Marsai Martin is only 14 years old but she’s making boss moves!

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The Black-ish star and her Genius Productions company signed a first-look deal with Universal Pictures. She already has an upcoming comedy film under the deal titled, Step Monster, which she also stars in.

Martin will also serve as a writer for scripted projects for Universal with Genius Productions co-founder Joshua Martin, VP Carol Martin, and head of creative Prince Baggett.


“Working with emerging talent is a cornerstone of Universal’s overall slate strategy and Marsai is a star on the rise,” Universal Pictures president Peter Cramer said. “She is not only tremendously talented in front of the camera, but offers a unique perspective as a creator and producer that will resonate with all audiences. We look forward to moviegoers getting to see how brilliant she is in ‘Little’ and watching her evolve as a filmmaker here at Universal.”

Masai Martin expressed her enthusiasm in the following statement and noted that Universal is making efforts to diversify and uplift young creatives.

“I am so excited for the magic I’ll be able to create and produce with Universal,” Martin said. “Mr. Cramer and Ms. Langley’s commitment to investing in, and uplifting diverse and young voices is both refreshing and important, and I’m happy to be a part of that legacy. My goal is to show young women and girls that our voices and ideas matter and you are never too young to dream BIG!”