10 Things You Didn’t Know about Atkins Estimond

In the 10 years since making his first on-screen appearance, Atkins Estimond has established himself as a very talented actor with all of the makings of a star. Throughout his career, Estimond has been in shows like Lodge 49, The Resident, and StartUp.

Most recently, he has had a main role in the Starz series Hightown, and it’s been somewhat of a breakout for him. His character, Osito, isn’t one of the good guys, but he plays the role so well that viewers don’t even care. With all of the work he continually puts into his craft, it’ll be interesting to see where the next 10 years take him. Keep reading for 10 things you didn’t know about Estimond.

1. He Started Acting In High School

Estimond fell in love with acting at a very early age. However, when he got the chance to audition for a play at a local Boys and Girls Club, he completely froze. Although he was embarrassed, he told himself that the next time he got an opportunity to audition, he was going to give it his all. That opportunity finally came around when he was in high school.

2. He Has Haitian Roots

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Atkins Estimond

Estimond is a first-generation American whose parents are from Haiti. He was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which is where he first fell in love with acting; however, he and his family eventually relocated to Atlanta. He is very proud of his Haitian roots and reps Haiti every chance he gets.

3. He’s All About His Family

Most of the world sees Estimond as an actor, but he’s really a family man before anything else. He is happily married to a woman named Kristen, and they have two children together. When he gets free time, he loves to spend it enjoying life with his loved ones.

4. His Brother Is His Biggest Influence

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Atkins Estimond

When most actors are asked about their biggest influence, they usually list another well-known actor. However, Estimond’s influence comes from a much closer place: his brother. Watching his older brother get involved in acting at the local Boys & Girls Club is what truly inspired Estimond to pursue acting himself, and it definitely paid off for him.

5. He Was In A Band

Acting isn’t the only area where Estimond has had lots of success over the years. He also played the guitar in a band whose music has been featured in various TV shows and movies, including Devious Maids. Now that his acting career has really taken off, it looks like his music is on hold.

6. He Loves 90 Day Fiance

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Atkins Estimond

We all have a guilty pleasure when it comes to TV, and Estimond’s is the TLC show 90 Day Fiance. The show follows people as they fall in love and meet people from other countries to start relationships with the hope of getting married within 90 days of meeting. It is a fun show to watch and has made reality stars out of numerous of its cast members, such as Caesar Mack, who has become quite beloved and controversial online.

7. He’s A Fan Of P-Valley

Estimond may be the star of a Starz show, but he’s also a fan. He took to social media to share his feelings about the network’s new series, P-Valley. He said, “After much anticipation, I finally got to see the series premiere last night, and it’s so much better than I could’ve imagined.”

8. He Supports Defunding The Police

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Atkins Estimond

After the murder of George Floyd in May, conversations regarding racism and police brutality started getting pushed to the forefront. Among those conversations are discussions about defunding the police, a concept that Estimond says he supports. He told The Observer, “When I heard about defunding of the police without understanding exactly what it was. I wasn’t sure that that was the best way forward.” He continued, “But after doing some research and understanding what that’s really asking, I think that the resources should be moved into different programs for our community and that law enforcement shouldn’t be the first action in every single situation.”

9. He Knows Who He Would Want To Play Him In A Biopic

If anyone ever decides to make a biopic about Estimond, he knows exactly who he would want to play him: well-known comedian and actor Kenan Thompson, best known for his role as Kenan Rockmore on Kenan & Kel. Thompson is almost 10 years older than Estimond, but he could definitely be a good fit for the role.

10. He’s A Dolly Parton Fan

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Atkins Estimond

As a musician himself, Estimond doesn’t like to limit himself when it comes to the music he listens to. He has stated that many people would be surprised to find out that he’s a big fan of Dolly Parton; she can often be found on his playlists.

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