Who Is Sasha Banks in The Mandalorian?

The Mandalorian

Mercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado, known by her ring name Sasha Banks, is an American professional wrestler, actress, and model. She is best known for her work with WWE and has won multiple championships in her career.

Full NameMercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado
Ring NameSasha Banks
Date of BirthJanuary 26, 1992
Place of BirthFairfield, California, USA
Height5′ 5″ (1.65 m)
ProfessionProfessional wrestler, actress
Wrestling Debut2010
Wrestling AffiliationsWWE, NXT
Championships HeldWWE Raw Women’s Championship (5 times), WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship (2 times), NXT Women’s Championship (1 time)
Acting RolesThe Mandalorian (Koska Reeves), Hell in a Cell (Sierra), The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants (Professor Poopypants)

Appearance in The Mandalorian

In The Mandalorian, Banks played the character of Koska Reeves, a member of the Nite Owls, a group of Mandalorian warriors who sided with Bo-Katan Kryze during the Clone Wars. Reeves is first introduced in Chapter 11 of the series, “The Heiress,” when she and her fellow Mandalorians rescue Din Djarin (the titular Mandalorian) from an attack by Imperial forces.

Reeves then returned in Season 3 when Bo-Katan reunited the Mandalorians, joining the efforts to retake Mandalore and fighting against Moff Gideon’s forces.

Reeves’ appearance in the series was highly anticipated by fans of both Star Wars and Banks herself, as her involvement had been teased in the media leading up to the release of the second season.


Banks’ portrayal of Koska Reeves was generally well-received by fans and critics alike. Many praised her performance as a standout in the episode and expressed excitement to see more of her character in future episodes.

Banks herself has expressed her excitement and gratitude for the opportunity to appear in the Star Wars universe, calling it a dream come true.

Future Involvement

It is currently unknown if Banks will reprise her role as Koska Reeves in future episodes of The Mandalorian or other Star Wars projects. However, given the positive reception to her character, it is possible that she may make a return appearance in the future.


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