Posted by SHELLEY NG
July 27, 2012
Antonique Smith is most famous for her starring role of Faith Evans in "Notorious" where she received rave reviews. The LA Times called her "delicious in the role" and Rolling Stone Mag said she was "terrific". She was also praised by critics, including Jeffery Lyons who called her "one to watch".
Antonique first garnered attention in her buzzworthy leading role in "RENT" on Broadway as Mimi Marquez, where director Michael Greif is quoted as saying Antonique "made the whole show better". Antonique became the international poster girl for the show.
Antonique played CIA agent Sandra Burns in Abduction opposite Taylor Lautner and Alfred Molina and will be in theaters in 2012 in Yelling To The Sky", playing the starring role of Ola O'Hara, opposite Zoe Kravitz and Gabourey Sidibe.
Antonique had a featured role in the Golden Globe nominated "Across The Universe" and has also guest starred on numerous hit tv shows including Law & Order and HBO's Bored To Death.
Antonique was heralded as "an amazing actress with a great career ahead of her", by the legendary Sidney Lumet.
Rapper Nas made mention of Antonique on his single "Nasty" that appears on his newly released album "Life Is Good".
Antonique's new and exciting project is a Kickstarter project for the completion and release of her music. Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects. Powered by a unique all-or-nothing crowd funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands, Kickstarter is a great way to get the resources to create and release art in its purest/untampered form, centralize your supporters and allow them to take part in the creative process.
After the completion of a successful Kickstarter project, Antonique will use those resources to complete, release and promote her Album entitled Speechless, 8 to 10 songs which were all co written by Antonique. She's been blessed to work with some of the hottest and most gifted song writers and producers in the industry including Dr Dre, Danja Hands, Toby Gad, Jukebox and many more.
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