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Danai Gurira


Danai Gurira was born in Grinnell, Iowa, to Josephine and Roger Gurira, who were from Zimbabwe. Her father was then teaching Chemistry at Grinnell College. When she was five, the family moved back to Zimbabwe, residing in the capital Harare. Gurira later returned to the United States, and studied social psychology at Macalester College, receiving ... See full bio »

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 2012-2019 Ходячие мертвецы (TV Series)
Michonne
- Episode #9.15 (2019) ... Michonne
- Episode #9.14 (2019) ... Michonne
- Episode #9.13 (2019) ... Michonne
- Episode #9.12 (2019) ... Michonne
- Episode #9.11 (2019) ... Michonne
 2017 Робоцып (TV Series)
Michonne
 2017 2pac: Легенда
Afeni Shakur
 2014 Феи: Легенда о чудовище (Video)
Fury (voice)
 2013 Мать Джорджа
Adenike Balogun
 2010-2011 Тримей (TV Series)
Jill
- Do Watcha Wanna (2011) ... Jill
- Slip Away (2011) ... Jill
- Accentuate the Positive (2011) ... Jill
- I'll Fly Away (2010) ... Jill
 2011 Restless City
Sisi
 2010 Забери мою душу
Jeanne-Baptiste
 2010 Обмани меня (TV Series)
Michelle Russo
- Exposed (2010) ... Michelle Russo
 2010 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Sarah Steward
- Dolley Madison (2010) ... Sarah Steward
 2010 3 Backyards
Woman in Blue Dress
 2009 Закон и порядок (TV Series)
Courtney Owens
- Fed (2009) ... Courtney Owens
 2009 Жизнь на Марсе (TV Series)
Angela
 2008/I Город призраков
Assorted Ghost
 2007/I Посетитель
Zainab
 2004 Закон и порядок. Преступное намерение (TV Series)
Marei Rosa Rumbidzai
- Inert Dwarf (2004) ... Marei Rosa Rumbidzai
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Her play, "The Convert", was performed in a co-production with McCarter Theatre Center and Goodman Theatre in a world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Zainab Jah, Cheryl Lynn Bruce and Pascale Armand in the cast. Emily Mann was director. Lap Chi Chu was lighting designer. Daniel Ostling was ... See more »

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on preparing to play a sword-wielding zombie slayer in Ходячие мертвецы (2010)] I do have some dings on my apartment wall from tricks I was attempting at home. I don't advise that. See more »

Trivia:

She was nominated for the 2007 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for "In the Continuum", at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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