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 Match.com. 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.