7. Danai Gurira – Michonne
At that point: Danai was born in Iowa and brought up in her family’s local country of Zimbabwe. She took a keen interest in her school’s drama program. Thereafter, she studied psychology at Macalester College and gained her M.F.A. at NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. She later became vigorously involved with the Broadway theatre scene as a performing artist and a playwright.
Presently: Apart from being part of TWD, Gurira is still dynamic in the theatre business. Her nerve racking play about the Liberian sex slave industry, titled Eclipsed, won recognition by the 2016 Tony Awards. Gurira bagged the the role of Tupac Shakur’s mom in the biopic All Eyez on Me and Okoye in Marvel’s Black Panther.
8. Emily Kinney – Beth Greene
At that point: A local of Nebraska, Emily Kinney earned a degree in theatre before moving to New York to pursue her stage aspirations. She worked a waitress to support herself. She also worked in plays and got guest roles on TV shows like The Big C and The Good Wife. When the then-25-year-old was chosen to play the 16-year-old Beth Greene in TWD Season 2, she’d built up a promising résumé demonstrating her abilities spread over various mediums.
Presently: After Beth’s end in the series, Kinney has been seen on the little screen with recurring roles in The Knick, Masters of Sex and Conviction. She’s also pursued her musical interests and released her studio collection This Is War in 2015.