Essence Atkins: Dating History & Exes

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Essence Atkins is a 52-year-old American TV Actress from Sherman Oaks, California, USA. She was born on Monday, February 7, 1972. Is Essence Atkins married or single, and who is she dating now? Let’s find out!

As of 2024, Essence Atkins is possibly single.


Essence Uhura Atkins is an African American actress and model. She is best known for the roles of Dee Dee Thorne on the UPN sitcom Half & Half and as Yvette Henderson on The WB sitcom Smart Guy. She has also starred in the TV series Are We There Yet? as Suzanne Kingston-Persons. In 2013 and 2014, Atkins appeared as “Kisha Davis” in the films A Haunted House and A Haunted House 2. She had her first television acting role in a 1986 episode of The Cosby Show.

Real Name
Essence Uhura Atkins
TV Actress
Place of Birth
Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Date of Birth
February 7, 1972 (age 52)
Birth Sign
Marital Status

Fun Fact: On the day of Essence Atkins’s birth, "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green was the number 1 song on The Billboard Hot 100 and Richard Nixon (Republican) was the U.S. President.

Essence Atkins’s Boyfriend

Essence Atkins is single. She is not dating anyone currently. Essence had at least 4 relationship in the past. Essence Atkins has not been previously engaged. She got married to Jaime Mendez in 2009. The couple welcomed a son in 2011. According to our records, she has 2 children.

Essence Atkins Boyfriend

Like many celebrities and famous people, Essence keeps her personal and love life private. Check back often as we will continue to update this page with new relationship details. Let’s take a look at Essence Atkins past relationships, ex-boyfriends and previous hookups.

Essence Atkins’s birth sign is Aquarius. Aquarians are extroverted, friendly, and great listeners and friendship is the key component of a romantic relationship with an Aquarian. The most compatible signs with Aquarius are generally considered to be Aries, Gemini, Libra, and Sagittarius. The least compatible signs with Aquarius are generally considered to be Taurus and Scorpio. Essence Atkins also has a ruling planet of Uranus.

Past Relationships

Essence Atkins was previously married to Jamie Mendez (2009 – 2016). Essence Atkins has been in relationships with Ace Young (2006 – 2007), Ron Truppa (2001 – 2003) and Eric Benet. She has not been previously engaged. We are currently in process of looking up more information on the previous dates and hookups.

Essence Atkins Biography

Essence Atkins was born on the 7th of February in 1972 (Generation X). Generation X, known as the "sandwich" generation, was born between 1965 and 1980. They are lodged in between the two big well-known generations, the Baby Boomers and the Millennials. Unlike the Baby Boomer generation, Generation X is focused more on work-life balance rather than following the straight-and-narrow path of Corporate America.
Essence’s life path number is 1.

Essence Atkins is famous for being a TV Actress. Dee Dee Thorne from Half & Half who also played Suzanne Kingston on the short-lived series Are We There Yet? As a film actress, she made an appearance in the 2009 movie Dance Flick. She played Tahj Mowry’s on-screen older sister on the Disney series Smart Guy. The education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.

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Essence was born in the 1970s. The 1970s were an era of economic struggle, cultural change, and technological innovation. The Seventies saw many women's rights, gay rights, and environmental movements.

The 52-year-old American was born in the Year of the Rat and is part of Generation X

According to Chinese Zodiac, Essence was born in the Year of the Rat. People born in the Year of the Rat are clever and charming. They are curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Essence Atkins Facts

What is Essence Atkins marital status?


Is Essence Atkins gay?


Does she have any children?

Essence Atkins has 2 children.

Is Essence Atkins having any relationship affair?

According to our records, no.

Was Essence Atkins ever been engaged?

Essence Atkins has not been previously engaged.

How rich is Essence Atkins?

Discover the net worth of Essence Atkins on CelebsMoney

Essence Atkins’s birth sign is Aquarius and she has a ruling planet of Uranus.


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