Eva Leanza Cornett was born on June 10, 1971 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. She has grown up in Jacksonville, Florida. She studied at the Terry Parker High School and graduated in the 1989. Later, in the 2006, she was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame. She was very passionate and serious in her dreams and at the early time she was planning to start her model as well as an actress’s career.

In the 1991 Leanza becomes a winner of the beauty competition and even received the title of the National Sweetheart. Her other big step was, when she was honored with a title of Miss America. It has made her the first beauty queen who chosen AIDS prevention as the theme of her year of service. She made her first appearance on television in the middle of the 90s.

During the 1994-1995 she played at the TV show “Entertainment Tonight” with a little role of herself. In the 1998 she was involved in the project “New Attitudes”. She also appeared in the TV series “Grown Ups” as Lisa in the 2000. In the same year she played the role of Carol from the sitcom “Saved by the Bell: The New Class”.

In addition to her work in TV series, she also made her appearance in the numerous TV shows as a guest such as like “The Tick”, “Who Wants to Marry a MultiMillionaire? ”, “Fear Factor” and “Melrose Place”. Her work on stage include “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, “Barefoot in the Park”, “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Voyage of the Little Mermaid”, where she played a live-action version of Ariel and was the first actress who did it. She also made a little career as a singer. Previous to her acting success, Leanza was a member of the contemporary Christian music group Area Code. The band even released their single album, which was titled “One Big World” and appeared in the early 90s.

She is a married woman. Her husband is a famous ET correspondent Mark Steines. They met each other in the early 90s and tied their married knot in the 1995. The couple is blessed with two children. Their first son Kai Harper was born in the 2002. The next year, Leanza gave birth to her second son Avery James. Her family lives in Los Angeles, California because they wanted to be near Mark's show, which originates daily from Studio City.

In the 2013 Leanza announced in an interview about her divorce. For that moment there is unknown is she has a boyfriend or not. She has maintained to keep her profile very low so there is no any more information found relating to her personal life. Leanza is a very down to earth woman and has avoided controversies because of this reason. She earns a massive salary, but the exact total net worth of Leanza is unknown. The information about her can be found on several social media sites, like Instagram or Facebook.