Meet Marsai Martin, Youngest Black Executive Producer In History And BET 2020 Winner

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Meet Marsai Martin, Youngest Black Executive Producer In History And BET 2020 Winner
Meet , Youngest Black Executive Producer In History And BET 2020 Winner

Marsai Martin is one of the brightest stars in and the definition of young Black excellence.

At just 15-years-old, she’s quickly made a name for herself in Hollywood and presents herself as a role model for young Black girls around the world.

Meet Marsai Martin, Youngest Black Executive Producer In History And BET 2020 Winner
Marsai Martin

The young actress and producer has accomplished so much since her breakout role on “Black-ish,” describing the time right now as “surreal,” according to Good Morning America.

She made her first national commercial appearance at 5-years-old.

Before starring on ABC’s “Black-ish,” the young actress got her first start in the entertainment industry by nabbing a national commercial with Meineke.

She made her big-screen debut at 14 starring in her own movie.

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She started her own film production company.

Not only has Martin made history as the youngest to produce a studio film and sign a first-look production deal at , but her movie ventures also inspired her to launch her own production company called Genius Productions, according to Because Of Them We Can.

She’s working on her next movie.

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Martin’s production company is also in the process of developing her next movie called “StepMonster,” a comedy written by Dayna North about a teenage girl adjusting to life with a new stepmother.

Her new deal with Universal places her with a company that has had success inking deals with other Black creators such as Will Packer, Malcolm D. Lee, , and Kevin Hart, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

She’s an award-winning actress.

Marsai Martin attends the 51st NAACP Image Awards' untelevised awards dinner on Feb. 21 in Hollywood, California.
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Martin won big this year at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards. HuffPost reports that she earned four awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture for her role in the 2019 film “Little,” and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by a Youth for ABC’s “Black-ish.”

She also won at the 2019 snagging the Young Stars Award and was previously nominated for SAG Awards in 2017 and 2018.

She made the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

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According to , the successful teen actress made her way onto the 2020 30 Under 30 List for her all her major accomplishments including becoming the youngest executive producer in Hollywood, a breakout star on ABC’s “Black-ish,” and an award-winning actress.

She hosted a writer’s brunch for creators of color.

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The “Black-ish” star partnered with nonprofit Color of Change along with her production company to host a writer’s Brunch earlier this year and promote writers of color in the entertainment industry.

During the event, she spotlighted the importance of having more perspectives from writers of color in film, television, and digital content, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

She uses her platform to advocate for 20/20 vision care for kids.

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Martin is working alongside vision company Essilor of America to raise awareness for parents about single vision patients, Women In Optometry. Their partnership highlights the importance of total vision care for the changing needs of kids’ eye health.

Alongside her “Black-ish” co-stars, she’s pushing the natural hair movement.

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Martin — along with her “Black-ish” co-stars Tracee Ellis Ross and Yara Shahidi — is pushing the conversation around natural hair with their ever-changing styles they show off on their sitcom. The show even dedicated an episode to discussing the Black hair experience for women reports Essence.

Her internet memes are legendary on social media.

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Martin’s personable character on “Black-ish” has always made her meme-worthy, but her hilarious reactions have made her the meme queen.

One of her best viral meme moments so far came from her reaction to unexpectedly winning at the 2019 BET Awards.

She has plans to be the next billionaire in Hollywood.

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Martin set the bar high for everyone in her peer group making historical milestones at such a young age, but she’s just getting started.

In a Q&A session with BET, Martin stated she wants to be “youngest billionaire or trillionaire” as her next goal to conquer.

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