Courtesy Photo: Marsai Martin
(LOS ANGELES, CA) – 15-year old producer, entrepreneur, and award-winning actor Marsai Martin (Black-ish, Little) is among the honorees for the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College – Los Angeles Chapter’s Sisters’ Awards Brunch. In its 26th year, the brunch has raised more than $530,000 in scholarship funds for incoming Spelman freshman from the Los Angeles area.
Martin, at just 15-years-old, is already on course to be a whirlwind sensation. At the age of five she landed her first national commercial and shortly after relocating to Los Angeles, she was cast as Diane Johnson on the ABC Emmy-nominated hit comedy “black-ish.” Alongside an all-star cast, the young starlet has stolen the hearts of viewers who tune in every week to see her hilarious and witty antics on the show. Her work on the show has earned her ten NAACP Image Awards as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award. At the age of 10 she conceptualized and pitched a movie idea to Will Packer and Universal which became the feature film, Little. As the star and Executive Producer on the film, she has become a part of Hollywood history as the youngest person to EP a major Hollywood film. With opportunities presenting themselves daily, Marsai is excited about uplifting diverse and young voices through her production company, Genius Productions, who signed an overall deal with Universal. In addition to acting, she loves producing, singing, dancing and creating her own content for social media.
Hosted by The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College – Los Angeles Chapter, and Emmy Award-winning former Access Hollywood journalist Shaun Robinson (Spelman College, C’84), the event will also honor founding president of Ward Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and LA Metro Board Member, Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, and Spelman Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD (C’75), who serves as the dean of Charles R. Drew University College of Medicine.
An outstanding Historically Black College for women, Spelman College promotes academic excellence in the liberal arts. This predominantly residential private college provides students with an academic climate that develops their intellectual and leadership potential.
The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) is the official organization that supports Spelman College through financial gifts, student recruitment, and recognition of Spelman women.
I am so excited about this years Sisters’ Awards. This year we have an AWESOME trio of ladies being honored. They are the quintessential essence of the meaning of Womens’ Day and that uniquely divine feminine energy. So we are celebrating their extraordinary social, economic, cultural and political achievements while simultaneously raising funds for young women to attend our illustrious Alma Mater, Spelman College. ~ Maria Rice – NAASCLA Vice President and Brunch Chair ~
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