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BREAKING BIG : Danai Gurira

Friday, February 8, 2019, 10:30-11:00 p.m. ET

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Danai Gurira Ep Main
See how Tony Award-nominated Gurira made the leap from storyteller to Hollywood superstar.
  • Airdate(s): 10/12/2018, 8:30 - 9:00 PM ET 2/8/2019, 10:30 - 11:00 PM ET
  • #: 103
  • Original Broadcast: 6/29/2018

Episode Description

Growing up in Zimbabwe, actress Danai Gurira didn’t see many film and television characters who looked like her. By embracing her culture and her differences, she was able to score roles in such smash hits as Black Panther and “The Walking Dead.” She also wrote the - Broadway play Eclipsed, which won critical acclaim and a Tony Award. BREAKING BIG host Carlos Watson relays Gurira’s quest to blaze a trail for more representations of African women in popular culture.


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