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Essence Atkins Biography

Updated On 06 Jun, 2023 Published On 31 Dec, 2014
Essence Atkins

Facts of Essence Atkins

Date of Birth :
Age : 52 years old
Family Name : Atkins
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Aquarius
Name Essence Atkins
Birth Place/City Brooklyn, New York, United States
Profession Acting, Modeling
Nationality American
Net Worth $5  Million USD
Body Measurements 36-27-34 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Weight in KG 55 kg
Shoe Size 10
Breast Size 36 in
Waist size 27 in
Hip Size 34 in
Neck Size 9.7

Relationship short Statistics of Essence Atkins

What is Essence Atkins marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Essence Atkins have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Essence Atkins having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Essence Atkins Lesbian ? No

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Essence Uhura Atkins is a well known model and an actress. She is famous for her character in the famous UPN sitcom Half & Half, as Dee Dee Thorne and on the WB sitcom Smart guy, where she played the character of Yvette Henderson. She debuted in the year 1986 in The Cosby Show as Paula Young (episode "Vanessa's Rich").

Essence Atkins Wiki-Bio

Essence Atkins was born on 7 February 1972 in Brooklyn, New York to Jeffery Atkins and Sandy Nelson.

Atkins started her professional career appearing on African-American prime-time soap opera Under One Roof in 1995.

She starred in a lead role in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series Ambitions in 2018.

Essence Atkins' Net Worth

Atkins has an estimated net worth of about $5 million as of January 2019.

Essence Atkins' Personal Life

Essence Uhura Atkins married former college football player Jamie Mendez of Puerto Rican descent, on September 2009.

They met via online dating service match.com. Valerie Pettiford - costar from Half & Half performed at her reception. The couple first announced their pregnancy on August 9th, 2011.

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On December 25th, 2011 Essence gave birth to their first born Varro Blair Mendez

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This. Him. Us.

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Essence filed for divorce with her husband in 2016. While talking to Garcelle Beauvais, Ross Mathews and Tanner Thompson, she said,

"I am going to be entering the dating world after nearly a decade."

Further, she explained,

"I’m in the process of getting a divorce, sadly. It’s weird because literally, three weeks after filing, I got this job where I’m playing a newly divorced woman who’s co-parenting with her ex that she still loves, but they’ve somehow realized that they’re not meant to partner together anymore. It was kind of this weird, amazing moment the universe was like, here’s art imitating life and we’re going to talk about this and you’re going to explore it in a really humorous way."

She is most probably single at the moment, still, she stated that she's very much ready for a new love life.

Essence Atkins Married

First Marriage with Jaime Mendez

Essence Atkins is currently married to former college football player Jaime Mendez. He went to Kansas State University. He played in the position of free safety in his college football profession, and holds the Wildcats' all-time career leader in interceptions with 15.

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