Baby Boy on the Way for Sonequa Martin-Green

09/18/2014 at 05:45 PM ET

Walking Dead Sonequa Martin-Green Kenric Green Expecting First Child Son Stefanie Keenan/Getty

Sonequa Martin-Green has gone from battling zombies to morning sickness: she’s pregnant!

The Walking Dead actress is expecting her first child — a boy! — with her husband, actor Kenric Green, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“Kenric and I are beyond excited,” Martin-Green, who is due in January, tells PEOPLE.

“There’s nothing like running around fighting zombies in the Georgia heat to stay in shape while pregnant.”

The mom-to-be, 29 — who plays Sasha on the hit series, returning Oct. 12 on AMC — and Green met while auditioning for a play in 2009.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Jennifer Garcia

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Bhavana on

Congratulations on your pregnancy. I hope all goes well throughout the months.

Christa on

She’s gorg,congrats to them.

Sherquetta on

congrats

klutzy_girl on

Congratulations to them! I wonder if they’ll write it into the show because it’ll be pretty hard to hide.

Lilah on

Congratulations! Beautiful couple!

Gin on

Congratulations. Gorgeous couple!

Anonymous on

Congrats to them!

Brooke on

Wow – her husband is a hunka hunka burning love……That baby will be stunning.

angie on

Congrats, so happy for them!

Annachestnut on

That baby is going to be cute!

Anonymous on

Lovely couple, their baby will be very cute.

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