New York, NY–Actress and Grammy nominated recording artist Antonique Smith joins the cast of the upcoming FOX police brutality series, “Shots Fired.”
Smith joins the already revealed A-list cast; Sanaa Lathan, Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfus, Stephen Moyer and Tristan Wilds, just to name a few. The Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewoood penned and Brian Grazer produced “event series” is inspired by recent events that have sparked national outrage and the Black Lives Matters movement. “Shots Fired” examines the dangerous aftermath of the racially-charged shootings in a small town in North Carolina. Lathan stars as an expert investigator and Smith plays a potential key witness to a murder in the town.
In honor of Earth Month, April 29 Smith will be releasing her latest music video for the moving power ballad, “All We Really Have Is Now” from her debut EP, “Love is Everything.” The climate-crisis focused visual, serves as a reminder of the natural disasters and fatalities the world is facing due to climate change while also reminding everyone to “appreciate who and what we have because tomorrow is not promised.” A New Jersey native, Smith’s approach was to highlight Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and all the lives that were lost due to the climatic causes.
Antonique Smith is a singer, songwriter, actress, and social justice activist, primarily known for her starring role in the blockbuster film, “Notorious” as well as her leading role in the Broadway musical, “Rent.” In 2015, she was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category. She is currently being seen in the TV One original film, “Stock Options.” Later this summer, she will co-star in the upcoming Queen Latifah executive produced film, “Deuces” and will have a recurring role in the newly announced FOX drama-series, “Shots Fired,” Executive Produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Empire’s executive producer, Brian Grazer. Having been on a 20 city “Act On Climate” tour with the Hip Hop Caucus and also singing for the Pope’s climate rally for over 100,000 people on the National Mall in D.C., Smith is a serious advocate for climate justice and human rights.