Danai Gurira is an American actress and playwright. She is best known for her portrayal of Michonne on the AMC horror drama series The Walking Dead, and for her roles as Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. From 2010 to 2011, Gurira portrayed the role of Jill in the HBO drama series Treme. Born Danai Jekesai Gurira on February 14, 1978 in Grinnell, Iowa, to parents Josephine and Roger Gurira, she has three older siblings; two sisters named Shingai and Choni, and a brother named Tare. She completed her schooling from Dominican Convert High School, a private Catholic school in Harare, Zimbabwe. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2001 from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She also earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Gurira’s first televised acting role was in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2004).
Danai Gurira Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 14 February 1978
Birth Place: Grinnell, Iowa, USA
Birth Name: Danai Jekesai Gurira
Nicknames: Danai, Dede, Megaphone
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Occupation: Actress, Playwright
Race/Ethnicity: Black (Zimbabwean)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Danai Gurira Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 119 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 54 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 7″
Height in Meters: 1.70 m
Body Build/Type: Slim
Body Measurements: 33-24-34 in (84-61-86 cm)
Breast Size: 33 inches (84 cm)
Waist Size: 24 inches (61 cm)
Hips Size: 34 inches (86 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 32B
Feet/Shoe Size: 8 (US)
Dress Size: 4 (US)
Danai Gurira Family Details:
Father: Roger Gurira (University lecturer)
Mother: Josephine Gurira (College Librarian)
Siblings: Shingai Gurira (Older Sister), Choni Gurira (Older Sister), Tare C. Gurira (Older Brother)
Danai Gurira Education:
Dominican Convent High School, Harare, Zimbabwe
Macalester College (BA), Saint Paul, Minnesota
New York University (MFA)
Books: The Methuen Drama Book of Post-black Plays
Danai Gurira Facts:
*She was born on February 14, 1978 in Grinnell, Iowa, USA.
*Her parents moved from Zimbabwe to the U.S. in 1964.
*She has two older sisters named Shingai and Choni, and one older brother named Tare.
*She wrote her first play when she was in 7th grade.
*She started her acting career in 2004.
*She speaks French, Shona, basic Xhosa, and English fluently.
*In 2011, she co-founded Almasi Arts Inc., an organization dedicated to supporting arts education in Zimbabwe.
*Visit her official website: www.danaigurira.com
*Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.