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Danai Gurira

Biography :

Danai Jekesai Gurira (born February 14, 1978) is a Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright. She is best known for her roles as Michonne on the AMC post-apocalyptic series The Walking Dead and as Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019) and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022). Gurira 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.

Birthday    :   1978-02-14
Place Of Birth    :   Grinnell, Iowa, USA
Known Movie/TV Credits    :   Unknown
Last Appeared In    :   Unknown


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Okoye 2022-11-09
20/20 Presents Black Panther: In Search of Wakanda Self 2022-11-04
Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist Self 2021-04-17
Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King Self (archive footage) 2020-08-30
One World: Together at Home Self 2020-04-18
Avengers: Endgame Okoye 2019-04-24
Avengers: Infinity War Okoye 2018-04-25
Black Panther Okoye 2018-02-13
The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Walking Michonne (voice) 2017-10-08
All Eyez on Me Afeni Shakur 2017-06-12
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Fury (voice) 2014-12-12
The Walking Dead: A Decade of Dead 2013-10-11
Mother of George Adenike Olumide Balogen 2013-01-18
Restless City Sisi 2012-04-27
My Soul to Take Jeanne-Baptiste 2010-10-08
3 Backyards Woman in Blue Dress 2010-01-24
Ghost Town Assorted Ghost 2008-09-19
The Visitor Zainab 2007-09-07
Tv Series
What If...? Okoye (voice) 2021-08-11
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015-08-02
Off Camera with Sam Jones Self 2014-02-06
Talking Dead Herself 2011-10-16
The Walking Dead Michonne Hawthorne 2010-10-31
Life on Mars Angela 2008-10-09
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003-01-26
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Marei Rosa Rumbidzai 2001-09-30
The View Self - Guest 1997-08-11
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Self 1996-07-22
Law & Order 1990-09-13
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Self - Guest 1988-09-05
Rick & Michonne Michonne