Star Focus – Danai Gurira


Danai Gurira

Number of Roles: 13

Biggest Role: The Walking Dead

Debut Role: TV – Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2004)
Film – The Visitor (2007)

Early Career: After getting her first role in 2004 as a guest appearance on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, she got a couple of other television roles as well as a couple of small parts in films ‘The Visitor’ and ‘Ghost Town’.

Television Roles:

  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2004)
  • Life on Mars (2009)
  • Law & Order (2009)
  • The American Experience (2010)
  • Lie to Me (2010)
  • Treme (2010-11) 6 Episodes
  • The Walking Dead (2012 -15) 48 Episodes

Break Out Role: Michonne – The Walking Dead

2010 Onwards: Continuing with the television roles in the 2010s but also taking steps into the film world. She had a small part in ‘3 Backyards’ Wes Craven’s forgettable horror ‘My Soul To Take’ Music Drama ‘Restless City’ and Drama ‘Mother of George’. She got the role as Michonne in The Walking Dead in 2012 with her surprise appearance at the end of season two.

My Favourite Role: Michonne – The Walking Dead – the samurai sword wielding lone survivor who first makes an appearance saving Andrea with her iconic walker guards. She since becomes less of a mystery as the show continues but she never loses her killer instinct. She uses her sword to build up a huge walker count and has some of the best kills in the show. as the show as continued she has become good friends with Rick and Carl and unlike any other characters actually has gained a relationship with Carl where both of them can forget the nightmare world they live in.

My Least Favourite Role: My Soul To Take – basically because it wasn’t one of Wes Craven’s best pieces of work.

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