Danai Gurira - Famous Actor

Danai Gurira Net Worth


Danai Gurira is a famous Zimbabwean-American actress who has a net worth of $5 million. She is best known for her work in “The Walking Dead” and various films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Key facts:

  • Danai Gurira is a Zimbabwean-American actress
  • She is best known for her roles in 'The Walking Dead' and various films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • She won numerous awards for her work in the 2005 production of 'In the Continuum', an Off-Broadway play that she also wrote
  • Gurira has been commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Playwrights Horizons, and the Royal Court
  • Gurira's play, 'Eclipsed,' was staged at The Public Theater and later moved to Broadway, making it the first play to premiere on Broadway that featured an all female and black cast and creative team

Basic Information About Danai Gurira

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Playwright
Net worth$5,000,000
Date of birth1978-02-14 (46 years old)
Place of birthGrinnell
NationalityUnited States of America
Height5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
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What Movie Awards did Danai Gurira win?


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Danai Gurira awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureWinnerBlack Panther2019
CinEuphoria - Best Supporting Actress - Audience AwardWinnerBlack Panther2019
Gold Derby Award - Ensemble CastNomineeBlack Panther2019
Image Award - Outstanding Actress in a Motion PictureNomineeAll Eyez on Me2018
Black Reel - Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama SeriesNomineeThe Walking Dead2017
CinEuphoria - Merit - Honorary AwardWinnerThe Walking Dead2020
Gracie - Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a DramaWinnerThe Walking Dead2020
Image Award - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesNomineeThe Walking Dead2016
WIN Award - Actress Drama SeriesNomineeThe Walking Dead2019

Danai Gurira roles

Movie / Series Role
Avengers: EndgameOkoye
Black PantherOkoye
Avengers: Infinity WarOkoye
All Eyez on MeAfeni Shakur
The VisitorZainab
Ghost TownAssorted Ghost
My Soul to TakeJeanne-Baptiste
The Walking DeadMichonne 126 episodes, 2012-2021
Lie to MeMichelle Russo 1 episode, 2010
Made in HollywoodSelf 1 episode, 2018
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf 1 episode, 2018
Law & OrderCourtney Owens 1 episode, 2009
Law & Order: Criminal IntentMarei Rosa Rumbidzai 1 episode, 2004
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertSelf 1 episode, 2016
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf / ... 3 episodes, 2015-2019
American ExperienceSarah Steward 1 episode, 2010
Robot ChickenMichonne 1 episode, 2017
The Daily ShowSelf 2 episodes, 2019-2020
Life on MarsAngela 1 episode, 2009
ConanSelf - Guest 4 episodes, 2014-2018
The One ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2018

Danai Gurira's Quotes

  • [on preparing to play a sword-wielding zombie slayer in The Walking Dead (2010)] I do have some dings on my apartment wall from tricks I was attempting at home. I don't advise that.
  • I was a jock when I was a kid, so I've always wanted to physically live through a character - one of those really tough chicks.
  • [on what steered her towards writing about the personal in her play "Familiar"] My artistic mandate up to that point had always been: "I'm not going to talk about things close to myself. I want to go into viral issues about people who you never heard or see" ...And I watched my own family's dynamics, my own dynamics amongst my kin, and the dynamics of how these cultures had merged, and interacted, and clashed. And I just found the absurdity of our familial dynamics...
  • [on trying to make her characters relatable to various types of audiences] I think that's a goal in all my plays honestly, to get into the personal, but to have a macro ramification, or to look at things that people can look at as a statistic or stereotype in one way, and to make them have to spend time with a person that they may even end up relating to a little in some strange, tiny way, to see the complexity of something they might have thought of as something simply statistic and "over there somewhere".
  • [on what made her want to write about African themes] In terms of writing, I just wasn't finding enough stories about contemporary African people - or historical, just anything, the whole gamut. I was raised in southern Africa and I came back to the West for college. I was starting to look for what I would like to perform, what I would like to see put to life onstage, and I was finding many stories about everybody else, but none about my own people. My playwriting became a "necessity being the mother of invention" type thing. I wasn't finding what I wanted to perform, so I started to create it myself.

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Interesting Facts about Danai Gurira

  1. 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.
  2. When Gurira's play "Eclipsed" was produced at the Yale Repertory Theater in 2009, the lead role of "the Girl" was performed by actress Adepero Oduye and understudied by then-Yale Drama School student Lupita Nyong'o. A few years later, Oduye and Nyong'o both acted in the film 12 Years a Slave (2013), and Nyong'o won an Academy Award for that performance. When the same play was produced at New York's Public Theater six years later, Nyong'o this time played the lead role.
  3. She was awarded the 2012 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Writing for "The Convert", in a co-production with McCarter Theatre Center and Goodman Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
  4. She was awarded the 2013 NAACP Theatre Award for Best Playwriting for "The Convert", in a co-production with McCarter Theatre Center and Goodman Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
  5. She was nominated for the 2016 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Play for "Eclipsed", which she wrote, on Broadway in New York City.
  6. The ensemble of her play, "Familiar", in a Steppenwolf Theatre Company production at the Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre in Chicago, Illinois were nominated for the 2019 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for Ensemble (Play).
  7. The ensemble of her play, "Eclipsed", in a Pegasus Theatre Chicago production at the Chicago Dramatists in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for the 2019 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Ensemble.
  8. Her play, "Eclipsed", in a Pegasus Theatre Chicago production at the Chicago Dramatists in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for the 2019 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Play Production.
  9. She was awarded the 2016 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television in The Walking Dead (2010), and the 2018 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in Black Panther (2018).
  10. She was born in Grinnell, Iowa but resided in her parents' native Zimbabwe from ages five to eighteen, when she returned to the United States to attend college.
  11. Co-founded Almasi Arts Inc., an organization dedicated to supporting arts education in Zimbabwe (2011). She currently serves as the Executive Artistic Director.
  12. Founded Love Our Girls, a non-profit organization which aims to highlight the issues and challenges that specifically affect women all through the world (2016).
  13. Attended and graduated from Dominican Convert High School, a private Catholic school in Harare, Zimbabwe.
  14. Received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota (2001).
  15. Received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
  16. Currently resides in Los Angeles, California and spends regular time in New York City.
  17. Has two older sisters, Shingai and Choni Gurira, and one older brother, Tare Gurira.
  18. Speaks four languages fluently: English, French, Shona, and basic Xhosa.
  19. Danai means "loving each other" in Shona.

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