At just 14, Marsai Martin is quite the businesswoman. The starlet has just signed a first-look deal with Universal Pictures.
The “blackish” star, alongside her Genius Production company, will develop scripted projects for Universal, and she is the youngest to do so.
“Working with emerging talent is a cornerstone of Universal's overall slate strategy, and Marsai is a star on the rise,” Peter Cramer, president of Universal Pictures, said in a statement. “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.”
Martin’s first film as a part of the partnership will be “StepMonster,” a comedy about a teenager adjusting to life with a new stepmother.
The actress’ new business venture with Universal isn’t her first historic moment.
She became the youngest person to ever executive produce a studio film with her upcoming flick, “Little.” The Atlanta-filmed comedy follows an overwhelmed workaholic who receives a chance to relive her childhood. While Regina Hall plays the adult version of the character, Martin plays her as a kid. The movie, out Apr. 12, also stars Justin Hartley and Tone Bell.
“I am so excited for the magic I'll be able to create and produce with Universal,” the teen said in a statement about her latest accomplishment. “My goal is to show young women and girls that our voices and ideas matter and you are never too young to dream BIG!”