Eve Jihan Cooper, known mononymously as Eve, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actress.

Full Name
Eve Jihan Jeffers
Nov 10, 1978
5′ 7″
Net Worth


Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper, better known as Eve, is an American rapper and actress born on November 10, 1978 in Philadelphia. She is of Jamaican and Irish descent. Her father was a chemical plant supervisor and her mother worked for a publishing company.

Eve started rapping at the age of 14, often collaborating with her group of friends called "Edjucation". By the time she was 17, she had already made it to the semi-finals of an amateur rap contest in New York City. After this success, she was offered a record deal by Dr. Dre's label, Aftermath Entertainment.

In 1999, Eve released her debut album "Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryders' First Lady" which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and earned her two Grammy Award nominations including Best Female Rap Solo Performance for "Gotta Man". The album also spawned two hit singles: "What Ya Want" featuring Nokio from Dru Hill and "Love Is Blind" featuring Faith Evans.

In 2001, Eve released her second studio album entitled Scorpion which featured collaborations with Alicia Keys and Missy Elliott. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart and earned her another Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album. The lead single from the album "Who's That Girl" peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Throughout her career, Eve has collaborated with many popular artists including Gwen Stefani, DMX and Ja Rule. In 2009, she returned to music after a five year break with her third studio album Lip Lock where she reunited with Dr. Dre as executive producer. Since then she has continued to make music and make appearances in films such as Barbershop (2002) and Whip It (2009).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1978</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Eve is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On November 10, 1978, Eve was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was born to Julie Wilch and Jerry Jeffers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Eve Signs With Dr. Dre's Record Label</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Eve signs a record deal with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment label.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Eve releases her debut album, 'Let There Be Eve... Ruff Ryders' First Lady'.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Eve wins a Grammy award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for her single "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" featuring Gwen Stefani.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in Barbershop 2</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Eve stars in the hit movie Barbershop 2: Back in Business as Terri Jones.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Launches Fashion Line</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Eve launches her own fashion line, Fetish, which includes clothing and accessories for women.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Fourth Studio Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Eve releases her fourth studio album, 'Lip Lock', after taking a five year break from music.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Revolutionary Artist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Eve is an incredibly talented and revolutionary artist. She was one of the first female rappers to achieve mainstream recognition and success and has since become an inspiration for many other female artists. Her music speaks to her experiences as a woman and her influence in the hip-hop industry continues to inspire and break barriers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Boldly Authentic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Eve has never shied away from being true to herself, her style, and her values. She is unapologetically authentic and expresses her own unique perspective through her music, which makes for some truly inspiring lyrics. Her authenticity and self-expression also make her stand out from the crowd.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She Gives Back</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Not only does Eve support causes that are important to her such as education, but she also gives back by encouraging others to pursue their dreams. She inspires young women everywhere to be fearless and believe in themselves. Her philanthropic efforts show that she cares about making the world a better place.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Female Rapper to Win a Grammy</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Eve was the first female rapper to win a Grammy award in 2002 for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for her song "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" with Gwen Stefani.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Started Her Own Label</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2003, Eve founded her own record label, called 'From The Rib Music'. She is also the CEO of it.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Appeared in Many Films and TV Shows</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Eve has had roles in movies such as 'Barbershop', 'xXx' and 'The Woodsman'. She also starred in her own sitcom 'Eve' which aired from 2003 to 2006.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Released Her First Album at the Age of 18</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Eve released her debut album, 'Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryders' First Lady' at the age of 18.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Married to Maximillion Cooper</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Eve is married to Maximillion Cooper, a British entrepreneur and founder of the Gumball 3000 motor rally. They have been married since 2014.</p></div>


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