Emma Jayne Atkins is an English actress, best known for the role of Charity Tate in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale from 2000 to 2005 then from 2009 onwards.
Atkins is best known for playing the role of Charity Tate on the ITV1 Soap Opera Emmerdale from 2000 to 2005 which was her first appearance on British television. Since leaving Emmerdale, Atkins has appeared in episodes of the BBC series Dalziel and Pascoe, Mayo, I’m with Stupid, New Street Law, Doctors and Casualty.
Emma has been up for numerous awards at the British Soap Awards. She was nominated for Best Actress at the 2010 British Soap Awards
Atkins is an experienced Voice-over artiste as well as a television and stage actress. Atkins made an appearance in Heartbeat, in the episode ‘Only Make Believe’ aired on 6 January 2008 playing Lesley Ashton, a mentally ill woman obsessed with PC Don Wetherby.
On 18 March 2009, it was revealed that Atkins would be returning to Emmerdale and reprising her role of Charity, and made her reappearance on 1 October 2009.