Chanté Adams

Chanté Adams (born December 16, 1994)[1][2] is an American actress. She starred in the 2017 biopic Roxanne Roxanne, for which she received the Sundance Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Performance.[3]

Chanté Adams
Image of actress Chanté Adams. She has brown skin, long curly hair, and is wearing a black hat.
Born (1994-12-16) December 16, 1994 (age 26)
Detroit, Michigan
Alma materCarnegie Mellon University (B.A.)
Years active2009-present
Notable work
Roxanne Roxanne

Life and careerEdit

Adams was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan.[4][5] She began acting as a student at Cass Technical High School.[4] She received her bachelor's degree from Carnegie Mellon University's drama school, after which she moved to New York to pursue an acting career.[1][6]

One month after moving to New York, Adams was invited to audition for the lead role in a biopic about rapper Roxanne Shanté.[6] She was cast in the role and filming began eight days later.[5] For her performance in Roxanne Roxanne, Adams received the Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Performance at 2017 Sundance.[4]

Adams has appeared in the films Monsters and Men (2018),[7] Bad Hair (2020),[8] and The Photograph (2020).[8]

Adams co-stars in a forthcoming Amazon television adaptation of A League of Their Own along with D'Arcy Carden, Abbi Jacobson, Roberta Colindrez, Kelly McCormack, and Priscilla Delgado.[8]



  1. ^ a b "'Roxanne Roxanne' Star Chanté Adams Would Never Rap Again Without a Ghostwriter". Complex. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  2. ^ "Roxanne Roxanne: How Chanté Adams Took On Netflix's Hip-Hop Epic". Vibe. 2018-04-03. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  3. ^ "Q&A: Meet 'Roxanne, Roxanne' breakout Chante Adams". The Seattle Times. 2017-01-22. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  4. ^ a b c d Fluegel, Alexandra. "Detroit native Chanté Adams stars in upcoming Netflix film". Detroit Metro Times. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  5. ^ a b Harris, Hunter (2018-03-24). "Meet Chanté Adams, Roxanne Roxanne's Magnetic Newcomer". Vulture. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  6. ^ a b Williams, Janice (2018-03-23). "'Roxanne Roxanne' on Netflix tells the story of hip-hop's first leading lady". Newsweek. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  7. ^ "3 Ways Of Looking At A Police Shooting In The Powerful 'Monsters And Men'". Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  8. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (2020-02-14). "'A League Of Their Own' Adds Chanté Adams, Roberta Colindrez, Melanie Field As Amazon Firms Up Pilot Cast". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-02-15.

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