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% 80% Space Jam: A New Legacy Kamiyah James (Character) $70.5M 2021
90% 75% 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2021
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2017 2019-2021
84% 42% Star Trek: Discovery First Officer Michael Burnham/Commander Michael Burnham (Character) 2017-2021
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 The Marilyn Denis Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke Music Performer 2019
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2019
No Score Yet 41% 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% 83% New Girl Rhonda (Guest Star) 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2015
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