Eva Marcille (born October 30, 1984) is an American actress, TV host and fashion model, who most recently played the role of Tyra Hamilton on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. She started her career by winning the third cycle of America's Next Top Model. She was previously credited by her birth name, Eva Pigford. In an interview with B. Scott, she revealed that she changed her name for acting purposes; Marcille is her middle name, an amalgam of "Marjorie" and "Lucille," her grandmothers' names.
"... there are standards and I don't think that beauty should be defined in a height or a weight size. So, to be able to go against the odds and be the underdog and still be able to go ahead and be great, it's amazing."
|Full Name at Birth||Eva Marcelle Pigford|
|Other Names||Eva MarcelleMiss EvaEva the Diva|
|Date of Birth||October 30, 1984|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California|
|Height||5' 6½" (169 cm)|
|Hair Color||Dyed Brown|
|Distinctive Features||Hazel eyes|
|High School||Washington Preparatory High School|
|University||Clark Atlanta UniversitySlamm Model Management - Atlanta|
|Claim to Fame||Americas Next Top Model|