About Marsai Martin


Marsai Martin impressed the audience worldwide at a very early age with her performance in the comedy series “Black-ish”. This child actress is also an executive producer. 

In 2019, she starred in and was an executive producer for the comedy film “Little”. She is the youngest person to do so. She is the youngest producer in Hollywood.

 She has won the NAACP Image Awards nine times. She was in the “Time 100 Next” list in 2019. It was like this actress was born with the gift and luck for acting. She was a model ever since she was a toddler. At the age of five, she was signed to a modeling agency. At the age of 9, she moved to LA with her parents in the hope of a better future for her acting career. 

Quick Info
Full NameCaila Marsai Martin
Date of BirthAugust 14, 2004
Birth PlaceLittle Elm, Texas, U.S.
Parent(s)Carol Martin (Mother)
Joshua Martin (Father)
OccupationAmerican actress ,executive producer
Net WorthUS $1.5 Million

This came as a blessing and went exactly as they envisioned. She got the role of Diane Johnson in the sitcom named “Black-ish”. She was part of the main characters. The show went on to be a hit and Marsai appeared in all the five seasons of the series. With this, she has also appeared in “Fun Mom Dinner” where she played the role of Nina. 


Early Life


Marsai Martin’s full name is Caila Marsai Martin. She was born to Carol and Joshua Martin in Little Elm on the day of August 14, 2004. She was interested in acting as early as the age of two.

She liked mimicking the characters that she saw on films and TV shows. This child actress learned how to act before she learned how to even talk. This was a sign to the parents and they took it with great seriousness. They believed that their daughter was meant for the cameras. Her father actively worked for her photoshoot to be done. He contacted many photographers and requested photoshoots. A photographer agreed to do so and when Martin was five years old, she was photographed and her photos were sent to different agencies. 

Marsai Martin

After sending the photos to four agencies, they found luck with Kim Dawson as he was the only one that wanted to sign her up. 

She went to an acting school called Cathryn Sullivan’s Acting for Film where she learned acting and actively worked to polish her skills.

At the age of nine, her parents decided to move to LA where she auditioned for many roles.




Marsai Martin appeared on television for the first time at the age of five via a commercial for Choice Hotel. After this, she appeared in the commercial for a car care company called Meineke. 

At this point, she was already very confident about her acting skills. Hence, she auditioned for various roles in various TV shows and films. She bagged her first noteworthy role in 2014 in the TV show called “Black-ish”.

In the show, she played the role of Diane Johnson who is the youngest daughter in a middle-class black family. This young actress was loved by many and she was able to adore the whole audience. Marsai also won many awards for this role.

In 2016, along with voicing the character Nina, she played the main role in the film titled “Melody 1963: Love Has to Win”. 

In 2017, she starred in the film “Fun Mom Dinner” in which she played the role of Hannah. The comedy movie received mixed reviews.

The film “Little” had an average rating and did fairly well commercially. In the film, she played the role of Jordana Sanders. According to her father, the idea for the film was pitched by Marsai herself. This film made her the youngest producer in Hollywood. 

Marsai Martin



At a very early age of 16, Marsai Martin has bagged about 13 awards. From the 13,  nine are NAACP Image Awards. She won a Young Artist Award in 2016 for her role in “Black-ish”. In 2018, she was honored with a Kidscreen Award for her role in “Melody 1963: Love Has to Win”. She won a BET Young Stars Award in 2019. In 2020, she was nominated for 4 NAACP Awards from which she won all four of them.


Personal Life


Since Marsai Martin is still underage, her father looks after her finances. He is also her manager. She is homeschooled as she is caught up in acting and going to school wouldn’t be a plausible option. 

Her father is the president of the film production company called Genius Productions. It is his own company and Martin’s mother is the vice-president. 


Height, Weight, and Age


As of September 1, 2020, Marsai’s height is 1.42 meters and she weighs 44 kg. She is 16 years old. 

Marsai Martin

Social Media

Marsai Martin is very active on various social media platforms. She is the most active on Instagram and has 2.5 million followers. On Twitter, she has 128.2k followers. She has 81.9k followers on Facebook. 

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Net Worth

Marsai Martin is still very young and the future looks really bright for her. As of September 2020, her net worth is estimated to be around US$ 1.5 million. Most of her money comes from acting in films and TV shows like “Black-ish” and “Little”. Her film “Little” grossed US$50 million and it has made on a budget of US$ 20 million.