Antu was born in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. When she was 5 years old, her family moved to the United States, relocating to San Francisco, CA. At 15, she moved with her mother and younger siblings to Minneapolis, MN. She completed high school in St. Paul, MN and received her BA in Communication from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She officially became an East Coaster after receiving her MFA in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
In addition to speaking English, Antu is proficient in Amharic and is currently relearning her first language, Oromiffa. As a storyteller, her work centers on women of the African Diaspora, immigration, identity politics and spirituality.