Danai Gurira

Born on February 14, 1978, Danai Gurira is an American actress and playwright who is best known for her role as Michone on The Walking Dead and as Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise beginning with Black Panther. She is also known as the writer of Tony Award winning play Eclipsed. For more information, read the article below.

Danai Gurira

Before Fame: She attended Macalester College and New York University.

Family/ Relationships

Danai Gurira Parents/Ethnicity/Religion

Born in Grinnell, Iowa, she is the daughter of Josephine Gurira and Roger Gurira. Her parents moved to the United States from Zimbabwe in 1964. She is a Christian.

Danai Gurira Affair/Dating/Married

Not Available at the moment. For more information, contact her on twitter and Instagram.

Profile / Wiki / Information

Personal Information

  • Full Name: Danai Jekesai Gurira
  • Nicknames: Danai Gurira
  • Birthday: February 14, 1978
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Birthplace: Grinnell, Iowa, US
  • Current Residence: United States
  • Education: Macalester College, New York University
  • Profession: Actress, Playwright
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: Black
  • Religion:  Not Available
  • Zodiac: Aquarius
  • Spouse/Wife: Not Available
  • Children: Not Available
  • Net Worth: Not Available


  • Height: 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m)
  • Weight: 54 kg
  • Dress Size: Not Available
  • Shoe Size: Not Available
  • Chest Size: 32B
  • Bra Size/ Breast Size: 32B
  • Waist Size: 24 inches
  • Hip Size: 34 inches

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • Gurira speaks four languages: French, Shona, basic Xhosa, and English.
  • She stays physically fit through pilates and cross training.
  • Gurira lives in Los Angeles, though she regularly spends time in New York City.
  • She has two older sisters, Shingai and Choni, and an older brother, Tare.

Memorable Quotes:

I was a jock when I was a kid, so I’ve always wanted to physically live through a character – one of those really tough chicks.