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Danai Gurira

 
Bio:
She is best known for her starring roles as Michonne on the AMC horror drama series The Walking Dead (2012‚Äď2020) and as Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Gurira is also the playwright of the ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
She is best known for her starring roles as Michonne on the AMC horror drama series The Walking Dead (2012‚Äď2020) and as Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Gurira is also the playwright of the ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2022
Richard III
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2009
Martha Pentecost
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Writer

Writing

Author
Playwright

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2022
Richard III

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2009
Martha Pentecost

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Performer

Productions

Writer

Writing
Author
Playwright

Danai Gurira Biography

She is best known for her starring roles as Michonne on the AMC horror drama series The Walking Dead (2012‚Äď2020) and as Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Gurira is also the playwright of the Broadway play Eclipsed, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. Gurira has also been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play In The Continuum, which she also co-wrote and starred in.

Danai Gurira Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Sam Norkin Award Gold Star
Danai Gurira
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Danai Gurira, Eclipsed
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding New Broadway Play
Danai Gurira, Eclipsed
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
Danai GuriraFamiliar
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Play
Danai Gurira, Eclipsed
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2010 - The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical Gold Star
Danai GuriraEclipsed
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Danai GuriraIn the Continuum
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - John Gassner Playwriting Award Gold Star
Danai Gurira, In the Continuum

Danai Gurira News

Carl Andress and Charles Busch to be Honored at Primary Stages 38th Anniversary Gala Photo Carl Andress and Charles Busch to be Honored at Primary Stages 38th Anniversary Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

PRIMARY STAGES' 38th Anniversary Gala will honor long-time collaborators Charles Busch and Carl Andress (The Confession of Lily Dare; The Tribute Artist) with the 2022 Einhorn Mentorship Award. The event will take place on Tuesday November 15, 2022, at 6pm at Sony Hall.

Billy Porter, Mariah Carey & More Will Perform on ABC's Global Citizen Festival Broad Photo Billy Porter, Mariah Carey & More Will Perform on ABC's Global Citizen Festival Broadcast
by Michael Major - Sep 22, 2022

Presenters will include Berla Mundi, Joselyn Dumas, Michaela Coel, Nomzamo Mbatha and Sabrina Dhowre Elba. Global Citizen Festival: NYC will feature performances by Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, MÅNESKIN, Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton and Rosalía with Angélique Kidjo and Billy Porter, and be hosted by Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

Cast Announced for PEERLESS, Beginning Performances at 59E59 Theaters This Month Photo Cast Announced for PEERLESS, Beginning Performances at 59E59 Theaters This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

PRIMARY STAGES and 59E59 Theaters, in association with Jamie deRoy, has announced casting for peerless, by 2019/20 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jiehae Park (Hannah and the Dread Gazebo) and directed by Margot Bordelon (... what the end will be). 

VIDEO: Freeform Debuts THE COME UP Series Trailer Photo VIDEO: Freeform Debuts THE COME UP Series Trailer
by Michael Major - Aug 30, 2022

The cast, comprised of a group of ambitious, action-oriented, and diverse Gen Z New Yorkers whose careers are on the rise, includes: Taofeek Abijako, Fernando Casablancas, Ben Hard, Claude Shwartz, Ebon Gore, and Sophia Wilson. Each person is thriving in their respective fields: modeling, fashion design, photography, acting, and nightlife organizing. Watch the new video trailer now!

Mile Square Theatre to Present BERTA, BERTA this Fall Photo Mile Square Theatre to Present BERTA, BERTA this Fall
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 29, 2022

MILE SQUARE THEATRE (MST) has announced their first production of Kevin R. Free’s first season as Artistic Director, of Angelica Chéri’s BERTA, BERTA, directed by Kevin R. Free. BERTA, BERTA will play a four-week limited engagement at Mile Square Theatre.

Disney Shares WAKANDA FOREVER 'Prologue' EP Photo Disney Shares WAKANDA FOREVER 'Prologue' EP
by Michael Major - Jul 26, 2022

Listen to the EP, which includes the powerful cover of Bob Marley and the Wailers‚Äô ‚ÄúNo Woman No Cry‚ÄĚ performed by Nigerian artist Tems. The project is produced by Oscar¬ģ, GRAMMY¬ģ and Emmy¬ģ-winning composer Ludwig G√∂ransson, and also features ‚ÄúA Body, A Coffin‚ÄĚ performed by Ghanian artist Amaarae and ‚ÄúSoy‚ÄĚ by Mexican rapper Santa Fe Klan.

Review Roundup: RICHARD III Opens at Free Shakespeare in the Park - What Did the Crit Photo Review Roundup: RICHARD III Opens at Free Shakespeare in the Park - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Jul 11, 2022

The Public Theater celebrated opening night of Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The shows marks Robert O'Hara's Free Shakespeare in the Park debut and welcomes Danai Gurira back to The Delacorte after 11 years in the title role. Read all of the reviews for Richard III here.

Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr to Become Artistic Director of Village The Photo Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr to Become Artistic Director of Village Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2022

The Edlavitch DCJCC has announced that Adam Immerwahr, Theater J’s Artistic Director since December 2015, will be departing in July to be the Artistic Director of Village Theatre in Issaquah, WA.

Village Theatre Announces New Leadership With New Artistic Director and First-Ever Ma Photo Village Theatre Announces New Leadership With New Artistic Director and First-Ever Managing Director
by Grace Cutler - Jul 8, 2022

Village Theatre announces Adam Immerwahr (Washington DC’s Theater J) as its next Artistic Director and Laura Lee (Seattle’s ArtsWest) as its first-ever Managing Director.

Wake Up With BWW 7/6: THE KITE RUNNER Begins Previews, Broadway Grosses, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/6: THE KITE RUNNER Begins Previews, Broadway Grosses, and More!
by - Jul 6, 2022

Today's top stories include The Kite Runner, which begins previews on Broadway tonight! Plus, check out this week's Broadway grosses, get a first look at pre-Broadway A Beautiful Noise, and more!

Danai Gurira Videos

VIDEO: Freeform Debuts THE COME UP Series Trailer VideoVIDEO: Freeform Debuts THE COME UP Series Trailer
by Michael Major - Aug 30, 2022

The cast, comprised of a group of ambitious, action-oriented, and diverse Gen Z New Yorkers whose careers are on the rise, includes: Taofeek Abijako, Fernando Casablancas, Ben Hard, Claude Shwartz, Ebon Gore, and Sophia Wilson. Each person is thriving in their respective fields: modeling, fashion design, photography, acting, and nightlife organizing. Watch the new video trailer now!

VIDEO: Get an Extended Look at the Season 10 Finale of THE WALKING DEAD; New Air Date VideoVIDEO: Get an Extended Look at the Season 10 Finale of THE WALKING DEAD; New Air Date Announced!
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2020

An extended first look clip has been released for the finale of season 10 of The Walking Dead. The clip gives fans a look at the return of Lauren Cohan as Maggie.

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Calls the Stars of The Public's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC VideoVIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Calls the Stars of The Public's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2020

The Public Theater's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC, a one-night-only star-studded virtual event to support The Public, will take place on Monday, June 1. A new video has been released of host Jesse Tyler Ferguson hilariously making his rounds of phone calls to the stars who will appear in the event.

WATCH LIVE NOW: Star-Studded Virtual Concert, ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME VideoWATCH LIVE NOW: Star-Studded Virtual Concert, ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2020

Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO) are partnering for a special one-night event, 'One World: Together at Home,' to air across multiple global networks and platforms on Saturday, April 18.

VIDEO: First Look at ECLIPSED at Milwaukee Rep VideoVIDEO: First Look at ECLIPSED at Milwaukee Rep
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2020

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Eclipsed written by Black Panther and 'Walking Dead' star Danai Gurira in the Quadracci Powerhouse, March 3 - 29, 2020.

VIDEO: Take 5 with Sola Thompson from ECLIPSED at Milwaukee Rep VideoVIDEO: Take 5 with Sola Thompson from ECLIPSED at Milwaukee Rep
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2020

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Eclipsed written by Black Panther and 'Walking Dead' star Danai Gurira in the Quadracci Powerhouse, March 3 - 29, 2020. Take 5 with one of the show's stars, Sola Thompson, below!

BWW TV Exclusive: The Great Facts of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Nikkole Salter on Coretta Sco VideoBWW TV Exclusive: The Great Facts of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Nikkole Salter on Coretta Scott King and Geraldine Whittington
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 6, 2019

BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Nikkole Salter gives us a lesson on Coretta Scott King and Geraldine Whittington.

VIDEO: Watch Bloopers and Bonus Clips From AVENGERS 4: ENDGAME VideoVIDEO: Watch Bloopers and Bonus Clips From AVENGERS 4: ENDGAME
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2019

A bloopers reel has been released for the latest Avengers film, Endgame. The reel also includes bonus clips of the cast in action.

BWW TV: James Corden Teases What in Store for the Tony Awards! VideoBWW TV: James Corden Teases What in Store for the Tony Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2019

Stars from stage and screen will take center stage at the 2019 Tony Awards, on CBS on Sunday, June 9th, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay), when they broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. What does Corden have in store for the big night? We stopped by Radio City Music Hall this morning to find out!

VIDEO: Check Out Sneak Peek of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Cast Reading Mean Tweets on JIM VideoVIDEO: Check Out Sneak Peek of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Cast Reading Mean Tweets on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by Stage Tube - Apr 30, 2018

According to Entertainment Weekly, the cast of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR will be joining in on Kimmel's recurring segment 'mean tweets' tonight. Catch a sneak peek of it here, and read more about it from Entertainment Weekly here!


Danai Gurira Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Danai Gurira been in?
Danai Gurira has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Danai Gurira been in?
Danai Gurira has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Danai Gurira been nominated for?
Sam Norkin Award (Drama Desk Awards) , Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Eclipsed , Outstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Eclipsed , Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Familiar , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Eclipsed , The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Eclipsed Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for In the Continuum and John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for In the Continuum .

What awards has Danai Gurira won?
Sam Norkin Award (Drama Desk Awards), The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Eclipsed Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for In the Continuumand John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for In the Continuum .

How many shows has Danai Gurira written?
Danai Gurira has written 2 shows including In the Continuum (Author), The Convert (Playwright).