Sonequa Martin-Green

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Actress

Birth Date: March 21, 1985

Age: 38 years old

Birth Place: Russellville, Alabama

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.

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CBS Mornings

Guest
News
2021

First Contact Day Global Panels

Self
Show
2021

Space Jam: A New LegacyStream

Actor
Kamiyah James
Movie
2021
25%

Friday Night In with The MorgansStream

Guest
Talk
2020

The Outside StoryStream

Actor
Isha
Movie
2020
88%

Holiday Rush

Actor
Roxy Richardson
Movie
2019

Busy Tonight

Guest
Talk
2018

Stand Up to Cancer

Guest
Show
2018

Star Trek: DiscoveryStream

Actor
Michael Burnham
Series
2017
85%

Carpool Karaoke: The SeriesStream

Music Performer
Reality
2017

Stand Up to Cancer

Guest
Show
2016

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

Guest
Talk
2015

Lip Sync BattleStream

Contestant
Reality
2015

The Late Late Show With James CordenStream

Guest
Talk
2015

Shockwave Darkside

Actor
Private Lang
Movie
2014

The Walking Dead: Extras

Actor
Show
2013

Larry King NowStream

Guest
Talk
2012

NYC 22

Guest Star
Show
2012

CBS This Morning

Guest
Show
2012

Once Upon a TimeStream

Guest Star
Series
2011
78%

New GirlStream

Guest Star
Rhonda
Series
2011
95%

The Marilyn Denis Show

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Show
2011

Yelling to the Sky

Actor
Jojo Parker
Movie
2011

The Walking DeadStream

Actor
Sasha
Series
2010
79%

The Walking DeadStream

Guest Star
Sasha
Series
2010
79%

The Talk

Guest
Talk
2010

The Good WifeStream

Guest Star
Courtney Wells
Series
2009
93%

Toe to Toe

Actor
Tosha
Movie
2009

Rivers Wash Over Me

Actor
Shawna King
Movie
2009

Army WivesStream

Actor
Kanessa Jones
Series
2007

Army WivesStream

Guest Star
Kanessa Jones
Series
2007

Rachael Ray ShowStream

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Talk
2006

etalk

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Show
2006

Tavis Smiley

Guest
Talk
2004

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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Talk
2003

Last Call With Carson Daly

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Talk
2002

Law & Order: Criminal IntentStream

Guest Star
Kiana Richmond
Series
2001

The ViewStream

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Talk
1997

Good Morning America

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News
1975

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