She earned the honor in 2019 for her work on the film Little. Not only did she produce the film, but she also starred in it alongside Issa Rae and Regina Hall. Martin pitched the idea for the movie to Kenya Barris, producer of Black-ish when she was just 10 years old. And, Universal Pictures signed a deal with the young producer.
Although she received the honor in 2020, it is on record that Marsai was 14 years and 241 days old when Little hit the theaters. What an honor!
The Black-ish actress shared the news with her fans on Instagram. “Y’all…I done broke a record ,” she captioned under a photo of her holding the Guinness Book of World Records certificate plaque. 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 shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. She is set to produce another film, Queen under her production company Genius Entertainment. And, she has an onscreen adaptation of Amari and Night the Night Brothers in the works with Mandeville Films and Don Cheadle.
A huge congratulations to Marsai Martin.