It’s safe to say that this has been an incredible run for people of color in Hollywood. Black Panther has gone on to break a number of box office records. Crazy Rich Asians has gone on to represent Asian Americans in Hollywood in a way that is unrivaled. If Beale Street Could Talk is poised to make noise this awards season and Regina Hall just made history at the New York Films Critics Circle Awards. With all of that being said, there are still a number of barriers to be broken down and doors to be opened. This week, Marsai Martin has broken down one of those barriers.
At age fourteen, Marsai Martin has done what most actresses hope to do in their entire careers. She’s starred on ABC’s Black-ish and made appearances on shows such The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show. This year, she’s looking to make the next big step in her Hollywood career. She is leading the way in the upcoming film, Little. Starring Martin, Regina Hall and Issa Rae, the film will debut in April. In this undertaking, Martin will making history. At the debut of this film, Martin will become the youngest executive producer in Hollywood history. This is an impressive feat considering she isn’t even old enough to drive. Congratulations to Martin and the incredible cast of Little!