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Danai Gurira

Danai Jekesai Gurira (born February 14, 1978) is a Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright. She is best known for her role as Michonne on the AMC drama series The Walking Dead. Grinnell, IowaGurira was born in Grinnell, Iowa and was raised there until December 1983, when she moved with her family to Harare, Zimbabwe. She has an older brother who is a chiropractor and two older sisters, while her mother is a university librarian and her father is a chemistry professor. She returned to the United States at age 19 to study at Macalester College. She earned her MFA at New York University


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Born:
Feb 14, 1978 In Grinnell, Iowa, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
25
First Appeared:
In the series Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003-01-26
Latest Project:
Movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 2022-07-06
Known For
Poster of Avengers: Endgame
Poster of Black Panther
Poster of All Eyez on Me
Poster of 3 Backyards
Filmography
Movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Okoye 2022-07-06
Movie The Fighting Shirley Chisholm Shirley Chisholm 2022
Series Marvel Studios: Legends 2021-01-08
Movie Godzilla vs. Kong (rumored) 2021-03-24
Movie One World: Together at Home Self 2020-04-18
Movie Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King Self (archive footage) 2020-08-30
Movie Avengers: Endgame Okoye 2019-04-24
Movie Avengers: Infinity War Okoye 2018-04-25
Movie Black Panther Okoye 2018-02-13
Movie All Eyez on Me Afeni Shakur 2017-06-12
Movie The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Walking 2017-10-08
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015-08-02
Series Off Camera with Sam Jones Herself 2014-02-06
Movie Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Fury (voice) 2014-12-12
Movie Mother of George Adenike Olumide Balogen 2013-01-18
Movie The Walking Dead: A Decade of Dead 2013-10-11
Movie Restless City Sisi 2012-04-27
Series Talking Dead Herself 2011-10-16
Movie 3 Backyards Woman in Blue Dress 2010-01-24
Movie My Soul to Take Jeanne-Baptiste 2010-10-08
Series The Walking Dead Michonne 2010-10-31
Movie Ghost Town Assorted Ghost 2008-09-19
Series Life on Mars Angela 2008-10-09
Movie The Visitor Zainab 2007-09-07
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26