Eva Marcille is an American actress, fashion model and television personality who is popularly known for winning the third season of America’s Next Top Model. Eva is the first black winner in ANTM and the Top Model franchise. Also known by the name Eva Pigford, she also played the role of Tyra Hamilton on the longstanding soap opera, “The Young and the Restless”. Eva even won a Young Hollywood Award for her role. She has appeared on magazine covers including Women’s Health and Fitness, Cosmopolitan, and Essence.
What is Eva Marcille Famous for?
- Famous as the winner of the third season of America’s Next Top Model.
Where was Eva Marcille Born?
Eva Marcille was born on October 30, 1984, in Los Angeles, California, United States. Her birth name is Eva Marcille Pigford. Her nationality is American. Marcille belongs to African-American ethnicity while Scorpio is her zodiac sign.
Eva was born as the only daughter of the family born to Evan Pigford(Father) and Michelle Pigford(Mother). She has three brothers: Evan Pigford Jr., Malcolm Pigford, and Andre Pigford.
She grew up in her hometown where she attended Raymond Avenue Elementary School. She then joined Marina Del Rey Middle School, and later went to Washington Preparatory High School graduating in 2002.
After her graduation, she attended Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she majored in speech communications with an emphasis in theatre and minor in criminal justice. However, she left the school shortly after participating in her life-changing competition, season 3 of “America’s Next Top Model” at the age of 19.
She even won the season third of America’s Next Top Model in 2004.
Eva Marcille’s Career Highlights
- Eva Marcille’s career began shortly after she won the season third of America’s Next Top Model which in return gave her a CoverGirl cosmetics contract, a spread in Elle, and a modeling contract with Ford Models.
- She then appeared on the cover of Brides Noir, Women’s Health and Fitness, King, IONA, and Essence in 2005.
- Eva began to shine all over the media as she got many other modeling deals including DKNY, Samsung, Red by Marc Ecko, Jewel, In Touch Weekly, King, Star Magazine, Elle, Elle Girl, Apple Bottoms, Lerner Catalog, Avon Campaign 4.
- Eva also did many runway shows including the Marc Bouwer Fall 2005, Gharani Strok Fall 2005, Deborah Lindquist Spring 2006, Naqada Spring 2006, 8th Annual ‘Models of Perfection’ Show 2006.
- In 2007, Eva appeared in the L.A. Fashion Week’s Monarchy Collection Fall. She also appeared in the “Elle Girl presents Dare to Be You: Wal-Mart Meets America’s Next Top Model”(2005).
- She has been featured on America’s Next Top Model: Exposed on the CW. Currently, she is signed to L.A. models.
- Eva officially dropped “Pigford” from her name, to get into acting. She made her first appearance in TV series as herself in “The Game”.
- She then appeared in Smallville, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Everybody Hates Chris, Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out.
- In 2008, she played the role of Tyra Hamilton in the cast of “The Young and the Restless”. She even won a Young Hollywood Award for her role.
- In August 2017, Sterling competed in the first season of VH1’s horror reality series, “Scared Famous”.
- She appeared as a recurring role in Season 10 of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and began to appear as the main cast in season 11 since 2018.
- Besides, she also appeared in music videos including “DJ Play a Love Song”, “Best of Me”, “Live It Up”.
- On April 12, 2020, Eva Marcille and Kenya Moore appeared on the latest episode of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” ganging up on their co-star NeNe Leakes.
Who is Eva Marcille Married to?
Eva Marcille is married to Michael Sterling. Michael is an Atlanta-based attorney with whom Eva got engaged in December 2017. A year later on October 7, 2018, they got married and have two sons together, Michael Todd Sterling Jr.(b. April 13, 2018) and Maverick Leonard Sterling(b. September 27, 2019).
Currently, Eva is living healthy and safe with her husband and sons.
Previously, she was in a relationship with actor Lance Gross. The couple met on the set of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. They began dating in 2006 and on December 24, 2008, they got engaged however, their relation didn’t last long and they got split in March 2010.
Eva then dated rapper Flo Rida from 2010 till 2012. Eva also has a daughter Marley Rae McCall(b. January 31, 2014) with her ex-boyfriend Kevin McCall. McCall dated from 2013 to 2014.
What is the Net Worth of Eva Marcille?
The 35 years old Eva Marcille has quite a good earnings from her professional career as an actress and model. Working in this field for more than a decade, she has managed to amass a million worth fortune from her several movies, series, and modeling contracts.
Her estimated net worth is around $4 million.
How Tall is Eva Marcille?
Eva Marcille is a gorgeous lady in her 30s. Marcille has a stunning slim body physique of measurement 34-27-37 inches. She stands tall with a height of 5ft. 7inch.(1.7m) while her body weighs around 55kg(121 lbs). She has a dark complexion with dark brown hair and brown eyes.