Antoine was born in Alexandria, Virginia. His father, a small business owner, moved the family to Raleigh because of its business friendly environment and excellent school district. A product of Wake County Public Schools he graduated from Southeast Raleigh High School in 2005. His academic record resulted in being awarded the Presidential Scholarship from Claflin University where he received a B.A. in American Studies with a minor in Biotechnology.
It was during his attendance at Claflin where Antoine recognized the potential of law and policy as a vehicle for creating equitable communities. While pursuing his Bachelors, Antoine had the opportunity to work in the Congressional office of then-Majority Whip, Congressman James Clyburn. He would return to Washington in the office of the Congresswoman Donna Christensen’s office as a Kaiser Family Foundation Health Policy Fellow, and interned with the Congressional Black Caucus of the South Carolina State Legislature. These experiences gave Antoine the insight to see how sound policy could benefit communities.
After graduating from Claflin, Antoine received his Juris Doctor at Wake Forest School of Law. A licensed attorney since 2012, Antoine has dedicated his career to applying his education in a manner that honors his Law School’s motto 'Pro Humanitatae' (For Humanity). Antoine began his career as an Attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina working with low income families in the areas of landlord/tenant law, government benefits, and mortgage foreclosures. Antoine also has a background working in community economic development, tying his experience with his education in remedying inter-generational poverty.
Antoine has been an active volunteer for the Democratic Party. Aside from serving as a campaign manager, treasurer, and volunteer for judicial and Democratic candidates at the city, county, and state level, he has also previously served on the executive boards of the Wake County Democratic Men’s Caucus, Wake County Democratic Party African American, Progressive Caucus of the Wake County Democratic Party, and recently as the 3rd Vice Chair of the Wake County Democratic Party (WCDP). This past fall he was won the WCDP 'Rising Star' award.
He is married to Dr. Chrishele Marshall, a Program Associate within the Department of Assessment and Performance Management with the Detroit Public School System, and together they have two young daughters, Chrisette and Janell.