Samira Wiley is an American actress known for her role in the American comedy-drama web television, Orange Is the New Black as Poussey Washington. She is also recognized for her role in drama series, The Handmaid’s Tale as Moira. She is set to appear in the movie Bios with Tom Hanks in 2019.
Samira Denise Wiley was born on April 15, 1987, in Washington, D.C. of the USA to mother Christine Wiley and father, Dennis W. Wiley. Samira’s parents are the co-pastors of Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ which was the only church in D.C. performing same-sex marriage in 2007.
She has two siblings. Her sister is Aiyana Ma’at while her brother is named Joshua Wiley. As for education, she completed her high school studies from Duke Ellington School of the Arts and then attended The Juilliard School.
Samira has an American nationality and belongs to the black ethnic community. Since she was born early of April, her zodiac sign is Aries.
Samira Wiley is openly lesbian and is currently married to writer Lauren Morelli. They reportedly met on the set of Orange is The New Black. They got engaged on October 4, 2016, and had their beautiful wedding less than a year later on March 25, 2017.
Though they don’t have their children, both Samira and her wife hang out with lots of children. Samira’s feed is full of pictures of her nephew and nieces. One of her nephews is an actor, Asante Blackk.
Speaking about social media, Samira is active on Twitter and Instagram. She has over 445,000 followers on Twitter and over 3 million followers on Instagram.
Samira Wiley has appeared in numerous movies and series to date. Looking at her involvements and accomplishments, Samira's net worth, as of August 2019 is $3 million, according to Celebritynetworth.
She earned the majority of her wealth from the show, Orange is The New Black and The Handmaid’s Tale. Being featured in several movies has also helped her increase her bank credits. Her debut movie, The Sitter earned $34.9 million in the box office.
Samira Wiley debuted as an actress in the movie The Sitter in 2011. The same year, she also acted in the series, Unforgettable for two episodes.
Wiley joined the American comedy-drama, Orange is The New Black in 2013 alongside Laverne Cox, Natasha Lyonne, and Laura Prepon. She played the main role of Poussey Washington for 50 episodes till 2017 for which she even won the Screen Actors Guild Award.
In 2016, Wiley joined the comedy-drama, You’re the Worst in the recurring role of Justina Jordan till 2019.
She joined Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, and Alexis Bledel for the dystopian drama, The Handmaid’s Tale in 2017. She has been playing the role of Moira Strand for three years now. For her performance, she has won a Primetime Emmy Award and has been nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award and NAACP Image Award.
She also became the part of Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television the same year in 2017. She has also appeared in other series like Will & Grace, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, The Catch, and Person of Interest.
Not only television, but she has also been featured in movies like Being Flynn, Rob the Mob, Nerve, and Detroit. She is currently shooting her upcoming movie with Tom Hanks named Bios.
Samira Wiley is an American actress known for her role in the American comedy-drama web television, Orange Is the New Black as Poussey Washington.
Samira’s age is 32, as of August 2019.
The American actress has a height of 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm).
Samira Wiley has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Samira Wiley has a large following base of 3 million followers, as of 2019.
Samira has beautiful dark brown eyes.