Danai Gurira has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Danai Jekesi Gurira salary and net worth: Danai Gurira is a Zimbabwean-American actress with a $4 million dollar net worth. Danai Jekesi Gurira was born in Grinnell, Iowa. At the age of five, she moved to Zimbabwe with her family. She later earned a bachelor’s degree from Macalaster College and an MFA from New York University.
She began her professional career onstage, where she won numerous awards for her performance in the 2005 Off-Broadway production of “In the Continuum,” a play she also wrote. She then began building her resume with film and television credits. Since then, she has appeared in films such as “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “The Visitor,” “Ghost Town,” “Life on Mars,” “American Experience,” “Lie to Me,” “3 Backyards,” “My Soul to Take,” and “Restless City.” She also appeared on “Treme” on a recurring basis and has continued to work in theater, most recently in “The Convert,” which she also wrote. She is currently a co-star on the critically acclaimed television series “The Walking Dead.” In 2017, she starred as Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, in the biopic “All Eyez on Me.”
Biography of Danai Gurira
Gurira was born in Grinnell, Iowa, on February 14, 1978, to parents Josephine and Roger. Shingai, Chiwoniso, and Tare are her three older siblings. She attended Harare’s Dominican Convent High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College and a master’s degree from New York University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in acting.
Gurira first achieved prominence as a stage actor and playwright. She co-wrote and starred in the 2005 off-Broadway play In the Continuum as “Abigail.”
Gurira made her Broadway debut in 2009’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, a play by August Wilson. In 2015, her 2009 play ‘Eclipsed’ received its Off-Broadway premiere at the Public Theater.
Gurira made her television debut on Law & Order: Criminal Intent in 2004. She was a recurring character on the drama series Treme as “Jill” (2010-11). Her feature film debut came with Richard Jenkins’ The Visitor (2007). She starred in Mother of George, a 2013 Nigerian drama. In 2017, she starred as Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, in the biopic “All Eyez on Me.”
Danai Gurira has primarily achieved success in the industry as a result of her role in the popular horror zombie drama television series “The Walking Dead.”
Gurira had previously garnered critical acclaim for her performances in two films about illegal immigrants, The Visitor and Restless City, as well as guest appearances on Life on Mars, Lie to Me, and Treme.
Additionally, she has written two stage plays: The Convert and Familiar.
Danai most recently appeared alongside Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan in Marvel’s superhero film Black Panther (2018). Danai reprised her role as Okoye in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War (2018), alongside Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Peter Dinklage, and Chris Pratt.
Danai Gurira has approximately twenty award wins and nominations to her name. She has been recognized for her work as a playwright and actress. Danai Gurira won awards for “In the Continuum,” “The Walking Dead” series, and the play “Eclipsed,” among others.
Gurira is rumored to have dated two of her The Walking Dead co-stars: Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln.