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Essence Atkins

Actress Best Known for the Series "Are We There Yet?" and UPN's "Half & Half"

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Essence Atkins Biography

Essence Uhura Atkins is an American actress born in New York City. She is best known for the roles of Dee Dee Thorne on the UPN sitcom "Half & Half" and as Yvette Henderson on the The WB sitcom "Smart Guy." She starred in the TV series "Are We There Yet?" as Suzanne Kingston-Persons.

Atkins has appeared in a variety of movies and TV shows, including "How High," "Deliver Us from Eva," "Family Matters," "Sister Sister" and "The Cosby Show." One of her television roles was in the "Saved by the Bell" spin-off, "Saved by the Bell: The College Years." She appeared in the pilot, but when Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, a regular from the original, opted to return, Atkins's character was written out. She also had a main role in "Smart Guy" as the older sister Tasha Yevette Henderson, as well as the starring role of Dee Dee Thorne in the series "Half & Half," playing half-sister to Rachel True's character.

She starred in the TBS sitcom series "Are We There Yet?" and had a recurring role on "Mr. Box Office" starring Bill Bellamy.

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  • Rickey Smiley, Essence Atkins Hosting

    TV One will premiere the 21st Annual Trumpet Awards, hosted by TV and Radio One personality Rickey Smiley and actress Essence Atkins on Easter Sunday, ...

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  • How do I book Essence Atkins to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Essence Atkins for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Essence Atkins, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Essence Atkins or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Essence Atkins

    Speaking fees for Essence Atkins, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Essence Atkins are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Essence Atkins, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Essence Atkins speak about?

  • Where does Essence Atkins travel from?

    Essence Atkins generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Essence Atkins’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Essence Atkins for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Essence Atkins for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Essence Atkins or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Actress Best Known for the Series "Are We There Yet?" and UPN's "Half & Half"

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Essence Atkins Biography

Essence Uhura Atkins is an American actress born in New York City. She is best known for the roles of Dee Dee Thorne on the UPN sitcom "Half & Half" and as Yvette Henderson on the The WB sitcom "Smart Guy." She starred in the TV series "Are We There Yet?" as Suzanne Kingston-Persons.

Atkins has appeared in a variety of movies and TV shows, including "How High," "Deliver Us from Eva," "Family Matters," "Sister Sister" and "The Cosby Show." One of her television roles was in the "Saved by the Bell" spin-off, "Saved by the Bell: The College Years." She appeared in the pilot, but when Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, a regular from the original, opted to return, Atkins's character was written out. She also had a main role in "Smart Guy" as the older sister Tasha Yevette Henderson, as well as the starring role of Dee Dee Thorne in the series "Half & Half," playing half-sister to Rachel True's character.

She starred in the TBS sitcom series "Are We There Yet?" and had a recurring role on "Mr. Box Office" starring Bill Bellamy.

Essence Atkins Videos

  • Essence Atkins Talks Career Success & Her Leap Of Faith In ...
    HowIMadeIt! Our first guest is Essence Atkins (@essence_says), whose first-ever audition landed her a guest-star role on Season 2 of 'The ...
  • Sister Circle | Actress Essence Atkins On Kindness, Motherhood and ...
    Catch Sister Circle Monday - Friday at 12|11c on TVOne. Make sure to follow us on our other social media channels to get the 360 experience ...
  • Essence Atkins finds Love - YouTube

FAQs on booking Essence Atkins

  • How do I book Essence Atkins to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Essence Atkins for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Essence Atkins, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Essence Atkins or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Essence Atkins

    Speaking fees for Essence Atkins, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Essence Atkins are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Essence Atkins, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Essence Atkins speak about?

  • Where does Essence Atkins travel from?

    Essence Atkins generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Essence Atkins’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Essence Atkins for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Essence Atkins for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Essence Atkins or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Essence Atkins is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Essence Atkins for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Essence Atkins generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are LisaRaye McCoy, Kerry Washington, Keke Palmer, Logan Browning and Gabrielle Union. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Essence Atkins for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Essence Atkins Speaker Videos

  • Essence Atkins Talks Career Success & Her Leap Of Faith In ...
    HowIMadeIt! Our first guest is Essence Atkins (@essence_says), whose first-ever audition landed her a guest-star role on Season 2 of 'The ...
    Sister Circle | Actress Essence Atkins On Kindness, Motherhood and ...
    Catch Sister Circle Monday - Friday at 12|11c on TVOne. Make sure to follow us on our other social media channels to get the 360 experience ...
  • Essence Atkins finds Love - YouTube

Essence Atkins News

  • Rickey Smiley, Essence Atkins Hosting

    TV One will premiere the 21st Annual Trumpet Awards, hosted by TV and Radio One personality Rickey Smiley and actress Essence Atkins on Easter Sunday, ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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