Sonequa Martin-Green

Sonequa Martin-Green

Highest Rated: 90% The Outside Story (2020)

Lowest Rated: 26% Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)

Birthday: Mar 21, 1985

Birthplace: Russellville, Alabama, USA

After playing minor parts as teenagers on various television series and independent films, actress Sonequa Martin-Green successfully moved into more mature roles, often with an intense or fiery streak, on "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009-16), "The Walking Dead" (AMC, 2010- ) and "Once Upon a Time" (ABC, 2011- ). Born Sonequa Martin on March 21, 1985 in Russellville, Alabama, she initially wanted to pursue a career as a psychologist, but fell in love with acting after appearing in a play in the tenth grade. She made her screen debut in a comedy short, "Not Quite Right (2005) while attending the University of Alabama, and after graduating in 2007, Martin-Green moved to the East Coast, where she appeared in theater productions. There, she met her husband, Kenric Green, while both were performing in a play; the couple remained in New York for the next five years, during which Martin-Green enjoyed guest roles as teenagers on "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001-2011) and in independent features. After relocating to Los Angeles, Martin-Green landed recurring roles on two major television series: she played Army trainee Kanessa Jones on "Army Wives" (Lifetime, 2007-2013) before moving to "The Good Wife" as Courtney Wells, who briefly served as assistant to Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies). In 2012, Martin-Green's profile enjoyed a significant boost when she joined the cast of "The Walking Dead." Her character, Sasha Williams, was one of the toughest in the show's sprawling cast: a former firefighter, she became a top sharpshooter among the survivors, but also displayed a fragile side when tremendous losses - the deaths of her brother, Tyreese (Chad Coleman), and significant other, Bob (Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.) - leave her with post-traumatic stress disorder. Following her character's debut in the third season of "Walking Dead," Martin-Green was cast as Tamara, a woman determined to rid the world of magic, in the second season of "Once Upon a Time." She reprised the role briefly in the third season of the fantasy-drama before returning for the fourth season of "Walking Dead," after which she was promoted from a recurring role to series regular.

Highest rated movies

The Outside Story
Toe to Toe
Holiday Rush
Yelling to the Sky
Space Jam: A New Legacy

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
26% 79% Space Jam: A New Legacy Kamiyah James (Character) $70.5M 2021
90% 78% The Outside Story Isha (Character) - 2020
40% 46% Holiday Rush Roxy Richardson (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 11% Shockwave Darkside Private Lang (Character) - 2014
36% 46% Yelling to the Sky Jojo Parker (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 50% Rivers Wash Over Me Shawna King (Character) - 2009
62% 49% Toe to Toe Tosha (Character) $21.3K 2009

TV

Credit
87% 36% Star Trek: Discovery Michael Burnham (Character) 2017-2022
No Score Yet 5% The View Guest 2021
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2017 2019-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friday Night In with The Morgans Guest 2020
No Score Yet 50% Busy Tonight Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke : la série Music Performer 2019
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017 2019
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017 2019
80% 78% The Walking Dead Sasha (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2013-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
95% 84% New Girl Rhonda (Guest Star) 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2014
78% 78% Once Upon a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
43% 66% NYC 22 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
93% 91% The Good Wife Courtney Wells (Guest Star) 2009-2011
No Score Yet 61% Army Wives Kanessa Jones (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2009
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Kiana Richmond (Guest Star) 2008