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Essence Atkins: Netflix’s “Marlon” Star and Comedian | Know Her Better

aisha Published On Wed May 27 2020   Modified On Wed May 27 2020
Essence Atkins: Netflix’s “Marlon” Star and Comedian | Know Her Better

Essence Atkins is an actress and model best known for her roles in 'A Haunted House' as Kisha, 'How High' as Jamie, 'Same Difference' as Tonya / Shauna, 'Are We There Yet?' as Suzanne Kingston-Person, and so on.

Atkins was born on February 7, 1972, in Brooklyn, New York, and has a star sign of Aquarius. She is the daughter of Geoffrey Atkins and  Sandy Nelson. Here are some more interesting facts about Essence Atkins:

Net Worth: $5 million

Ashley Wayne from 'Marlon' has amassed an estimated net worth of $5 million from her career as an actress. She has appeared in various movies and series as she earned a whopping salary of $10,000 from the series 'Half & Half' as Dee Dee Thorne and earned $910,000 from the series.

Likewise, she was paid around $12,000 from 'Are We There Yet?' as Suzanne Kingston-Persons and earned around $888,000.

Ex-Husband: Jaime Mendez

Atkins was married to Jaime Mendez, a former Puerto Rican football player who was at the free safety position. The couple met each other on Valentine's Day through an online dating service named 'Match.com' in 2008. 

Then after one year of dating, the former pair got married in September 2009, by conducting a private ceremony in which Valarie Pettiford performed during the reception. 

Essence Atkins with her husband Jaime Mendez.
Essence Atkins with her husband Jaime Mendez.
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Atkins and Mendez stayed in their married life for seven years as Atkins filed for divorce in 2016. The ex-pair has given birth to one child from their marriage.

Son: Varro Blair Mendez

On August 9, 2011, the ex-pair announced that Atkins was pregnant with their child. Then on December 25, 2011, she gave birth to a son and named him Varro Blair Mendez and announced the news via Twitter. 

Picture of Essence Atkins son Varro Blair Mendez.
Picture of Essence Atkins son Varro Blair Mendez.
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Career As Actress

Atkins started her career from a television series 'The Cosby Show' as Paula Young in 1986, and since then she has starred in more than sixty movies, television series, short videos, and TV movies. She has acted in various movies like 'Dance Flick' as Charity, 'Coins For Christmas' as Madison, 'Deliver Us from Eva' as Kareenah Dandrige. 

Essence Atkins as Madison in 'Coins For Christmas'.
Essence Atkins as Madison in 'Coins For Christmas'.
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Likewise, she is also known for her television series 'Mr. Box Office' as Samantha Owens, 'Marlon' as Ashley Wayne, 'Ambitions' as Amara Hughes, and so on.

Produced  "Darryl" & "Same Difference"

The multi-talented actress Atkins, is also a producer as she is an associate producer of 'Darryl' that was released on May 29, 2016. Then on June 14, 2019, the movie 'Same Difference' was released and she was the executive producer of the movie.

Body Measurement

Tasha Yvette Henderson from 'Smart Guy' stands 5 feet 1 inch tall (156 cm) and weighs around 57 kg (125.66 lbs). She has maintained her figure as 32-26-32 inches (81-66-81 cm) and has brown eyes and hair.

A picture of Essence Atkins.
A picture of Essence Atkins who stands 5 feet 1 inches tall. 
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Social Media Presence

As for her social media presence, Atkins is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. She has gained a followers of 435k followers on Instagram with the username 'essence_says', while has 121.6k followers on Twitter with the username 'essencesays'. She is also active on Facebook with 26,912 followers.

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