Did you know that Alabamian actress and producer Sonequa Martin-Green is starring in the newest season of “Star Trek: Discovery”? And did you know that before her Star Trek debut, Sonequa appeared in New Girl and The Walking Dead? Keep reading to find out how Sonequa Martin-Green made it in Hollywood.
Meet Alabamian Actress Sonequa Martin-Green
Born and raised in Russellville, Alabama—a small town southwest of Florence—Sonequa spent her childhood thinking she’d become a psychologist, but changed her mind at 16 to pursue acting.
If you’re a UA grad, then you’ll be excited to hear that she got her degree in theatre from the University of Alabama in 2007. Roll Tide! Shortly after graduating, Sonequa and her husband moved to New York City, where she debuted on TV in NBC’s “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” They then moved to California where they both live with their two kids.
She landed reoccurring roles in “The Walking Dead” and “New Girl,” which gave her name recognition.
Check out her latest film, “Space Jam 2”, where she plays the wife of LeBron James. Streaming now!
BONUS: Can you guess what hit game show is coming to Alabama?
In Star Trek
“Star Trek: Discovery” follows Sonequa Martin-Green’s character, Michael Burnham, a xeno-anthropologist who is trying to help Earth understand the cultures of outer space. Her character has been largely praised by critics for being the first Black woman lead in “Star Trek” history.
FUN FACT: Her character is the adoptive sister of Spock. Live long and prosper, Michael.
Although the last three seasons were aired by CBS All Access, the fourth season will premiere on Paramount+ in November 2021. Don’t miss it!
Did you know that Star Trek: Discovery has earned four Emmy noms? So, don’t forget to tune in to the 2021- 73rd Emmy Awards on September 19th at 7PM (CT).
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