What’s not to love about the pitbull in a skirt? Eve Jihan Jeffers is a Philadelphia 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.

Don’t miss Eve at the ESSENCE Music Festival on July 6-8 in New Orleans and get your tickets here!