Guinness World Records Recognizes ‘Black-ish’ Star Marsai Martin as Hollywood’s Youngest Executive Producer
Sixteen-year-old Marsai Martin, who plays the youngest daughter on the hit TV show, “Black-ish” starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, is the youngest executive producer, according to an announcement by Guinness World Records. Martin has earned recognition from Guinness World Records for the title of youngest Hollywood executive producer for her breakout film “Little,” which was produced when she was 14 years old.
Congratulations to @marsaimartin on becoming the youngest Hollywood executive producer! 🎉
— Guinness World Records 2021 Out Now (@GWR) November 30, 2020
Martin, who was born on Aug. 14, 2004, is now 16, but when “Little” was released theatrically on April 12, 2019, she was 14 years old. She got the concept for the movie while at home with her parents in her living room.
“Little” tells the story of a domineering boss who reverts to becoming a child again who then learns the error of her ways. Outside of being an executive producer, she also starred in the film.
“To be able to create a film, star in it, be with your favorite stars, and actually seeing that entire experience was so amazing,” Martin said.
The young actor has a bright future and is already being recognized for the talents outside of her acting ability.
“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.”