Essence Atkins

Essence Atkins

Highest Rated: 60% Looking Through Lillian (2001)

Lowest Rated: 8% A Haunted House 2 (2014)

Birthday: Feb 7, 1972

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Trained as a dancer from early childhood, Essence Atkins made the switch to acting as a teenager when she was cast in a guest role on "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-1992). She went on to small parts on other television shows before landing a starring role on the drama "Under One Roof" (CBS, 1995), which lasted a mere six weeks. Atkins continued undaunted in her career, however, winning a number of roles in feature films and starring on several more television series including "Smart Guy" (The WB, 1997-99), "Half & Half" (UPN, 2002-06), and "Are We There Yet?" (TBS, 2010-13), as well as working alongside Marlon Wayans in the spoof of found-footage horror films, "A Haunted House" (2013).

Highest rated movies

Looking Through Lillian
Preacher's Kid
Deliver Us From Eva
How High
N-Secure
Dance Flick Battle Scars
A Haunted House

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coins Forever Madison (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Open Wren (Character),
Producer
- 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sin Choice Unknown (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Dilemma Director - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coins for Love Madison Morris (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Same Difference Tonya/Shauna (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coins for Christmas Madison (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Can't Hurry Love Camille (Character) - 2016
13% 40% Battle Scars Elsie Ramirez (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 28% Sister Code Corrine Wells (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends' Getaway 2 Lauren (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Other Mother Candace "Candy" Meyers (Character) - 2014
8% 43% A Haunted House 2 Kisha (Character) $17.3M 2014
No Score Yet 40% Girlfriends' Getaway Lauren (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holiday Road Trip Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 39% Act Like You Love Me Kelly (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 33% My Sister's Wedding Tandy (Character) - 2013
9% 51% A Haunted House Kisha (Character) $40.0M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet From This Day Forward Patrice (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bachelor Party Michelle (Character) - 2011
20% 45% N-Secure Robin Joyner (Character) $2.6M 2010
57% 63% Preacher's Kid Peaches (Character) $514.5K 2010
18% 30% Dance Flick Charity (Character) $25.6M 2009
No Score Yet 36% Love and Other Four Letter Words Roxanne (Character) - 2007
44% 76% Deliver Us From Eva Kareenah (Character) $17.3M 2003
60% No Score Yet Looking Through Lillian Unknown (Character) - 2001
26% 79% How High Jamie (Character) $31.2M 2001
No Score Yet 40% Nikita Blues Nikita Williams (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet XCU: Extreme Close Up Tamikah Jones (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 73% Love Song Toni (Character) - 2000

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind Her Faith Guest 2020
No Score Yet 88% Ambitions Amara Hughes (Character) 2019
50% 47% Carol's Second Act Kathleen (Guest Star) 2019
50% 75% Marlon Ashley Wayne (Character) 2017-2018
45% 69% The Great Indoors Denise (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 100% Are We There Yet? Suzanne Kingston-Persons (Character) 2010-2013
90% 96% House Captain Greta Cooper (Guest Star) 2007
44% No Score Yet The Class Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half & Half Unknown (Character) 2002-2006
13% No Score Yet Love, Inc. Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 66% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 100% Moesha Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smart Guy Yvette Henderson (Character) 1997-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised Land Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
22% No Score Yet Malibu Shores Julie Tate (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parent 'Hood Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayans Bros. Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
86% No Score Yet Under One Roof Charlotte "Charlie" Langston (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Your Love Unknown (Guest Star)