What is the Net Worth of Danai Gurira 2022? Age, Height, Boyfriend, Bio

Who is Danai Gurira?

Danai Jekesai Gurira, better known as Danai Gurira, is a Zimbabwean-American playwright and actress. She is best known for her roles as Michonne in AMC’s horror-drama series The Walking Dead and Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.

Quick Facts of Danai Gurira
Full Name: Danai Gurira
Age: 44 years old
Birthday: 14 February 1978
Birthplace: Grinnell, Iowa, United States
Nationality: American
Gender: Female
Horoscope: Aquarius
Boyfriend: Norman Reedus
Net Worth: $6 million
Height: 1.7 m
Profession: Actress and playwright
Sibling: N/A

What is the Age of Danai Gurira?

Danai Gurira was born on February 14, 1978, in Los Angeles, California. Danai Jekesai Gurira is her given name. She was born to Roger Gurira, a father, and Josephine Gurira, a mother. Her parents immigrated to the United States from Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia) in 1964.

Her birthplace is Grinnell, Iowa, in the United States. As a result, she is both of Zimbabwean and American nationality. She is of black ethnicity. Her religion is Christian. Her astrological sign is Aquarius. She has three older brothers and sisters.

They have two sisters, Shingai and Choni, as well as a brother, Tare. Gurira and his family returned to Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, in December 1983, after the country gained independence.

In Zimbabwe, she attended Dominican Convent High School. She then returned to the United States to study psychology at Macalester College in Minnesota, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. She later received her Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

What is the Height of Danai Gurira?

She is 1.7 m tall, or 5 feet and 7 inches tall. Her body weight is 117 pounds (53 kilograms). She has a slim physique. She maintains her physical fitness through Pilates and cross-training. She has dark brown eyes and short black hair that is neatly trimmed.

What is the Net Worth of Danai Gurira?

Danai Gurira earns a living by appearing in films, television shows, and plays. She is a playwright as well as an actress. Eclipsed, The Walking Dead, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame is among her successful works. Her work’s success brings her fame and fortune. Her net worth is estimated to be $4 million as of 2019.

Who is Danai Gurira’s Boyfriend?

Danai Gurira has been romantically linked to Norman Reedus, one of The Walking Dead’s co-stars. They were spotted together on a number of occasions.

She currently resides in Los Angeles but spends the majority of her time in New York City. She is fluent in four languages, including French, Shona, basic Xhosa, and English.

When did Danai Gurira Begin her Career?

  • She began her career as a playwright and acting teacher in Liberia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.


  • She has stated that she began writing plays in order to better utilize her strengths as an actress. She desired to tell stories about strong women with whom she identifies.
  • As a playwright, she has received commissions from Yale Repertory Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Playwrights Horizons, and the Royal Court.
  • In the Continuum, she co-wrote and co-starred.
  • In June 2009, she made her Broadway debut in August Wilson’s play, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.
  • Her 2012 play, The Convert, was co-produced by the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and the McCarter Theatre in New Jersey.
  • Familiar, her play, premiered at Yale Repertory Theater in January 2015. The play is about family, cultural identity, and being a first-generation American. It later had its Off-Broadway premiere in New York at Playwrights Horizons.
  • Eclipsed is a play she wrote about three sex slaves women in war-torn Liberia. It was the first Broadway play to have an all-female and black cast and creative team.


  • In 2004, she made her television debut as Marei Rosa Rumbidzai in Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
  • She went on to play minor roles in Life on Mars, Law & Order, American Experience, and Lie to Me.
  • Between 2010 and 2011, she played Jill in six episodes of Treme.
  • In the third season of AMC’s horror-drama series The Walking Dead, she landed the lead role as Michonne, a ruthless katana-wielding character.
  • She has been a regular since the show’s third season in 2012. As of 2019, the series is in its ninth season.
  • The Walking Dead is the highest-rated cable television series in history.
  • In 2017, she voiced Michonne in the Robot Chicken episode “The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking.”


  • She made her film debut in the drama film The Visitor in 2007.
  • She went on to appear in Ghost Town, 3 Backyards, My Soul to Take, and Restless City.
  • Mother of George, an independent drama film released in 2013, starred her as the lead. The film had its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
  • In the 2015 film Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast, she played Fury.
  • In 2018, she was cast as Okoye in the Marvel film Black Panther.
  • She played Okoye again in Avengers: Infinity War in 2018 and Avengers: Endgame, which is set to be released in 2019.
  • She will also be seen in Godzilla vs. Kong, which is set to be released in 2020.

What Are Danai Gurira’s awards?

  • In the Continuum received a Special Citation from the Obie Awards in 2006.
  • In the Continuum received the John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award from the Outer Critics Circle in 2006.
  • Helen Hayes Awards for Best Lead Actress, Non-Resident in 2007.
  • The Visitor won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 2008 Method Fest.
  • The Walking Dead won the Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series in 2012.
  • The Convert won the 2012 Whiting Award for Dramatic Writing.
  • The Walking Dead won Best Ensemble Cast at the 2013 Eyegore Awards.
  • At the 2013 Guys Choice Awards, Jean-Claude Gahd received the Jean-Claude Gahd Dam award.
  • Mother of George won the Black Reel Award for Best Actress in 2014.
  • The Walking Dead won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2016.
  • Eclipsed won the 2016 Lilly Awards for Outstanding Playwriting.
  • Sam Norkin Award, Eclipsed, Drama Desk Award, 2016
  • Eclipsed was honored at the 2016 TCG Gala.
  • Eclipsed received the Revolution Award for Artistic Excellence at the 2016 ImageNation Revolution Awards.
  • Star Power Celebrant, Black Girls Rock! The award, 2016.
  • Black Panther won Best Supporting Actress at the 2018 Saturn Awards.
  • Black Panther won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture in 2019.


  • She read a letter written by a New Orleans native displaced by Hurricane Katrina at the Global Green Sustainable Design Awards in 2008.
  • Almasi Arts Inc. was co-founded by her in 2011. Her organization is dedicated to continuing arts education in Zimbabwe, and she is the Executive Artistic Director.
  • She signed an open letter to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, initiated by the ONE Campaign in 2015, urging them to prioritize women. Angela Merkel is the head of the G7 in Germany, and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is the head of the AU in South Africa.
  • In 2016, she founded the non-profit organization Love Our Girls with the goal of highlighting the issues and challenges that disproportionately affect women around the world.
  • In 2016, she joined forces with Johnson & Johnson to fight HIV/AIDS.
  • In 2018, she was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. She is committed to shining a light on gender equality and women’s rights, as well as bringing unheard women’s voices to the forefront.

Danai Jekesai Gurira, better known as Danai Gurira, is a Zimbabwean-American playwright and actress. Danai Gurira was born on February 14, 1978, in Los Angeles, California. She is 1.7 m tall, or 5 feet and 7 inches tall. Her net worth is estimated to be $4 million as of 2019.