Phoenix Comicon is proud to announce Laurie Holden and Danai Gurira, from the cast of the hit TV show The Walking Dead will be attending Comicon 2013.
“The Walking Dead has become a cultural phenomenon. Having Laurie Holden and Danai Gurira at Phoenix Comicon this year is very exciting.” Says Marketing Director Jullian Squires
Laurie Holden is an American-Canadian actress and portrays Andre on The Walking Dead. For her work on the show, Holden was nominated for a Saturn Award in 2011. Outside of The Walking Dead, she is known for numerous rolls in TV shows such as, The X-Files, The Shield, The Magnificent Seven, and movies Silent Hill and The Fantastic Four.
Danai Gurira is an actress and an award winning playwright. She joined The Walking Dead as a regular for season three, playing the katana wielding Michonne. She has also appeared in TV shows Law and Order, Life on Mars, Lie to Me, Law and Order CI and has a recurring role on HBO’s Treme.
In a previous announcement from Phoenix Comicon, we also had learned that Chandler Riggs and Michael Rooks.
Chandler Riggs made his theater debut with Theater of the Stars at Atlanta's Fox Theater in The Wizard of Oz and got his first acting break in the 2009 movie Get Low as the character Tom. Since then, he has landed roles in the TV movie The Wronged Man and on AMC’s The Walking Dead as Carl Grimes.
Ever since his spectacular film debut in the itle role of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, actor, producer and director Michael Rooker has established himself as not only a gifted purveyor of bad guy roles, but also one of the hardest-working people in the business. Rooker has appeared in over 70 films during his legendary career, including Eight Men Out, Days of Thunder, Tombstone, The Replacement Killers and Slither. Rooker is also well-known in the gaming industry, having lent his voice talents to many popular video games, including the Call of Duty series Black Ops I and II, and James Gunn's Lollipop Chainsaw. He has also taken on numerous television roles, most notably and recently the hard-talking fan favorite Merle Dixon on AMC's The Walking Dead.
We were thrilled to meet Jon Bernthal (Shane) last year at the Phoenix Comicon 2012 and with the announcements for 2013, we can not wait! The Walking Dead fans will definitely be in full force in Phoenix this coming May.