Black-ish actress Marsai Martin has become known for many career “firsts.” And now, she has added to the list a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The talented teen posted on Instagram, “Y’all…I done broke a record 😭 What an amazing honor. Who knew Little would be historic? Huge thanks to Kenya Barris, Tracy Oliver, Tina Gordon, Will Packer, James Lopez, and our WPP team … Thank you to our dope friends at Universal. Eric Baiers, Peter Cramer, Donna Langley, and my wonderful creators Momma & Daddy for making my dreams come true over and over again.”
Martin earned her Guinness World Records title for youngest Hollywood executive producer for her breakout film Little.
“I was very shocked for sure. For me, I could have never imagined being a part of something like this, I am so beyond grateful to be part of it,” Martin commented in an interview with Guinness on her honor. “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.”
If you remember, in addition to producing Little, at the age of 14, Martin also played the lead role opposite alongside actors Regina Hall and Issa Rae.
“To be able to create a film, to star in it and be with your favorite stars, and actually seeing that entire experience was so amazing,” Martin said during her certificate presentation.
Pete Cramer, president of Universal Pictures, commented on Martin’s honor in a statement to CNN. “She is not only tremendously talented in front of the camera, but offers a unique perspective as a creator and producer that will resonate with all audiences.”
Congratulations, Marsai! We cannot wait to see what amazing things await her in 2021!