Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira

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    • February 14th, 1978
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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Acting (13 Credits)

2022Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as Okoye
2019Avengers: Endgame as Okoye
2018Black Panther as Okoye
2018Avengers: Infinity War as Okoye
2017All Eyez on Me as Afeni Shakur
2014Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast as Fury (voice)
2013Mother of George as Adenike Olumide BalogenWatch Free
2011Restless City as SisiWatch Free
20103 Backyards as Woman in Blue Dress
2010My Soul to Take as Jeanne-Baptiste
2010The Walking Dead as Michonne
2008Ghost Town as Assorted Ghost
2007The Visitor as Zainab


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