When we first met Diane Johnson (Marsai Martin) on award-winning U.S. sitcom Black-ish, we knew she would grow up to be quite a formidable character.
Not only that, but as we warmed up to Diane's cold, tough exterior that can only ever be thawed by the satisfaction she gets from being right, I think we started to become quite curious about the girl who plays Diane. And if we're talking style, she really is Rainbow's (Tracee Ellis Ross) daughter.
Marsai Martin is now a household name and a star to watch out for, as she became Hollywood's youngest Executive Producer in 2019 for the Little movie starring Issa Rae and Regina Hall. And she might just be Hollywood's best-dressed teen.
This Hollywood teen's press and red carpet appearances from 2018 throughout 2019, have been age-appropriate style moments that have earned her the same praise as her on-screen mom Tracee Ellis Ross and on-screen sister Yara Shahidi (who plays Zoey Johnson).
The celebrity stylist behind Marsai's style evolution is Apuje Kalu, who has styled Insecure cast members Yvonne Orji and Jay Ellis. Thanks to Apuje, this young star's designer resume boasts the likes of Coach, Red Valentino, Pantora Bridal and Miri Couture. She's also been styled by Jason Rembert - who's also styled Issa Rae, Michael B. Jordan, Lizzo and Mariah Carey - for a few red carpet occasions this year, and the excellence is unmatched.
Also, can her MUA Shannon Pezzetta get her well-deserved mention too? Marsai's beauty looks remain flawless, radiant, and fun... appearance after appearance.
Since 15-year-old Marsai has been scooping awards during this awards season, she's showed up in gowns and ensembles worthy of the same applause she receives for her accolades. This is why we've decided to add to our 'Marsai Martin (style) Maven in the Making' gallery.
Styled by Jason Rembert
Marsai Martin attends the premiere of Disney's "Mulan" on March 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. Styled by Jason Rembert in Nina Ricci.
Photo by Jon Kopaloff/WireImage
51st NAACP Image Awards - non-televised Awards Dinner - arrivals on February 21, 2020 in Hollywood, California. In a mini feather frock by Pamella Roland.
Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage
Dazzling in Marc Jacobs. Styled by Jason Rembert.
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Today!! On #internationalwomensday I was honored by the @naasclosangeles and it was beautiful! What a wonderful example of sisterhood, excellence and class. Congrats to my fellow honorees...And thank you to @jamilasheree for my beautiful introduction. ??: @marcjacobs ??: @sam_edelman Styled by: @jasonrembert Assisted by: @sakinahsela @balakaet PR: @amprgroup @erinpepper Hair: @hairbyashleynoel Makeup: @shannonpezzetta ??: @jorgemezaphotos Eternally walking in a state of gratitude. #blessingsonblessingsonblessings
2020 13th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel on February 06, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for ESSENCE
ABC Television's Winter Press Tour 2020 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 08, 2020. Marsai is wearing a 3-piece pleated suit from the Honayda SS20 collection, layering and envelope jacket on a short overskirt in pleated crepe.
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Spotted on the streets of New York in January 2020.
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2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards at Dolby Theatre on December 04, 2019 in Hollywood, California. In a Carolina Herrera gown and Giuseppe Zanotti heels.
Mars shoots for the stars
A look at some of the images from her incredibly styled shoots.
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Soooo this photo shoot was my best friends’ Christmas gift?? The gift was more than just pictures...I wanted them to experience my favorite part of what I do. Demari and Lauren, we are erasing the old standards of beauty... beautiful is whatever you are... it’s in all of us. Thanks for letting me spoil y’all. A big thank you to everyone involved. Can’t wait to show these to our grandkids♥?
And a quick throwback to looks we've gushed over previously.
2018 Pre-Emmy Party
50th NAACP Image Awards
Beautycon Festival 2019
Little press junkets & premiers
With co-stars Issa Rae and Regina Hall.
We're looking forward to more standout red carpet moments from Marsai Martin as she grows to become an award-wining Hollywood director and actress.
All images: Getty
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