Full Name: Danai Jekesai Gurira
The Walking Dead Character: Michonne
Date of Birth: February 14, 1978
Hometown: Grinnell, Iowa
Bet You Didn’t Know… Danai is also an accomplished playwright; she wrote Eclipsed, and co-wrote the Obie award winning In the Continuum.
Danai grew her acting career onstage; before joining The Walking Dead cast in 2012, she worked alongside co-star Chad Coleman in August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone.In addition to her theater work, Danai starred in the indie drama Mother of George and two seasons of HBO's Treme.
Coming from Zimbabwean roots, Danai co-founded Almasi, a charity that aids in development of dramatic arts in Zimbabwe.