Sonequa Martin-Green is an American actress and producer. Read more about her movies, net worth and other interesting facts.
Who is Sonequa Martin-Green?
Sonequa Martin-Green was born on March 21st, 1985. She is an American actress and producer best known for her television role as Sasha Williams on The Walking Dead. She played the role of Sasha Williams from 2012 to 2017. Before that, she had appeared in numerous independent films. She also appeared in a recurring role as Courtney Wells on ‘The Good Wife’. Martin-Green also had recurring roles as Tamara in ‘Once Upon a Time’ and Rhonda in ‘New Girl’. Currently, one can see Martin-Green on the television series, ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ in the role of Michael Burnham. Born and raised in Russellville, Alabama, Martin-Green had initially thought of becoming a psychologist. She has one sister and three older half-sisters. She later plunged into acting when she was in the tenth grade. On her decision to become an actor, she said, “I didn’t know I was going to be an actor until I was 16. I thought I was going to be a psychologist, which is interesting because it’s very similar to acting. I was fascinated with human behaviour and why people do what they do. I was in the middle of rehearsal in 10th grade when I had this epiphany. And so I got my theatre degree from the University of Alabama.” After she graduated from the University of Alabama in 2007 with a degree in theatre, she relocated to New York City where she along with her husband, Kenric, put up for five years before moving to California. Martin-Green has been married to fellow actor Kenric Green since December 4, 2010. She met her husband while acting together in the play, Fetch Clay, Make Man, at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey. In 2015, in Los Angeles, Martin-Green gave birth to her first child, a boy named Kenric Justin Green II after his father. Martin-Green was pregnant while filming the fifth season of The Walking Dead, which she camouflaged using thick layers and using larger guns.
Career in movies and television
Sonequa Martin-Green’s career can be divided into films and television: Films: Although, Martin-Green gained popularity with her television roles, she made her film debut in 2005. In 2009, she played the lead role of Tosha Spinner in ‘Toe to Toe’. She appeared opposite Louisa Krause, in the film, ‘Toe to Toe’. The film focuses on her friendship and rivalry with Jessie (Louisa Krause), a privileged girl from Bethesda whose promiscuous tendencies threaten to become her undoing. They both strive to gain a better understanding of one another’s plight as society threatens to drive them ever farther apart. The film and Martin-Green’s acting abilities were critically praised. Martin-Green also appeared in a family drama film, ‘Yelling to the Sky’ in 2011. Yelling to the Sky is a 2011 American drama film written and directed by Victoria Mahoney. In 2014, She was seen in the film, Shockwave, Darkside which did not do very well. Shockwave, Darkside was an action/science fiction film directed by Jay Weisman. Television: Martin-Green has had several guest and recurring roles in TV shows. She made her television debut in 2008, featuring on NBC’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Kiana Richmond. She then grabbed her first recurring role on Army Wives, the next year. In 2009, she got the role of Courtney Wells on ‘The Good Wife’. She later made two more appearances in Gossip Girl and NYC 22 in 2011. In 2012, Sonequa Martin-Green was cast in a recurring role on The Walking Dead as Sasha Williams. Former showrunner Glen Mazzara still wanted Martin-Green to be a part of the show as someone else was more suitable for the role she auditioned for and so he decided to create a role specifically for her instead. Martin-Green explained: “[Sasha] was supposed to be a recurring character and as we kept going forward, they picked up my option to be a regular. It’s very rare and I’m still quite dumbfounded about it but Glen and I hit it off and I still appreciate him. He wanted to work with me and wrote Sasha for me.” Martin-Green’s performance as Sasha, particularly in the fifth season and seventh season, has received favorable reviews. After filming for the third season of The Walking Dead ended, Martin-Green was signed up the second season of ‘Once Upon a Time’ playing the recurring role of Tamara, a woman who was determined to rid the world of magic. In December 2016, her role as the lead star of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ as a lieutenant commander of the USS Discovery was announced. She debuted as First Officer Michael Burnham in “The Vulcan Hello” on September 24, 2017.
Sonequa Martin-Green has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Martin-Green is quite active on her official Instagram page @therealsonequa. She uploads a lot of her random photos and photos from her movies on her Instagram page. She has a lot of followers on her social media accounts.