Today Danai attended an event as The Walking Dead donated artifacts to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. She was joined by Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lennie James, and Scott Gimple. I’ve got some pictures in the gallery, a few videos and pictures from social media below. I’ll add more to this post as I find it!
Just a quick heads up that Danai will appear on Live with Kelly & Ryan tomorrow morning at 10/9c on FOX (pre-recorded).
If you know of any confirmed appearances please let me know in the comments or by email!
Exciting news! Deadline is reporting that Danai has been added to the cast of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War!
This news comes just a few days after Marvel released the first Black Panther trailer (which received a whopping total of 89 million views in 24 hours).
Although no official information about her role in Infinity War has been released, it is expected that she will bring her Black Panther character Okoye, fierce warrior and leader of the Dora Milaje, to the upcoming Avengers sequel. Avengers: Infinity War is currently filming and is set to hit theaters on May 4, 2018.
I am SO proud of Danai and I can’t wait to see her kick some ass in both films!
Last night, Danai was honored at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts 2017 Gala along with fellow actor and alum Andre Holland. Danai was presented with the Big Apple Award for Artistic Achievement.
Gurira, who graduated in 2004, flew in for the gala, as she is currently filming Marvel’s Black Panther in Atlanta. “I’m just very thankful I made it here,” she told The Hollywood Reporter upon arrival. “My employers were very kind to help me get out in time to make it to this and to go back to shoot again tomorrow morning. It was a close call, but they got me here.” Source: THR
“It is an astounding honor to receive this award,” said Danai Gurira, Tisch alumna and actress, The Walking Dead. “Tisch is my artistic home – being there always felt intrinsically right. It is a place of growth and nurturing. I am a Tisch grad and proud of it for life.” Gurira also shared invaluable advice with current Tisch students on how to grow as actors. Source: NYU|Tisch
Congrats to Danai for this honor! Check out some pictures from the event in the gallery, and a clip of her speech below.