Marsai Martin Biography

Marsai Martin

Quick Facts Of Marsai Martin

Celebrated Name Marsai Martin
Age 16 Years
Nick Name Marsai
Birth Name Caila Marsai Martin
Birth Date 2004-08-14
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Best Known For Role as Diane Johnson in the comedy series Black-ish.
Famous For Role as Young Jordan Sanders in the fantasy comedy film Little
Birth Nation America
Place Of Birth Little Elm, Texas, US
Nationality American
Father Joshua Martin
Mother Carol Martin
Horoscope Leo
Education Cathryn Sullivan Acting Film in Texas
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 49 kg (108 lbs)
Body Build/Type Slim
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Ethnicity Afro-American
Sexual Orientation Straight
Hair Style Curly \
Net Worth $ 1 Million

Caila Marsai Martin, popularly known as Marsai Martin is an American actress and producer. Martin is best known for her role as Diane Johnson in the comedy series, Black-ish. For her role in Black-ish, she has won 7 NAACP Image Awards. The young actress has already appeared in numerous films and tv series. She is also a voice actress. She has also won several other awards in her career.

She has over 2.4 million followers on her Instagram @marsaimartin and 119k followers on her Twitter handle.

What is Marsai Martin Famous For?

  • Her role as Diane Johnson in the comedy series, Black-ish.
  • Her role as young Jordan Sanders in the fantasy comedy film, Little.

Marsai Martin parents

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Where is Marsai Martin From?

Marsai Martin was born on 14 August 2004. Her birth name is Caila Marsai Martin. Her birth place is in Little Elm, Texas in the United States. She holds an American nationality. She belongs to African American nationality. She was born to a father, Joshua and Carol Martin. Her zodiac sign is Leo.

She studied acting at the Cathryn Sullivan Acting for Film in Texas.

Marsai Martin tv shows

Marsai Martin Career Timeline

  • Martin's career started when a photographer asked Martin's parents to submit the photos taken to talent agencies. Out of four agencies, one of the agencies signed her. 
  • She eventually landed a commercial for Choice Hotel. She was only 5 when she landed her first job. 
  • In 2013, her family eventually moved to Los Angeles so that Martin could pursue an acting career. 
  • She was cast in one of the main roles as Diane Johnson in her television debut series, Black-ish.
  • She has been the series regular since its first season. 
  • For her work in Black-ish, she has received numerous accolades. 
  • Martin made her film debut in the lead role as Melody Ellison in the Amazon Studios' original film, An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win.
  • She made her feature film debut with the 2019 comedy film, Little. She was also the executive producer of the film.
  • She won several accolades for Little as well.
  • She appeared in comedy film Fun Mom Dinner in 2017.  
  • Her Genius Productions company signed a first-look production deal with Universal in February 2019. 
  • Her first film as part of the deal is a comedy film about a teenage girl who is adjusting to life with a new stepmother. The film is titled StepMonster.
  • She has voice roles in tv series, Goldie & Bear, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Elna of Avalor, and Vampirina. 
  • She guest appeared in tv shows, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Mixed-ish.
  • She appeared in the main role of Aggro in the computer-animated web series, DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders in 2019. 
  • She was announced in May 2019 to produce and star in the Universal Picture's film adaptation of Amari and the Night Brothers.
  • She was announced to produce the comedy film, Queen in December 2019.

Marsai Martin awards

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Marsai Martin Awards

  • 2016 Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Television Series (Black-ish).
  • 2016 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Black-ish).
  • 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, TV Movie or Mini-series) (Black-ish).
  • 2018 Kidscreen Award for Best Acting (Melody 1963: Love Has to Win).
  • 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Black-ish).
  • 2019 Shorty Awards (Phenom Award - Entertainment).
  • 2019 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Black-ish).
  • 2019 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, TV Movie or Mini-series) (Black-ish).
  • 2019 BET Awards - YoungStars Award.
  • 2020 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Black-ish).
  • 2020 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, TV Movie or Mini-series) (Black-ish).
  • 2020 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Little).
  • 2020 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in Motion Picture (Little).

Marsai Martin Boyfriend

Marsai Martin is too young to get married. However, she is young enough to date. At a young age, she has worked hard to established as one of the promising actresses in Hollywood. Thus, she is focusing on her career. The young actress will soon find a handsome guy to date. 

Martin was trolled for her appearance during the 2020 virtual BET Awards. She was particularly trolled for her hair and teeth. Following the criticism and troll, she shared a video where told, "I'm sorry to anyone that I offended or haven't gotten to your expectations about how I'm supposed to be. I apologize. I never wanted to hurt anyone's feelings or have anyone worried about what my decisions are." She ended up her video saying, Ya'll, we are in quarantine, and we've got more things to focus on than just my hair. Justice for Breonna Taylor."

 She also wrote on Twitter, "Sorry some of y’all don’t like my hair. Or teeth ... which are my actual teeth btw. Good thing I don’t put my effort into trying to please everyone. I like it. Chile I’m 16 this year, let me live. I’m trying to stay sane in quarantine. Enjoy the #BETAwards"

How Tall is Marsai Martin?

Marsai Martin stands at a height of 1.57 m i.e. 5 feet and 2 inches tall. She has a body weight of 108 lbs i.e. 49 kg. She has a slim body build. She has dark brown eyes and her hair color is black. She has curly hair. 

Marsai Martin Net Worth

Marsai Martin works in the entertainment industry. Her major income comes from her acting career. She had started her career from commercials and later landed several lead roles and won numerous awards. Besides acting, she has also produced several movies. She also worked to promote brands like Give Me a Second, Brookshire, Meineke, Minute Clinic CVS Health, Regions Bank Personal Pay among others. In summary, she makes quite a fortune from the entertainment industry and her net worth is estimated at $1 million.

Did You Know?

  • She became the youngest person (aged 13) in Hollywood to ever produce a film when she produced comedy-film Little in 2019.
  • She became the youngest person to get a first-look deal at Universal. She is the youngest person to get a deal at any studio as well.
  • Time included Martin on its "Time 100 Next" in 2019.
  • She is a Denver Broncos fan.
  • She does not like peanut butter.