Sonequa Martin-Green

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Sonequa Martin-Green
Born Sonequa Martin
(1985-03-21) March 21, 1985 (age 29)
Russellville, Alabama[1]
Residence California, New York
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present
Spouse(s) Kenric Green
Children 1

Sonequa Martin-Green (born March 22, 1985)[2] is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Sasha on The Walking Dead.[3] She is also known for her role as Tamara on Once Upon a Time.[4][5][6][7] Prior to this, she had starred in several independent films before gaining her first adult recurring role as Courtney Wells on The Good Wife.

Early life and career[edit]

Martin-Green was born and raised in Russellville, Alabama. She has one full sister and three older half-sisters. She graduated from the University of Alabama in 2007 with a degree in theatre.[1] and moved to New York in the same year. After getting married and living in New York for five years, the couple moved to California soon afterwards.

Martin-Green has had many recurring roles in TV shows, including The Good Wife, NYC 22, and Once Upon a Time. In 2012, she was cast in a recurring role on The Walking Dead as Sasha, the sister of Tyreese (Chad Coleman), an original character, exclusive to the television series.[8] Despite being an original character, she was initially confused with being Julie, Tyreese's daughter from the original source material, or Tyreese's girlfriend, which Martin-Green dismissed. In an interview with AfterBuzz TV, Martin-Green mentioned that between the period of the audition and going onto the set that she read the first three volumes of the comic book series. She was upgraded to a series regular for season 4.[9][10][11][12]

Personal life[edit]

Martin-Green is married to Kenric Green. They met while acting in a play together in Princeton, New Jersey. Martin-Green gave birth to a baby boy named Kenric Justin Green II after his father on January 10, 2015 in Los Angeles.


Year Title Role
2005 Not Quite Right Coco Delight
2007 I-Can-D VJ
2008 Blind Thoughts Jenna Lopez
2009 Toe to Toe Tosha
Rivers Wash Over Me Shawna King
2011 Da Brick Rachel
Yelling to the Sky Jojo Parker
2012 Shockwave Darkside Private Lang
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Kiana Richmond 1 episode
2009 Army Wives Kanessa Jones Recurring role, 3 episodes:
"Duty to Inform" (season 3: episode 13)
"Need to Know Basis" (season 3: episode 14)
"Shrapnel and Alibis" (season 3: episode 16)
2009-11 The Good Wife Courtney Wells Season 1-2 (recurring; 8 episodes)
2011 Gossip Girl Joanna 1 episode
2012 NYC 22 Michelle Terry Season 1 (recurring; 5 episodes)
2012–present The Walking Dead Sasha Season 3 (recurring; 5 episodes)
Season 4-present (series regular; 17 episodes)
2013 Once Upon a Time Tamara Season 2 (recurring; 6 episodes)
Season 3 (guest; 1 episode)


  1. ^ a b Flanagan, Ben (April 4, 2013). "UA alum Sonequa Martin-Green upgraded to 'Walking Dead' series regular". Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Twitter / SonequaMG: Well @TheWalkingFans, on this". Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  3. ^ Name * (2012-12-31). "Actress Sonequa Martin-Green Does Double Duty On ABC’s ‘Once Upon A Time’ And AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’, Highlight Hollywood News". Highlight Hollywood. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  4. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich (2012-12-31). "‘Once Upon a Time’ Season 2 Spoilers — Sonequa Martin-Green as Tamara". TVLine. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  5. ^ "'Walking Dead' Actress Sonequa Martin-Green Is Headed To 'Once Upon A Time'". 2012-12-31. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  6. ^ Published Wednesday, Jan 2 2013, 18:08 GMT (2013-01-02). "'Walking Dead' actress Sonequa Martin-Green joins 'Once Upon a Time' - Once Upon a Time News - Cult". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  7. ^ "UA theatre alum Sonequa Martin-Green lands role on ABC hit 'Once Upon a Time'". Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  8. ^ "'Walking Dead' Dissection: Robert Kirkman on the Major Fatalities and Comic Book Detour". 2013-01-04. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  9. ^ Slezak, Michael. "The Walking Dead’s Season 4 Cast — Tyreese, Sasha, Beth Upgraded To Series Regulars". TVLine. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  10. ^ Abrams, Natalie. "The Walking Dead Promotes Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and More to Series Regular". Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  11. ^ "'Walking Dead' Promotes Three to Series Regular for Season 4". 2013-03-04. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  12. ^ "‘The Walking Dead’ Promotes Three To Series Regulars". 2009-11-15. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 

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