Essence Atkins Net Worth

Essence Atkins Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Essence Uhura Atkins net worth is
$5 million

Essence Uhura Atkins Wiki Biography

Essence Uhura Atkins was born on 7 February 1972, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, and is a model and actress probably best known for appearing in various television shows such as “Under One Roof”. She’s appeared in several films as well, including “A Haunted House”, “Dance Flick” and “Deliver Us from Eva”. All of her endeavors have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Essence Atkins? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. She’s appeared in shows such as “Smart Guy” and “Half & Half”, in a career dating back to the 1980s, and as she continues working it is expected that her wealth will increase.

Essence Atkins Net Worth $5 million

Atkins started acting at the age of 13, making a guest appearance in “The Cosby Show” in 1986. In the next few years she appeared as a guest in various sitcoms including “Charlie Hoover”, “Family Matters” and “Here and Now”, and then landed a leading role in the soap opera “Under One Roof” alongside James Earl Jones, and in the next year she became a part of “Malibu Shores”. She also appeared in the “Saved by the Bell” spin-off “Saved by the Bell; The College Years” during the pilot, but her character was written out – regardless, her net worth was rising.

In 1997, she appeared in the show “Smart Guy” as the character Tasha Yvette Henderson who is the older sister of Tahj Mowry’s character. The show lasted for two years, meanwhile appearing in a string of films, beginning with 1999’s “Nikita’s Blues”, then the next notable role she had was in “Half & Half” as the half-sister Dee Dee Thorne, being a part of the show from 2002 to 2006. During this time she appeared in several films too, including “How High” and “Deliver Us from Eva” mostly in supporting roles. She was then cast in “Dance Flick” opposite Gabrielle Union; other films she’s been a part of include “Looking Through Lillian”, “How High”, and “Love for sale”. All contributed consistently to her net worth.

In 2010, she became part of the sitcom “Are We There Yet?” which starred Terry Crews, which lasted for three years, and Essence’s next projects would be a string of parody films with Marlon Wayans; these included “A Haunted House” and “A Haunted House 2”. One of her most recent projects is the television show “Marlon”, just prior to which she also starred in the show “Mr. Box Office”.

For her personal life, it is known that Atkins married football player Jamie Mendez and they met through They have a son who’s at times featured on their social media pages. She also has a personal website, and enjoys a significant following on various social media sites – she has over 90,000 followers on Twitter and more than 100,000 followers on Instagram. Her Facebook page only has around 7,000 likes, although it hasn’t been updated since 2015.

Full NameEssence Atkins
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 7, 1972
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height1.56 m
SpouseJaime Mendez (m. 2009–2016)
ChildrenVarro Blair Mendez
ParentsSandy Nelson, Jeffery Atkins
NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
MoviesA Haunted House, A Haunted House 2, Dance Flick, Deliver Us from Eva, N-Secure, How High, Girlfriends' Getaway, Preacher's Kid, Dysfunctional Friends, Love for Sale, Looking Through Lillian, Sister Code, Love and Other Four Letter Words, The Bachelor Party, XCU: Extreme Close Up, Love Song
TV ShowsAre We There Yet?, Half & Half, Smart Guy, Malibu Shores, Under One Roof, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Are We There Yet?: World Adventure
1Although she played John Marshall Jones's daughter in Smart Guy (1997), she is less than ten years his junior in real life.
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 39, a son Varro Blair Mendez on December 25, 2011. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Jaime Mendez.
3She married Jaime Mendez on September 26, 2009.


The Parent 'Hood1996TV SeriesChantel
The Wayans Bros.1995TV SeriesNina
Under One Roof1995TV SeriesCharlotte 'Charlie' Langston
Saved by the Bell: The College Years1993TV SeriesDanielle Marks
Here and Now1992TV SeriesKhalilia
Family Matters1992TV SeriesBecky
Charlie Hoover1991TV SeriesAmy
Sunday in Paris1991TV ShortAllison Chase
The Cosby Show1986-1989TV SeriesPaula Young
You Can't Hurry Love2016TV Movie completedCamille
Marlon2017TV SeriesAngie
Girlfriends Getaway 22015TV MovieLauren
Battle Scars2015/IElsie Ramirez
Sister Code2015Corrine Wells
My Other Mother2014TV MovieCandy
Girlfriends' Getaway2014TV MovieLauren
A Haunted House 22014Kisha
Holiday Road Trip2013TV MovieClara
Mr. Box Office2012-2013TV SeriesSamantha Owens
My Sister's Wedding2013Tandy
Act Like You Love Me2013Kelly
A Haunted House2013Kisha
From This Day Forward2012TV MoviePatrice
Dysfunctional Friends2012Alice
Are We There Yet?2010-2012TV SeriesSuzanne Kingston-Persons Suzanne Kingston Suzanne ...
The Bachelor Party2011VideoMichelle
House of Payne2011TV SeriesMonica
N-Secure2010Robin Joyner
Preacher's Kid2010Peaches
Nite Tales: The Series2009TV SeriesShandra
Dance Flick2009Charity
Love for Sale2008Candace
Football Wives2007TV Movie
House M.D.2007TV SeriesCaptain Greta Cooper
Love... & Other 4 Letter Words2007Roxanne
The Class2007TV SeriesMelanie Deacon
Half & Half2002-2006TV SeriesDee Dee Thorne
Love, Inc.2005TV SeriesRenee
Deliver Us from Eva2003Kareenah Dandrige
Looking Through Lillian2002Andrea
How High2001Jamie
XCU: Extreme Close Up2001Tamikah Jones
Nikita Blues2001Nikita
Love Song2000TV MovieToni
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch2000TV SeriesMarnie
Moesha1999TV SeriesPiper Davis / Piper
Nikita's Blues1999ShortNikita
Smart Guy1997-1999TV SeriesTasha Yvette Henderson
Promised Land1997TV SeriesRachel
The John Larroquette Show1996TV SeriesJocelyn
Malibu Shores1996TV SeriesJulie Tate


Darryl2014Short associate producer completed


Black Actress2013TV SeriesHerself
21st Annual Trumpet Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Co-Host
Washington Watch with Roland Martin2013TV SeriesHerself
Reel Junkie2013TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2013TV SeriesHerself
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHerself
Life After2011TV SeriesHerself
42nd NAACP Image Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
The Preacher's Kid in Atlanta2010Video documentary shortHerself
The Prodigal Experience: Reflections on a Story2010Video documentary shortHerself
Straight from the Horses Mouth2009VideoHerself
Angels Can't Help But Laugh2007DocumentaryHerself
37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
All Shades of Fine: 25 Hottest Women of the Past 25 Years2005TV MovieHerself
MADtv2004TV SeriesHerself
The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Behind the Scenes of 'Deliver Us from Eva'2003Video documentary shortHerself

Nominated Awards

2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesAre We There Yet? (2010)
2005Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesHalf & Half (2002)

Known for movies

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