'Paw Patrol' Star Marsai Martin Is Ready for Her Next Chapter of Empowering Young Black Girls

It’s hard to imagine a 17-year-old who has worked with the likes of Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina Hall, and Issa Rae, knowing that this is just the first phase of their career. And yet, Marsai Martin is that young woman, whose burgeoning acting career is taking her to new heights. The young star, known best for her role as Diane Johnson on the critically acclaimed and beloved ABC sitcom Black-ish, now lends her voice to the film adaptation of Paw Patrol, out August 20. As Martin prepares to write the next chapter in her already accomplished career, the actress spoke with SheKnows’ Entertainment Editor Louisa Ballhaus about why her character, Liberty, resonated with her so much as she continues to inspire young audiences who look up to her.

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