February 14, 1978
45 years old
U.S. - Zimbabwe
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm
35-25-36 in | 89-64-91.5 cm
56 kg | 117 lbs
8 US | 38.5 EU
Danai Jekesai Gurira was born in Grinnell, Iowa, United States, on February 14, 1978, is a Zimbabwean-American actress.
Young Danai Gurira first started performing and playwriting during her years in Liberia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
She landed her Broadway acting debut in a play "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" (2009) in role as Martha Pentecost, at the Belasco Theatre.
She made her big screen debut in drama film The Visitor (2007) in role as Zainab.
She got her television debut in ABC police procedural drama series Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2004) in episode "Inert Dwarf", in role as Marei Rosa Rumbidzai.
Danai's breakthrough performance came as Michonne in AMC post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead (2012–2020, 2022).
How tall is Danai Gurira and what is her weight? Danai Gurira's height is 5' 7" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 170 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, her weight is 117 іn pоunds or 56 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.
Danai Gurira is 45 years old.
Danai Gurira net worth is around 4 million dollars.
Danai Gurira body measurements are bust-waist-hip 35-25-36 in inches or 89-64-91.5 in cеntіmеtrеѕ, her bra size is 34C with cup size C.
She played Okoye in Marvel Cinematic Universe:
Black Panther (2018), for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
She won the Black Reel Award for Best Actress for her role as Adenike Olumide Balogun in drama film Mother of George (2013).
Ghost Town (2008) fantasy comedy as Assorted ghost
My Soul to Take (2010) slasher as Jeanne-Baptiste
Restless City (2011) drama as Sisi
She voiced Fury in animated fantasy film Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2015).
All Eyez on Me (2017) biographical drama as Afeni Shakur
She won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for her role as Michonne in AMC post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead (2012–2020, 2022).
She had recurring role as Jill in HBO drama series Treme (2010-2011).
She voiced Okoye in Disney+ animated anthology series What If...? (2021).
Attended the Dominican Convent High School, in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Graduated from the Macalester College (2001) with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, with a Master of Fine Arts in acting.
Has two older sisters, Shingai and Choni and one older brother, Tare.
Has Zimbabwean ancestry.
She she co-wrote and starred as Abigail in a play "In the Continuum" (2005), for which won the Obie Award, a Outer Critics Circle Award and a Helen Hayes Award for Best Lead Actress.
She played Isabella in a play "Measure for Measure" (2011), at the Delacorte Theater.
She wrote play "Familiar" (2015).
She wrote play "Eclipsed" (2009), for which she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play, and won the Tony Award for Best Costume Design in a Play (2016).
She co-founded Zimbabwean American Dramatic Arts Collaborative Organization, Almasi Arts in 2011.
Launched her non-profit organization "Love Our Girls" in 2016.
Speaks four languages: French, Shona, basic Xhosa and English.
Big fan of personal trainer Jillian Michaels.
Lives in Los Angeles and New York City.
She dated actor Norman Reedus (2015).