Chanté Adams (born December 16, 1994) is an American actress. She starred in the 2017 biopic Roxanne Roxanne, for which she received the Sundance Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Performance.
|Born||December 16, 1994|
|Alma mater||Carnegie Mellon University (B.A.)|
Life and careerEdit
Adams was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She began acting as a student at Cass Technical High School. 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.
One month after moving to New York, Adams was invited to audition for the lead role in a biopic about rapper Roxanne Shanté. She was cast in the role and filming began eight days later. For her performance in Roxanne Roxanne, Adams received the Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Performance at 2017 Sundance.
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