Milauna Jackson

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Milauna Jackson
Born Milauna Jemai Jackson
August 8
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Other names Milauna Jemai
Occupation Actress

Milauna Jemai Jackson is an American actress. She is best known for her role as DEA Special Agent Kim Martinez in the British-American action television series Strike Back seasons four & five.[1]


A native of Chicago, Milauna Jemai Jackson was raised on the South Side by her single mother. To study in a safe environment, she lived part-time with her mother and partially with her grandparents. Before enrolling in the performing arts program at Marie Sklodowska Marie Sklodowska Curie Metropolitan High School, she acted in church programs and community theater at a young age. She had her mother Linda and Miss Lillian Monkus (deceased), whom she met in high school, as female role models.[2]

Her first television role was in 2000 in the court show Arrest & Trial (episode "Nightstalker") where she played herself. After high school, Milauna Jackson attended several colleges; Howard University and Cal State Fullerton, before enrolling at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where she began to appear in commercials, a Twista video, and industrial films. She also acted on stage. In 2002, she moved to Los Angeles to further her career aspirations. In 2012, she enrolled in UCLA and completed her education. During her orientation day she learned that director Spike Lee cast her for an HBO pilot Da Brick, "and that was the last part of my academic year."[2]

In 2004, two years later, Milauna Jackson landed a role in the TV series Cold Case (episode "Volunteers"). She also appeared in several TV movies, other TV series and films. She was also a regular member of Squad 85, an American comedy series created by Gregory Bonsignore. It was aired on YouTube's YOMYOMF channel and premiered on November 13, 2012.[2]

A few weeks after her audition for the role of DEA SA Kim Martinez on Strike Back, Milauna Jackson found herself in South Africa for the filming of the show. It was in Johannesburg that the military advisor for the show, Paul Hornsby, put her skills and knowledge in hand-to-hand combat, weapons work and other military techniques to the test.[2] She also has a recurring role on NBC's Aquarius starring David Duchovny, as the wife of David's detective partner, Grey Damon.



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Brother 2 (Brat 2)
2000 One Week Tasha
2001 Save the Last Dance Hip Hop Dancer (uncredited)
2006 The Ties That Bind Teen Lynne Short film
2007 Redemption Song Eva Short film
2008 Fix Lawyer's Receptionist
2008 Grace Hereafter Sophia Williams Short film
2010 Blood Done Sign My Name Willie Mae Marrow
2010 The Ties That Bind Nicole Short film
2012 C'mon Man Sparkle Smith
2014 Bolden! Nora Bolden (post-production)


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Arrest & Trial Herself Episode: "Nightstalker"
2004 Cold Case Colette Ferguson (1969) Episode: "Volunteers"
2006 The Underground Ensemble Season 1, Episode 3
2006 Without a Trace Lucinda Biggs Episode: "Watch Over Me"
2006 Dexter Co-ed Episode: "Shrink Wrap"
2008-2009 Lincoln Heights Cydelle Glass / Cyd
2010 FlashForward Susan Episode: "Let No Man Put Asunder"
2011 NCIS Emma Park Episode: "Dead Reflection"
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Relita Washington Episode: "Can I Get a Witness?"
2011 Da Brick Lynette (2011) TV movie
2012 Squad 85 Wheels
2013 Quinn and Zin Episodes: "Jail", "Lawyer"
2013 Strike Back: Shadow Warfare Kim Martinez / DEA SA Kim Martinez Main role
2015 Aquarius Kristin Shafe Recurring role
2016-2017 How To Get Away With Murder A.D.A. Rene Atwood Season 3; Recurring role (9 episodes)


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