She definitely doesn’t have the time. The actress has played Diane Johnson in the comedy series Black-ish since 2014. At the tender age of 16 she’s trying her hand at producing a new series making her the youngest Hollywood producer. Her ambition knows no bounds.
This is the future of the American film industry. 16 year old Martin is now developing an ambitious series with her production company Genius. The pitch? The TV series will tell the stories of black women who have made their mark on the history of sport, entertainment, politics and innovation. That’s all…
“At a very young age, when I was a baby, I used to mimic all of these movies, like “Dreamgirls” and “Ray,” the type of movies you wouldn’t think a little kid would know,” she told the Los Angeles Times.
The young woman became a Guinness World Record breaker when she was 14: she became the youngest person to get a first-look production deal with Universal and her Genius Productions company makes her the youngest producer in Hollywood.
Never too early. When she was 14, the prodigy produced Little, her first feature film where a tech entrepreneur (Regina Hall played the adult) finds herself in a teenager’s body. Not only did she play opposite Issa Rae (Insecure) but Marsai Martin actually pitched the film when she was… 10!
“I wanted other people to see what’s in my mind, as a young 14-year-old girl. Because sometimes when men — or just older people — try to make films from what they think is a kid’s perspective, it doesn’t come out the right,” she told Entertainment Weekly.
Marsai Martin was one of the Times’ most influential teenagers in 2018. Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, the actress has already detailed her goals on Yahoo. Her ambition knows no bounds and she’s full of surprises. As they say at the end of an episode: to be continued.