Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira, born Danai Jekesai Gurira on the 14th of February 1978 in Iowa and is an American actress and playwright. Best known for writing the Tony Award winning play, Eclipsed she is also well known for portraying Michonne in The Walking Dead and more recently portraying Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe hit film, Black Panther.

Outside of the above, she has worked in films such as Mother of George, a highly acclaimed film for which she was nominated for many accolades and All Eyez on Me, in which she played Afeni Shakur. In television he has held guest roles in Law & Order and American Experience and on stage she has written award winning plays such as, The Convert and Familiar.

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