Sonequa Martin-Green


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Sonequa Martin-Green (born March 21, 1985) is an American actress and producer. She is best known for her television role as Sasha Williams on The Walking Dead, a role she played from 2012 to 2017. Before that, she had starred in several independent films before gaining her first recurring role as Courtney Wells on The Good Wife. Later, she had ... See full bio »

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Star Trek: Discovery Michael Burnham / Cmdr. Michael Burnham
(2017-2022)
The Walking Dead Sasha Williams
(2012-2020)
Space Jam: A New Legacy Kamiyah James
(2021)
(2013)

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 2017-2022 Star Trek: Discovery (TV Series)
Michael Burnham / Cmdr. Michael Burnham
- Episode #4.8 (2022) ... Michael Burnham
- ...But to Connect (2021) ... Michael Burnham
- Stormy Weather (2021) ... Michael Burnham
- The Examples (2021) ... Michael Burnham
- All Is Possible (2021) ... Michael Burnham
 2020-2021 Star Trek: Discovery Logs (TV Series short)
Michael Burnham / Captain Michael Burnham
- Personal Log//////Michael Burnham (2021) ... Captain Michael Burnham (voice)
- Personal Log//////Michael Burnham (2021) ... Captain Michael Burnham (voice)
- Personal Log//////Michael Burnham (2021) ... Michael Burnham (voice)
- Personal Log//////Michael Burnham (2020) ... Michael Burnham (voice)
- Personal Log//////Michael Burnham (2020) ... Michael Burnham (voice)
 2021 Space Jam: A New Legacy
Kamiyah James
 2021 Invincible (TV Series)
Green Ghost
- It's About Time (2021) ... Green Ghost (voice)
 2020 Fast and Furious Crossroads (Video Game)
Vienna (voice)
 2020 The Outside Story
Isha
 2019 Holiday Rush
Roxy Richardson
 2012-2018 The Walking Dead (TV Series)
Sasha Williams
- What Comes After (2018) ... Sasha Williams
- The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (2017) ... Sasha Williams
- Something They Need (2017) ... Sasha Williams
- The Other Side (2017) ... Sasha Williams
- Bury Me Here (2017) ... Sasha Williams (credit only)
 2018 Wed-Locked (TV Series)
Martine
 2017 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (TV Series)
Pirate Maria
- At the End of the Worlds (2017) ... Pirate Maria (voice)
- Mr. Rippen (2017) ... Pirate Maria (voice)
 2016-2017 New Girl (TV Series)
Rhonda
- Rumspringa (2017) ... Rhonda
- Jeff Day (2016) ... Rhonda
 2014 On the Bridge (Short)
Laura
 2014 Shockwave: Darkside
Private Lang
 2013 Once Upon a Time (TV Series)
Tamara
- The Heart of the Truest Believer (2013) ... Tamara
- And Straight on 'til Morning (2013) ... Tamara
- Second Star to the Right (2013) ... Tamara
- The Evil Queen (2013) ... Tamara
- Lacey (2013) ... Tamara
 2012 NYC 22 (TV Series)
Michelle Terry
- Ransom (2012) ... Michelle Terry (as Sonequa Martin)
- Crossing the Rubicon (2012) ... Michelle Terry (as Sonequa Martin)
- Thugs and Lovers (2012) ... Michelle Terry (as Sonequa Martin)
- Firebomb (2012) ... Michelle Terry (as Sonequa Martin)
- Pilot (2012) ... Michelle Terry (as Sonequa Martin)
 2011 Da Brick (TV Movie)
Rachel (as Sonequa Martin)
 2011 Gossip Girl (TV Series)
Joanna
- The Jewel of Denial (2011) ... Joanna (as Sonequa Martin)
 2009-2011 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Courtney Wells
- Closing Arguments (2011) ... Courtney Wells (as Sonequa Martin)
- VIP Treatment (2010) ... Courtney Wells (as Sonequa Martin)
- Cleaning House (2010) ... Courtney Wells (as Sonequa Martin)
- Unplugged (2010) ... Courtney Wells (as Sonequa Martin)
- Heart (2010) ... Courtney Wells (as Sonequa Martin)
 2011 Yelling to the Sky
Jojo Parker (as Sonequa Martin)
 2010 Star Trek Online (Video Game)
Michael Burnham (voice)
 2009 Army Wives (TV Series)
Kanessa Jones
- Shrapnel and Alibis (2009) ... Kanessa Jones (as Sonequa Martin)
- Need to Know Basis (2009) ... Kanessa Jones (as Sonequa Martin)
- Duty to Inform (2009) ... Kanessa Jones (as Sonequa Martin)
 2009 Rivers Wash Over Me
Shawna King (as Sonequa Martin)
 2009 Toe to Toe
Tosha (as Sonequa Martin)
 2008 Blind Thoughts
Jenna Lopez (as Sonequa Martin)
 2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Kiana Richmond
- Legacy (2008) ... Kiana Richmond (as Sonequa Martin)
 2007 I-Can-D (Short)
VJ (as Sonequa Martin)
 2005 Not Quite Right (Video)
Coco Delight (as Sonequa Martin)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: "The Pillowman" by Martin McDonagh - playing Ariel, at the Allen Bales Theatre, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (as Sonequa Martin) See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Sonequa Martin

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Spouse:

Kenric Green  (1 child)

Children:

Green II, Kenric Justin

Parents:

Martin, Vera | Martin, Charles
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Personal Quote:

I was on track to change my name. In college, I was dead set on it. I was going to change it to Sonè or something [laughs]. But my mentor at the time, Seth Panitch, who teaches at UA [the University of Alabama], said, "No! Don't do that. You should keep it. That's you." I said okay and I never thought about it again. See more »

Trivia:

Pictured as the character Commander Michael Burnham on one of a set of 18 British commemorative postage stamps issued 13 November 2020, celebrating the "Star Trek" television and film franchise. Stamps were issued as 12 individual stamps, honoring captains and crew members; and 6 stamps in a single souvenir sheet, highlighting heroes and villains. All stamps were nondenominated and marked first ... See more »

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