Actress Essence Atkins is 47 years old - and she looks as good or better than most actresses half her age.
The beautiful Essence is gearing up for a photoshoot with Rolling Out Magazine, and she posted some cute pics on social media - that have gone viral.
Here are some pics o the lovely actress:
Essence began her career appearing on television sitcoms, before regular role on the short-lived first African-American prime-time drama Under One Roof (CBS, 1995).
Atkins is best known for her roles on television comedies. From 1997 to 1999, she starred as Tasha Yvette Henderson in The WB sitcom Smart Guy. She later went to star as Dee Dee Thorne in UPN sitcom Half & Half (2002–06) and TBS comedy series Are We There Yet? (2010–12) as Suzanne Kingston-Persons. In film, Atkins has appeared in Deliver Us from Eva (2003), Dance Flick (2009), A Haunted House (2013) and A Haunted House 2 (2014).
More recently, in 2016, she was cast opposite Wayans in his NBC sitcom Marlon. And in 2019, Atkins was cast in a leading role in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series Ambitions opposite Robin Givens.
Atkins revealed that she enjoyed working with Wayans because she knows that he’s always got her back.
“One of the things that I love about working with him and I think vice-versa is that we know that wherever he leads, I’m gonna be right there and vice versa,” Atkins said of her working relationship with Wayans. “So there’s this unspoken kind of dance and dialogue, it’s like [iconic dance partners] Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, you know, we’re dancing this dance, and I’m just trusting that he’s leading me and he’s got my back.”
On NBC’s “Marlon,” Wayans and Atkins play divorced couple Marlon and Ashley Wayne who try to stay friends for the sake of their two children, Marley (Notlim Taylor) and Zack (Amir O’Neil). Wayans, who co-created and exec produces the show, told Comedy Hype in August that he knew right off the bat that he wanted Atkins to play his ex-wife on the show.