Samira Wiley Bio, Wiki, Age, Parents, Wife, Net Worth, Movies, Tv Shows and Movies

Samira Wiley

Samira Wiley

Samira Wiley (Samira Denise Wiley) is an American model and actress. She is well known for playing Poussey Washington in the Netflix series ”Orange Is the New Black” and playing Moira in the Hulu series ”The Handmaid’s Tale”, for which, Wiley won the Prime-time Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2018.

Samira Wiley Biography

Samira Denise Wiley (born April 15, 1987) is an American actress. She is best known for her starring role as Poussey Washington in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019) and as Moira in the Hulu dystopian drama series The Handmaid’s Tale (2017–present), for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

Wiley also had starring roles in such film as The Sitter (2011), Nerve (2016), Detroit (2017), and Social Animals (2018). She also narrated the Netflix documentary Night on Earth (2020).

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Samira Wiley Age

Samira Denise Wiley was born on April 15, 1987, in Washington, D.C. U.S. Wiley has 34 years as of 2019. She holds an American nationality. Her birth sign is Aries.

Samira Wiley Parents

Wiley was born and raised is Washington, DC. She was born to Christine and Dennis W. Wiley who are the co-pastors of Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ. They are commonly referred to as “pillars of the LBGT religious community. Wiley has two siblings Joshua Wiley and Aiyana Maat.

Wiley attended duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC and Juilliard. In her early career she trained in theatre performance working mainly in theatre.

Samira Wiley Wife

Samira announced her engagement  on October 4, 2016 to Orange is the New Black writer Lauren Morelli. They got married on 25 March 2017. They met on set and got married in a fun-fetti themed wedding in Palm Springs being officiated by her parents.

Samira Wiley Children

Morelli gave birth to their first child, a girl named George Elizabeth on 11 April 2021

Samira Wiley Net Worth

Samira has an estimated net worth of 3 million dollars. This is from her movies, tv shows, and video games.

Samira Wiley Career

Wiley began her career acting in the comedy film The Sitter 2011. Same year she played Maria in Laves Labor Lost, a theatre production by The Public Theatre. Wiley was told of the television series Orange is the New Black by a friend, Marco Ramirez where she auditioned and got in. She appeared in all twelve episodes of the first and second season.

During the third season she was promoted to series regular. The forth series revolves around her character leading to the prison scene where Poussey dies in the hands of a prison officer. In between seasons of Orange is the New Black Wiley filmed Rob the Mob 2014 directed by Raymond De Felitta. She appeared in an advert for digital monetary service Paypal in 2014

In 2015 she featured in the 21 episode of the 16 season of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit as a youth wishing to recant her rape accusation to her father when she was only 6 years old, and set him free. December 2015 Wiley had been cast to voice the titular character in the video game The Walking Dead Michonne. It was released in February 2016.

She narrated one of the two versions of Max Brooks books, Minecraft. The Island: A Novel. Wiley also starred in the film 37, a film of 37 people who were witness to a murder and none alerted the police. In 2016 she starred in Daphne’s Dive by Quiara Alegria Hudes.

In 2014 she featured in Maniac Magazine appearing on the cover and an editorial of the September 2014 issue displaying “a series of blond, chic, high fashion looks. Also on the cover of 2014 edition of Out magazine alongside Elliot Page, Zachary Quinto, Sam Smith.

Samira Wiley Movies

  1.  2011-The Sitter as Tina
  2. 2012- Being Flynn as Asha
  3. 2014- Rob the Mob as Agent Annie Bell
  4. 2016- Nerve as Hacker Kween
  5. 2016- 37 as Joyce Smith
  6. 2017- Detriot as Vanessa
  7. 2018- Social Animals as Lana
  8. 2019- Vault as Karyn
  9. 2021- Breaking News in Yuba County as Jonelle
  10. 2021- Finch as Weaver
  11. TBA- Untitled Lila Neugebauer project

Samira Wiley TV Shows

  1. 2011- Unforgettable as Gina
  2. 2021- Person of Interest as Triage Nurse
  3. 2013-2017- Orange is the new Black as Poussey Washington
  4. 2015- Law & Order: special victims unit as Mitchelle
  5. 2016- The Catch as Captain Nia Brooks
  6.          – You’re the worst as Justina Jordans
  7.          – Lip Sync Battle as herself
  8. 2017-2018- The Handmaids Tale as Moira
  9. 2017- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver as Forensic Scientist
  10. 2017- Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Tv as Jessica Mathers

Samira Wiley Video Games

  1. 2016- The walking Dead: Michonne as Michonne

Samira Wiley Awards

Wiley was named Out Magazine of the year in 2014. She was awarded Human Rights Campaigns visibility award in 2015 as well. In 2017 she was awarded an Emmy Award for outstanding Supporting Actress in Drama Series for her role in The Handsmaid Tal, a Hulu series. She was also nominated BTVA  Video Game Voice Acting Award for Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a video game.

Who is Samira Wiley?

Samira Wiley (Samira Denise Wiley) is an American model and actress. She is well known for playing Poussey Washington in the Netflix series ”Orange Is the New Black” and playing Moira in the Hulu series ”The Handmaid’s Tale”,

How old is Samira Wiley?

Wiley has 34 years as of 2019. She was born in 1987 April 15.

Is Samira Wiley married?

Wiley is married to Lauren Morelli. They both have one child, a girl named George Elizabeth.

What is Samira Wiley net worth?

Samira has an estimated net worth of 3 million dollars.

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