Actress Antonique Smith is most known for her role as Faith Evans in Notorious, but has a handful of Broadway and silver screen accomplishments under her belt. Nowadays, she is focusing on crossing over, introducing herself to the world as Antonique, the singer. Taking a very unconventional route, Smith used the fundraising platform Kickstarter to help get the cash to produce her debut album, Speechless.
VIBE Vixen turned our cameras on the rising starlet as she prepares for a performance inside Harlem’s popular restaurant Red Rooster. Press play to take a walk in her shoes.–Sharifa Daniels
Be on the lookout for Yelling to the Sky, where Smith plays opposite Zoe Kravitz and Gabourey Sidibe.