At just 14 years old, ‘black-ish’ actress Marsai Martin has become Hollywood’s youngest executive producer with her new film, ‘little,’ proving that thinking big is the way to go
Marsai Martin captivated comedy fans with the opening of her first major project as an executive producer, Little, starring the teenager, Insecure creator Issa Rae and fellow executive producer Regina Hall.
The film, which debuted at No. 2 during its opening weekend, centers around a power-mad tech mogul (Hall) who is cursed by a child she offends and reverts to her younger self (Martin). The role comes a decade after the native Texan got her start doing local commercials, catching her big break after being spotted serving face during a family photo shoot at 4 years old.
“We were just taking holiday photos at the mall, and the photographer was like, ‘Yo, she knows her left and her right!’ He gave us a card to either an agency or an acting class, I don’t remember which, and it took off from there,” Martin recalls. “He started the whole thing for us because we had zero clue what to do. That wasn’t even what we were trying to do; that wasn’t even a goal of ours. I would really like to thank that photographer, wherever he is now.”
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
Black Men In White Coats
Hbcu Alums Hope Memoir And Tour Will Redefine The Image Of African-American Male Doctors And Encourage A New Generation To Pursue Medicine.
Home Girl Rules
Need Help With Getting Your Stuff Together In The New Year? Check Out Organization Guru Nikki Boyd.
After The Smoke Clears
Cannabis legalization has taken the national stage as the house and senate weigh bills to abolish federal prohibition. But wiping out the toll the war on drugs has taken on black america is proving an even more complicated and hazy proposition as leading voices seek parity.
Remembering John Singleton 1968-2019
THE INFLUENTIAL FILMMAKER LEAVES A LEGACY OF GROUNDBREAKING WORK AND MAINTAINS AN ABIDING RESPECT FROM THOSE IN THE INDUSTRY WHO KNEW HIM
Diana Ross, legendary Motown lead singer-turned-superstar, ICON conquered the ’60s music charts and later the silver screen with her amazing voice, acting talent, beauty and style. As she celebrates her longevity in entertainment and 75th birthday, the phenomenal Ms. Ross reflects on fame, family and finding true self-fulfillment.
Tracee Ellis Ross The Comedy Queen
ON THE CUSP OF THE 2020S, THE TURN-OF-THE century sitcom Girlfriends can claim classic TV status.
Third Time's The Charm
LANCE REDDICK RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN IN THE SMASH JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM, AND HE’S DEMANDING MORE FROM THE INDUSTRY HE LOVES. YOUR MOVE, HOLLYWOOD.
She's All Aboard!
NICHOLINE TIFUH AZIRH WAS THE FIRST AFRICAN WOMAN BRIDGE OFFICER ON A CRUISE SHIP
Building A Life
HGTV’s hot new flipping team renovates sexy homes and keeps them affordable for first-time buyers.
Demetria McKinney brings the sparkle of old Hollywood to her Atlanta digs.