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Actress Essence Atkins Opens Up About Finding the Courage to Direct Her First Movie, ‘Christmas Dilemma'

Essence Atkins has been an in-demand actress since the 1980s, with credits for movies like “How High” and beloved TV shows like “Half & Half.” But when the opportunity was presented to direct the holiday movie “Christmas Dilemma,” she was still nervous about making the leap. Atkins opened up to LX News host Ashley Holt about finding the courage to sit in the director’s chair for the first time.