|Born||February 7, 1972|
|Birthplace||New York City, NY|
|Episode||The Right Stuff|
Essence Uhuru Atkins is an American actress, best known for her roles as Dee Dee Thorn on Half & Half and Yvette Henderson on Smart Guy. On House, M.D., she portrayed prospective astronaut Greta Cooper in the Season 4 episode The Right Stuff.
Atkins started her career at the age of 14 with a guest role on The Cosby Show. Since then, she has had featured roles on Under One Roof, Malibu Shores, The John Larroquette Show, Moesha, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, How High?, and Are We There Yet?