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


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Social Animals 2017 post-production Lana
Hum 2016/II Short completed Billie
The Handmaid's Tale 2017-2018 TV Series Moira
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 2017 TV Series CSI Segment
Detroit 2017 Vanessa
Orange Is the New Black 2013-2017 TV Series Poussey Washington
Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television 2017 TV Series Jessica Mathers
You're the Worst 2016 TV Series Justina Jordan
Nerve 2016 Hacker Kween
The Catch 2016 TV Series Nia Brooks
The Walking Dead: Michonne 2016 Video Game Michonne (voice)
37 2016 Joyce Smith
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2015 TV Series Michelle Thompson
Rob the Mob 2014 Agent Annie Bell
Unker & Physia 2013 TV Series short Regigi
Person of Interest 2012 TV Series Triage Nurse
Being Flynn 2012 Asha
The Sitter 2011 Tina
Unforgettable 2011 TV Series Gina

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hum 2016/II Short executive producer completed

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Orange Is the New Black 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards 2017 TV Special Herself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Ok! TV 2017 TV Series Herself
23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017 TV Special Herself
Lip Sync Battle 2016 TV Series Herself - Competitor
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Herself
Vice News 2015 TV Series documentary
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
Today 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
CQC: Custe o Que Custar 2015 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2015 TV Series Herself
Red Nose Day 2015 TV Special Herself
HuffPost Live Conversations 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
2014 Logo Trailblazers 2014 TV Movie Herself
E! News 2014 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Orange 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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