Danai Jekesai Gurira is Michonne on the hit drama/horror show The Walking Dead and she has received acclaim and notoriety from the show. Most people probably wouldn’t know who Gurira is when people mention her name but millions of people of have in fact seen this beautiful African starlet who has roots in Zimbabwe.
Gurira had appeared in other films but once again people were probably not too familiar with her identity. She had received some acclaim for the work she did in the film the Visitor and she also appeared on various television dramas such as Law & Order and Treme. However, she only appeared on these programs for one episode with the exception of Treme in which she had a recurring role. The Walking Dead is the show that has put her career into overdrive.
Most people might not realize this following fact, most stars act for many years without becoming recognized personalities. What help to make them stand out to audiences are certain roles that they perform or certain movies in which they decide to act.
Hugh Jackman is an example of an actor who was performing on stage and television in Australia but was unknown until he took on the role of the Wolverine in the 2000 film, X-Men. Now he is one of the biggest action stars in Hollywood today. Like Jackman, Gurira is gaining notoriety with audiences and in time people can expect to see more of her on television and in film.