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I was born on February 14th, 1978. My father named me Danai, in commemoration of my birth on the day of love and romance; Danai, in my parent’s native tongue, Shona, means to be in love or to love one another. I always embraced this day of teddy bears and excessive red roses as my day. But I have finally figured out a more purposeful meaning of Valentine’s day. This year, and every year to come, I am seeking to reclaim Valentine’s Day, to make it about loving our girls. (x)

Happy 38th Birthday, Danai Gurira! (February 14, 1978)

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Andrew Lincoln: She fought for [Carol]. It was the episode when Lori and T-Dog die. But for a few weeks it was going to be Carol and Lori. And Sarah, in her good grace and class, stepped in and said, “that’s a terrible mistake.” And so she knew that she was going to die, but she fought for [Carol] to stay.
EW: That speaks to the family you guys have that Sarah is not sitting there fighting for herself to stay on the show, but she’s fighting for another actor that she has respect for.
Andrew Lincoln: Yeah, that’s it. That’s her, Sarah Wayne Callies.

How Sarah Wayne Callies saved Carol on The Walking Dead