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Danai Gurira is a Actor American born on 14 february 1978 at Grinnell (USA)

Danai Gurira

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Birth name Danai Jekesai Gurira
Nationality USA
Birth 14 february 1978 (41 years) at Grinnell (USA)

Danai Jekesai Gurira (born February 14, 1978) is a Zimbabwean American actress and playwright, best known for her role as Michonne on The Walking Dead, an AMC television horror drama series.


Gurira is a Christian. She currently lives in Los Angeles, and speaks four languages: French, Shona, basic Xhosa, and English.

Gurira has taught playwriting and acting in Liberia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

Her favorite TV shows include Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, Breaking Bad, and Modern Family. Musically, she enjoys Tasha Cobbs and Justin Timberlake.

Gurira regularly spends time in New York City, and considers it her city. She maintains an active lifestyle to keep physically fit.

Best films

Black Panther (2018)
The Visitor (2007)

Usually with

Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(3 films)
Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau
(2 films)
Wes Craven
Wes Craven
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Danai Gurira (11 films)

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Black Panther, 2h15
Directed by Ryan Coogler
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Chadwick Boseman, Michael B.Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya
Roles Okoye
Rating73% 3.65123.65123.65123.65123.6512
Après avoir participé à l'affrontement entre Iron Man et Captain America, le roi T'Challa retourne chez lui dans la nation africaine reculée et technologiquement avancée du Wakanda, pour servir son pays en tant que nouveau roi. Cependant, le pouvoir de T'Challa va bientôt être défié par des factions de son propre pays. Quand deux ennemis conspirent pour détruire le Wakanda, la Panthère noire doit s'allier à l'agent de la CIA Everett K. Ross et aux membres du Dora Milaje, les forces spéciales du Wakanda, pour éviter que le pays ne soit emporté dans un conflit mondial.
Avengers: Infinity War, 2h29
Directed by Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Okoye
Rating84% 4.247814.247814.247814.247814.24781
Alors que les Avengers et leurs alliés ont continué de protéger le monde face à des menaces bien trop grandes pour être combattues par un héros seul, un nouveau danger est venu de l'espace : Thanos. Despote craint dans tout l'univers, Thanos a pour objectif de recueillir les six Pierres d'Infinité, des artefacts parmi les plus puissants de l'univers, et de les utiliser afin d’imposer sa volonté sur toute la réalité. Tous les combats que les Avengers ont menés culminent dans cette bataille, qui décidera du destin de la Terre et du reste de l'univers, et qui impliquera tous les héros déjà connus, dont les Gardiens de la Galaxie.
All Eyez on Me, 2h20
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films
Actors Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan, Katerina Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, Jamal Woolard
Roles Afeni Shakur
Rating58% 2.910832.910832.910832.910832.91083
En 1995, dans la prison de Dannemora, un réalisateur et son équipe viennent interviewer Tupac Shakur, incarcéré pour quelques mois. Il leur raconte son enfance, sa relation avec sa mère Afeni, ses débuts dans le rap ou encore ses débuts au cinéma avec Juice, etc.
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast, 1h16
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Les fées, Children's films
Actors Mae Whitman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné, Megan Hilty
Roles Fury (voice)
Rating72% 3.634453.634453.634453.634453.63445
Fawn has rescued a baby hawk with a broken wing. She tries to hide it from the others as she tries to take it out of the forest as hawks eat fairies. The hawks arrive to attack and to reclaim the baby, but the scout-fairies are able to fend them off. Fawn is reprimanded by Queen Clarion for only following her heart and not her head. After helping the baby hawk return to its rightful place, Fawn hears an unfamiliar roar and decides to fly to the depths of the forest to investigate. She finds a strange creature that has never been seen before. After observing its behavior she surmises that it has traits similar to many different animals she's encountered, save for one peculiar activity. The beast is building mysterious towers of rock in each of the four sides of Pixie Hollow. She names him Gruff.
Mother of George, 1h46
Directed by Andrew Dosunmu
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Isaac de Bankolé, Danai Gurira, Tony Okungbowa, Yaya DaCosta, Da'Vine Joy Randolph
Roles Adenike Olumide Balogen
Rating63% 3.199913.199913.199913.199913.19991
The film opens with the wedding of a Nigerian couple, Ayodele (Issach de Bankolé) and Adenike (Danai Gurira) Balogen. Adenike is given fertility beads by her mother-in-law, Ma Ayo (Bukky Ajayi) and although the couple make love on their first night of marriage, Adenike struggles to become pregnant. Despite drinking a tea that is supposed to help with fertility, Adenike is still unable to conceive and faces growing pressure from Ma Ayo. A visit to the doctor reveals that Adenike can receive help on the issue, but Ayodele refuses to cooperate.
Restless City, 1h30
Directed by Andrew Dosunmu
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Tony Okungbowa, Danai Gurira, Ger Duany
Roles Sisi
Rating59% 2.9583252.9583252.9583252.9583252.958325
The film tells the story of Djibril (Sy Assane), a young African immigrant trying to make a life for himself in the streets of Harlem in New York. A struggling musician who hopes to one day score a record deal, he survives in the mean time by selling CDs on the street and taking on gigs as a courier with the help of his moped. When he meets the beautiful and vulnerable Trini (Sky Grey), he jeopardizes everything to save her from her squalid life.
My Soul to Take, 1h47
Directed by Wes Craven
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Max Thieriot, Denzel Whitaker, John Magaro, Raúl Esparza, Shareeka Epps, Zena Grey
Roles Jeanne-Baptiste
Rating48% 2.40562.40562.40562.40562.4056
Family man Abel Plenkov (Raul Esparza), a sufferer of schizophrenia, accidentally discovers that he is the Riverton Ripper, a local, masked serial killer. After killing his pregnant wife, Sarah (Alexandra Wilson), and then his psychiatrist, he is shot down and carted away in an ambulance, leaving his young daughter Leah and premature son orphaned. On the way to the hospital, a paramedic (Danai Gurira) suggests that Plenkov himself is innocent but that he houses multiple souls, with the Ripper's being one of them. Near death, Plenkov unexpectedly revives, slashing the paramedic in the throat, causing the ambulance car to crash and burn and seemingly escapes.
3 Backyards, 1h28
Directed by Eric Mendelsohn
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Embeth Davidtz, Edie Falco, Elias Koteas, Kathryn Erbe, Danai Gurira, Dana Eskelson
Roles Woman in Blue Dress
Rating50% 2.511352.511352.511352.511352.51135
Ghost Town
Ghost Town (2008)
, 1h42
Directed by David Koepp
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Ghost films
Actors Ricky Gervais, Téa Leoni, Greg Kinnear, Billy Campbell, Kristen Wiig, Aasif Mandvi
Roles Assorted Ghost
Rating66% 3.348843.348843.348843.348843.34884
The film begins as married New York City businessman Frank Herlihy (Greg Kinnear) is accidentally killed while trying to buy an apartment for his mistress. Shortly afterward, cynical dentist Bertram Pincus (Ricky Gervais) has a near-death experience while under general anesthetic during a colonoscopy. When he recovers, he is able to see and communicate with ghosts who populate the area. The ghosts annoy Bertram by asking him to help them with personal business that was left unfinished when they died. Frank promises to keep the other ghosts away if Bertram will break up an engagement between Frank's widow Gwen (Leoni), a professional Egyptologist, and Richard (Billy Campbell), a human-rights lawyer who Frank says is dishonest. Bertram eventually agrees to the deal and tries to woo Gwen away from Richard. Bertram's past rudeness to Gwen makes this difficult, but he attracts her interest by analyzing the teeth of a mummified Egyptian Pharaoh that she has been studying.
The Visitor, 1h44
Directed by Tom McCarthy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass, Richard Kind, Marian Seldes
Roles Zainab
Rating75% 3.7986553.7986553.7986553.7986553.798655
Walter Vale (Richard Jenkins) is a widowed Connecticut College economics professor who lives a fairly solitary existence. He fills his days by sometimes taking piano lessons in an effort to emulate his late wife, a classical concert pianist, and infrequently works on a new book. When he is asked to present a paper at an academic conference at New York University, he is not enthusiastic to make the trip, given he is only the nominal co-author and has never even read the complete work. Charles (Michael Cumpsty), his department head, insists and Walter is forced to attend.