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Marsai Martin          

Actress & Producer; Known for "Black-ish" & "Little"

Marsai Martin is an actress, singer, and producer, best known for her role as Diane Johnson in the ABC comedy series Black-ish. She is the star and executive producer of the 2019 Universal Pictures comedy film Little.

Born in Plano, TX. Marsai began acting before she could talk. Noticing her natural desire for the spotlight, her parents took her to the Kim Dawson Agency in Dallas where they immediately signed her at the age of 5. She soon landed her first national commercial with the agency, appearing in The Choice Hotel ad "Voice of the People". As a student at Cathryn Sullivan Acting for Film, she attended a seminar that included several LA agents. In this seminar she secured representation with Melissa Berger at CESD.

Marsai relocated to Los Angeles in late 2013 and has since accomplished more than many actors can dream of. One of her biggest accomplishments to date is being cast as the co-star in the number one network comedy Black-ish. Marsai plays the sassy eldest twin Diane Johnson on the ABC hit comedy alongside an all-star cast including Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis-Ross and Lawrence Fishburne.

The young starlet has stolen the hearts of viewers who tune in every week to see her mischievous antics on the show. Her work on the award winning show has garnered her industry recognition including a recent nomination from the Young Artists Awards.

Marsai is the star and executive producer of the comedy film Little, which also stars Issa Rae and Regina Hall. She created the plot for the film after firing an agent who suggested she “just chill and take a break.”

In February of 2019 it was announced that Marsai and her production company Genius Productions had signed a first look deal with Universal Studios, where she will develop scripted projects. The first film being developed by Genius Productions is StepMonster, a comedy about a teenage girl (Martin) who is adjusting to life with a new stepmother.

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black-ish's Marsai Martin Supports Miles Brown at One Night One Drop Event

Marsai Martin and Miles Brown joke around with Jaymes Vaughan on the blue carpet at the blue carpet ahead of the 2016 One Night for One Drop Event in Las Vegas on Friday (March 18).

'Black-ish' Breakout Marsai Martin Signs With WME (Exclusive ...

Marsai Martin of Black-ish has signed with WME, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. She will star in Universal's Little, which is scheduled for ...

Marsai Martin made 'Little' after firing agent who said 'just chill'

Although Marsai Martin recently finished filming the upcoming movie “Little,” beginning the project didn't come without obstacles.

'Black-ish' star Marsai Martin, 14, signs first-look deal with Universal ...

(CNN) Marsai Martin is a total boss and she's just 14. Martin, who plays Diane on ABC's "Black-ish," has signed a first-look deal with Universal where she will ...

Marsai Martin to Break Youngest Executive Producer Record ...

Black-ish star Marsai Martin is about to make history. The 14-year-old actress is gearing up to be the youngest executive producer of a major Hollywood movie in  ...

'Black-ish' Actress Marsai Martin & Her Genius Productions Signs ...

Universal Pictures today announced that the studio has entered into a first-look production agreement with 14 year-old actress/producer Marsai Martin and her ...

7 Teen and Tween Stars Already Taking Over Hollywood | Vanity Fair

At just 14 years old, Marsai Martin has already gotten the hang of Hollywood. She landed a breakout role in a hit network sitcom (Black-ish), starred in and ...

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