antonique smith

*For those who don’t know, Antonique Smith is most known as Faith Evans in the film “Notorious.” Antonique also appeared in the film “Abduction” and the popular television show “Law &Order.” Additionally, she starred in the Tony Award winning Broadway play “Rent” as Mimi Marques.

Antonique is a phenomenal singer and has a new single titled “Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo)” that is available on iTunes. Scroll down to check it out.

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With her moving performances and powerful voice, Antonique Smith is taking the entertainment world by storm.

Antonique first garnered the world’s attention on Broadway with her leading role in the Tony Award winning musical, “Rent.” Antonique was the international poster girl for the show, with director, Michael Grief, proclaiming that her role as Mimi Marques, “made the whole show better.” She is now affectionately known to the masses as the actress that played Faith Evans in the box office hit Notorious where she received rave reviews and praise from critics.

After discovering her love for performing, she has starred in numerous Hollywood movies and TV shows like Abduction, starring Taylor Lautner and Alfred Molina.  In the film, Antonique played CIA Agent Sandra Burns.  She also played Ola O’Hara in the film Yelling to the Sky along side Zoe Kravtiz and Gabourey Sidibe.  Antonique was featured in the Golden Globe nominated film Across the Universe. She is heralded by the legendary Sidney Lumet as, “an amazing actress with a great career ahead of her.” Like Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross, Antonique is pursuing a career in film while also continuing her dream of becoming a Grammy-award winning artist.

Antonique has guest starred on numerous hit tv shows including Law & Order and HBO’s “Bored To Death.” The powerhouse singer, whose chops were built in church and perfected on the Broadway stage as Mimi Marques in the Tony Award winning musical “Rent.”

Antonique found her powerful voice as a young girl singing in her church’s gospel choir.  Her new single “Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo)” is currently available on Itunes. The song was produced by Darryl “Darulah” Farmer and Elijah Kelley and written by Farmer and Smith.  It an edgy up tempo, future meets retro soul pleaser.

“It’s a ‘liberation’ song, Smith explains.  “It’s time to take the power back for all the injustices in our lives and I made this record to do just that! Hold Up, Wait A Minute!”