This ‘Black-ish’ Star Just Broke a *Major* Guinness World Record

Marsai Martin has officially reached legend status.

According to Guinness World Records, the 16-year-old Black-ish star has broken the record by becoming Hollywood's youngest executive producer after working on her debut film, Little, in which she also stars. On Instagram, she posed with her Guinness World Records certificate and wrote, "Y’all...I done broke a record [crying emoji]. What an amazing honor. Who knew Little would be historic?"

Martin continued, "Huge thanks to Kenya Barris, Tracy Oliver, Tina Gordon, Will Packer, James Lopez, and our WPP team...Thank you to our dope friends at Universal. Eric Baiers, Peter Cramer, Donna Langley, and my wonderful creators Momma & Daddy for making my dreams come true over and over again."

For those who are unfamiliar with Martin's film, Little tells the story of an inconsiderate boss (Regina Hall) who transforms into her 13-year-old self (Martin) after a rude encounter with a child. The movie was released in 2019, when Martin was just 14 years old, and it grossed $48 million worldwide.

While speaking with Guinness World Records, the actress revealed that the historic news came as a total shock. However, she added that she was "beyond grateful" and eager to encourage other young people to follow their dreams.

She said, "Anything is possible, no matter how old you are, no matter what time, what place, it has to all start with you. I hope that all the young Black girls out there really see how a change can really happen, just by being yourself, just by any imagination you have that can run wild. You only live once so go for it." 

Congratulations to Marsai on this amazing achievement!

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