Danai Gurira



Place of birth:

Grinnell, Iowa, USA:


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