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Samira Wiley

Biography

Juilliard College graduate who gained popularity as the personality Poussey Washington for the strike Netflix first series Orange may be the New Dark. She got her first main acting part as Tina within the David Gordon Green aimed feature film The Sitter, starring Jonah Hill, in 2011. She starred within the 2014 film Rob the Mob as Agent Annie Bell. Her parents’ titles are Dennis and Christine. She’s siblings called Aiyana and Joshua. She wedded Orange may be the New Dark article writer Lauren Morelli in 2017. She was close friends with Danielle Brooks at Juilliard before getting on-screen close friends with her in Orange may be the New Dark.

Quick Facts


Full Name Samira Wiley
Date Of Birth April 15, 1987
Place Of Birth Washington, DC
Height 1.61 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Juilliard School
Nationality American
Spouse Lauren Morelli
Parents Dennis W. Wiley, Christine Y. Wiley
Siblings Aiyana Kai Maat, Joshua Dhameer Wiley
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Movies Nerve, 37, Rob the Mob, Being Flynn, The Sitter
TV Shows Orange Is the New Black, The Handmaid's Tale
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1Was in the 2014 PayPal television ads.
2Graduate of The Juilliard School.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Social Animals2017post-productionLana
Hum2016/IIShort completedBillie
The Handmaid's Tale2017-2018TV SeriesMoira
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2017TV SeriesCSI Segment
Detroit2017Vanessa
Orange Is the New Black2013-2017TV SeriesPoussey Washington
Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television2017TV SeriesJessica Mathers
You're the Worst2016TV SeriesJustina Jordan
Nerve2016Hacker Kween
The Catch2016TV SeriesNia Brooks
The Walking Dead: Michonne2016Video GameMichonne (voice)
372016Joyce Smith
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2015TV SeriesMichelle Thompson
Rob the Mob2014Agent Annie Bell
Unker & Physia2013TV Series shortRegigi
Person of Interest2012TV SeriesTriage Nurse
Being Flynn2012Asha
The Sitter2011Tina
Unforgettable2011TV SeriesGina

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hum2016/IIShort executive producer completed

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Orange Is the New Black2013TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards2017TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Ok! TV2017TV SeriesHerself
23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2017TV SpecialHerself
Lip Sync Battle2016TV SeriesHerself - Competitor
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHerself
Vice News2015TV Series documentary
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Today2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CQC: Custe o Que Custar2015TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Red Nose Day2015TV SpecialHerself
HuffPost Live Conversations2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2014 Logo Trailblazers2014TV MovieHerself
E! News2014TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)· Uzo Aduba, Jason Biggs, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Jackie Cruz, Catherine Curtin, Lea DeLaria, Beth Fowler, Yvette Freeman, Germar Terrell Gardner, Kimiko Glenn, Annie Golden, Diane Guerrero, Michael Harney, Vicky Jeudy, Julie Lake, Lauren Lapkus, Selenis Leyva, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Joel Marsh Garland, Matt McGorry, Adrienne C. Moore, Kate Mulgrew, Emma Myles, Jessica Pimentel, Dascha Polanco, Alysia Reiner, Judith Roberts, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Barbara Rosenblat, Nick Sandow, Abigail Savage, Taylor Schilling, Constance Shulman, Dale Soules, Yael Stone, Lorraine Toussaint, Lin Tucci


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