Up until 2013, I had no idea who Danai Gurira was.
Having been active in the industry since 2004, Gurira has mostly guest-starred in television with a few supporting roles, and one starring, in film. But 2013 brought Danai front and center when she was cast as katana-wielding/walker-owner Michonne on The Walking Dead.
Fans of the comic already knew Michonne was BAMF Supreme, but could Danai bring that badass-ery to life? The answer was yes. And still is. Seeing Danai with Michonne’s signature locks and swords gave me life that I didn’t know I had been missing.
Catch Danai Gurira on AMC’s The Walking Dead Sundays at 9/8c.
You can follow her on Twitter at @@DanaiGurira