American Actress Danai Gurira Bio, Education, Career, Affairs, Body Measurement & Career

Danai Gurira
Danai Gurira
  • Full Name: Danai Jekesai Gurira
  • Date of birth: February 14, 1978
  • Age: 38
  • Nickname: Danai Gurira
  • Birthplace: Grinnell, Iowa
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Religion: Christian
  • Nationality: American
  • Father: Roger Gurira
  • Mother: Josephine Gurira
  • Siblings: Shingai and Choni
  • Spouse: Unknown
  • Profession: Actress, Playwriter
  • Active Year: 2004–present
  • Eye color: Black
  • Hair color: Black
  • Build: Slim
  • Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches
  • Weight: 54 Kg
  • Education: Dominican Convent High School, Macalester College, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts
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  • Net Worth: $500, 000

While talking about an American actress Danai Gurira, she was born on 14th February 1978 in Grinnell, Lowa. While talking about her parents, her father Roger Gurira he was a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville, similarly, mother Josephine Gurira was university librarian. She has three siblings.

While talking about her nationality, she is American and her ethnicity is black. Moreover, she is following Christian religion and now she is 38 years old.

Danai Gurira an American actress and playwright of Zimbabwean is best known for her roles in different dramas. Furthermore, she is a fitness enthusiast and does Pilates and cross training. She enjoys the physical challenges of learning to ride horses for ‘The Walking Dead’. Her nickname was Dede and funny fact about her is she didn’t know her real name till she was five.

Body Measurement

Similarly, while talking about her physical appearance, she has black hair with big eyes. She stands at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches. And she weighs about 54 kg.


While talking about her education and higher studies, she was a student of psychology in Dominican Convent High School and she graduated from there. In addition, she gained Master of Fine Arts in acting, from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Similarly, she loves to listen to Justin Timberlake and Tasha Cobbs.


While talking about her career, first she did the acting course and started her career by playwriting along with stage performance in acting. Meanwhile, she made herself a reputed playwright.

Furthermore, she started her acting career from the film ‘The Visitor’ in 2007. Similarly, she won ‘Method Fest Independent Film Festival Award’ for the best-supporting actress. Likewise, she also appeared in guest roles in a number of television shows.

Danai Gurira
Danai Gurira

Similarly, she won the Guys Choice Awards in 2013 or the independent drama film ‘Mother of George’. However, in 2018, she played a role in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ which was top-grossing film of the year. In addition, she received praise or her performance in that film.

Likewise, she is also known for playing the character of Michonne on The Walking Dead, an AMC television horror drama series.


While talking about her personal life, she has not revealed about her affairs or any relationships. Nothing can be sure, whether she can be married or divorced.

Net Worth

While talking about her net worth, it is estimated to be $500, 000  and to be precise her yearly salary is $58,824.