Essence Atkins Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 21 May, 2017
Facts of Essence Atkins
Date of Birth: 1972 , February-7
Age: 47 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Essence Atkins
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Brooklyn, New York, United States
Profession Acting, Modeling
Net Worth $5  Million USD
Body Measurements 36-27-34 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Breast Size 36 in
Waist size 27 in
Hip Size 34 in
Neck Size 9.7
Shoe Size 10
Weight in KG 55 kg
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A popular American Actress Essence Uhura Atkins was born in the year 1972 February 7 in Brooklyn, New York. She is the only child of her parents Sandy Nelson and Jeffery Atkins. She is an American national belonging to African American ethnicity. There is no information available on early life as she has not spoken about it. There is also no any information on where she finished her education.

She is active in the entertainment world since 1986. Essence is best known for her roles in the UPN sitcom Half & Half as Dee Dee Thorne and in the WB sitcom Smart Guy Yvette Henderson. She has also appeared in the TV series Are we there yet? as Suzanne Kinston-Persons.


Suzanne began her career in 1986 playing in the episode of the television series of The Cosby Show as Paula Young. She appeared for the series in 1989 as well with the same role in an episode called I’m “In” with the “In” crowd.

She has regularly been casted in the different television series then after. Even though, her initial days were with minor roles, she did the impressive performance in whatever the roles she appeared in. Later onwards, she began to be cast in major roles.

She has appeared in Sunday in Paris in 1991, Charlie Hoover, Family Matters, Here and Now, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Under One Roof, The Wayans Bros, The Parent ‘Hood, Malibu Shores, The John Larroquette Show, Smart Guy, Promised Land, Moesha, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Love Song, Half & Half, Love, Inc., Football Wives, The Class, House, Nita Tales: The Series, Are we There Yet?, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, from this day forward and Mr. Box Office. She can be seen in the series Are we there yet and office at present.

Her first break in the movie arena was in the year 1999, a short movie titled Nikita’s Blues as Nikita. Later in 2001, the feature movie of the same short film was made and she performed the lead role of Nikita’s Blues.

Later onwards, she got the role in XCU: Extreme Close Up, How High, Looking Through Lillian, Deliver us from Eva, Love & other 4 letter words, Love for sale, Dance Flick, Preacher’s kid, N-secure, The Bachelor Party, Dysfunctional Friends, A Haunted House, Act Like You love me, Another Stateside and My Sister’s Wedding. Her recent work is the sequel to A Haunted House 2 in 2014.

Personal Life

Talking about her personal life, Essence is a married woman. She is married to a collegiate football free safety Jaime Mendez. She met with her husband Jaime through the online dating site called Match. Com. This suggests that Essence is an active user of internet and also her presence in the social sites.

She got married to Jaime in 2009 September 26 and within a year she become pregnant with her first baby. She delivered her son Varro Blair Mendez in 2011 December 25, on the Christmas day. Essence has a beautiful small family of three, herself, her husband and her adorable son. She is living a very happy married life. There is no problem in her relation thus there is no rumor of their separation or getting divorce.

Physical Appearance

Essence is currently 42 years old. She has the height of five feet and four inches tall and has the body weight of 55 kg. She is a very hot and attractive personality. She has the sexy and hot body measurements of 36-25-36 inches. 

It is said that the main reason why people love her is due to her body. She looks very charming and incredibly hot in any of the outfits she appears in. She loves to flaunt her curves as she has the combination of sexy curves with the hot slender legs.

Net worth

Essence Atkins has the net worth of 5 million US Dollars. Her biography can be found in different internet sites including Wikipedia, IMDb, etc. She also owns her own personal site.