Esther Melanie "Essie" Karp (born January 27, 1940) is the friend of Beverly Goldberg, Virginia Kremp and Linda Schwartz and a recurring character in The Goldbergs. She is portrayed by Stephanie Courtney.


Essie first appears in season 5's The Goldberg Girls, in which Beverly becomes determined to form a friend group of Yentas (later named "The Frentas"). Since then, she has become one of Beverly's closest friends, and is also best friends with Linda Schwartz and Virginia Kremp.


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