Danai Gurira is an American actress and playwright, as well as a singer too. She is further best recognized as the leading role of Michonne Hawthorne in the popular post-apocalyptic horror tv series The Walking Dead. In the series, she shared the screen with actors like Sarah Wayne Callies, Ryan Hurst, Lauren Cohan, & Emily Kinney.
Apart from that, she has been a playwright for many theatre productions. It includes 2005 In the Continuum, 2009 Eclipsed, and 2015 Familiar, many more. Also, she serves as the executive artistic director that she co-founded Almasi Arts in Zimbabwe in 2011. Let us scroll over to know more of her details while reading her net worth and relationship.
Caption: The actress and playwright, Danai Gurira.
Danai Gurira: Bio, Family, & Career
The actress was born on 14 February 1978 as Danai Jekesai Gurira under the zodiac sign, Aquarius. She was born as the daughter of Josephine Gurira and Roger Gurira in Grinnell, Iowa, the United States of America. Her mother worked as a college librarian while her father was a tenured professor in the Department of Chemistry at Grinnell College. She has three older siblings: sisters Shingai and Choni and a brother Tare.
Furthermore, her parents moved to the US from Southern Rhodesia (which is now Zimbabwe) in 1964. When she was five, her parents moved back to Harare in 1983. Regarding her education, she attended high school at Dominican Convent High College. After that, she relocated to the US and joined Macalester College in Saint Paul. Minnesota. From there, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She later attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and obtained a Master of Fine Arts in acting. In addition, she is multilingual and fluent in four languages: French, Shona, basic Xhosa, and English.
She has been on this career journey since her high school days. She has performed in production and later she became a playwright for stage productions too. Further, she kicked off her career as the writer of a play and then became an actress. Her first work as a playwright in Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company In the Continuum, which helped her to win an Obie Award.
She first debuted with an episode on television in 2004 La & Order: Criminal Intent. She further has appeared in the guest role in series like Life on Mars, and American Experience, and voiced in the animated series Robot Chicken and What If…?. As a lead role, she appeared in the Walking Dead and a recurring role in Treme. Her film credits The Visitor, Restless City, Mother of George, Avengers franchise, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Danai Gurira: Personal Life & Boyfriend
Coming over to her relationship status, she is possibly single at present or might be in a secret relationship. Since she has been keeping her personal life away from the media, it is a bit difficult to find out about her private matters. Also, she avoids questions about her love life or relationship status. She has not been involved in any rumors or controversies as of now.
How Much Does Danai Make From her Career?
The Zimbabwean-born American actress has been making a good income from her career in the entertainment industry. Therefore, she has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars from her career as an actress and playwright. She has been earning a profitable amount from promoting brands and endorsing products.
Besides, she served as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in December 2018 by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. She also won several nominations and awards for her hard work and dedication including the 2019 Saturn Awards in the category Best Supporting Actress on a Television Series.
Danai Gurira: Social Media Profiles & Body Measurements
She is highly active on different social media platforms with verified accounts. On Instagram, she has an account @danaigurira with 3.4 million followers. She has a Twitter account @danaigurira with 804.1k followers. Also, she has a Facebook account under her name with 688k followers.
The beautiful actress has a slim and curvy body that measures 32 inches chest size, 24 inches waist size, and 34 inches hip size respectively. Her body stands to a height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.70 meters and weighs around 53 kg. She further has dark brown eyes color with short hair color.