After spending a great deal of time on her own, Michonne has finally found a place to call home, filled with people she considers family. When that place was threatened by the Saviors, Michonne reluctantly accepted Rick's cooperative approach. However, as Negan's terror continued to threaten the lives of those she cared about, she helped convince Rick to be proactive – which is why every person they have lost because of this struggle weighs on her. She already feels responsible for future deaths that will inevitably come as a result of her push for war.
Danai Gurira is an award-winning playwright and actress. As a playwright, her works include In the Continuum (OBIE Award, Outer Critics Award, Helen Hayes Award), Eclipsed (Tony Award Nomination: Best Play; NAACP Award; Helen Hayes Award: Best New Play; Connecticut Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Production of a Play), and The Convert (six Ovation Awards, Los Angeles Outer Critics Award). Gurira’s newest play Familiar received its world premiere at Yale Rep in 2015 and premiered in New York at Playwrights Horizons in February 2016. She is a recipient of the Sam Norkin Award at the 2016 Drama Desk Awards and a Whiting Award. In addition, she was a Hodder Fellow and has been commissioned by Yale Rep, Center Theatre Group, Playwrights Horizons, and the Royal Court.
As an actor, she appeared in the films The Visitor; Mother of George; and All Eyez on Me, Tupac Shakur’s biopic; and she has played Isabella in NYSF’s Measure for Measure (Equity Callaway Award). Recently, Gurira wrapped production on Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and will next appear in Black Panther, where she stars as Okoye, out February 2018. She is also currently developing a pilot for HBO.
Born in the U.S