Grammy award-winning songwriter, Angélique Cinélu, and daughter of renowned jazz percussionist Mino Cinélu, has leveraged her birthright into a lifelong career in the arts. After graduating from the University of Virginia, Angélique's look and sound brought her to the attention of top music and television producers alike.
Angélique has appeared in many of television's most popular programs, including Scandal, Law and Order, Castle, CSI: Miami, and NCIS: Los Angeles, as well as national and international television and print ads, including a McDonald's commercial shot by award-winning director, Antoine Fuqua.
Angélique has also found great success in music, her first love learned from listening to her father's performances with artists as varied as Sting, Herbie Hancock, and the legendary Miles Davis. In addition to appearing on tracks featuring her signature sultry voice, Angélique has composed tracks for music titans like John Legend, Natasha Bedingfield, and Estelle to name a few.
Her songs have been featured in hit movies like Ride Along, About Last Night, as well as in various other films and television shows, including the theme song for WGN’s hit show Underground. Most notably, Angélique’s compositions skills were featured in the Oscar-winning La La Land. Making her one of two black composers and the only female to compose for the groundbreaking musical.
With all of her varied accomplishments in film, television, and music, Angélique is looking forward to bringing her varied talents to bear in future projects, where she knows her ability and training in music, acting and dance will make her a unique addition to any collaboration.
I've always been here.
You just didn't know how to find me.