Wednesday 19 July 2017

Samira Wiley

Samira is an American actress and former model best known for her portrayal of Poussey Washington in the Netflix Original series Orange is the New Black and Moira in the Hulu original series The Handmaid's Tale. She has worked in some Hollywood movies such as The Sitter, Being Flynn, Rob The Mob, Nerve, 37, and Detroit. Her focus has mostly been on television series Unforgettable, Person of Interest, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Catch and You're The Worst. Her performance in Orange is the New Black has won her Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Also, her role in The Handmaid's Tale has earned her nominations at the Primetime Emmy's Award. 

Samira Wiley  Religion

Wiley was born and brought up in Washington D.C. Her parents were the co-pastors of Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ. This was the only church in D.C. that performed same-sex unions and they were hailed as "pillars of LGBT religious community". 

Samira Wiley Political Views

Her political views are visibly aligned to that of Democratic Party although any such public confessions haven't been made yet. She was awarded the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award in the year 2015. 

Who is he/she dating?

Samira is married to her long time lover Lauren Morelli who is a writer at the show Orange is the New Black. 

Samira Wiley Hobbies

A former model by profession, Wiley has appeared on the cover of Maniac and Out magazine. This possibly could be her passion that led her into acting. 

Interesting Facts

She was named Out Magazine's Ingenue of the year. 

She once appeared in the television ads of Paypal.