Chanté Adams was born and raised in Detroit, MI. She discovered her love for performing at the very young age of 2 through singing in the choir, dancing, and cheering. Under the direction of Marilyn McCormick she found her love for Theatre at Cass Technical High School. She stared in productions of “RENT!” “West Side Story” and “The Color Purple!”. After graduating from Cass in 2012 she went on to further her education at Carnegie Mellon University majoring in Acting. There she participated in productions of “In a Word”, “Antony and Cleopatra”, and “The Plague of Venice”. During her senior year she studied abroad in Cardiff, Wales and traveled all over Europe studying different forms of Theatre. Upon graduation she moved to New York in the summer of 2016 and a few weeks later was cast in the Netflix original biopic of Roxanne Shanté “Roxanne Roxanne”. Her performance as the title character won her a Special Jury Award for Break Through Performance at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Her regional theatre credits include playing Dussie Mae in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” at Two River Theatre. Catch her again in the new film “Monsters and Men” A Sundance 2018 award winning film by Reinaldo Marcus Green, in theaters this fall. She is so happy to be coming back home for such a great cause and hopes to serve as an example that dreams are real and they do come true.