Essence Atkins Biography
Essence Uhura Atkins (born February 7, 1972) is an American model and an actress. She is popular in the world for the roles of Dee Dee Thorne on the UPN sitcom Half & Half and as Yvette Henderson on the The WB sitcom Smart Guy. She was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York of United States of America to Sandy Nelson and Jeffery Atkins. She also grew up there. Her birth name was Essence Uhura Atkins. There is no information about her brothers and sisters, maybe she doesn't have any.
Atkins is a married woman. She married collegiate football free safety Jamie Mendez, in September 2009, Atkins. She she met him through the online dating service Match.com. Her co-star Valarie Pettiford performed during their reception. Apart from this, she is not involved in any kind of love affairs and it is certain that she also didn't have any boyfriend than her actual husband. Now, she is a loving wife to her husband. They together have one child, a son Varro Blair Mendez born on December 25, 2011. She is an actress and also a producer, she is best known for Half and Half, Are We There Yet and A Hunted House. She also made her appearance in several television shows. She earned a huge salary from her acting career but her actual real time net worth is unknown. She also uses Facebook and twitter frequently.
Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York
She was born in middle class family in Brooklyn, New York City, New York of United States of America to Sandy Nelson and Jeffery Atkins. She was also raised there. She received her formal education from one of the high school in New York.
Nominated in Image Awards
For her excellent acting and her hard work, she has been nominated in Image Awards in 2005 and 2011. Once she was nominates for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series and in 2005, she was Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. But she is not lucky enough to claim these awards yet.
Married to Jamie Mendez
Atkins actually met her husband, Jamie Mendez, a collegiate football free safety, through the online dating service Match.Com. And after several years of dating and love life they finally married in September 2009. They also have one child together.
Gave birth to their first child
After being marred with her love of her life, Jamie Mendez, she finally gave birth to her 1st child at age 39, a son Varro Blair Mendez on December 25, 2011. His father is her husband, Jaime Mendez. They are living together and happily.
Appeared in A Haunted House and A Haunted House 2
She is not only actress but she is also a producer, she is better known for her role as "Kisha Davis" in the films A Hunted House and A Hunted House 2. She played in this movie in 2013 and in 2014.