MARSAI MARTIN MAKES HISTORY AS YOUNGEST HOLLYWOOD EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

by Beatrice Ambasa
May 10, 2021

Marsai Martin was officially named the Guinness World Records holder for youngest Hollywood executive producer for her breakout film Little (2019), which starred herself, Issa Rae, and Regina Hall. 

According to Guinness' Instagram post, Martin will star in the 2021 edition of the annually released book.

Although she is now 16, Martin was only 14-years-old when she executive produced the film.


During a recent interview where the actress covered ESSENCE Girls United, she shared her thoughts as she pitched the film to Will Packer, Kenya Barris, and others.



"Honestly, when I pitched the film, I thought about it as a whole bunch of dudes sitting around a table talking about our projects and what we have in our heads," the actress said.


She continued to attribute her uniqueness to her success.


"I'm always myself," she says. "I'm in the space I'm in right now because I was just always unapologetically myself."


In September, Martin is set to develop an unscripted series titled Baddies, which focuses on trailblazing Black women. The project is in collaboration with ITV America's Sirens Media.