Danai Gurira, best known for her role of Michonne on AMC’s The Walking Dead, has been awarded the Whiting Writers Award.
For those who may not be familiar, Danai Gurira, who made her Broadway debut in 2010 in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone by August Wilson, is an accomplished playwright in her own right. She co-wrote In the Continuum with Nikkole Salter which received the Obie Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for writing. Gurira also received a Helen Hayes Award for her performance in In The Contiuum. Other work written by Gurira includes Eclipsed and The Convert.
Another woman of color honored was Sharifa Rhodes-Pitt a non-fiction writer. She graduated from Harvard and was a Fulbright Scholar.