Marsai Martin to become youngest executive producer in Hollywood

Marsai Martin, the 14-year-old black-ish star, is set to become Hollywood’s youngest executive producer with the release of the upcoming comedy film, Little.

Martin not only produced the film but she also stars in the comedy with Insecure creator Issa Rae. Little is an adaptation of Tom Hanks’ 1988 film Big.

Writer Tracy Y. Oliver said she worked on the pitch for this movie with the then-11-year-old actress.

“True story: I went into Universal to do a joint pitch with a then 11 year old Marsai Martin for this movie that SHE dreamt up,” Oliver tweeted.

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The trailer for the film was released this week. The film is about a woman named Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall) who is cursed and transformed into her 13-year-old self (Martin).

Martin spoke to ET’s Courtney Tezeno about becoming a producer before the movie was shot. “This is the first movie I have in front of the camera and behind the camera. And it’s not gonna be my last.”

Little opens in theaters April 12.

Marsai Martin was born August 14, 2004. She is an American child actress and singer. She is known for her role as Diane Johnson in the ABC comedy series Black-ish.

Marsai Martin was born in Plano, Texas. When she was five years old, she got her first national commercial before she moved to Los Angeles in 2013.

Things started looking up for her as she was cast opposite Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross in the ABC comedy series Black-ish created by Kenya Barris the following year.

Marsai Martin did exceptionally well in her new role. For her breakthrough performance, Martin has received numerous awards and nominations, including two NAACP Image Awards and a Young Artist Award. 

Marsai Martin has received six NAACP Image Awards nominations and two Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comdey Series nominations.


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