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Danai Gurira

Actor, Producer, Writer
Born February 14, 1978 (46 years)
Danai Jekesai Gurira (born February 14, 1978) is a Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright. She is best known for her starring roles as Michonne on the AMC horror drama series The Walking Dead (2012–2020, 2022) and as Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films, beginning with Black Panther (2018) and most recently appearing in its sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022).

Gurira is also the playwright of the Broadway play Eclipsed, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play.
Known For
  • The Walking Dead
  • Black Panther
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live
  • The Visitor
  • All Eyez on Me
  • Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast
  • Mother of George
  • Restless City
  • The Walking Dead: The Return

Filmography

2024
The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live (TV Series) · as Michonne
2022
2021
What If…? (TV Series) · as Okoye (voice)
2021
Marvel Studios: Legends (TV Series) · as Okoye (archive Footage)
2019
Avengers: Endgame · as Okoye
2018
2018
Black Panther · as Okoye
2017
2017
All Eyez on Me · as Afeni Shakur
2014
2013
2013
Mother of George · as Adenike Olumide Balogen
2011
Restless City · as Sisi
2010
The Walking Dead (TV Series) · as Michonne Hawthorne
2010
My Soul to Take · as Jeanne-Baptiste
2010
Treme (TV Series) · as Jill
2010
3 Backyards · as Woman In Blue Dress
2009
Lie to Me (TV Series) · as Michelle Russo
2008
Life on Mars (US) (TV Series) · as Angela
2008
Ghost Town · as Assorted Ghost
2007
The Visitor · as Zainab
2001
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series) · as Marei Rosa Rumbidzai
2001
Robot Chicken (TV Series) · as Michonne Hawthorne
1990
Law & Order (TV Series) · as Courtney Owens
1987
American Experience (TV Series) · as Sarah Steward
1971
Great Performances (TV Series) · as Richard Iii

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