The gorgeous and bold Danai Gurira is a Zimbabwean-American actress who is also a playwright. She is best known for her role of Michonne in the series The Walking Dead. She is the writer of the play Eclipsed.
- 1 Danai Gurira and the early days of her life and age
- 2 Danai and her career start
- 3 Danai Gurira and her career progress. Know her net worth!
- 4 Danai Gurira and her romantic life, boyfriend, husband, children, sexuality
- 5 Danai Gurira and her lifestyle
- 6 Danai Gurira and her body measurements
- 7 Danai Gurira and her presence on the social media
Danai Gurira and the early days of her life and age
Danai Gurira was born on 14 February 1978 in Grinnell, Iowa. Her full name is Danai Jekesai Gurira. The names of her parents are Roger and Josephine Gurira. Her father first worked as a lecturer in Chemistry at the Grinnell College and later joined the academics at the University of Wisconsin in Platteville. Josephine is a college librarian and is now with the University of Wisconsin. Her parents came from Southern Rhodesia (current Zimbabwe) in 1964. She has American citizenship and her ethnicity is Zimbabwean. She has three other siblings and is the youngest child of her parents. Her sisters are Shangai and Choni and her brother is Tare. He is a chiropractor.
Danai and her family were in the US until 1983 when she was 5. They returned to Zimbabwe and Danai studied at the Harare Dominican Convent High School. She then came back to America and took enrolment at the Macalester College situated in St. Paul in Minnesota. Danai completed her graduation and obtained a BA in psychology. She also completed her MFA in acting from the Tisch School of the Arts of NYU.
Danai and her career start
Danai had started off training students in acting and playwright in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Liberia. She began to write plays because if her desire to tell the world stories about strong women with whom she identifies herself. Danai has been commissioned by reputed organizations such as Royal Court, Center Theater Group, Yale Repertory Theater, and Playwrights Horizons.
She had co-written as well as acted in Continuum and received the Obie and other prestigious awards for it.
Danai Gurira and her career progress. Know her net worth!
In 2009, Danai debuted in acting with August Wilson’s play Joe Turner’s Come and Gone in which she portrayed Martha Pentecost. She also wrote the play The Convert in 2012 and Familiar in 2015. Both of them won her accolades and honors. In 2015, she also wrote Eclipsed. It was the first Plat on Broadway with a cast and crew which all belonged to the colored race. It is about three women who live as sex slaves of a rebel commander in Liberia. She got an award for this play as well and Drama Desk Awards said:
“Danai Gurira demonstrates great insight, range and depth, bringing a fresh new voice to American theater.”
Danai also took to acting in films and TV. She starred in The Visitor in 2007, Ghost Town in 2008, 3 Backyards in 2010, and Restless City in 2012. Danai also acted in TV series such as Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Life on Mars, Tree, and Law & Order. She also appears in The Walking Dead in the role of Michonne and for this role, Danai also learned to ride horses.
Danai procured a lead role in Mother of George in 2013. She was also seen in All Eyez on Me in 2017 and Black Panther. Her net worth is $ 4 million.
Danai Gurira and her romantic life, boyfriend, husband, children, sexuality
Danai has straight sexuality. She was romancing her co-star Norman Reedus but is now single. She has no children and seems to be focused now on her work and career.
Danai Gurira and her lifestyle
Danai stays for doing Pirates and other forms of exercise. She resides in Los, Angeles and regularly visits New York for her work. She is able to communicate in four languages: English, French, Shana, and basic Xhosa.
Danai Gurira and her body measurements
Her height is 5 feet and 6 inches. Danai’s hourglass body has a weight of 55 kg. Her dress size is 6 US and the figure stats are 35-25-36 inches. Her shoe size is 8 US. She has black hair and eyes.
Danai Gurira is active on Twitter with 716.9k fans. Her Facebook demonstrates 292000 likes. On her Instagram, there are 2.7 million followers.
Source: Wikipedia, body measurements
Facts of Danai Gurira
|Danai Gurira Age:||40 years 11 months|
|Danai Gurira Birth Date:||February 14, 1978|
|Danai Gurira Horoscope:||Aquarius|
|Danai Gurira Birth Place:||Grinnell, Iowa|
|Danai Gurira Father's Name:||Roger Gurira|
|Danai Gurira Mother's Name:||Josephine Gurira|
|Danai Gurira Marital Status:||Single|
|Danai Gurira Profession:||actress, playwright|
|Danai Gurira Education:||BA in pychology, MFA in acting|
|Danai Gurira Weight:||55|
|Danai Gurira Height:||5 feet 6 inches (1.68m)|
|Danai Gurira Net Worth:||$ 4 Million|
|Danai Gurira Ethnicity:||Zimbabwean|
|Danai Gurira Nationality:||American|
|Danai Gurira Hair Color:||Black|
|Danai Gurira Eye Color:||Black|
|Danai Gurira Waist Size:||25 inch|
|Danai Gurira Bra Size:||35 inch|
|Danai Gurira Hip Size:||36 inch|
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