Actress Danai Gurira Stuns in Colorful Photo Shoot for DuJour

Actress Danai Gurira, known for her role as Michonne on "The Walking Dead," stuns in a colorful and bright photoshoot for

The actress who was born in America but raised in Zimbabwe is also a playwright. Her second play "Eclipsed" stars actresses Lupita Nyong'o, Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh. "Eclipsed" focuses on five Liberian wives of a warlord and a Liberian peacemaker as they try to define their identities during the widespread crisis brought on by the country's civil war.
"I was enthralled by an image I saw in the New York Times in 2003 of women in the Liberian war right when it was at its climax," Gurira, 37, told DuJour. "There were some women rebel fighters who were getting attention in the Western press because no one had ever seen anything like this. I was raised in Africa and I had never seen anything like it, women with AK-47s, dressed very hip and looking formidable. I was keen to one day pursue that story and put it on the stage."

You can see "Eclipsed" at New York’s Public Theater until Nov. 29.

View photos from the shoot below.

Photos: Peter Ash Lee
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