Biography

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

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

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 17

Birthday 1978-02-14

Place of Birth Grinnell, Iowa, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Black Panther 2 as Okoye
2020 Godzilla vs. Kong
2018 Avengers: Infinity War as Okoye
2018 Black Panther as Okoye
2017 The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Walking
2017 All Eyez on Me as Afeni Shakur
2014 Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast as Fury (voice)
2013 The Walking Dead: A Decade of Dead
2013 Mother of George as Adenike Olumide Balogen
2012 Restless City as Sisi
2011 Talking Dead(1 episode) as Herself
2010 The Walking Dead(96 episodes) as Michonne
2010 My Soul to Take as Jeanne-Baptiste
2010 3 Backyards as Woman in Blue Dress
2008 Ghost Town as Assorted Ghost
2007 The Visitor as Zainab

Crew

2010 The Walking Dead(1 episode)Actor's Assistant

Writing

2019 Americanah(1 episode)Screenplay

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