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Danai Gurira Net Worth 2024: How Worthy is Danai Gurira?

$ 4 Million 

Danai Jekesai Gurira is a Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright. Gurira made her Broadway debut in August Wilson’s 2009 play, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. She became famous for her role in the popular horror zombie drama TV series”The Walking Dead” as “Michonne”. Danai Gurira is also very popular in plays and theaters. As per the sources, The Net Worth of actress Danai Gurira is $4 Million.

Check out the below article to know the complete information regarding How much is Danai Gurira Networth, and Her Salary, Earnings details. Also Check, How Much is Kim Cattrall and Jennifer Lawrence Worth.


Danai Gurira Net Worth 2024

Danai Jekesi Gurira started her career as a playwright. She co-starred in and co-wrote the play “In the Continuum” which led to several awards including a Helen Hayes Award and Outer Critics Circle Award.

She made her Broadway debut with Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. In 2015, she wrote the play “Familiar”. Around six years earlier, she also wrote the play “Eclipsed”, but which didn’t gain significant popularity until 2015. She won numerous awards for her plays, including a Tony Award for Best Costume Design in a Play.

Gurira had appeared in such projects 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”.

The estimated net worth of Danai Gurira is about $4 Million. The majority of Danai Gurira net worth and wealth comes from her stage and acting career.

Danai Gurira Salary:

Danai Gurira’s salary per episode of “The Walking Dead” is not confirmed but it might be around $50 thousand per episode only.

Danai Gurira House

Danai Gurira resides in Los Angeles, California.

Danai Gurira Biography

Early Life

Gurira was born to parents Josephine and Roger on February 14, 1978, in Grinnell, Iowa. She has three older siblings, Shingai, Chiwoniso, and Tare. She attended Dominican Convent High School in Harare. She studied at Macalester College followed by New York University. She earned a BA in psychology and a Master of Fine Arts in acting respectively.


Gurira had early success as a stage actor and playwright. She co-wrote and starred as “Abigail” in the 2005 off-Broadway play, In the Continuum.

Gurira made her Broadway debut in August Wilson’s 2009 play, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. Her 2009 play titled ‘Eclipsed’ premiered Off-Broadway at the Public Theater in 2015.

Gurira made her television debut in a 2004 episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. She had a recurring role as “Jill” in the drama series, Treme (2010-11). Her feature film debut was The Visitor (2007) with Richard Jenkins. She acted in the 2013 Nigerian drama, Mother of George. In 2017 she appeared in the biopic about Tupac “All Eyez on Me” as Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur.

Danai Gurira has been mostly successful in the industry for starring in the popular horror zombie drama TV series “The Walking Dead”.

Gurira had received critical acclaim for her performance in two films tackling the subject of illegal immigrants, The Visitor, and Restless City, and guested on Life on Mars, Lie to Me and Treme. She’s also written two stage plays, The Convert and Familiar.

Recently, Danai appeared in the Marvel’s superhero film Black Panther (2018) along with Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan. Danai reprised her role as Okoye in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) co-featuring 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 around 20 award winnings and nominations in her credit. She has been winnings awards as a playwright and an actress. The awards that Danai Gurira won were for “In the Continuum”, “The Walking Dead” series, “Eclipsed” play and others.

Personal Life

Gurira has apparently dated two of her co-stars of The Walking Dead: Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln.


Quick Facts about Danai Gurira:

Full NameDanai Gurira
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 14, 1978
Place Of BirthGrinnell, Iowa, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
Weight119 lbs
EducationTisch School of the Arts, Macalester College
ParentsRoger Gurira, Josephine Gurira
SiblingsShingai Gurira, Tare Gurira, Choni Gurira
NicknamesDanai Jekesai Gurira
AwardsDrama Desk Special Award, Saturn Award, Satellite Award for Best Television Ensemble, Obie Award for Special Citations, Outer Critics Circle Award for John Gassner Playwriting Award, Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production, The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding…
NominationsTony Award for Best Play, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play, Outer Critics Ci…
MoviesBlack Panther, All Eyez on Me, Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast, Mother of George, Restless City, My Soul to Take, 3 Backyards, Ghost Town, The Visitor
TV ShowsThe Walking Dead

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