Danai Gurira Biography: Age, Childhood, Partners, Movies, TV Shows, Plays, Awards, Net Worth, UN Ambassador


Danai Jekesai Gurira is a Zimbabwean-American actress, activist, and playwright.

Proudly multilingual, Danai Gurirai speaks English, Xhosa, Shona and French. She applied her language skills to a number of plays which we will discuss later.

Danai Gurira is the co-founder of Almasi Arts, an organization that provides access and opportunity to African Theater Artists.

She also founded LOGpledge.org (Love Our Girls), an awareness campaign focusing on the plight of women and girls around the world.

Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira
Danai Gurira: History, Biography, Photos
Wiki Info & About Data
First and last name: Danai Jekesai Gurira
Stage name: Danai Gurira
Born: February 14, 1978 (46 years old)
Place of birth: Grinnell, Iowa, USA
Nationality: Zimbabwe, USA
Parents: Josephine Gurira, Roger Gurira
Children: do not apply
Height: 1.7 m
Siblings: Tare Gurira, Shingai Gurira, Chiwoniso Gurira
Boyfriend • Husband: Norman Reedus (rumored)
Job: Actress • Activist
Net value: 14.1 million USD

Year old

Born on February 14, 1978 in Iowa, USA (Grinnell City), Danai Gurira is 43 years old this year. You would never guess she is over 40 years old with her amazing body.

All the credit goes to diet and exercise; Danai revealed that she is a pescatarian and exercises a lot, which is why she has a toned figure. If her brave character Okoye in Black Panther has inspired you with all those warrior moves, try her no-meat, just-fish diet to improve strength and endurance contain.

Fish fingers, Norwegian smoked salmon, Haddock or Kingklip, there are many varieties, especially the Checkers specials. Occasionally you can also enjoy a delicious fish plate at Ocean Basket. Remember to include exercises too.


Her parents, Roger Gurira and Josephine Gurira, moved to America around 1964. When Danai Gurira was 5 years old, they moved to Harare, Zimbabwe, where she and her siblings – Tare Gurira (older brother), Shingai Gurira and Chiwoniso Gurira (sisters) completed their high school education before returning to the US.

Danai Gurira holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Macalester College and a Master of Fine Arts from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.


There are rumors of dating Norman Reedus, her co-star in The Walking Dead in 2015, that’s all there is about Danai Gurira’s love life. Reedus was spotted kissing Gurira backstage at the show, hence the speculation.

However, although fans were delighted at the possibility of the two becoming a real-life couple, it turned out to be just a friendly kiss.

Danai Gurira is a woman who doesn’t kiss and doesn’t tell; She keeps her personal life very private. But we know she’s not married yet and maybe RnB singer Maxwell might still have a chance.

Danai Gurira Biography, Age, Childhood, Partner, Movies, TV Shows, Plays, Awards, Net Worth, United Nations AmbassadorImage credit: @DanaiGurira on Twitter



If you know anything about Danai Gurira, you will know she is a passionate actress and all of her roles are handled with finesse.

She is strong, authentic and very attractive. You will love all of her work if you haven’t seen the films on the list below.

  • Avengers: Endgame – 2019
  • Avengers: Infinity War – 2018
  • Black Panther – 2018
  • All Eyez on Me – 2017
  • Tinker Bell and the Legend of NeverBeast – 2015
  • George’s Mother – 2013
  • Restless City – 2011
  • My soul carries – 2010
  • 3 Back Yard – 2010
  • Ghost Town – 2008
  • The Guest – 2007

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TV program

The Walking Dead introduced us to Danai Gurira’s character Michonne and we fell in love with her from the first episode. We’re sad to announce that she will no longer be part of the cast, but we congratulate her for captivating us for the past eight years. Here are some of her TV shows.

  • America 2020
  • The Walking Dead 2012–2020
  • Robot Chicken 2017
  • Treme 2010–2011
  • Lie to me – 2010
  • American experience – 2010
  • Life on Mars – 2009
  • Law & Order – 2004


Danai Gurira is a commissioned playwright at Yale Rep, Playwrights Horizons, Center Theater Group and the Royal Court. She is also a current Hodder Fellow at Princeton University.

Here are her most appreciated works:

  • overshadow – premiered at Woolly Mammoth, Center Theater Group and Yale Repertory Theater.
  • Familiar – premiered at Playwrights Horizons and Yale Repertory
  • Converter – appeared at the McCarter Theater, the Goodman and the Center Theater Group
  • In continuity – premiered off-Broadway and toured the US and South Africa.


Of course, our excellent actress, Danai Gurira has won many awards for her great performance on stage and her stories:

  • 2018, Screen Actors Guild Award
  • 2018, People’s Choice Award
  • 2016, Tony Award (Eclipse)
  • 2016, Sam Norkin Award- Drama Desk Award
  • 2012, Whiting Award
  • 2011, Equity Callaway Award (Measure for Measure)
  • Macalester College Young Alumni Award 2011
  • 2010, Best Playwright at the NAACP Theater Awards (Eclipsed)
  • 2010, Helen Hayes Award – Best New Play (Eclipsed)
  • 2006, Obie Award (Ongoing)
  • 2006, Outside Critics John Gassner Award (Ongoing)
  • 2006, Connecticut Critics Circle Award (Ongoing)
  • 2006, Outstanding Production of a Play (Continuous)
  • 2004, Global Tolerance Award (Friends of the United Nations)- (In the Continuum)

Danai Gurira Biography, Age, Childhood, Partner, Movies, TV Shows, Plays, Awards, Net Worth, UN Ambassador

Net value

As of September 2021, Danai Gurira is estimated to be worth $14.1 million.

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador

UN Women Goodwill Ambassadors are celebrities who use their skills, popularity or reputation to help the United Nations better address issues related to equality and women’s empowerment. female. In 2018, Danai Gurira became one of these celebrities, and her work for LOGpledge.org speaks volumes.

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