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Antonique Smith
Origin East Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres R&B, Pop, Broadway
Occupations Actress, Musician, Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002–present

Antonique Smith is an American Broadway, film actress and singer.



Smith was born and raised in East Orange, New Jersey. She is of African American, Irish, and Native American descent.


Smith is best known for her starring role as Maureen (in 2000) than as Mimi (in 2007)in Jonathan Larson's Broadway production of Rent. She was also the poster girl for Rent, displayed on taxi cabs in NYC and posters across the country. Smith left the role of Mimi in the musical Rent on Broadway to record her album and expand her film career.

Her fans have expressed interest in her playing the role of Elphaba in Wicked, though she does not plan on auditioning, she says.

Smith is actively pursuing a career in film and television. She had a small role in the Golden Globe-nominated film Across The Universe. Her television appearances include guest stints on Law & Order and 100 Centre Street. She was also the voice of Virgin Mobile USA.

She played Faith Evans in the film Notorious. The film was based on the life of rapper Biggie Smalls.



Smith currently has a solo album in the works. She has performed at New York City nightclubs XL and The Cutting Room, co-owned by Chris Noth (Law & Order, Sex & The City).

Smith has benefited from such websites as YouTube and Myspace where videos of her performances have been posted by fans.


Year Film Role Notes
2007 Across the Universe Hooker Film Debut
2009 Notorious Faith Evans
2010 Yelling to the Sky Ola O'Hara
Year Title Role Episodes
2002 100 Centre Street Unknown role Recurring character
2003 Law & Order Gina * "Under God"
2009 Bored to Death Barista * "The Case of the Stolen Sperm"
Year Title Role Notes
1996-2008 Rent Mimi Marquez/Maureen Johnson

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