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We catch up with main star of Star Trek: Discovery at the TCA presentations at CBS Studio Center in Los Angeles, August 1st 2017.

She plays the main focus role in Star Trek: Discovery, First Officer Michael Burnham. The Show premieres on the main CBS channel today, Sunday September 24th 2017. Then each episode debuts on CBS Interactive. Outside the US you can watch it on Netflix from September 25th.

After the panel our LA Editor Judy Sloane asked Sonequa about the moment she heard that she got the role. Play the video illustrated soundbyte below to hear what she said.

Sonequa Martin-Gree Soundbyte

Star Trek: Discovery - Michelle Yeoh and Sonequa Martin-Green
Star Trek: Discovery – Captain Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) and First Officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) ©2017 CBS Interactive, photo by Dalia Naber.

Sonequa Martin-Green biog

First Officer Michael Burnham in Star Trek: Discovery

Sonequa Martin-Green is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Sasha on the AMC series The Walking Dead.

In addition, Martin-Green is recognizable from her numerous recurring television roles across both comedy and drama, most notably as the prankster Rhonda on FOX’s comedy New Girl, Tamara on ABC’s Once Upon A Time and Courtney Wells on CBS’
Emmy-winning drama, The Good Wife.

On the big screen, Martin-Green received rave reviews for her starring turn in Emily Abt’s Sundance hit Toe To Toe. Here she played Tosha Spinner, a highly driven inner-city high school teenager.

Currently, Martin-Green resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Kenric Green, and their son.

Follow her on Twitter @SonequaMG and Instagram @therealsonequa.

Star Trek: Discovery - Sonequa Martin-Green
Sonequa Martin-Green on the Red Carpet for the premiere event © 2017 CBS Interactive, photo by Francis Specker
Star Trek: Discovery - Nichelle Nichols
Nichelle Nichols, aka Lt Uhura in the original Star Trek, on the Red Carpet © 2017 CBS Interactive, photo by Mark Davis
Star Trek: Discovery - Poster: Sonequa Martin-Green
Star Trek: Discovery – Poster: First Officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) ©2017 CBS Interactive, photo by James Dimmock