Monique” Tinile” Maxwell-Smith was born in Erie Pa, at the young age of seven she relocated to New York City. Enrolling in performing arts high school "Talented Unlimited" is where her true talents were discovered; majoring in Musical Theatre and Dramatic Arts to enhance her artistic skills she also attended Harlem Theatre Acting School.
Enthusiastically pursuing her careers as an actress, singer and song writer she can be seen in an Spike Lee executive production film "New Jersey Drive", her voice can be heard in Coca Cola, Yale’s Preferred One, and Kinney Shoes radio commercials, she also performed in off Broadway Fringe Festival theatre plays. With her a calm but powerful voice of she performed musical theatre for the Spirit of New York and through her earlier aspiring R&B singing career.
Tinile has worked with well known artist such as Buddy from Intro, Horace Brown and Monifa.