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Essence Atkins was born on February 7, 1972 in New York City, New York, USA as Essence Uhura Atkins. She is an actress and producer, known for A Haunted House (2013), How High (2001) and Are We There Yet? (2010). She was previously married to Jaime Mendez. See full bio »

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Known For

A Haunted House
(2013)
How High
How High Jamie
(2001)
Are We There Yet?
Are We There Yet? Suzanne Kingston-Persons / Suzanne Kingston / Suzanne / Voice of X-Vorp
(2010-2012)
Smart Guy
Smart Guy Tasha Yvette Henderson
(1997-1999)

Filmography

Jump to: Actress | Producer | Self
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 2016 You Can't Hurry Love (TV Movie) (completed)
Camille
 2018 Face Value (TV Series)
Team Captain
 2017-2018 Marlon (TV Series)
Ashley Wayne
- Episode #2.1 (2018) ... Ashley Wayne
- Appropriate Marlon (2017) ... Ashley Wayne
- End of the Road (2017) ... Ashley Wayne
- Hospital Party (2017) ... Ashley Wayne
- Coach Marlon (2017) ... Ashley Wayne
 2017 Illicit
Nadine
 2017 The Great Indoors (TV Series)
Denise
- The Heartbreaker (2017) ... Denise
 2017 Solstice Ranch (Short)
Lola Solstice
 2015 Girlfriends Getaway 2 (TV Movie)
Lauren
 2015/I Battle Scars
Elsie Ramirez
 2015 Sister Code
Corrine Wells
 2014 My Other Mother (TV Movie)
Candy
 2014 Girlfriends' Getaway (TV Movie)
Lauren
 2014 A Haunted House 2
Kisha
 2013 Holiday Road Trip (TV Movie)
Clara
 2012-2013 Mr. Box Office (TV Series)
Samantha Owens
- Major Justice (2013) ... Samantha Owens
- Painfully Employed (2013) ... Samantha Owens
- Screenplayed (2013) ... Samantha Owens
- There Goes the Neighborhood (2013) ... Samantha Owens
- Holy Matriphony (2013) ... Samantha Owens
 2013 My Sister's Wedding
Tandy
 2013 Act Like You Love Me
Kelly
 2013 A Haunted House
Kisha
 2012 From This Day Forward (TV Movie)
Patrice
 2012 Dysfunctional Friends
Alice
 2010-2012 Are We There Yet? (TV Series)
Suzanne Kingston-Persons / Suzanne Kingston / Suzanne / ...
- The Good Day Seattle (2012) ... Suzanne Kingston-Persons
- Identity Theft (2012) ... Suzanne Kingston-Persons
- The Cyrano (2012) ... Suzanne
- Open Mic Gaffe (2012) ... Suzanne
- The Concussion Episode (2012) ... Suzanne Kingston-Persons
 2011 The Bachelor Party (Video)
Michelle
 2011 House of Payne (TV Series)
Monica
- Playing with Fire (2011) ... Monica
- When the Payne's Away (2011) ... Monica
 2010 N-Secure
Robin Joyner
 2010 Preacher's Kid
Peaches
 2009 Nite Tales: The Series (TV Series)
Shandra
- Dark Heart (2009) ... Shandra
 2009 Dance Flick
Charity
 2008 Love for Sale
Candace
 2007 Football Wives (TV Movie)
 2007 House M.D. (TV Series)
Captain Greta Cooper
- The Right Stuff (2007) ... Captain Greta Cooper
 2007 The Class (TV Series)
Melanie Deacon
- The Class Has to Go to a Stupid Museum (2007) ... Melanie Deacon
 2002-2006 Half & Half (TV Series)
Dee Dee Thorne
- The Big Who You Gonna Call Episode (2006) ... Dee Dee Thorne
- The Big Hide & Sneak Episode (2006) ... Dee Dee Thorne
- The Big Mother's What?! Episode (2006) ... Dee Dee Thorne
- The Big Nervous Breakup Episode (2006) ... Dee Dee Thorne
- The Big 'What Have We Done?' Episode (2006) ... Dee Dee Thorne
 2005 Love, Inc. (TV Series)
Renee
- Mad About You (2005) ... Renee
 2003 Deliver Us from Eva
Kareenah Dandrige
 2002 Looking Through Lillian
Andrea
 2001 How High
Jamie
 2001 XCU: Extreme Close Up
Tamikah Jones
 2001 Nikita Blues
Nikita
 2000 Love Song (TV Movie)
Toni
 2000 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Marnie
- Every Witch Way But Loose (2000) ... Marnie (uncredited)
- Salem's Daughter (2000) ... Marnie
- Love in Bloom (2000) ... Marnie
 1999 Moesha (TV Series)
Piper Davis
- Unappreciated Interest (1999) ... Piper Davis
- The Party's Over (Here) (1999) ... Piper Davis
 1999 Nikita's Blues (Short)
Nikita
 1997-1999 Smart Guy (TV Series)
Tasha Yvette Henderson
- Never Too Young (1999) ... Tasha Yvette Henderson
- The Graduate? (1999) ... Tasha Yvette Henderson
- The Soda Wars (1999) ... Tasha Yvette Henderson
- Cross Talk (1999) ... Tasha Yvette Henderson
- Crushed (1999) ... Tasha Yvette Henderson
 1997 Promised Land (TV Series)
Rachel
- Mirror Image (1997) ... Rachel
 1996 Malibu Shores (TV Series)
Julie Tate
- The Fall (1996) ... Julie Tate
- Hotline (1996) ... Julie Tate
- The Road Not Taken (1996) ... Julie Tate
- The Competitive Edge (1996) ... Julie Tate
- Cheating Hearts (1996) ... Julie Tate
 1996 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
Chantel
- One Man and a Baby (1996) ... Chantel
 1996 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
Jocelyn
- Cheeses H. Taste (1996) ... Jocelyn
- The Blues Traveller (1996) ... Jocelyn
 1995 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
Nina
- Farmer's Daughter (1995) ... Nina
 1995 Under One Roof (TV Series)
Charlotte 'Charlie' Langston
- Ronnie's Got a Gun (1995) ... Charlotte 'Charlie' Langston
- Secrets (1995) ... Charlotte 'Charlie' Langston
- Sophisticated Lady... Not! (1995) ... Charlotte 'Charlie' Langston
- Pilot (1995) ... Charlotte 'Charlie' Langston
- Daddy's Girl (1995) ... Charlotte 'Charlie' Langston
 1993 Saved by the Bell: The College Years (TV Series)
Danielle Marks
- Pilot (1993) ... Danielle Marks
 1992 Here and Now (TV Series)
Khalilia
- A.J.'s Big Leap (1992) ... Khalilia
- Love Handles (1992) ... Khalilia
 1992 Family Matters (TV Series)
Becky
- Brown Bombshell (1992) ... Becky
 1991 Charlie Hoover (TV Series)
Amy
- Out of the Frying Pan (1991) ... Amy
 1991 Sunday in Paris (TV Short)
Allison Chase
 1986-1989 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Paula Young
- I'm 'In' with the 'In' Crowd (1989) ... Paula Young
- Vanessa's Rich (1986) ... Paula Young
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Public Service Announcement (PSA) TV commercial, "Join the Movement," with Alimi Ballard; Essence Atkins; Dennis Haysbert; Jason George; and Nadine Ellis; for I Am Greater than AIDS and greaterthan.org. See more »

Alternate Names:

Esence Atkins

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Trivia:

Although she played John Marshall Jones's daughter in Smart Guy (1997), she is less than ten years his junior in real life. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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