A native of Miami, Florida, Nial Martin was born on May 9, 1979. His ambition, magnanimous deeds, and other passion for the arts have distinguished him as a rising star on the South Florida arts scene. Emerging from a past filled with pain and unrest, he has transcended his work in such a way that allowed fellow actors and audiences to be released from their pain through his words and actions. His company, No Jive Productions, Inc., was founded on February 25, 1995, and has since been incorporated on March 29, 1996.
This organization is a non-profit entertainment entity created to foster talent, promote artistry in the truest sense, and inspire audiences everywhere with pride, dignity, and respect. No Jive Productions, Inc. is an extension of Nial's commitment to providing the underserved residents of the South Florida area opportunities to achieve and excel in their personal, civic, and academic endeavors through exposure to the performing arts. His commitment has been and will continue to be an of Miami's most talented artists. The credo stating, "Anyone can become a winner in all aspects of their lives" is actualized and nurtured through the live stage performance, art training, and artist showcases.
"Love and give love from the Heart"-Nial Martin
A graduate of Allison Academy in North Miami Beach, Florida, and the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Nial began acting at seven. Nial was a shy child growing up, and the theater was a way for him to shine bright. He made his debut in the "Fair Game" motion picture starring Cindy Crawford. For nine years, he performed with the Coconut Grove Children's Theater. He has appeared in television commercials for Nike, Burger King, 163rd Street Mall, Wendy's, and the Dade County School Board, to name a few. His outstanding work in the South Florida community has been consistent.
From donating his time to speak at local community organizations and schools, he has inspired other young people to reach for their dreams. Nial has been recognized throughout South Florida by WEDR 99 Jam on-air Personality/Public Service Director Cheryl Mizell and received a certificate of appreciation from the City of Miami and Robert Renick Educational Center. Miami Dade County Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson presented Nial with a congratulatory letter for his outstanding work and contribution to the arts. He was designated Ambassador of the Arts by the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners.
These and other accolades for his remarkable community achievements lead to the honor of working in the House of Representatives alongside Willie Logan. Not resting on his past successes, Nial Martin is marching boldly into the future with his heart wide open. He will continue to offer timely and innovative art programming to the South Florida area and share his story with other parts of the country as he ventures out to tour his original stage plays "His Double Life," "Why Dose Love Hurt So Bad?" and "A Father's Love."
No Jive Productions, Inc. is consistently expanding its audience base to have a larger regional presence throughout the Southeast, representing Miami, Florida, with pride. There are so many people who need to be inspired, which is why his slogan will stand. "If you work hard and believe in your vision, anything is possible." At the same time, we all want to make a difference through our dreams, art, theater, hard work, and dedication. "Never stop dreaming."