Marsai Martin’s first award nomination this year came at the NAACP Image Awards for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series’ and ‘Outstanding Performance by a Youth’ for her role in ABC’s Black-ish.

Winning Streak

Despite her young age, Martin has already bagged fourteen awards and sixteen nominations.

Since 2016, she has been nominated every year for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series’ and ‘Outstanding Performance by a Youth’ at the NAACP Image Awards for her performance in Black-ish, and this year was no different.

Back in 2020, the actress took home four awards; two awards for Black-ish, and two awards for her movie Little - ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture,’ and ‘Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture.’

It was a big year for Martin, as it was the first time she had bagged four awards at the same event.

On February 22, 2020, she posted a picture from the 2020 NAACP Image Awards while expressing gratitude towards her fans.

In the picture, she was wearing a beautiful white fluffy tube dress with pink spots in it.

Following her five consecutive wins, the actress was nominated yet again for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series’ and ‘Outstanding Performance by a Youth’ at the NAACP Image Awards 2021.

Announcing her nomination and expressing her gratitude towards the NAACP Image Award and her fans, the actress posted a graceful picture of herself on Instagram on February 3, 2021. Martin donned a feathery white knee-length dress with a waist-down veil in the picture.

Her Journey 

According to IMDb, the Black-ish actress has been acting even before she could speak. After noticing her natural flair for acting, Martin’s parents took her to the Kim Dawson Agency in Dallas, who immediately signed her at the young age of 5. While working with the agency, she landed a couple of commercials. 

However, Martin’s life took a turn for the better when she relocated to Los Angeles and was cast as Diane Johnson in Black-ish.

In 2019, the talented actress landed her first feature film gig with the movie Little from Universal Pictures.

Her Production House

Recently, in 2019, the actress came forth with her own family-based production house called Genius Entertainment. 

Talking about her change of paths from acting to production, the acting progidy, in her 2019 BET Experience interview, revealed that she had a passion for creating. After being an executive producer for Little, she realized that her creativity was best suited to movie production.

After deciding to get into production, the actress was offered the first-look deal by Universal Pictures. 

Since then, Martin has been working on projects like StepMonster and the film adaptation of the book Amari and the Night Brothers, in collaboration with Universal Pictures.