- Attended first audition for a role in the television series Unsolved Mysteries. The audition was a literal race which Martinez won.
- Performed in Mail Order Bridge, a film which was almost entirely improvised.
- Won a screenwriting competition and earned an invitation to a conference for the National Association of Latino Independent Producers in 2009.
- One of only a handful of actors to have worked in the United Nations building on two separate occasions.
- A vocal advocate of self-empowerment for people of color, and frequently speaks on the importance of generating one's own opportunities.