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Danai Gurira

1978-02-14 Grinnell, Iowa, USA

Image of Danai Gurira


Danai Jekesai Gurira (born February 14, 1978) is a Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright. She is best known for her starring roles as Michonne on the AMC horror drama series The Walking Dead (2012–2020, 2022) and as Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films, beginning with Black Panther (2018) and most recently appearing in its sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022). Gurira is also the playwright of the Broadway play Eclipsed, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play.


The Walking Dead: The Return Self / Michonne Hawthorne 2024-02-15
Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Self 2023-02-08
Shakespeare in the Park: Richard III Richard III 2023-05-19
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
The Fighting Shirley Chisholm Shirley Chisholm