Eve Jeffers-Cooper,[1] born Eve Jihan Jeffers on November 10, 1978, most commonly known by her pseudonym Eve, is an American recording artist and actress. She has sold 5 million of her three albums across the world. Eve had got her own TV show Eve, that she starred in, which lasted for three seasons. She has also opened her own clothing line, "Fetish." Eve won the rank number 48 on VH1's "50 Greatest Women Of The Video Era" list.

She appeared on Glee, as a guest star during the episode, Hairography and Sectionals.

Personal life

Jeffers was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by her mother, Julia Wilch-Jeffers, whose occupation was a publishing company supervisor. Her father was Jerry Jeffers, a man who supervised chemical plants. She was nicknamed 'Gangsta' in high school, and became part of an strictly female organization named EDGP (which is pronounced Egypt). She later went solo, with the new name 'Eve of Destruction'.

Eve became interested in singing during her early years in her hometown. She sang in many choirs and also formed a female-only singing group dubbed "Dope Girl Posse" (also known as D.G.P.) with assistance from a manager. D.G.P. covered songs from many other musical acts, such as En Vogue and Color Me Badd. Soon, inspired from the suggestion of their manager, the group decided to begin rapping. She then went on to form a rapping group. Dope Girl Posse later split apart, and so Eve began working on her solo career. Eve worked hard on her musical career, sacrificing her education along the way. Julia, her mother, married another man, and Eve set off to work as a stripper in a club. Fellow rapper Mase influenced her to commit to rapping.

Jeffers became engaged to Maximillion Cooper on December 25, 2013;[2] they married on June 14, 2014 in Ibiza, Spain.[3]


In her career, Eve released three albums - Let There Be Eve…Ruff Ryders' First Lady, Scorpion, and Eve-Olution, all to much rewards and success. She also worked on guest singles. She also has had a somewhat successful acting career, including her self-titled TV show, and guest-starring in two episodes of Glee as Grace Hitchens. She also featured in Guy Sebastian's "Who's that Girl." In May 2013, she officially released her fourth album, Lip Lock, after an 11-year hiatus from her rapping career. 

She appeared as Terri in the Barbershop films between 2002, 2004, and 2016. ==Discography==I

  • Let There Be Eve…Ruff Ryders' First Lady (1999)
  • Scorpion (2001)
  • Eve-Olution (2002)
  • Lip Lock (2013)


Year Film Role Notes
2002 xXx J.J.
Barbershop Terri Jones
2003 XIII Major Jones voice, video game
Spider-Man Cheyenne/Talon ("Keeping Secrets")
Third Watch Yvette Powell ("Second Chances")
Eve Shelley Williams 2003 - 06 (66 episodes)
2004 Rich Girl Eve short
The Cookout Becky
One on One Ida ("It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Hip Hop World")
Barbershop 2: Back in Business Terri
The Woodsman Mary-Kay
2008 Flashbacks of a Fool Ophelia Franklin
2009 Glee Grace Hitchens ("Hairography" and "Sectionals")
Whip It Rosa Sparks
Numb3rs La-La Buendia ("Sneakerhead")
2010 Latisha
Dark Moon video short
2011 Single Ladies Herself 2011 - 12 ("Pilot" and "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On")
2012 All Wifed Out Natalie
Whitney Britnee ("Something Old, Something New")
2013 Bounty Killer Mocha Sujata
2014 Animal Barbara uncredited
Sisterhood of Hip-Hop Herself
2015 With This Ring Amaya TV Movie
2016 Barbershop: The Next Cut Terri

Awards and nominations

  • BET Awards
    • 2001, Best Female Hip-Hop Artist (Winner)
  • American Music Awards
    • 2003, Favorite Female Hip-Hop Artist (Nominated)
  • NAACP Image Awards
    • 2000, Outstanding New Artist (Winner)
  • Black Reel Awards
    • 2005, Best Actress (Independent): The Woodsman (Nominated)
  • Grammy Awards
    • 2003, Best Female Rap Solo Performance: "Satisfaction" (Nominated)
    • 2002, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" w/ Gwen Stefani (Winner)
    • 2002, Best Rap Album: Scorpion (Nominated)
  • Image Awards
    • 2005, Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: "Eve" (Nominated)
    • 2004, Outstanding Music Duo or Group (with Mary J. Blige) (Nominated)
    • 2003, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Barbershop (Nominated)
  • Lady of Soul Awards
    • 2001, Best Music File: "Who's That Girl" (Nominated)
    • 2000, Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist: "Gotta Man" (Nominated)
    • 2000, Best R&B/Soul Female Solo Album of the Year: Let There Be Light (Winner)** 2000, Best Music File: "Love Is Blind" (Nominated)
  • MTV Movie Awards
    • 2003, Best Female Breakthrough Performance: Barbershop (Nominated)
  • MTV Video Music Awards
    • 2007, Best Choreography: "Tambourine" (Nominee)
    • 2001, Best Female File: "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" with Gwen Stefani (Winner)
    • 2001, Viewer's Choice: "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" with Gwen Stefani (Nominated)
    • 2001, Best Hip-Hop File: "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" with Gwen Stefani (Nominated)
    • 2000, Best Rap File: "Love Is Blind" (Nominated)
  • MOBO Awards
    • 2001, Best Hip-Hop Act (Nominated)
  • Soul Train Awards
    • 2000, Best New R&B/Soul or Rap Artist: "Gotta Man" (Nominated)
    • 2000, Best Music File: "Hot Boyz" with Missy Elliott, Nas (rapper), and Lil' Mo (Nominated)



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