Actress finds love on dating website

By Alexandra Heilbron on September 8, 2009 | 6 Comments

essence_atkinsEssence Atkins, 37, who got her start on The Cosby Show but rose to fame playing the teenage sister on the Disney Channel series Smart Guy, is engaged. She met fiancé Jaime Mendez on in February 2008. Atkins told TMZ that she liked the dating website because she didn’t have to post a picture of herself. After discovering they were 97 percent compatible, she took the initiative and contacted Jamie  by sending him a Valentine’s Day message. Their wedding date is set for on September 26. Atkins most recently appeared in the big screen comedy Dance Flick.

Comments & Discussion

  1. JG • September 8, 2009 @ 2:53 PM

    Makes me wonder if any of the following are on the dating websites…

    Anne Hathaway ***
    Rachel McAdams
    Kristen Bell
    Jennifer Connelly
    Katee Sackhoff
    Morena Baccarin
    Zooey Deschanel
    Charlize Theron
    Claire Danes
    Claire Forlani
    Gretchen Mol
    Heather Graham
    Leelee Sobieski
    Kristy Swanson
    Natalie Portman
    Kelly Hu
    Lucy Lawless
    Monica Bellucci
    Alyson Hannigan
    Tricia Helfer
    Alicia Witt
    Ali Larter

    Hey a guy can dream can’t he??

  2. mandee • September 8, 2009 @ 7:04 PM

    rachel mcadams, claire danes and ali larter probably wouldnt NEED a dating site to find men 😛

  3. Nancy • September 8, 2009 @ 7:29 PM

    Hahaha…some of the women on that list are already married, others are spoken for. I’m sure one or two are single, LOL. But yeah, you can dream.

  4. Andy • September 9, 2009 @ 1:17 AM

    Haha JG that’s awesome. The actress I would wanna date is Sarah Michelle Gellar:) too bad she’s married and expecting:( I think I can take Freddie on tho:P

  5. demigod • September 9, 2009 @ 3:15 AM

    Miss Atkins, getting hitched won’t change your first’s a nickel..

  6. demigod • September 9, 2009 @ 3:17 AM

    Hang in there JG, you’ll find them single once they’re passed their prime.

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