Eve Jeffers Cooper

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Singer • Rapper • Host • Personality

Birth Date: November 10, 1978

Age: 45 years old

Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Known for her hard lyrics and sweet voice, Eve (who once described herself as a "pit bull in a skirt") was proof positive that a female lyricist could be successful in the male dominated rap industry. Reaching a more mainstream audience, the rapper charmed audiences playing the lead in her urban self-titled sitcom, "Eve" (UPN, 2003-06).

Raised by her mother and grandmother in Philadelphia, Eve was born with the gift to entertain. She was a member of rap group EDGP (pronounced Egypt) and was tagged the name "Gansta." After the Philly 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 felt the need to escape. She began working as a dancer in a Bronx strip club. It was as a stripper that Eve met, rapper Ma$e. Ma$e encouraged her stop the disrobing and start rapping on a professional level. Eve's big break came when she used her stret smarts to trick producer Dr Dre into an audition. The rap impresario immediately liked what he heard and signed her 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 circuit, Eve took her skills out of the studio and onto the big screen. In 2002 she made her feature debut in the action drama "xXx," starring Vin Diesel and landed the role of Terri in the smash summer comedy "Barbershop" (2002), a role she reprised in the 2004 sequel. Following in the footsteps of rappers-turned-actors Ice-T and Ice Cube, Eve proved female rappers could hold their own on screen - even the more intimate small screen - by headlining her UPN sit-com "Eve," while still keeping her eyes focused on the even greener pastures of music and movie stardom. On the big screen, she joined the ensemble of the Queen Latifah-produced urban comedy "The Cookout" (2004).

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First Ladies of Hip-Hop

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2023

100% Eve

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2023

00s Team Up

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2022

QueensStream

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Brianna aka Professor Sex
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2021
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The Real Queens of Hip-Hop: The Women Who Changed the Game -- An ABC News Special

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Nick Cannon

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2021

Secret Celebrity RenovationStream

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HHRB Collabs: Then

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Play On: Celebrating the Power of Music to Make Change

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47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

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2020

Access Daily

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2019

Tamron HallStream

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2019

The DL Hughley Show

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18+ Coeds Seduced by Steamy Couples

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Grammy Red Carpet Live

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Best of 1999

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Award Announcers

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2019

LadyGang

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2018

Happy TogetherStream

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Eve
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2018
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Philly's Finest

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2018

Rap Stars

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Flyest Fashion

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Swizzy vs Tim

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BEST Swizz-BEATS

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Best of Swizzy

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Ruff Ryders Hits

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Access Live

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2017

Sister Circle

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2017

Live with Kelly and Ryan

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2017

Eve Feat. Gwen Stefani: Let Me Blow Ya Mind

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2016

Eve: She Bad Bad

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2016

Behind The...

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2016

Barbershop: The Next CutStream

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Terri
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2016
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Celebrity Family FeudStream

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2015

Swizz Beatz Feat. Eve: Everyday (Coolin')

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2015

With This Ring

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Amaya
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2015

The Meredith Vieira Show

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2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

The Real

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2013

The Real

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2013

Eve Feat. Miss Kitty: Eve

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2013

Eve feat. Gabe Saporta: Make It Out This Town

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2013

Eve Feat. Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship: Make it Out of This Town

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2013

All Wifed Out

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Natalie
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2013

Bounty Killer

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Mocha Sujata
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2013

Katie

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2012

All Wifed Out

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Natalie
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2012

Sunday Brunch

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2011

WhitneyStream

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2011
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Jill Scott Feat. Eve & The A Group: Shame

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2011

Jill Scott Feat. Eve: Shame

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2011

Gumball 3000 - LDN 2 NYC

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2011

ConanStream

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2010

The Talk

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2010

The Talk

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2010

Access Hollywood Live

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2010

Chris Ludacris Bridges Feat. Trina, Eve and Diamond: My Chick Bad (Remix)

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2010

My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip Hop

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2010

Let's Make a DealStream

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2009

Feel the Beat

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2009

GleeStream

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Grace Hitchens
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2009
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Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

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2009

Ludacris Feat. Diamond, Eve, and Trina: My Chick Bad (Remix)

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2009

Paradiso Girls Feat. Lil Jon & Eve: Patron Tequila

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2009

Good Hair

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2009

Whip ItStream

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Rosa Sparks
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2009
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Stylista

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2008

Studio Spotlight

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2008

The Wendy Williams Show

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2008

The Wendy Williams Show

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2008

Ruff Ryders feat. Eve & Nokio: What Ya Want

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2008

Eve Feat. Swizz Beatz, Missy Elliott and Fabolous: Tambourine

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2008

Flashbacks of a Fool

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Ophelia Franklin
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2008

Eve ft. Alicia Keys: Gangsta Lovin'

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2007

Chelsea Lately

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2007

City High Feat Eve: Caramel

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2007

Kelly Rowland Feat. Eve: Like This

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2007

Kelly Rowland Feat. Eve: Like This

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2007

Eve: Tambourine

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Eve Feat. Sean Paul: Give It To You

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2007

etalk

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2006

Made in Hollywood

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2005

The Tyra Show

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2005

NUMB3RSStream

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2005

Amerie Feat. Eve: 1 Thing

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2005

Gwen Stefani feat. Eve: Rich Girl

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Gwen Stefani & Eve:Rich Girl

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2004

Barbershop 2: Back in BusinessStream

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Terri Jones
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2004
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The CookoutStream

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Becky
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2004
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The Woodsman

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Mary-Kay
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2004

EveStream

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Shelly Williams
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2003

America's Next Top ModelStream

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2003

Eve: Satisfaction

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2002

BarbershopStream

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Terri Jones
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2002
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XXXStream

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J.J.
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2002
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One on OneStream

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2001

Eve: Who's That Girl

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2001

Jadakiss Feat. Eve & Styles P.: We Gonna Make It

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2001

The Lox Feat. Faith Evans, Eve: Wild Out

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2000

Beanie Sigel Feat. Eve: Remember Them Days

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2000

Third WatchStream

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1999

Eve: Gotta Man

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1999

Ruff Ryders Feat. Eve: What Ya Want

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1999

Eve Feat. Faith Evans: Love is Blind

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1999

The ViewStream

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1997

Entertainers: With Byron Allen

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Good Morning America

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Saturday Night LiveStream

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TodayStream

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