About this Artist
Hailing from East Orange, New Jersey, Antonique Charmaine Smith is a critically acclaimed Broadway, film and television actor, a grammy nominated artist and writer, and a passionate social, climate and environmental justice activist. Antonique first garnered attention in her buzzworthy leading role in “Rent” on Broadway as Mimi Marquez. She became and remains the international poster girl for the show. Antonique Smith then became famous for her starring role of Faith Evans in the movie NOTORIOUS. The LA Times called her “delicious in the role” and Rolling Stone magazine said she was “terrific”. She was also praised by critics, including Jeffrey Lyons who called her “one to watch”. She also starred in the 3rd season of the Emmy nominated anthology series “Genius”, titled “Genius: Aretha” as Aretha Franklin’s mother, Barbara Franklin.