Danai Gurira


Personal Info

  • Date of Birth: 14 February 1978
  • Place Of Birth:  Grinnell, Iowa, USA
  • Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)


Danai Gurira was born in Grinnell, Iowa to parents from Zimbabwe, when her father was teaching Chemistry at Grinnell College. When she was 5, the family moved back to Zimbabwe. Gurira studied social psychology at Macalaster College, and received an MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is the co-author of the play, “In the Continuum”, with Nikkole Salter.