EVE JEFFERS COOPER is an actress and Grammy-award musician with an impressive hit list (“Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” “Gangsta Lovin’”, “Who’s that Girl,” Satisfaction,” “Tambourine,” etc.) along with four multi-million selling albums (Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryders' First Lady, Scorpion, Eve-Olution and Lip Lock). She has earned rave reviews from critics and set “a new standard in hip-hop,” according to Entertainment Weekly.
Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania she was the inaugural winner of the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002 for the song "Let Me Blow Ya Mind," with singer Gwen Stefani. Eve was also number 48 on VH1's "50 Greatest Women of the Video Era" list. Throughout her career she has collaborated with numerous other prominent artists including: Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Jill Scott, DMX, Swizz Beatz, Dr. Dre, Juicy J, The Roots and Missy Elliott. Aside from her Grammy Award, she has been the recipient of countless other musical honors including a BET Award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and an NAACP Image Award for Best New Artist when she originally exploded onto the scene in 2000.
As an actress Eve has appeared in multiple films such as xXx with Vin Diesel, both Barbershop and Barbershop 2: Back in Business with Ice Cube, The Cookout with Queen Latifah and Meagan Good, The Woodsman with Kevin Bacon and Flashbacks of a Fool with Daniel Craig. On television she is best known for starring in her own self-titled UPN sitcom, Eve, as a fashion designer named Shelly. She also had a recurring role on Glee as the rival glee club coach, Grace Hitchens, and appeared on four episodes of the Oxygen series "Sisterhood of Hip Hop" as one of the distinguished music mentors to up and coming female rappers.
Eve has achieved success in the fashion industry as a fashion designer; in addition to numerous fashion industry awards was the recipient of the Breakthrough Style Award from Vogue. In 2016, she reprised her role of Terri in the film Barbershop 3 – The Next Cut and reunited with fellow fashion and music icon, Gwen Stefani for the “This Is What the Truth Feels Like” tour. Next up, Eve will participate in the 19th annual Gumball 3000 rally alongside her husband Maximillion Cooper, CEO of the Gumball 3000.