Recently, Chanté Adams was the lead opposite Michael B. Jordan in Sony’s 2021 Christmas film, A Journal for Jordan, directed by Denzel Washington. Chanté was recently seen on Broadway in the Dominique Morisseau’s production of Skeleton Crew, where she starred opposite Phylicia Rashad and directed by Tony Award winner, Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
Previously, she was singled out for her outstanding performance in Universal’s romantic drama, The Photograph, opposite Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield directed by Stella Meghie. In 2018, she starred in the feature film Bad Hair, written and directed by Justin Simien, which premiered at Sundance. She can also be seen starring opposite John David Washington and Anthony Ramos in Monsters and Men, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green. The film competed in dramatic competition at Sundance and screened as a Special Presentation at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival.
In 2017, Adams was the recipient of the Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Performance at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival for her powerful portrayal of 80’s hip-hop pioneer Roxanne Shante in Michael Larnell’s biopic Roxanne Roxanne, produced by Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions and Pharrell Williams’ IamOTHER Entertainment, which premiered in theaters and on Netflix. On stage, Chanté starred in Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s adaptation of August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at Two Rivers Theatre in October 2016. Vanity Fair named her as one of the 9 “Rising Stars to Watch” in their September 2018 issue.