Danai Gurira Biography, Age, Height, Boyfriend, Net Worth

American actress Danai Gurira who rose to fame through her portrayal of Michonne, finally said goodbye to the show. She was born 14th February 1978 in Grinell, Iowa, USA to the immigrant parents from South Rhodesia, Zimbabwe. After regaining status of an independence country, whole family moved back to Harare and pursued school education. However, she decided to study in USA instead and shifted back to Minnesota, completed graduation with Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Macalester College. Later she received Master of Fine Arts in acting from Tisch School of the Arts under NYU affiliation.


When she was in Zimbabwe, she used to teach acting along with playwriting in South Africa as well Liberia. In 2006 she won an Obie Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for writing. She acquired best lead actress at Helen Hayes Award for her participation on off-Broadway opera In the Continuum, of which she was co-writer together with Nikkole Salter. She made film debut in 2007, participating in the film “The unexpected guest” for which she received several awards. Later in 2009, she made Broadway in the play by August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. After that, in 2010 she starred in the horror film by Wes Craven My Soul to Take – The hunter of souls.

Between 2010 and 2011, she appeared in the recurring role of Jill in the television series Treme. She became known to a wider audience in 2012 when she starred in the television series The Walking Dead as a mysterious swordsman Michonne. In 2018 she took over the role of Okoye in the MCU’s film Black Panther and appeared again in the same role in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. However she is mostly recognized for being a longtime cast member in “The Walking Dead”. Although after seven successive seasons, Gurira said final goodbye to the show. It was announced in last year that ongoing series would be the final appearance for her in the show.

Danai Gurira Biography

Real Name Danai Jekesai Gurira
Birth Date February 14, 1978
Age 42 Years (as of 2020)
Birth Place Grinnell, Iowa, United States
Nationality American, Zimbabwean
Profession Actress
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Aquarius

Danai Gurira Height, Weight and Body Measurement

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in centimeters – 170 cm  Approx
Weight in Kilograms – 57 kg  –  in Pounds –  125.6 lbs Approx
Body Measurements 32-26-34
Bra (Breast) Size 36B (US)
Waist Size 26 Inches
Hip Size 34 Inches
Shoe Size 8 (US)
Dress Size 2 (US)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim
Sexual Orientation Straight


School Tisch School Of The Arts
College New York University


Father Roger Gurira
Mother Josephine Gurira
Sister Choni Gurira, Shingai Gurira
Brother Tare Gurira

Danai Gurira Affairs (Relationship Status)

What is Danai Gurira marital status? (single, engaged, married, in relation or divorce) Single
Is Danai Gurira having any relationship affair? No
Is Danai Gurira lesbian? No
Who is Danai Gurira Boyfriend?

Danai Gurira Movies

  • The Visitor (2007) as a Zainab
  • Ghost Town (2008) as a Assorted ghost
  • 3 Backyards (2010) as a Woman in Blue Dress
  • My Soul to Take (2010) as a Jeanne-Baptiste
  • Restless City (2011) as a Sisi
  • Mother of George (2013) as a Adenike Olumide Balogun
  • Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2015) as a Fury (voice)
  • All Eyez on Me (2017) as a Afeni Shakur
  • Black Panther (2018) as a Okoye
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018) as a Okoye
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019) as a Okoye

Danai Gurira Television Series

  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2004) as a Marei Rosa Rumbidzai
  • Life on Mars (2009) as a Angela
  • Law & Order (2009) as a Courtney Owens
  • American Experience (2010) as a Sarah Steward
  • Lie to Me (2010) as a Michelle Russo
  • Treme (2010–2011) as a Jill
  • The Walking Dead (2012–2020) as a Michonne
  • Robot Chicken (2017) as a Michonne (voice)
  • Americanah (2020)

Favorite Things

Dream Holiday Destination Not Known
Book Not Known
Favorite Food Not Known

Danai Gurira Net Worth:

She spent almost 7 years as one of the leads in one of the most popular television shows in USA, The Walking Dead. In addition to this, she is also one of the richest persons in the show as well. Her net worth is estimated around $4 million as of now and it would be increased significantly in future.

Trivia: Important Facts about Danai Gurira

  • She was born in Grinell, USA and spent some part of her childhood in Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • At present, she lives in Los Angeles however often spends time in New York City.
  • Her mother worked as a university librarian whereas her father was a chemistry teacher.
  • She is fluent in four languages, French, Shona, Xhosa her mother tongue and English.
  • Despite living in USA, she established Almasi Arts to encourage and continue arts education in the country.
  • Danai also became an important part of the cause in 2016 as she partnered with Johnson & Johnson to spread awareness regarding HIV/AIDS.
  • In December 2018, she was named as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador who fights for gender equality and women’s rights.

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