elementary school comedy "Lower Learning." The actress will be joined by 'American Pie" star Jason Biggs, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, Kyle Gass and Monica Potter. The pic is begin produced by Starz Media and Ambush Entertainment with Mark Lafferty on as director. Longoria will be playing the role of a school inspector assigned to look into shady allegations at a school, run by an unprincipled school principal.

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