Danai Gurira

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Danai Gurira
Gurira at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Danai Jekesai Gurira

(1978-02-14) February 14, 1978 (age 46)
EducationMacalester College (BA)
New York University (MFA)
Occupation(s)Actress, playwright
Years active2004–present

Danai Jekesai Gurira (/dəˈn ɡʊˈrɪərə/; born February 14, 1978) is an 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) and as Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero movies. She also wrote the Broadway play Eclipsed, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. Gurira has won three Saturn Awards during her career.

Gurira identifies as a Zimbabwean-American. She speaks four languages: French, Shona, basic Xhosa, and English.[1]

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  1. Bried, Erin (February 17, 2015). "The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira Talks Staying Balanced and Strong". Self. Archived from the original on April 7, 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2015.