What's not to love about the pitbull in a skirt? Eve Jihan Jeffers is Philadelphia's own home girl who's translated her rhymes and edgy style into Hollywood cache. Grabbing her own self-titled television show and getting the opportunity to make out with Michael Ealy when she played Terri in Ice Cube's "Barbershop," Eve's had it pretty good. As we gear up to see Eve-y Eve at the ESSENCE Music Festival on July 6-8, let's take a look back at her journey.
In 2009, Eve returned to the big screen in the Drew Barrymore-led niche film, Whip It. As the roller derby athlete Rosa Sparks, Eve jumped over and roughed up competitors with the best of her cast, which included “SNL” alum Kristen Wiig and Juno star Ellen Page.