Welcome to Loving Danai Gurira, a fansite dedicated to the talented actress and playwright Danai Gurira! You may know her from her iconic roles as Michonne on The Walking Dead and as Okoye in Marvel superhero movies like Black Panther and Avengers: Endgame. As a fan, my goal is to support Danai while providing a resource and a community for other fans. Before you go, make sure you check out the photo gallery, currently featuring over 15,000 photos. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Danai Gurira gives thanks & says goodbye to 2016 on Instagram

Danai posted to Instagram for New Near’s and shared 12 things she was thankful for in 2016! Check it out below. She certainly had an amazing year!

12 Things I must give thanks for as I say goodbye to 2016 (1 of 4): 1. My play "Eclipsed" going up on Broadway and breaking a mold by being the first all female creative team in the history of Broadway. 2. The astounding women I crafted that production with. 3. The experience of having two of my plays running on and off Broadway simultaneously (something I had never dreamed of) 4. The warm response my newest play "Familiar" received and how it turned out (being that it is my most personal work) 5. Using Eclipsed as a platform for activism. Thank you so much Emmanuel Ogebe, Bono, Zainab Bangura and all the amazing people who helped us amplify the names and voices of girls still in captivity through our dedication series.

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‘The Walking Dead’ 707 Sneak Peek Commentary + Live Tweet with Danai on Sunday!

New video commentary was released by AMC this week, featuring Danai adding some insight to the sneak peek we saw previously. The scene in this clip is also a little longer than that one, showing Michonne dragging the walkers away at the end. Everything I’ve heard says this episode will be pretty crazy!

AMC also announced that Danai will be live-tweeting during the episode on Sunday night! So here’s your chance to ask her questions and interact with her while the episode airs. I’m excited! 😀

Danai Gurira’s heartfelt message about ‘The Walking Dead’ co-star Steven Yeun

Spoiler alert, if you’re not caught up with TWD. But I’m pretty sure you’ve heard the news by now. Danai posted this beautiful message to Steven on her social media accounts, so I wanted to share!

So I’ve been in denial. The thought, the notion of losing Glenn as a character in the show and @steveyeun as a colleague is something I am yet to fully wrap my mind around. Steven was to me, from the very start, that deeply specific indicator that I was in the right place as I entered the TWD realm. The minute I was cast, he was in touch, inviting me to a lunch he and Lauren organized and trying to come watch my play The Convert which was then in production. Once I made it to GA, he helped me figure out where to stay, even letting me crash in his place over a weekend as I scouted out this new terrain called Atlanta. His kindness, his passion, his purity of heart, his genuine goodness and his amazing sense of humor makes him one of the best people I know. His dedication to our show, to this family, his deep concern with all things concerning the story we strive to tell, his utter commitment, his outrage, provokes me to be better, to dig deeper. The heart he brought to every frame he occupied inspired us all to never be complacent. One of my favorite things in life is to make Steven laugh. He has one of those laughs that revives the dead, that fills you with inexplicable joy. His ability to make me laugh, that deep belly laugh that makes life a little lighter, is something I am pained to accept I won’t have daily access to. Over the years I have grown to learn how similar Steven and I are, from our migrant families, to our college majors to our faith. He’s my brother. I’ve been in denial, and remain so. I am so excited, however, to watch his journey continue to unfold, he is designed to break barriers, to fill the world with stories that must and have yet to be told. He is built to transcend and will forever be my friend. And that makes me thankful to know him and to start to accept that painful truth, that our work relationship has sadly, at this time, come to an end.

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