Essence Atkins

Essence Atkins

Essence Atkins  American Actress


Who is she dating right now?

Essence Atkins is currently single.


Essence Atkins was previously married to Jamie Mendez (2009 - 2016).

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


Essence Atkins is a 48 year old American Actress. Born Essence Uhura Atkins on 7th February, 1972 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA, she is famous for Smart Guy. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Essence Atkins is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and American child actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 8 years, 6 months - -
Dating3 1 year, 11 months 11 months, 25 days 1 year
Total4 8 years, 6 months 2 years, 10 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 48 years
Birthday 7th February, 1972
Birthplace Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Height 5' 2" (157 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
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 American actress and model. She began her career appearing on television sitcoms, before regular role on the short-lived first African-American prime-time drama Under One Roof (CBS, 1995).

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Essence Atkins48 AquariusActress
Jamie Mendez49 PiscesFootball (American)
Ace Young39 ScorpioSinger
Ron TruppaN TaurusProducer
Eric Benét54 LibraSinger


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Amandla StenbergTyrese Gibson
Varro BlairMale25th December, 20118 years oldJamie Mendez


Open2020WrenTV Movie
The Sin Choice2020Movie
Coins for Love2020MadisonTV Movie
Same Difference2019Shauna, TonyaMovie
Ambitions2019Amara HughesTV Show
Carol's Second Act2019KathleenTV Show
A Black Lady Sketch Show2019HannahTV Show
Coins for Christmas2018MadisonTV Movie
Marlon2017Ashley WayneTV Show
Solstice Ranch2017Lola SolsticeShort Film
Face Value2017Team CaptainTV Show
The Great Indoors2016DeniseTV Show
You Can't Hurry Love2016CamilleTV Movie
Battle Scars2015Elsie RamirezMovie
Sister Code2015Corrine WellsMovie
Girlfriends Getaway 22015LaurenTV Movie
A Haunted House 22014KishaMovie
My Other Mother2014CandyTV Movie
Girlfriends' Getaway2014LaurenTV Movie
A Haunted House2013KishaMovie
Act Like You Love Me2013KellyMovie
My Sister's Wedding2013TandyMovie
Holiday Road Trip2013ClaraTV Movie
Dysfunctional Friends2012AliceMovie
Mr. Box Office2012Samantha OwensTV Show
From This Day Forward2012PatriceTV Movie
N-Secure2010Robin JoynerMovie
Are We There Yet?2010Suzanne, Suzanne Kingston, Suzanne Kingston-PersonsTV 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 DavisTV 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
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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!

CometCometJun 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!

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