A playwright and actor of American and Zimbabwean descent, Danai Jekesai Gurira was born on February 14, 1978. She is best known for her leading roles as Michonne on the AMC horror drama series The Walking Dead (2012–2020, 2022) and as Okoye in the superhero movies Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War which both took place in 2018.
In addition, Gurira wrote the Broadway play Eclipsed, for which she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play. She is the youngest of four children; her sisters are Shingai and Choni, while her brother Tare is a chiropractor. After Robert Mugabe’s ascent to power in 1979, Gurira and her family relocated back to Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe when she was five years old. Gurira lived in Grinnell until that time.
Danai Gurira children: Does Danai Gurira have children?
We are unsure if she has children because she keeps her personal information private. In South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Liberia, Gurira imparted acting and playwriting lessons.
As a senior at Macalester College in 2001, she had one of her early memorable performances. She was a young lady who was extremely intelligent, resilient, and independent, according to Shields.
She approached her classes and her studies with great focus, which we all saw in her performance in ‘Black Panther.