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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. 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.

Atkins was born in New York City, New York. In September 2009, Atkins married collegiate football free safety Jaime Mendez, whom she met through the online dating service Match.com. Her Half and Half co-star Valarie Pettiford performed during the reception. Atkins gave birth to a boy named Varro Blair Mendez on December 25, 2011.

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    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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    Booking fees for Essence Atkins, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Essence Atkins, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Essence Atkins for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form 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.
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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. 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.

Atkins was born in New York City, New York. In September 2009, Atkins married collegiate football free safety Jaime Mendez, whom she met through the online dating service Match.com. Her Half and Half co-star Valarie Pettiford performed during the reception. Atkins gave birth to a boy named Varro Blair Mendez on December 25, 2011.

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  • How to book Essence Atkins?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Essence Atkins for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form 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 pricing information and check availability for Essence Atkins or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Essence Atkins?

    Booking fees for Essence Atkins, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Essence Atkins, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Essence Atkins?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Essence Atkins for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form 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 talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Essence Atkins or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Essence Atkins or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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 Ilyasah Shabazz, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali, Donna Brazile and Angela Davis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Essence Atkins for an upcoming event.

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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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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 removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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