The Heartwarming Reason The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira Is Offering Fans a Chance to Meet Her

Danai Gurira may be known as sword-wielding zombie-killer Michonne on The Walking Dead, but in real life she’s on a very different kind of mission.

The Walking Dead Finale Recap: Keeping the Wolves from the Door

For a community trying to build a civilization, the people of Alexandria have always been myopic. Unable to truly look at the bigger picture or to focus on more than one thing at a time, they betray a nearsightedness that has cost them some of their own people while the wolves circled ever closer.

The Walking Dead Recap: Somewhat Damaged

There have been some really well-chosen songs used in this season of The Walking Dead, but there was no more apt way to open “Try” than with Nine Inch Nails’ “Somewhat Damaged.”

The Walking Dead Recap: This Is the Beginning

Just when you think you’ve become desensitized to the death and gore on The Walking Dead, something new and even more devastating comes along to remind you how much you’ve grown to care about these misfit toys.

Major spoilers for “Spend” are below.

The Walking Dead Recap: The Sun in My Life, It Is Dead

Alexandria could indeed be the safe haven that it appears to be; however, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) continues to refuse to entertain that idea.

“Forget” was played out by the Bee Gees’ “Spicks and Specks,” and the song summed up Rick’s attitude about Alexandria: “Where is the sun / That shone on my head? / The sun in my life / It is dead … Where is the girl I loved / All along? / The girl that I loved / She’s gone.”

The Walking Dead Recap: Meet Deanna Monroe

In “Remember,” Glenn (Steven Yeun) said it best when he told the survivors’ de facto new leader: “We need to make this work. … We were almost out there too long.”

It wasn’t new information, of course, but that reality was present in every single one of Team Rick’s interactions with the denizens of the Alexandria Safe-Zone. Led by Deanna Monroe (Tovah Feldshuh), their new home was almost too idyllic for any of them to trust.

Danai Gurira: Meet This Week's Most Beautiful

World’s Most Beautiful issue is on sale April 26, but we’re giving you a weekly sneak peek at some of the most gorgeous women around. Meet Danai Gurira, 35:

How you know her
The Iowa-born actress and playwright wields a mean sword as Michonne on AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Her hair evolution
“One day I had to wear a wig cap, and I said, ‘That kind of works.’ ” says Gurira, who sported an Afro in college. “As soon as I could, I cut it all off, and I haven’t looked back since.”