Sonequa Martin-Green is best known as Sasha Williams on the AMC show, “The Walking Dead”.
The 31 year old Alabama native has now been cast as the lead character, “Number One” in Star Trek: Discovery. She will play the lieutenant commander on the USS Discovery when the show launches on CBS All Access next spring.
The shows co-creator Bryan Fuller, told reporters, “Star Trek started with a wonderful expression of diversity in its cast … we’re continuing that tradition. We wanted to paint a picture of Starlet that’s indicative of encountering people who are much more different than we are.”