Danai Gurira


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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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 2021 Godzilla vs. Kong (completed) (rumored)
 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)
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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Her play, "The Convert", was performed in a co-production with McCarter Theatre Center and Goodman Theatre in a world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Zainab Jah, Cheryl Lynn Bruce and Pascale Armand in the cast. Emily Mann was director. Lap Chi Chu was lighting designer. Daniel Ostling was ... See more »

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5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[on what steered her towards writing about the personal in her play "Familiar"] My artistic mandate up to that point had always been: "I'm not going to talk about things close to myself. I want to go into viral issues about people who you never heard or see" ...And I watched my own family's dynamics, my own dynamics amongst my kin, and the dynamics of how these cultures had merged, and interacted... See more »

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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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