Danai Gurira
Danai Gurira
Real Name/Full Name Danai Jekesai Gurira
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Danai Gurira
Birth Place: Grinnell, Iowa, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 14 February 1978
Age/How Old: 46 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres –170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 53 Kg
In Pounds – 117 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Roger Gurira
Mother – Josephine Gurira
Siblings: Tare Gurira, Choni Gurira, Shingai Gurira.
School: Dominican Convent High School
College: Tisch School of the Arts, Macalester College
Religion: Christian
Nationality: Zimbabwe- American
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In a relationship
Boyfriend: Norman
Husband/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: No
Profession: Actress and a playwright.
Net Worth: $5 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Residing in Los Angeles, Danai Gurira comes from a background of an intellectual family. She holds up a solid and powerful Zimbabwean heritage. She has attended several institutions for her education. Her acting career started recently in 2004. Her most famous appearances till now are in ‘The Walking Dead, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Mother of George and others.’ Apart from acting, she is a fantastic playwright. She focuses all her efforts on telling stories about strong women with whom she could relate.

Well, how well do you know about Danai Gurira? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Danai Gurira’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Danai Gurira to date.

Biography and Early Life

Danai Jekesai Gurira was born in the year 1978 in Iowa. Her parents were indeed a pair of intellectuals. Her father, Roger Gurira, is a professor in chemistry working under Grinnell college. Her mother was a librarian at the same college. Danai became a playwright way before she started acting. Books and literature always seemed to enlighten her. She was a reformer, as her stories were indicating the political situation in South Africa. She made them unique by including a solid image of women in her plays. However, her acting career started with the movie “The Visitor.”

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Danai Gurira in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Danai Gurira’s age is 46 years old as of today’s date 25th June 2024 having been born on 14 February 1978. Though, she is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 117 lbs in Pound and 53 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Black.


Danai was a bright student at Dominican Convent High School. She pursued her Bachelor’s degree in the United States in the college named ‘Macalester College.’ She then qualified for Master of Fine Arts in acting from ‘Tisch School of the Arts’ situated in New York.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Danai keeps her personal life to herself. So there has not been any information about the relationships she had. She is dating Norman Reedus as of now. Talking about her religion, she is a pure Christian. She is multilingual. Speaks French, Shona, basic Xhosa, and English as well. She used to teach students literature. She keeps herself physically fit by doing Pilates and Cross-training on a regular basis.

Is Danai Gurira Lesbian?

No, Danai Gurira is not a lesbian. She has been linking on and off with Andrew Lincon. And in 2015, it was confirmed that she is dating Norman Reedus.

Professional Career

She was firstly a teacher of literature in an elementary school. She also taught about playwriting in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Her first notable play was named “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf,” directed by ‘Dale Ricardo Shields.’

The director had a very positive remark about her acting skills. As a successful playwright, she had been authorized and commissioned by ‘Yale Repertory Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Playwrights Horizons, and the Royal Court.’ She began acting her first debut in 2009. She performed on ‘Joe Turner’s Come and Gone playing Martha Pentecost’ in Broadway.

She emerged as a famous playwright after this. In 2015 January, a play she wrote was inaugurated in ‘Yale Repertory Theatre,’ which later premiered in ‘New York at Playwrights Horizons.’ The play is about a family dealing with the first-hand experience as an American.

After that, she has won several awards and a good acknowledgment among the Playwrights. She acquired millions of worldwide fans in 2012 when the ‘AMC announced that she would be part of the horror-drama series, The Walking Dead’; it has become ‘the highest-rated series in cable television history, in its third season.’

She got to play the character ‘Michonne, a relentless, katana-wielding character who joins a close-knit group in an apocalyptic world.’ She had a contract with Marvel and has appeared in Black Panther and both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. She acted as Okoye, the head of the Dora Milaje, the personal bodyguards of the Black Panther. Recently, in 2020, she ‘signed a deal with ABC Studios.’


Following are the awards won by Danai in her entire career as a successful movie artist:

  • She lifted the ‘People’s Choice Award for the category of ‘Favorite Action Movie Star.’
  • She won the ‘Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of ‘Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.’
  • ‘Satellite Award for Best Ensemble: Television’
  • ‘Obie Award for Special Citations’ ‘Outer Critics Circle Award for John Gassner Playwriting Award’ and so on.
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Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Danai Gurira in 2024

Danai Gurira Net Wotrh
Danai Gurira Net Wotrh

Her net worth is calculated as $5 Million as of last estimated in 2024. She keeps on signing with influential TV-series creators. She is in demand after she got to work with Marvel Studios, along with the creators with such fame and talent.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Following are some interesting facts about Danai:

  • She has published several pieces of articles related to the rights and freedom of women.
  • She pays attention to South African suppression and tries to create solid and influencing stories from them.
  • She is also the founder of the non-profit organization ‘Love Our Girls.’

 The very first director of Danai Gurira recognizes her as a “knowledgeable, strong and independent young lady,” which she truly is. Her unstoppable work towards her passion inspires and motivates us. Being a side actress in her significant films, she never made her fans feel degraded. She was and is a supporter of woman empowerment. Inspiring other women not to depend on others, she provides a voice for them.


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