Owning Your Dreams by Conquering Self Doubt and Haters
Marsai Martin's fans love her for her witty role on Black-ish, but now the world is paying attention in a different way: At just 16 years old, Martin became the youngest executive producer in Hollywood. She launched a production company to share compelling stories, is a young entrepreneur developing a skin-care and makeup line, and finds the confidence to speak boldly for the causes she believes in. She is an advocate for social positivity, a huge issue in the digital era, especially for her generation. In her talks, Martin shares how she tries to keep the youthful, fearless mindset she had when she started her ambitious projects, and how we all need to be our own advocates to achieve our boldest dreams.
Rising star Marsai Martin, at just 16-years-old, is already on course to be a whirlwind sensation. At the age of five she landed her first national commercial and shortly after relocating to Los Angeles, she was cast as Diane Johnson on the ABC Emmy-nominated hit comedy “black-ish.” Alongside an all-star cast, the young starlet has stolen the hearts of viewers who tune in every week to see her hilarious and witty antics on the show. Her work on the show has earned her 9 NAACP Image Awards and 2 BET Awards. At the age of 10 she conceptualized and pitched a movie idea to Will Packer and Universal which became the feature film, Little, which also earned her 2 more NAACP Image Awards. As the star and Executive Producer on the film, she has become a part of Hollywood history as the youngest person to EP a major Hollywood film. With opportunities presenting themselves daily, Marsai’s excited about uplifting diverse and young voices through her production company, Genius Productions, who signed an overall deal with Universal. In addition to acting, she loves producing, singing, dancing and creating her own content for social media.