We’re honored to have welcomed Darrius Marcellin to the Role Models family and recently Voyage LA Magazine wrote a feature about him and his incredible story. Please read below for highlights and click here to read the full interview.
Please tell us about your art.
I am an actor, podcast host, and motivational speaker. My goal is to inspire and create material to uplift. 1000 Failures podcast is a motivational podcast show for creatives and has expanded globally within 40 days.
I grew up with my mother and aunties in a house of woman and I thought it best to combine my soccer experience with empowering the future generation of ladies. I created the Girl Power Soccer Camp, where young soccer hopefuls could train and learn from top professional players. This summer we have 3 players from Ladies Manchester United and Manchester City coaching in June. They will be letting the girls know the importance of self belief and that ladies could become pros once they put in the hard work.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Born and raised in the Caribbean island of Trinidad, I grew up in a lower middle-class family. Many times we wouldn’t have running water. I excelled at soccer and was scouted to play Division 1 at college at over 30 schools. I grew up a die-hard New York Knicks fan and decided to go to Brooklyn. I visited New York as a kid and had big dreams to one make it there. I moved to Brooklyn and moved in with my mother in Crown Heights and started at St. Francis College in Brooklyn.