It was in 2005 that American actress Sonequa Martin-Green started her acting career. She made her debut in the movie Not Quite Right. She next appeared in the film I-Can-D. In 2008, she made her television debut in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. She soon landed recurring roles on the TV shows Army Wives and The Good Wife. At the same time, she starred in the film Rivers Wash Over Me. Her career flourished in the 2010s, first appearing in NYC 22. She then secured the role of Sasha Williams in The Walking Dead. She started on the show as a recurring role in Season 3. She eventually joined the main cast in the later seasons with her character being killed off in Season 7. Simultaneously, she had a recurring role as Tamara in Once Upon a Time. She now plays the lead in the Star Trek: Discovery.
The former The Walking Dead star reveals that she’s always focused when it comes to her fitness. She said in an interview: “I have always had a close relationship with fitness. My dad was very into martial arts, so my sister and I were throwing proper punches and doing push-ups before bedtime when we were 4 and 5. I played sports my entire childhood. In college for acting, I got certified in stage fighting by the Society of American Fight Directors. I had grown up watching Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris. What they did really fascinated me. Of course, this all translates to what I do now.”
She also trains at home whenever her schedule doesn’t permit her to go to the gym. She said: “I’m a big proponent of home fitness, especially for people with crazy schedules like mine. I do online workouts with Zuzka Light and Heidi Somers—their routines keep me strong and agile.” In addition, she talked about how her fitness played a role in her work in the hit show The Walking Dead. She said: “If you’re not taking care of yourself, eating clean and staying hydrated, your body will fail you. It’s a lot of cardio, and we’re in the elements: running, jumping, diving, while shooting in 100-degree weather and 80% humidity.”