(Portrayed by Michelle Yeoh)
Georgiou was born in Malaysia, on Earth. A graduate of Starfleet Academy, she rose to the rank of Captain, becoming one of Starfleet’s most-decorated officers. During a routine inspection of a damaged interstellar positioning relay, her crew on the U.S.S. Shenzhou made contact with the Klingon Empire, leading to the Battle at the Binary Stars and igniting the Klingon–Federation War. During the initial confrontation, Georgiou was killed by the Klingon leader, T’Kuvma, while attempting to capture him on the bridge of the Klingon Sarcophagus ship.
During the U.S.S. Discovery's time in the mirror universe, it was revealed that Georgiou was the Emperor of the Terran Empire and adoptive mother of Michael Burnham. Following a coup attempt, she was transported by Burnham to the U.S.S. Discovery and later the prime universe.