Emma Atkins
Birth Date:
March 31, 1975
Birth Place:
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
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English actress Emma Atkins is best associated with her work on the ITV1 Soap Opera “Emmerdale,” where she played Charity Tate from 2000 to 2005 and from 2009 to the present. The role brought her several British Soap nominations and a TV Quick Award, UK. She also had a recurring role on “Doctors” (2009).     


Childhood and Family:

Emma Atkins was born on March 31, 1975, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, as Emma Jayne Atkins. She attended high school in Lancaster and later received a BA in Performing Arts from Salford University (2000). She has a sister how is a fashion designer.

In March 2015, Emma gave birth to her first child, a son named Albert Flanagan, at age 40. The father of her child is partner Tom.



Emma Atkins made her professional television acting debut in the long running British soap opera “Emmerdale” with the role of Charity Tate. She first appeared on the show on March 30, 2000. She left the series in 2005, but later returned to the role in 2009. For her work on “Emmerdale,” Atkins took home a TV Quick for Best Soap Actress in 2005. She also was nominated for a British Soap for Best Actress and for Best Exit both in 2005 and for Best On-Screen Partnership twice in 2011 and 2012.

After her exit from “Emmerdale” in 2005, Atkins guest starred in television series like “Dalziel and Pascoe” (2006), “The Gil Mayo Mysteries” (2006), “New Street Law” (2006), “I'm with Stupid” (2006), “Casualty” (2007) and “Heartbeat” (2008). In 2009, she played the role of Marie Wilkins in three episodes of “Doctors.”  

In 2010, Atkins reprised her role as Charity Tate in the video “Emmerdale: The Dingles - For Richer for Poorer.”

Atkins took maternity leave from “Emmerdale” in February 2015, as Charity was sentenced to prison. She returned briefly from June to July 2015 before making a full time return in December 2015.    


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