Actress Essence Atkins talks longevitiy in Hollywood and her latest award recognition

Essence Atkins has been seen on your screens for more than three decades, and she's showing no sign of slowing down.

The "Ambitions" actress talked about how she's so fortunate to still be successful in the entertainment industry after so many years, with so many actors and actresses coming and going.

Essence is being honored as the 2019 Woman of Influence at this year's "Ride Conference."

The award recognizes her for having the courage to speak up and use her voice and influence in a positive way.

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