STARmeter
Top 500
Up 178 this week

Danai Gurira


Danai Gurira was born in Grinnell, Iowa, to Josephine and Roger Gurira, who were from Zimbabwe. Her father was then teaching Chemistry at Grinnell College. When she was five, the family moved back to Zimbabwe, residing in the capital Harare. Gurira later returned to the United States, and studied social psychology at Macalester College, receiving ... See full bio »

Watch This Week's Trailer Trailer

Watch everything you need to see from this week’s epic trailers including Captain Marvel, "Maniac," and Mary Poppins Returns.

Watch now

2018 Emmy Award Highlights

The winners, the wedding proposals, the WTF? Relive the best of the Emmys now!

Everything you may have missed

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Inert Dwarf (S4, Ep9)
Sun, Sep 23 3:00 AM EDT on WE (214)
My Soul to Take
Mon, Sep 24 10:30 AM EDT on SYFY (224)

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 137 people
updated 2 months ago
 
a list of 19 images
updated 2 months ago
 
a list of 19 images
updated 4 months ago
 
a list of 35 images
updated 4 months ago
 

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 people
created 16 Feb 2017
 
a list of 30 people
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 40 people
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 30 people
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 40 people
created 1 month ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Danai Gurira's work have you seen?

User Polls

4 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Black Panther
(2018)
The Visitor
The Visitor Zainab
(2007)
Mother of George
Mother of George Adenike Balogun
(2013)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (20 credits)
 2020 Godzilla vs. Kong (pre-production) (rumored)
 2012-2019 The Walking Dead (TV Series)
Michonne
- Episode #9.15 (2019) ... Michonne
- Episode #9.14 (2019) ... Michonne
- Episode #9.13 (2019) ... Michonne
- Episode #9.12 (2019) ... Michonne
- Episode #9.11 (2019) ... Michonne
 2018 Avengers: Infinity War
Okoye
 2018 Black Panther
Okoye
 2017 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Michonne
 2017 All Eyez on Me
Afeni Shakur
 2014 Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (Video)
Fury (voice)
 2013 Mother of George
Adenike Balogun
 2010-2011 Treme (TV Series)
Jill
- Do Watcha Wanna (2011) ... Jill
- Slip Away (2011) ... Jill
- Accentuate the Positive (2011) ... Jill
- I'll Fly Away (2010) ... Jill
 2011 Restless City
Sisi
 2010 My Soul to Take
Jeanne-Baptiste
 2010 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Michelle Russo
- Exposed (2010) ... Michelle Russo
 2010 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Sarah Steward
- Dolley Madison (2010) ... Sarah Steward
 2010 3 Backyards
Woman in Blue Dress
 2009 Law & Order (TV Series)
Courtney Owens
- Fed (2009) ... Courtney Owens
 2009 Life on Mars (TV Series)
Angela
 2008/I Ghost Town
Assorted Ghost
 2007/I The Visitor
Zainab
 2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Marei Rosa Rumbidzai
- Inert Dwarf (2004) ... Marei Rosa Rumbidzai
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (39 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Play: 'Eclipsed" (playwright). First produced at the Woolly Mammoth Theater (Washington, D.C.), directed by Liesl Tommy, featuring Jessica Frances Dukes, Dawn Ursula, Uzo Aduba, Ayesha Ngaujah and Liz Femi Wilson. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on preparing to play a sword-wielding zombie slayer in The Walking Dead (2010)] I do have some dings on my apartment wall from tricks I was attempting at home. I don't advise that. See more »

Trivia:

Speaks four languages fluently: English, French, Shona and basic Xhosa. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed