March 21, 1985
|Residence||California, New York|
Sonequa Martin-Green (born March 22, 1985) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Sasha on The Walking Dead. She is also known for her role as Tamara on Once Upon a Time. 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
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. 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. 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.
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.
|2005||Not Quite Right||Coco Delight|
|2008||Blind Thoughts||Jenna Lopez|
|2009||Toe to Toe||Tosha|
|Rivers Wash Over Me||Shawna King|
|Yelling to the Sky||Jojo Parker|
|2012||Shockwave Darkside||Private Lang|
|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)
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