Essence Atkins Bio, Age, Husband, Net Worth, Ambitions, Half & Half, Movies

Essence Atkins Biography

Essence Atkins is a well-known American actress well known for her roles in The WB sitcom Smart Guy, in the UPN sitcom Half & Half, in the TBS comedy series Are We There Yet? and in the NBC sitcom Marlon.


How old is Essence Atkins? – Age

She is 50 years old as of 7 February 2022. She was born in 1972 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Her real name is Essence Uhura Atkins.

Who is Essence Atkins Husband?

Atkins married Puerto Rican collegiate football free safety Jaime Mendez in September 2009. On Valentine’s Day 2008, they met through the online dating service During the reception, her Half and Half co-star Valarie Pettiford performed. The couple announced on Twitter on August 9, 2011, that they were expecting their first child together. In December 2011, Essence gave birth to their son. In 2016, the couple divorced.

Who is Essence Atkins family?

She is the daughter of Geoffrey Atkins and Sandy Nelson.

Essence Atkins Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $5 Million.

Essence Atkins Ambitions

She appeared as Amara Hughes, Assistant United States Attorney and former friend-turned-adversary of Stephanie Lancaster in the American drama television series Ambitions. Ambitions delves into the seductive, deceptive machinations of love, power, and politics in Atlanta, Georgia. Infidelity, blackmail, stalking, murder, gentrification, racism, intra-racial class stratification, and the American opioid crisis are among the themes explored in the series. The ensemble cast of regulars is rounded out by memorable strivers such as diner owner Rondell Lancaster and his mistress Mexican-American designer Bella Tru.

Essence Atkins Marlon

She appeared as Ashley Wayne in the American sitcom television series Marlon. Wayne is always keeping things calm in the house, and Ashley is usually the peacemaker in the family, having to restore normalcy after Marlon gets things riled up. Ashley is attempting to move on from her divorce, but things are difficult. Marlon Wayne and his ex-wife Ashley try to stay friends despite their inability to coexist for the sake of their two children, Marley and Zack. The show’s premise is loosely based on the life of star Marlon Wayans.

Essence Atkins Mr. Box Office

She appeared as Samantha Owens in the American sitcom Mr. Box Office. The series follows movie star Marcus Jackson, who is sentenced to community service after an altercation with a paparazzi, forcing him to put his film career on hold. Because he holds a teaching license, the judge in his case orders him to serve a six-month stint as a teacher for underprivileged high school students in South Los Angeles. As a result, Marcus must deal with his agent, Bobby Gold, who is constantly attempting to get him back into the film industry. Marcus, on the other hand, has decided to stay at the school and help his students improve. Marcus also has to deal with the mishaps of his roommates and best friends, Tony and Jamal.

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Essence Atkins Are We There Yet?

She appeares as Suzanne Kingston-Persons in the American television sitcom Are We There Yet?. She is Nick’s wife, the mother of Lindsey, Kevin, Abdul, and Jamar, Gigi’s best friend, Terrence’s younger sister, and Marilyn’s daughter-in-law. The Kingston Persons of Seattle face the challenges of everyday life in a new blended family in the series. The plot is more akin to that of its sequel, Are We Done Yet? in contrast to Are We There Yet? The humor in the series comes from everyday family situations.

Essence Atkins Half & Half

She appeares as as Deirdre Chantal “Dee Dee” Thorne, Esq, the younger of the two sisters and daughter of Big DeeDee LaFontaine Thorne and Charles Thorne in the American television sitcom Half & Half. She grew up to be a bossy, materialistic, fashion-savvy woman like her mother, but under Mona’s influence, she gradually matures into a more well-rounded individual. She attends law school and eventually becomes a sports agent throughout the series.

The plot of the show revolves around the lives of half-sisters Mona and DeeDee Thorne, who become friends after moving into the same San Francisco apartment building. Mona Thorne is the daughter of Charles Thorne’s first wife, Phyllis Thorne, and DeeDee is Charles’ daughter from his second marriage to Deirdre “Big DeeDee” Thorne. Mona initially resents DeeDee because DeeDee grew up in a wealthy and privileged family, whereas Mona and her mother struggled financially. Mona is more street smart and cynical as an adult, but prone to rash decisions, whereas DeeDee is charming and optimistic, but naive at times. Throughout the series, the sisters confront their past resentments and learn to rely on one another as they deal with problems at work, in love, and in their families.

Essence Atkins Movies

♦ 2020 – Open
♦ 2020 – The Sin Choice
♦ 2020 – Coins for Love
♦ 2019 – Same Difference
♦ 2018 – Coins for Christmas
♦ 2017 – Illicit
♦ 2017 – Solstice Ranch
♦ 2016 – You Can’t Hurry Love
♦ 2015 – Sister Code
♦ 2015 – Battle Scars
♦ 2015 – Girlfriends’ Getaway 2
♦ 2014 – A Haunted House 2
♦ 2014 – Girlfriends’ Getaway

Essence Atkins TV Shows

♦ 2021 – First Wives Club
♦ 2019 – A Black Lady Sketch Show
♦ 2019 – Carol’s Second Act
♦ 2019 – Ambitions
♦ 2017–18 – Marlon
♦ 2017 – The Great Indoors
♦ 2012–15 – Mr. Box Office
♦ 2010–12 – Are We There Yet?
♦ 2010 – Tyler Perry’s House of Payne
♦ 2009 – Nite Tales: The Series
♦ 2007 – The Class
♦ 2007 – House
♦ 2005 – Love, Inc.
♦ 2002–06 – Half & Half