Danai Gurira of The Walking Dead blasted this past year out of the water with a very demanding and successful 2016 on and off screen
Happy New Year! As we await the return of The Walking Dead on February 12, the actors are keeping busy by spending time with family, friends, giving thanks and making New Year’s resolutions. As 2016 ends Danai Gurira, the samurai warrior of The Walking Dead, shares why she is so thankful for this past year.
The Broadway play Eclipsed, Marvel’s Black Panther, The Walking Dead Family, Love Our Girls and friends and family are a few reasons Danai is thankful.
Best known for her role as Michonne on The Walking Dead, Danai Gurria showcases her talent for writing in the Tony award nominated play Eclipsed. It is the first all-female creative team in the history of Broadway. Not stopping, she is cast in the role of Okoye in Marvel’s Black Panther directed by Ryan Coogler. As Okoye she will be will play a member of Wakanda’s Dora Milaje.
In 2016 she began the nonprofit Love Our Girls which uplifts and empowers women. The organization seeks to bring awareness to the injustices women and girls face around the world.
In the midst of her role on The Walking Dead, her nonprofit work and playwriting she finds time to spend with her family and friends. She is very grateful of the close relationships that give her support. She refers to them as her “village” and appreciates their encouragement throughout the year.
She is beyond thankful for The Walking Dead Family past and present. She appreciates the love and support she receives from the cast and crew. She expresses that there is true love among her and the cast. To her, the relationship with her castmates “Is something that goes beyond the word blessing. It feels like something sanctified.”
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What a year for Danai Gurria she was definitely busy and afforded well deserved opportunities.
We eagerly await the next 365 days and all it holds for her.