Actress Marsai Martin Becomes Youngest Hollywood Executive Producer


Alex Herman, Reporter

When hearing about a 16-year-old’s milestones you think about them getting a driver’s lisence or a job, but this actress has taken it to another level! Actress Marsai Matin has recently reached her own milestone earning her title for the “Youngest Hollywood Executive Producer” only at 16! Marsai went on to show her gratitude saying, “It feels crazy, honestly… A world record? That’s insane.”

At just 14, she went on to executive produce one of her hit films  Little“which tells the story of a domineering boss who becomes a child again and learns the error of her ways, proving that kindness always wins ” played along side with actress Regina Hall. Marsai also had another breakout film Black-ish— a film about “an upper middle class African-American family that revolves around the family’s lives, as they juggle several personal and sociopolitical issues.” These are just a few of the many successful films she has executive produced/played in.

She has so far been nominated for three awards, including the Screen Actors Guild Awards, MTV Award for Best Comedic Performance, and the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress. She’s also a NINE-time NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) awards winner.

Marsai Martin with three of her nine NAACP awards!

With all these outstanding accomplishments at such a young age, Marsai hopes to encourage other young people to “see that anything is possible, no matter how old you are, no matter what time, what place, it has to all start with you.” Also saying, “I hope that all the young Black girls out there really see how a change can really happen, just by being yourself, just by any imagination you have that can run wild. You only live once so go for it.”