Lifetime achievement awards commemorate the kind of milestones that Marsai Martin is breezing through. In 2019, the Black-ish actor made history as the youngest executive producer on a major Hollywood production with the film Little, and was featured on the celebrated Time 100 Next list. At just 18 years old, she has been awarded a total of 11 NAACP Image Awards and nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Last November, Fantasy Football—a film she not only starred in but also produced—was released on Paramount+. But Martin is not simply knocking down barriers for her own fulfillment—she is building a legacy to inspire young women around the world.
Marsai Martin's Butterfly Effect
The history-making actor and producer speaks to CULTURED columnist Rachel Cargle—whose upcoming memoir and manifesto A Renaissance of Our Own will be released this spring—about building an empire from the age of five, and enjoying every stop along the way.