Danai Gurira is a prominent American Zimbabwean actress and playwright who acted in many films and television series. She is best known for acting in the horror film The Walking Dead in the role of Okoye. Also, she is best known for acting in the films like Endgame, Black Panther, and Infinity Wars. Danai has also appeared in many stage production shows. Danai has won and many nominated for many awards and honours for her acting in films and television series.
The Early Years of Danai Gurira
Danai Gurira was born in Grinnell, Iowa, the United States of America, on February 14, 1978, and she is 44 years old as of currently. Her father’s name is Roger Gurira, and he worked as a tenured professor at Grinnell College in the Department of Chemistry. Her mother’s name is Josephine Gurira, and she worked as a college librarian. After some years, both of her parents worked at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Danai is the youngest of four children in her family, and she has two older sisters named Shingai Gurira and Choni Gurira and one older brother named Tare C. Gurira. Danai’s parents moved to Southern Rhodesia after her birth, and after that, they moved to Grinnell and stayed there till December 1983. When she was five years old, they moved to Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, along with her family members. Danai has been interested in acting from a young age as she watches more movies with her family members.
The Educational Qualifications of Danai Gurira
Danai Gurira studied at Dominican Convent High School. After graduating from high school, she moved to the United States and joined Macalester College, located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and studied Bachelor of arts degree in psychology. Then she joined New York University Tisch School of the Art and studied for her Master’s degree in Fine arts in acting.
Personal details of Danai Gurira
Real Name: Danai Jekesai Gurira
Profession: Playwright and Actress
Celebrity name: Danai Gurira
Place of Birth: Grinnell, Iowa, the United States of America
Birthday: February 14, 1978
Colour of Eyes: Dark Brown
Colour of Hair: Black
Net Worth: $ 6 million
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Body measurements of Danai Gurira
Height in cm: 170 cm
Height in Feet: 5 ft. 7 in.
Weight in Kg: 54 kg
Weight in Pound: 119 lbs
Body Measurements: 33-24-34 inches / 84-61-86 cm
Breast Size: 33 inches / 84 cm
Waist Size: 24 inches / 61 cm
Hip Size: 34 inches / 86 cm
Shoe Size (In U.S.): 8
Dress Size (In the U.S.): 4
Family details of Danai Gurira
Mother’s Name: Josephine Gurira
Father’s Name: Roger Gurira
Number of Siblings: Shingai Gurira, Choni Gurira, and Tare C. Gurira
Relationship Status: Unmarried
Spouse Name: None
The Relationship details of Danai Gurira
Danai Gurira is not in a relationship with anyone as of currently, and she is mainly focusing on her career, and also, she needs to develop her career as an actress. Previously Danai’s name has been linked with Norman Reedus while they both worked together in the set of The Walking Dead. They casually the lip-locked pictures on the set of the show. But they both did not have any official news about her relationship, so Danai is now considered single. Danai will use to speak four languages like English, French, basic Xhosa, and Shona.
The Net worth of Danai Gurira
Danai Gurira has a net worth of $ 6 million as of 2023 and has earned a major part of her net worth as an actress in the film industry.
Awards and Achievements of Danai Gurira
Danai won the Obie Award as Special Citation for acting in the stage show In the Continuum in 2006. In 2008, she won the Method Fest award as Best Supporting Actress for acting in The Visitor. In 2013, she won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Writing for her Playwright The Convert. In 2017, she won the Saturn award for Best Supporting Actress for acting in Black Panther. In 2018, Danai won the People’s Choice Awards as The Action Movie Star of 2018 for acting in Black Panther. In 2019, Danai won the Saturn Awards as Best Supporting Actress on a Television Series for her acting in The Walking Dead. Besides the above award, Danai has won and been nominated for many awards and honours for her acting.
Danai Gurira on social media
Danai Gurira is active on social media platforms; she has more than 3.2 million followers on Instagram and will post more pictures, videos, and reels. She has more than 575 K followers on Facebook, and she will post more pictures and videos. Danai’s Twitter account has more than 945 K followers.
The Professional life of Danai Gurira in the television series
Danai Gurira first acted in the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent in the role of Marei Rosa Rumbidzai in 2004. From 2010 to 2011, she acted as Jill in the television series Treme. After that, from 2012 to 2020, Danai acted in the television series The Walking Dead in the role of Michonne Hawthorne. Danai has given her voice to the characters in series like Robot Chicken in 2017 and What If…? in 2021.
The Professional life of Danai Gurira in films
Danai Gurira first acted in The Visitor as Zainab in 2007 and acted in the film My Soul to Take as Jeanne-Baptiste in 2008. Then she acted in the films like 3 Backyards in 2010, Restless City in 2011, and Mother of George in 2013. In 2015, Danai gave her voice to the character in Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Never Beast animated film. In 2017, she acted in a biographical film. All Eyez on Me as Afeni Shakur. In 2018, she acted in the films like Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War in the role of Okoye. In 2019, Dania acted in the superhero film Avengers: Endgame; in 2022, she acted in the superhero film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as Okoye.