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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 »

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(2018)
The Visitor Zainab
(2007)
(2019)

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  Untitled Wakanda Project (TV Series) (announced)
Okoye
- Episode #1.1 ... Okoye
 2021 Pandemica (TV Mini Series) (voice)
 2021 What If...? (TV Series)
Okoye
- What If... Killmonger Rescued Tony Stark? (2021) ... Okoye (voice)
- What If... Zombies?! (2021) ... Okoye (voice)
- What If... T'Challa Became a Star-Lord? (2021) ... Okoye (voice)
 2012-2020 The Walking Dead (TV Series)
Michonne
- What We Become (2020) ... Michonne
- Walk with Us (2020) ... Michonne (credit only)
- Morning Star (2020) ... Michonne (credit only)
- Stalker (2020) ... Michonne (credit only)
- Squeeze (2020) ... Michonne (credit only)
 2019 Avengers: Endgame
Okoye
 2018 Avengers: Infinity War
Okoye
 2018 Black Panther
Okoye
 2017 Robot Chicken (TV Series short)
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
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Play: "Familiar" (playwright). First produced at the Yale Repertory Theatre (New Haven, Connecticut), directed by Rebecca Taichman, featuring Shyko Amos, Harvy Blanks, Cherise Boothe, Patrice Johnson Chevannes, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Ross Marquand, Kimberly Scott and Joe Tippett. See more »

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2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Parents:

Gurira, Roger | Gurira, Josephine

Relatives:

Gurira, Shingai (sibling) | See more »
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[on what made her want to write about African themes] In terms of writing, I just wasn't finding enough stories about contemporary African people - or historical, just anything, the whole gamut. I was raised in southern Africa and I came back to the West for college. I was starting to look for what I would like to perform, what I would like to see put to life onstage, and I was finding many ... See more »

Trivia:

She was nominated for the 2007 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for "In the Continuum", at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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