Jazlyn Martin has joined the cast of NBC’s Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Jackie Ames. Her character is Afro-Latina in the reboot, more accurately depicting South Central’s largely Black and Latino population. But Jazlyn “never really knew what being Afro-Latina was” as a kid. However, she was aware of her family’s blended culture thanks to her parents.
So, are her parents? Keep reading to find out.
Who Are Jazlyn Martin Parents?
Jazlyn Martin was born to her parents, Jason and Jeannie Martin. They are her biggest fans and her number one supporter. Also, it’s thanks to them, Jazlyn was aware of her family’s blended culture — which aided her while she portrayed Jackie Ames, an Afro-Latina character in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
“All the Latinas that I ever did see on screen were white-passing, and a lot of Afro-Latino actors were always cast solely as Black characters that didn’t express their Latin heritage,” she rejoiced that her first television role is an iteration of her true self and the cultural impact she wants to have by building visibility.
Furthermore explaining her character, Jazlyn said, “Being from South Central dictates what Jackie’s environment is and what she has grown accustomed to. Her city is beautifully populated with Black and Mexican communities.”
She also believed that Will and Jackie fall for each other because she is his version of home, away from Philadelphia.
Meet Jason Martin, Jazlyn Martin Father
Jason Martin is Jazlyn Martin’s father who taught her how to be a strong woman. She inherits Afro roots from him.
Learn more about him below.
Jason Martin Age
Jason Martin was born in November 1971. That made him 51 years of age in 2023.
This also means Jason was 29 when he had Jazlyn.
Jason Martin Job
Jason Martin is a musician. He goes by the moniker Jaye Q. and has released a few originals titled Better Off Without You, Treat Me Right, Remix, Ladies Go Boom, Let Me Feel You, Lady, We Can Be Free, In My Car, Again, and more.
Also, Jason’s an actor. He was signed with his first commercial agent in February 2021 after a brief hiatus. After the achievement, his coach Camille took to her official IG to write, “Together Sue-Kate and Jason got off to a great start! Jason was picked up by a commercial agent in his first round of interviews! Jason is a Private Coaching client and we love and celebrate the whole family. 🥳Shoutout to Jazlyn and Jada for a whole lot of talent under one roof.”
As for his education, Jason attended Loy Norrix High School in 1987, Portage Northern High School in 1988, and finally graduated from Chicago Academy For The Arts in 1990.
Is Jason Martin On Instagram?
Find Jason on Instagram @jayeqmusic.
Also, here’s his Facebook @jayeq.1.
Meet Jeannie Martin, Jazlyn Martin Mother
Jeannie Martin is Jazlyn Martin’s loving mother. She inherits Mexican heritage from her. “Thank you for being the light and comfort in my life. Te amo mucho mamí,” Jazlyn once feautred her on her IG.
Keep reading to find out more.
Jeannie Martin Age
Jeannie Martin was born in February 1973. That made her 50 years of age in 2023.
She is a year younger than her husband Jason.
Before marrying Jason, Jeannie went by the name Jeannie Lupe Lopez.
Jeannie Martin Job
Jeannie Martin is a dancer. No wonder, her daughter’s a gifted one too.
Like her mother, Jazlyn is a professional dancer and actress. She said that dance is also a significant part of her life as always had a passion for the arts as an outlet for young Black creatives.
Is Jeannie Martin On Instagram?
Jeannie was on Instgram @jeannie.martinn.
Also, here’s her Facebook @jeannie.martin.568632.
Are Jazlyn Martin Parents Still Married?
Yes, as of 2023, Jazlyn’s parents are still married. Their secret to a healthy marriage? Communication, Vactions, and Thoughtfulness. The duo was last seen vacationing at Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii.
Also, to keep the fire burning, Jaye often left surprise gifts (such as flowers) for his wife at home.
How Many Children Do Jazlyn Martin Parents Have?
Jazlyn’s parents share four kids — Jazlyn, Jadaa, Justyne, and Jaron
Among them, Jadaa and Justyne are twins. They turned 21 on October 6, 2022. “Happy 21st BIRTHDAY to my amazing daughters.🥳 Honored to call you beautiful women my daughters. Enjoy your day,” Jeannie wished them a happy birthday on her IG then.
Find Jadaa and Justyne on IG @jadaa.martinn and @justynedmartin respectively.
As for their son, Jaron Martin is a professional basketball player. He played for UC Irvine Anteaters from 2013 to 2016. There, played n 15 games as a true freshman, and ranked second on the team with 61 threes as a junior for the season 2015 – 16. He was also ranked ninth in the Big West in three-point field goal percentage at .394 and ended his junior season with 110 career threes to rank 18th in Anteater history.
Before the University of California, he went to Chaminade College Preparatory School where he became state runners-up in 2013. He averaged 21.2 points, 6.7 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game as a senior for Coach Todd Wolfson.
Where Do Jazlyn Martin Parents Reside?
Jazlyn’s parents resided in Los Angeles, California.
But Jaye hails from Portage, Michigan while Jeannie is a North Hollywood, California native.