Marsai Martin - Rising Star Award

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Rising star Marsai Martin, at just 15 years old, is already on course to be a whirlwind sensation. She landed her first national commercial at the age of five and, shortly after relocating to Los Angeles, she was cast as Diane Johnson on the ABC EMMY®Award-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 ten NAACP Image Awards as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award. At the age of 10, she conceptualized and pitched a movie idea to Will Packer and Universal which became the feature film, Little. 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 is excited about uplifting diverse and young voices through her production company, Genius Productions, which signed an overall deal with Universal. In addition to acting, she loves producing, singing, dancing and creating her own content for social media.

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