Samira Wiley Biography
Samira Wiley is a Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actress, model, and producer. She is well known for her role in the Netflix original series, Orange Is the New Black as a Poussey Washington. As active in this industry since 2011, she has appeared several films and TV series.
Samira Wiley Early life and Education
Samira Denise Wiley is better known by her name, Samira Wiley. She was born on April 15, 1987, to her father, Dennis W. Wiley, and mother, Christine Y. Wiley in Washington. Samira grew up with her sibling, Aiyana Kai Maat, and Joshua Dhameer Wiley. Samira belongs to a Black ethnicity and holds an American nationality.
Wiley went to attend Burgundy Farm Country Day School. Then she enrolled at The Juilliard School where she graduated in 2010.
Samira Wiley Career
Wiley began her acting career appearing in a production of Love’s Labour’s Lost by The Public Theater where she played as Maria in 2011. At the same year, she starred in the television series, Unforgettable playing Gina.
Her outstanding performance on the television series was highly appreciated finally leading her way to her series, Orange Is The New Black as Poussey Washington along with Nick Sandow, Michael Harney, Adrienne C. Moore and soon.
From the tv series, Orange Is the New Black, Wiley won the Screen Actors Guild Awards for an Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, in 2016
After achieving a grand success from the tv series, Wiley made her first step in the 2011 movie named, The Sitter as Tina. Then, she appeared in several movies including, Being Flynn, Rob the Mob, Nerve, 37, Detroit and many others.
Along with this, Wiley modeled for Maniac Magazine, featuring the cover photos in the year 2014. Besides, Wiley was cast as the voice actress in the popular video games, The Walking Dead; Michonne. The game was released in 2016 of February by the Telltale Games.
Samira Wiley Personal Life
Wilsey got married to his girlfriend Lauren Morelli on March 25, 2017, after dating for a couple of months. As of now, the lovely couple seems to be living a happy life as they often their photos on their Instagram. Besides, the couple has not involved in other relationship. There is neither any information or rumors floating in the air of them.
Instagram: Samira with her lesbian wife in their wedding;
Samira is an open lesbian happily married to her lesbian wife Lauren.
Samira Wiley Networth
Wiley earns a massive amount of money from her career through her net worth is estimated to be around $1 million as along with her attractive salary from which she lives a lavish lifestyle with her spouse. The major sources of Wilsey’s income are movies and Tv series.