Mercedes Varnado, known professionally as Sasha Banks, is an American professional wrestler, actress, and model. Renowned for her tenure with WWE, Banks has achieved significant acclaim within the industry, including multiple championships. She is a former WWE Women’s Champion, a title she has won several times across both the Raw and SmackDown brands, and has been pivotal in the women’s wrestling revolution, participating in many firsts for women in WWE, such as the first-ever women’s Hell in a Cell match.
Beyond her wrestling career, Varnado has made notable contributions to television and film. She appeared as Koska Reeves in the Disney+ series “The Mandalorian.” This role marked a significant crossover into mainstream entertainment.
Varnado’s career has been marked by significant collaborations with figures both within and outside the wrestling world, including Bayley, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Bianca Belair, Daria Berenato, Liv Morgan, and Ronda Rousey, contributing to some of the most memorable moments in recent WWE history. Her work with Jon Favreau on “The Mandalorian” represents a notable venture into acting.