Marsai Martin is an American actress. She is best knwon for portraying Diane Johnson in the sitcom Black-ish.
In Hollywood the term overnight sensation is typically an over-exaggerated definition of a suddenly famous celebrity, but for 10 year old, Marsai Martin, this shooting star is already on course to be just that whirlwind sensation. Born in Plano, TX. Marsai began acting before she could talk. Noticing her natural desire for the spotlight, her parents took her to the Kim Dawson Agency in Dallas where they immediately signed her at the age of 5. She soon landed her first national commercial with the agency, appearing in The Choice Hotel ad "Voice of the People". As a student at Cathryn Sullivan Acting for Film, she attended a seminar that included several LA agents. In this seminar she secured representation with Melissa Berger at CESD.
Marsai relocated to Los Angeles in late 2013 and in a little more than 100 days has accomplished more than most struggling actors can dream of including securing a major national commercial campaign with Meineke. That meteoric whirlwind also included being cast as the co-star in a number one network comedy. Marsai plays the sassy eldest twin Diane Johnson on the ABC hit comedy Black-ish. Alongside an all-star cast including Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis-Ross and Lawrence Fishburne, the young starlet has stolen the hearts of viewers who tune in every week to see her mischievous antics on the show. Her work on the award winning show has garnered her industry recognition including a recent nomination from the Young Artists Awards and for young Marsai this is only the beginning.
With opportunities presenting themselves daily, Marsai is excited about what's to come and when asked what she wants to do when she grows up her answer is simply "To be a legend." In addition to acting, she loves singing, dancing, maintaining the drama that takes place between her two Barbies and playing with her dog named Chelsi.