Danai Gurira (actress and playwright)

When Danai Gurira couldn’t find complex stories about African women, she wrote her own:

(The above video was featured on the PBS News Hour “Brief but Spectacular series” in February 2016)

Danai Gurira (actress, playwright, director): American Theatre portrait
Danai Gurira (actress, playwright) American Theatre portrait

If you want to follow Danai Gurira on twitter click here: https://twitter.com/danaigurira

Beyond Acting Danai Gurira has:

appeared at the Global Green Sustainable Design Awards to read a letter written by a New Orleans native displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2008. She co-founded Almasi, in 2011, which is an organization dedicated to continuing arts education in Zimbabwe.  And in 2015,  Gurira signed an open letter begun by the ONE Campaign. The letter was addressed to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, urging them to focus on women as they serve as the head of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa respectively.

Danai Guirira sword-training quote

Michonne (Danai Gurira) - The Walking Dead - Season 3, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Michonne (Danai Gurira) – The Walking Dead – Season 3, Episode 1 

Danai+Gurira+for+Instyle+Oct+2013-9(Apologies for the blurrrrry font in the fashion quotes above.  If you can’t dope it out too good… basically she’s saying don’t try too hard when you dress to be a badass or you’ll look like a dumb ass and Don’t wear sweats in public if you want swagger.  This is paraphrasing of course and Danai is going to look gooooooood in anything… as she is undeniably~ Danai.)