Fox has officially announced that Eva Longoria will be joining the cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine when the show returns next month. Longoria will be guest-starring in a three-episode story arc during the show's second season. The appearance will put her on the show's growing list of guest-stars which now includes Stacy Keach, Craig Robinson, Andy Richter, and Adam Sandler.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a new detective/comedy series that debuted last fall on Fox. The series stars comedian Andy Samberg as Detective Jake Peralta, an ace NYPD cop who gets the job done despite a wise-cracking persona that often upsets his superiors. Other characters include Peralta's strait-laced partner Amy Santiago (played by Melissa Fumero), ditzy precinct administrator Gina Linetti (played by Chelsea Peretti), and Captain Ray Holt, the precinct's gay commanding officer (played by Andre Braugher).
Longoria has been cast as a character named Sophia, a defense attorney that "faces off" against Samberg's Peralta in court.
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Longoria is an actress and model best-known for her roles as Isabella Brana on CBS's The Young and the Restless and as Gabrielle Solis on ABC's Desperate Housewives. She has also appeared in movies such as Harsh Times, The Sentinel, and Crazy Kind of Love.
In addition to her acting, Longoria is known for her work with charities, including her own charity, Eva's Heroes. Reflecting Longoria's childhood with a special needs sister, the charity supports young people with intellectual disabilities. Longoria was named "Philanthropist of the Year" by The Hollywood Reporter in 2009 for her work with Eva's Heroes and other organizations.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's second season will begin on September 28. Other guest stars announced for the upcoming season include former Saturday Night Live cast member Jenny Slate, actress Kyra Sedgwick, and NFL star Terrell Owens. According to Fox, Sedgwick will be playing the part of Captain Holt's "nemesis" in the NYPD.