Danai Gurira

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  • Birth Name: Danai Jekesai Gurira
  • Birth Place: Grinnell, Iowa, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Playwright
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  • Parents are from Zimbabwe; she moved there with them when she was 5.
  • Has written three plays that she says are "a trilogy of Zimbabwe's coming-of-age from a female perspective."
  • Calls herself a Zimerican because of her roots in Zimbabwe and America.
  • Speaks four languages: French, Shona, Xhosa and English.
  • Taught playwriting and acting in Zimbabwe, Liberia and South Africa.
  • Received the Macalester College 2011 Young Alumni Award.

Awards

  • 2016, Tony — Play: Nominee

Relationships

  • Shingai Gurira — Sister
  • Roger Gurira — Father
  • Tare C. Gurira — Brother
  • Josephine Gurira — Mother
  • Chiwoniso Gurira — Sister

College

  • Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States (BA in Social Psychology, 2011); New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States (MFA in Acting)

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  • Birth Name: Danai Jekesai Gurira
  • Birth Place: Grinnell, Iowa, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Playwright

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