Essence Atkins
Essence Atkins
Real Name/Full Name Essence Uhura Atkins
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Essence Atkins
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, united states
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 7 February 1972
Age/How Old: 52 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 157.4 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 52 Kg
In Pounds – 114.64 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father – Geoffrey Atkins
Mother – sandy Nelson
Siblings: No
School: N/A
College: Professional Children’s School
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Jaime Mendez
Kids/Children Name: Varro blair mendez
Profession: Actress and model
Net Worth: $6 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Essence Uhura Atkins is an American actress and model recognized for her roles in certain movies. Her career began when she appeared in television sitcoms. This was before she got a regular role in a short-lived first African American prime drama. She has majored more on comedies being something she is very good at. She was once featured in a sitcom is known smart guy as Tasha Yvette. This was a strong bridge in which opened an opportunity for her to be starred in UPN sitcom half as Dee Dee Thorne.

For most of her years, she has been part of sitcoms which included, Family matters and got her working with Vanessa and James Earl jone. Those were profile actors who greatly impacted her acting life. Ever since she has been featured in series, movies, and very many sitcoms. Aside from that, Atkins was cast in leading role in the famous and popular drama series hosted Opra Winfrey Network. There she worked alongside Robin Givens.

Well, how well do you know about Essence Atkins? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Essence Atkins’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Essence Atkins to date.

Biography and Early Life

Atkins was born on the 7th of February 1972 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. She is the only biological daughter of Geoffrey Atkins who is the father and sandy nelson who is the mother. Atkins was raised in very good setting. Her parents were very much supportive of her career and invested a lot on their daughter in order to achieve what she wanted. Atkins grew up in New York and there she got many platforms she could work on her talents and get to experience more.

Atkins was born as the only biological daughter and therefore she was not raised with any sibling. This had her childhood much more interesting as she got to have her parent’s attention being the only child. There was however a rumor that Tia and Tamera who are known to be Hollywood twins were sisters. The rumors are have not yet been confirmed. All in all Atkins was born in a good family setting she was raised right and with good morals and ha molded her to the woman she it at the moment.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Essence Atkins in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Essence Atkins’s age is 52 years old as of today’s date 24th July 2024 having been born on 7 February 1972. Though, she is 5′ 2″in feet and inches and 157.4cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 114.64 lbs in Pound and 52 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark brown and hair color is Blonde.


Not much has been said about her education. Atkin is known to have attended to professional children’s schools. This is basically a school for students who work and study simultaneously. This was what Atkins went for as she was still doing her studies and at the same time, she wanted to make money.

Apart from that, Atkins s as well is a good dancer as she got attended basic dance classes in Alvin Alley institute. Other than that we have no information of what she studied in school but will soon be updated as soon as it is known.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Atkins is a bit open when it comes to her personal life. Atkins got married to Jaime Mendez on the 26th of September 2009. This was after a few years of courtship and decided on developing their love to a greater level. Together with her husband, they welcomed a baby boy named Varro Blair Mendez on the 25th of December 2011. Unfortunately as successful as her career is, her relationship with Jaime did not turn out well. Atkin divorced Jaime after a while and the reasons behind all that still remain unknown and it is still under review.

Is Essence Atkins Lesbian?

No, she is not lesbian. Her family is enough to prove that she is straight.

Professional Career

At a young age, as young as 13, that is when Atkin began her acting career. This gave her an opportunity to be very much experienced in the acting industry. She has been cast in very many sitcoms which had to get many chances in the industry. Atkins has been seen on TV where she played role in the ‘MyNetworkTV’ sitcom as Samantha.

It is said that soon she will be featured in the multigenerational family drama known as ambitions. This will be aired on Oprah Winfrey’s show. Getting a bit deeper into her modeling career, we see that Atkin has modeled on the life of Marlon Wayans I the series ‘Marlon’.


Atkins may have not reached the point of getting awards but we cannot ignore the nominations she has gotten. She has therefore received the following nominations;

  1. Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series Marlon
  2. Outstanding Actress in a comedy series are we there yet?
  3. She also got nominated as the outstanding supporting actress in the comedy series half which was in 2002.

All that is achievement hoping that she will get to greater heights and achieve all that she deserves.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Essence Atkins in ’2024’

Essence Atkins Net Woreth
Essence Atkins Net Worth

Both of her careers generate a lot or rather a good amount of income enough to live a comfortable life. However, we do not know much about her net worth which includes what she owns which is the cars, the houses or any other material possession. As of 2024, Her net worth is therefore estimated to be $6 million.

To sum up, Atkins seems to be very consistent in all that she does not to forget how hardworking she has proven to be. She is someone that many young people that may want to pursue such a career as Atkins.


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