Essence Atkins Biography
Essence Atkins is best known for the roles of Dee Dee Thorne on the UPN sitcom Half & Halfand as Yvette Henderson on the The WB sitcom Smart Guy. She is currently starring 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. 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.