Danai Gurira
Danai Gurira
Celebrated Name: Danai Gurira
Real Name/Full Name: Danai Jekesai Gurira
Gender: Female
Age: 46 years old
Birth Date: 14 February 1978
Birth Place: Grinnell, Iowa, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 53 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Children: No
Profession: Actress and playwright
Net Worth in 2024: $6 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Danai Gurira is mostly known for starring in the popular series “The Walking Dead” as Michonne. She is an actress and playwright from the United States of America.

Maybe you know about Danai Gurira very well But do you know how old and tall is she, and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Danai Gurira’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Danai Jekesai Gurira was born on February 14, 1978, in Grinnell city in Iowa, United States. Her father, Roger Gurira, worked as a lecturer at the Grinnell College’s chemistry department, and her mother Josephine Gurira also worked in a college but as a librarian. After some time, both of her parents worked at the University of Wisconsin Platteville.

Danai Gurira, who is mostly known as Michonne, was grown and raised in her hometown in Grinnell city in Iowa and Harare in Zimbabwe. Her parents originally moved from Zimbabwe to the US around 1964. Danai Gurira has one brother and two sisters, Tare Gurira, Choni Gurira, and Shingai Gurira.

She completed her schooling from the Dominican Convent High School after she moved with her family to Zimbabwe. Danai Gurira graduated with a bachelor of arts in psychology from Macalester College after she returned to the US. Then she completed masters at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

For her personal life, Danai Gurira has never been in a relationship that we know of. Every single piece of information out there regarding her dating life has always been rumors and not confirmed.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 14 February 1978, Danai Gurira is 46 years old as of today’s date 24th May 2024. Her height is 1.7 m tall, and her weight is 53 kg.


Danai Gurira made her debut screen acting work in an episode of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” She starred in the drama movie “The Visitor” and in another drama movie titled “Mother of George,” among others. Danai Gurira has been most successful in the industry for starring in the popular horror zombie drama TV series “The Walking Dead.”

Danai Gurira is also very popular in plays and theaters. One of her most successful works was at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company performing “In the Continuum,” which she also co-wrote. Another successful play by Danai Gurira is “Eclipsed,” which she wrote and received several awards for.

Danai Gurira’s 2018 plus acting roles so far including more of “The Walking Dead” series, the science fiction adventure fantasy movie “Avengers: Infinity War,” and a science-fiction hero movie titled “Black Panther.”

Awards & Achievements

Danai Gurira has around 20 award winnings and nominations in her credit. She has been winnings awards as a playwright and an actress. The awards that Danai Gurira won were for “In the Continuum,” “The Walking Dead” series, “Eclipsed” play, and others.

For “The Walking Dead,” Danai Gurira has won the Satellite Award for Best Television Ensemble, the Eyegore Award for Best Ensemble Cast, and she might win the 2018 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series for the series next to other awards.

Net Worth & Salary of Danai Gurira in 2024

Danai Gurira Net Worth 2019As of May 2024, actress and playwright Danai Gurira “Michonne” net worth is about to $6 million and is increasing a little bit by time. She earned her wealth from the salary she received as an actress and a playwright. Danai Gurira’s salary per episode of “The Walking Dead” is not confirmed, but it might be around $50 thousand per episode only.

Danai Gurira is one of the most loved to watch black-skinned actresses of all time. She currently has only 18 credited acting roles in movies and series, but she is worldwide famous for her role as Michonne in “The Walking Dead.” Danai Gurira has been focusing a lot of work; she also plays in theaters and writes plays next to screen acting.


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