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Essence Atkins

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Full Name: Essence Essence Atkins
Birth Date: February 7, 1972
Age: 52 years
Gender: Female
Profession: actress
Horoscope: Aquarius
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Essence Atkins is an American actress who is best known for her role as Dee Dee Thorne in the hit television series Half & Half. She began her career in the entertainment industry when she was fourteen years old, and has since acted in a number of TV shows and films, including Family Matters, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Marlons, and Dance Flick.

She is also a public figure who volunteered for The Black AIDS Institute’s Greater Than AIDS campaign in 2011.

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Essence Atkins, 48, the actress of Half & Half, has already navigated the romantic realms with her ex-boyfriend-turned-husband, professional football player Jaime Mendez. The once married couple first met through, an online dating service, and shared their romantic sparks.

When the pair saw each other on Valentine’s Day in 2008, they decided to take their love to the next level. Essence and Jamie exchanged wedding vows on September 26, 2009, after dating for a year.

The pair, who had been married for seven years, divorced in 2016 after she filed divorce papers. Essence revealed her breakup with Jaime, revealing that she is dating again and that she is divorcing the football player.

Varro Blair Mendez, their son, was born on December 25, 2011, and they welcomed him back on December 25, 2011.

Aside from that, she dated Ron Truppa, Eric Benet (now married to charity worker Manuela Testolini), and Ace Young for a short time.

Former Couples Reunited on-Screen

Essence Atkins, who portrayed Marlon Wayans’ ex-wife Ashley Wayne in the comedy series Marlon, appears to have rekindled her relationship with him. After they were seen cuddling on the red carpet at the NBCUniversal Press Day in May 2018, suspicions began to circulate.

Aside from that, Essence mentioned that she cherished her time on set with Marlon. For the sake of their children, Marley (Notlim Taylor) and Zack (Amir O’Neil), they try to stay on good terms in the series.

Despite the reports, neither of the celebrities has publicly confirmed their flings. Shawn Wayans, Marlon’s brother, appeared in the autobiographical sitcom The Wayans Bros.

Estimated Net Worth

Essence Atkins is ecstatic about her projected net worth of $5 million, which she has amassed through her professional acting career. In the 1990s, the Brooklyn native began her her career on The Cosby Show in the mid-80s and went on to star in Family Matters, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Under One Roof, and Malibu Shores.

Essence, who rose to fame because to her part on Half and Half, has also starred in films such as Love Song, How High, and Deliver Us from Eva.

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Parents, Wiki, and Bio

Essence Atkins was born on February 7, 1972, in New York, New York, United States. The native American of Afro-American origin stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 52 kilograms.

In Brooklyn, New York, she was reared by her divorced parents, Jeffery Atkins and Sandy Nelson. She is her parents’ lone kid and does not have any siblings.