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Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira will portray Okoye in Black Panther.

Significant roles

  • Zainab in The Visitor (2007)
  • Jill in Treme (2010-2011)
  • Michonne in The Walking Dead (2012 - )
  • Adenike Balogun in Mother of George (2013)

Quotes

  • "I grew up seeing a lot of superheroes and they didn’t look like me and they certainly weren’t in Africa. I think that it is something great for girls who are like me growing up. Growing up in Africa, we were looking for images we couldn’t always find."
  • "I want to see stories coming from the black female perspective. We’re at a far better moment than we were at in the past, but there’s a lot of work to be done."

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