Essence Atkins


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Essence Atkins was born on February 7, 1972 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for A Haunted House (2013), How High (2001) and Same Difference (2019). She was previously married to Jaime Mendez. See full bio »

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(2013)
How High Jamie
(2001)
Same Difference Tonya / Shauna
(2019)
Are We There Yet? Suzanne Kingston-Persons / Suzanne Kingston / Suzanne / Voice of X-Vorp
(2010-2012)

Filmography

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  A Screenshot to Santa (filming)
Natalie Ferguson
  Angie's Cure (post-production)
Sheila Hart
 2022 Family Reunion (TV Series)
Maureen
- Remember The New Beginning? (2022) ... Maureen
 2019-2022 A Black Lady Sketch Show (TV Series)
Hannah
 2021 Coins Forever
Madison Morris
 2021 First Wives Club (TV Series)
Maxine Hart
- Independent Women (2021) ... Maxine Hart
- End of the Road (2021) ... Maxine Hart
- Ex-Factor (2021) ... Maxine Hart
- Freak Like Me (2021) ... Maxine Hart
- What About Your Friends (2021) ... Maxine Hart
 2020 Coins for Love (TV Movie)
Madison
 2020 Illicit
Nadine
 2020 Open (TV Movie)
Wren / wife
 2019 Ambitions (TV Series)
Amara Hughes
- Save the Best for Last (2019) ... Amara Hughes
- Through the Wire (2019) ... Amara Hughes
- Hit 'Em Up (2019) ... Amara Hughes
- Blood on the Dance Floor (2019) ... Amara Hughes
- You Owe Me (2019) ... Amara Hughes
 2019 Carol's Second Act (TV Series)
Kathleen
- Game Changer (2019) ... Kathleen
 2019 Same Difference
Tonya / Shauna
 2018 Coins for Christmas (TV Movie)
Madison
 2017-2018 Marlon (TV Series)
Ashley Wayne
- Funeral Party (2018) ... Ashley Wayne
- Career Day (2018) ... Ashley Wayne
- Homecoming (2018) ... Ashley Wayne
- Driving Miss Marley (2018) ... Ashley Wayne
- Man Code (2018) ... Ashley Wayne
 2017 Solstice Ranch (Short)
Lola Solstice
 2017 The Great Indoors (TV Series)
Denise
- The Heartbreaker (2017) ... Denise
 2016 You Can't Hurry Love (TV Movie)
Camille
 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
 2010-2012 Are We There Yet? (TV Series)
Suzanne Kingston-Persons / Suzanne Kingston / Suzanne / ...
- The Spelling Bee Episode (2012) ... Suzanne Kingston-Persons
- The Hypertension Episode (2012) ... Suzanne Kingston-Persons
- The Identity Theft (2012) ... Suzanne Kingston-Persons
- The Cyrano Episode (2012) ... Suzanne Kingston-Persons
- The Satchel Paige Episode (2012) ... Suzanne Kingston-Persons
 2012 From This Day Forward (TV Movie)
Patrice
 2012 Dysfunctional Friends
Alice
 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
- Payne Showers (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 (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 For Your Love (TV Series)
Genesis
- The Missing Link (2002) ... Genesis
 2001 How High
Jamie
 2001 XCU: Extreme Close Up
Tamikah Jones
 2001 Looking Through Lillian
Andrea
 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 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
Jocelyn
- Cheeses H. Taste (1996) ... Jocelyn
- The Blues Traveller (1996) ... Jocelyn
 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
 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 Movie)
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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Appeared in the music video for K-Ci & JoJo's (K-Ci Hailey and Jo Jo Hailey) single "This Very Moment". See more »

Alternate Names:

Esence Atkins

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)

Spouse:

Jaime Mendez  (divorced)  (1 child)
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Born on exactly the same date as Robyn Lively (of "Teen Witch" fame). See more »

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