Eve was born Eve Jeffers in Philadelphia, PA on November 10, 1978. After her parents separated she was raised by her mother and grandmother in Philadelphia.
She was a member of the rap group EDGP (pronounced Egypt) and was tagged the name "Gansta." After the group split, Eve began working on a solo career under the name "Eve of Destruction." She spent the better part of her days perfecting her craft, much to the detriment of her education. She stopped attending class and barely graduated high school. After her mother remarried, Eve moved to New York and began working as a dancer in a Bronx strip club. It was as a stripper that Eve met rapper Mase. Mase encouraged her to stop unrobing and start rapping on a professional level.
Eve's big break came when she used her street smarts to trick the president of Aftermath Entertainment into an audition. After liking what he heard Eve was signed to a one-year contract with Aftermath. Unfortunately, Eve's contract expired before she was able to release an album. She then returned back to Philly and met artists from the Ruff Ryder label. After an impressive audition, Eve became the first female artist to sign with Ruff Ryder Records. In 1999 she released her first album "Eve: Ruff Ryders First Lady," which hit number one on Billboards Top 200 the moment it was released. Her March 2001 sophomore release, "Scorpion," provided the raw emotion that Eve experienced in her past and exactly one year later, she released her third album "Eve-olution" which was widely received as her best work to date.
After solidifying her place in the music world, Eve took her skills out of the studio and onto the big screen. In 2002 she made her feature film debut in the action drama "XXX" starring Vin Diesel and landed the role of Terri in the hit comedies "Barbershop" and "Barbershop 2: Back in Business."
Eve's tv guest appearances include "Third Watch," "One On One" and she starred in the UPN series "Eve."
Eve's film credits include the following:
- Ego (2008)
- The Woodsman (2004)
- The Cookout (2004)
- Barbershop 2: Back In Business (2004)
- XXX (2002)
- Barbershop (2002)
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