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Date of Birth: 1978 , February-14
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Danai Gurira
Birth Name Danai Jekesai Gurira
Father Roger Gurira
Mother Josephine Gurira
Nationality Zimbabwean Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Grinnell, Iowa
Ethnicity Black
Profession Actress
Net Worth $4 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements N/A
Weight in KG 54 KG
Married Not Yet
Education Macalester College Tisch School of the Arts
Awards Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series (2012)
TV Show The Walking Dead

Quick Timeline of Danai Gurira

1983 Her parents return Back to Zimbabwe
2007 Acted in The Visitor
2012 Acted in The Walking Dead

Detail Timeline of Danai Gurira


Her parents return Back to Zimbabwe

Danai Parents came to America in 1964 from Southern Rhodesia. They lived in Grinnell. Iowa, United States until December 1983. The very time Zimbabwe got its independence, they flew back to Zimbabwe. Dianai Gurire was five years old at that time.


Acted in The Visitor

Danai Gurire acted in 2007 drama movie The Visitor as Zainab. This helps her to win Method Fest Film Festival for Best Supporting Actress and get nominations in Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast and Gotham Awards for Best Ensemble Cast.


Acted in The Walking Dead

Danai joined the cast of their horror-drama series The Walking Dead, the highest rated series in cable television history, from its third season. She is seen as Michonne and won Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series (2012). She is again nominated in NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2016).


Obie Award winner, Danai Gurira, is an actress from America. She is also recognized as a play-writer and is famous for her acting on The Walking Dead, The Visitor, and Mother of George. In 2018, she appeared in Avengers: Infinity War alongside Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland, and many others.

Early Life, Bio, And Education Of Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira was born on February 14, 1978, in Grinnell, Iowa, in the United States. She belongs to American nationality and her ethnicity is Afro-American. is the youngest daughter of Zimbabwean parents; father Josephine Gurira and mother Roger Gurira. She was born in Grinnell, Iowa, United States of America. Her parents returned back to Zimbabwe after the country gained its independence in 1983. She was just five years old at that time.

Danai has three older siblings; Shingai and Choni are sisters and her brother Tare. She belongs to black ethnicity and is of American nationality.

Danai Gurira completed her high school from Dominican Convent High School before joining Macalester College in the USA. She graduated from there with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She later earned her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Danai Gurira's Professional Career And Wiki

Danai Gurira kick-started her acting journey following her role in a 2004 hit TV series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. She subsequently landed the role in many movies and TV series.

The actress is currently playing the role in one of the highly rated TV series The Walking Dead since 2012. 

Danai Gurira's Net Worth, Salary, And Income Sources 

Danai Gurira has an estimated net worth of around $4 million, according to celebrity net worth in 2019. The major source of income of Gurira's is her work in movies and TV shows. 

The actress has played many roles in many blockbuster movies like Avengers: Endgame, Black Panther, as well as Avengers: Infinity War. Her role in such a box office hit movies earned her a tremendous amount of money. 

In May 2019, the actress also purchased the house for $2.3 million, in Los Angeles, California. The 2,574 square feet mansion also features three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. 

Danai Gurira's Affair, Married, Husband, And Relationship 

Danai keeps her personal life away from media. She has always tried her best to manage a low-key profile through her millions of fans regularly follow her. Danai is neither married nor engaged. As per reports, she is currently single and is not dating anyone.

However, she was previously rumored to be dating The Walking Dead co-star Norman Reedus back in 2015. Similarly, there is no information about her past affairs and relationships.

Danai Gurira's Age, Height

  • Danai Gurira's age as of 2019 is 41 years.
  • Height: She stands at 5' 7" (1.7 m). 

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