Danai Jekesai Gurira is an American actress, playwright, and activist. She is an American citizen with Zimbabwean ancestry. Danai is best known for her portrayal of fierce survivor Michonne in The Walking Dead. Gurira is also famous for her role as Okoye, the elegant leader of the female bodyguards in Marvel’s hit movie Black Panther.

Gurira and her family moved to the United States when she was five years old. Initially, Danai wanted to become an activist, and she only participated in acting for fun. However, after making several on-screen appearances, she found out that she had a natural talent for it. She appeared in shows and films such as Law & Order, American Experience, Life on Mars, Restless City, 3 Backyards, and many more.

She has also written plays such as The Continuum, The Convert, and Familiar. Danai loves to keep her relationships private, and it has led to questions concerning her marital status. We can confirm that Danai isn’t married. Keep reading to find out more about her relationships.

She was rumored to be dating The Walking Dead co-star Norman Reedus

Norman Reedus and Danai Gurira
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In 2015, Danai was rumored to be dating Norman Reedus. The rumors emerged when Norman shared a photo of himself and Danai sharing a kiss. It led fans to speculate that the co-stars were in a relationship. At the time, Norman was also rumored to be in a relationship with Emily Kinney.

He denied those rumors, and after the kiss with Danai, people suspected that the couple was in a relationship. However, it later emerged that it was just a friendly kiss. In a behind the scenes clip of The Walking Dead, Norman crept behind Danai as she was being interviewed by Michael Cudlitz.

When he got close, he planted a kiss on her that was several seconds long. Fans of the couple were undoubtedly disappointed when it turned out to be a friendly kiss. Gurira seemed to enjoy the kiss. She said in the video; “What a day! I love my job!”

She is very secretive about her relationships

Danai Gurira
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Norman is the only man that Danai has been linked with during her career. It is because she is very secretive about her personal life. She doesn’t give anything away about her relationships.

We can only speculate about why she chooses to be so secretive. Maybe she is too busy with her career, or maybe she likes to stay away from the public eye.