Essence Atkins

Essence Atkins

Essence Atkins  American Actress


Who is is she dating right now?

Essence Atkins and Jamie Mendez are married.


She has been in relationships with Ace Young (2006 - 2007), Ron Truppa (2001 - 2003) and Eric Benét.


Essence Atkins is a 44 year old American Actress. Born Essence Uhura Atkins on 7th February, 1972 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA, she is famous for Smart Guy in a career that spans 1986–present. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Essence Atkins is a member of the following lists: African-American child actresses, Actresses from New York City and 21st-century American actresses.


Help us build our profile of Essence Atkins! Login to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions.

Relationship Statistics

Married1 9 years, 9 months - -
Dating3 2 years, 11 months 1 year, 12 months 1 year
Total4 9 years, 9 months 3 years, 11 months 1 year


First Name Essence
Middle Name Uhura
Last Name Atkins
Full Name at Birth Essence Uhura Atkins
Alternative Name Essence Uhura Atkins, Essence Atkins
Age 44 years
Birthday 7th February, 1972
Birthplace Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Height 5' 2" (157 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Smart Guy
Year(s) Active 1986–present

Essence Uhura Atkins (born February 7, 1972) is an African American actress and model. She is best known for the roles of Dee Dee Thorne on the UPN sitcom Half & Half and as Yvette Henderson on The WB sitcom Smart Guy. She has also starred in the TV series Are We There Yet? as Suzanne Kingston-Persons. In 2013 and 2014, Atkins appeared as "Kisha Davis" in the films A Haunted House and A Haunted House 2.

More about Essence Atkins
Less about Essence Atkins

Dating History

Partner Comparison

Essence Atkins44 AquariusActress
Jamie Mendez45 PiscesFootball (American)
Ace Young35 ScorpioSinger
Ron TruppaN TaurusProducer
Eric Benét50 LibraSinger


Amandla Stenberg
Varro BlairMale25th December, 20114 years old


You Can't Hurry Love2016CamilleMovie
Battle Scars2015Elsie RamirezMovie
Sister Code2015Corrine WellsMovie
Girlfriends Getaway 22015LaurenMovie
A Haunted House 22014KishaMovie
My Other Mother2014CandyMovie
Girlfriends' Getaway2014LaurenMovie
A Haunted House2013KishaMovie
Act Like You Love Me2013KellyMovie
My Sister's Wedding2013TandyMovie
Holiday Road Trip2013ClaraMovie
Dysfunctional Friends2012AliceMovie
Mr. Box Office2012Samantha OwensTV Show
From This Day Forward2012PatriceMovie
The Bachelor Party2011MichelleMovie
N-Secure2010Robin JoynerMovie
Are We There Yet?2010Suzanne KingstonTV Show
Preacher's Kid2010PeachesMovie
Dance Flick2009CharityMovie
Nite Tales: The Series2009ShandraTV Show
Love for Sale2008CandaceMovie
Love... & Other 4 Letter Words2007RoxanneMovie
Football Wives2007TV Movie
House of Payne2006MonicaTV Show
The Class2006Melanie DeaconTV Show
Love, Inc.2005ReneeTV Show
House M.D.2004Captain Greta CooperTV Show
Deliver Us from Eva2003Kareenah DandrigeMovie
Looking Through Lillian2002AndreaMovie
Half & Half2002Dee Dee ThorneTV Show
How High2001JamieMovie
Nikita Blues2001NikitaMovie
XCU: Extreme Close Up2001Tamikah JonesMovie
Love Song2000ToniTV Movie
Nikita's Blues1999NikitaShort Film
Smart Guy1997Tasha Yvette HendersonTV Show
Malibu Shores1996Julie TateTV Show
Moesha1996Piper Davis, PiperTV Show
Promised Land1996RachelTV Show
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1996MarnieTV Show
The Parent 'Hood1995ChantelTV Show
The Wayans Bros.1995NinaTV Show
Under One Roof1995Charlotte 'Charlie' LangstonTV Show
Saved by the Bell: The College Years1993Danielle MarksTV Show
The John Larroquette Show1993JocelynTV Show
Here and Now1992KhaliliaTV Show
Charlie Hoover1991AmyTV Show
Sunday in Paris1991Allison ChaseTV Show
Family Matters1989BeckyTV Show
The Cosby Show1984Paula YoungTV Show
Show More
Show Less


Posted commentsView all comments (10)

billybobzanyAug 17, 2011

She's a little overweight don't you think

ShondaNov 18, 2009

Congratulations Essence on all your success. Childhood friend..(Adrianne after school care..hint) God Bless!!

CjSep 23, 2009

I love her skin-tone!!!

MehahaJul 8, 2009

Essence is Dating Ace? wow who knew? well i cant wait to watch her in Nite Tales the series when it premiers this august 7! cant wait to see it!

CometJun 11, 2009

Hi Essence. I love the show Half and Half. You were awsome in Dance Flick,it was so funny.

PetersnJun 6, 2009

Hey Essence I just wanna say congragulations on the new movie Dance Flick. I really enjoyed it very much one more thing I just like to say Happy delated Birthday and May God continue to Bless You Essence much love to you.

BjMay 21, 2008

She also dated Rey Gallegos!

Join the FamousFix discussion board >>