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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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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

Gender Female

Known Credits 14

Birthday 1978-02-14

Place of Birth Grinnell, Iowa, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Avengers: Infinity War as Okoye
2018 Black Panther as Okoye
2017 All Eyez on Me as Afeni Shakur
2016 The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far as Michonne
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(81 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

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