Antonique Smith

Antonique Smith

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPopSoul

Imagine a voice that possessed the melodic soul of Adele, the acrobatic notes of Barbra Streisand and the high-energy of Beyoncé — that would be the pitch-perfect fusion of Antonique Smith. She's starred as the lead in the Tony award winning Broadway "Rent" as well as her infamous role of Faith Evans in the hit movie "Notorious". Her show is sure to leave you wowed!

Biography

Antonique Charmaine Smith was born on August 11th in New Jersey. The charming and multi-talented songstress has spent her life in the city of East Orange. From the very young age of three, Antonique possessed the dream of becoming a ”Star" - but how she would make this happen wasn't obvious until many years later.

Antonique began singing at her local church in Newark where she was a member of the choir since the age of 7. Antonique performed in various plays and musicals at school and in church, where she unknowingly began to hone her skills as a singer/songwriter and actress. During this era Antonique was strongly influenced by music from all different generations and disciplines including the essential music of Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Prince and Stevie Wonder; the classic songs of, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Mary J; and urban lyricists such as, The Notorious B.I.G. Her diverse taste is evident in her music. Antonique’s sound is a beautiful mixture of soul, hip-hop, and organic pop. Thru innovative melodies she writes of love, life and struggle. Her unique and powerful voice cuts through the many lackluster records of today bringing a fresh new sound to the global music fan.

Incredibly gifted actress as well Antonique Smith first garnered attention in her buzz worthy leading role in "RENT" on Broadway as Mimi Marquez, where director Michael Greif is quoted as saying Antonique “made the whole show better”. Antonique is now most famous for her starring role of Faith Evans in “NOTORIUS”, where she received rave reviews and was praised by critics, including Jeffery Lyons who called her "one to watch". She also just completed postproduction on the star-studded action movie "ABDUCTION", playing the role of CIA agent Sandra Burns, opposite Taylor Lautner and Alfred Molina, in theaters September 23, 2011.

Antonique has also guest starred on television shows such as “Law & Order”, and HBO's "Bored To Death", had a recurring role on “100 Centre Street” and a had a role
in the Golden Globe nominated Julie Taymore film “Across The Universe”. Heralded as “an amazing singer/actress with a great career ahead of her,” by the legendary Sidney Lumet, Antonique is following the career path of Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross; pursuing a career in film while also continuing to make her dream of becoming a Grammy-winning recording artist a reality. Her career is in its early stages and for those that follow her, it will be a unique opportunity to view a shining star on the rise.

Discography

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