Sonequa Martin-Green

Sonequa Martin-Green Cast as First Black Woman lead in new ‘Star Trek’ show

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Sonequa Martin-Green is best known as Sasha Williams on the AMC show, “The Walking Dead”.

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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.

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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.”

-Tony Oluwatoyin Lawson

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