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Samira Wiley is an American actress

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BirthdayApril 15, 1987
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actresses
City/StateWashington
SpousesLauren Morelli (m. 2017)
Known asSamira Denise Wiley
Universities
  • Juilliard School (2010)
Birth PlaceWashington, D.C.
Height161cm
GenderFemale
FatherDennis W. Wile
MotherChristine
Sun SignAries
Born inWashington, D.C.
Famous asActress
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Who is Samira Wiley?

Samira Wiley is an American actress, well-known for delivering magnificent performances in TV series like ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Orange Is the New Black.’ While she bagged the ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ for ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ she received a nomination for the prestigious ‘Emmy Award’ for her performance in ‘The Handmaid's Tale.’ In February 2015, she was felicitated by a nonprofit organization, ‘Human Rights Campaign,’ which presented her with the ‘Visibility Award.’ Wiley has played a few prominent roles in Hollywood movies like ‘Rob the Mob’ (2014) and ‘Nerve’ (2016). She was seen in the Robert De Niro-starrer drama film ‘Being Flynn.’ She has also worked as a model and has appeared on the cover of ‘Maniac Magazine.’ She was featured on the cover of ‘Out Magazine,’ along with actors like Zachary Quinto, Ellen Page, and Sam Smith. In 2014, she was named ‘Ingenue of the Year’ by ‘Out Magazine.’ Samira Wiley’s parents have always been supportive of her choices and decisions. According to the actress, she owes her success to them.

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Childhood & Early Life

Samira Wiley was born on April 15, 1987, in Washington, D.C. She was raised by her parents, Dennis W. Wiley, and Christine Wiley. Samira has two siblings, namely Joshua Wiley and Aiyana Ma'at.

Samira was interested in acting from a very young age. She attended ‘The Duke Ellington School of the Arts’ and then pursued higher studies at the prestigious ‘Juilliard School,’ New York City. She graduated from ‘Juilliard School’ in 2010.

Career

She began her mainstream acting career with the 2011 comedy film ‘The Sitter,’ in which she played the role of Tina. In the same year, she also got an opportunity to play Maria in the theatrical adaptation of Shakespeare's play ‘Love's Labour's Lost.’

Samira’s big breakthrough came in 2013 when she got an opportunity to play Poussey Washington in the TV series ‘Orange Is the New Black.’ After appearing in 12 episodes in the first season, she returned to the show during its second season. This time around, her character was featured prominently, making her one of the regulars of the series.

She appeared throughout the third season of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and by the time the fourth season was aired, her character had become a prominent part of the series. She soon became a household name and had a huge fan following, which eventually gained her widespread recognition.

In 2014, Wiley acted in the crime film ‘Rob the Mob,’ in which she played the character of an agent named Annie Bell. The film received favorable reviews and also performed well at the box office.

In 2015, she appeared in the crime drama series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.’ Though she only played a minor role, her performance was appreciated by both critics and the audience.

In February 2016, Wiley voiced the central character of the video game ‘The Walking Dead: Michonne,’ which was released by ‘Telltale Games.’ She was nominated for the ‘BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award’ for her performance. In the same year, she also acted in a couple of movies including ‘37’ and ‘Nerve.’ She was also seen in a couple of TV series titled ‘The Catch’ and ‘You're the Worst.’

In 2017, she received critical acclaim for her performance in the series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’ The series was based on a 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood. The web television series won many prestigious awards, which in turn helped Samira’s acting career. In the same year, she went on to act in a movie titled ‘Detroit,’ in which she played the role of Vanessa.

Her modelling career helped her establish as an actress. In 2014, she worked as a model for ‘PayPal,’ and went on to appear on the cover of a couple of famous magazines.

Awards & Achievements

In 2014, she was named ‘Ingenue of the Year’ by ‘Out Magazine.’ She also made it to the magazine’s 2017 ‘OUT 100’ list, which is published every year.

In February 2015, she was honored with the ‘Visibility Award,’ which was presented to her by ‘Human Rights Campaign.’

In 2017, she was nominated for the prestigious ‘Emmy Award’ for her performance in ‘The Handmaid's Tale.’ She was nominated under the category, ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress.’

Personal Life

Samira Wiley announced on October 4, 2016, that she is engaged to Lauren Morelli. Lauren worked as a writer for the show ‘Orange Is the New Black.’ The couple exchanged their wedding vows on March 25, 2017.

Trivia

Samira’s first car was ‘The Chevrolet Malibu.’

Her favorite place is Positano, a village in Italy.

She likes to sing gospel songs while taking her shower.

Her favorite book is ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho.

Her final scene in the television series ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ in which her character gets killed, was written by Lauren Morelli.

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Samira Wiley biography timelines

  • // 1985 To 2017
    In 2017, she received critical acclaim for her performance in the series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’ The series was based on a 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood. The web television series won many prestigious awards, which in turn helped Samira’s acting career. In the same year, she went on to act in a movie titled ‘Detroit,’ in which she played the role of Vanessa.
  • // 15th Apr 1987
    Samira Wiley was born on April 15, 1987, in Washington, D.C. She was raised by her parents, Dennis W. Wiley, and Christine Wiley. Samira has two siblings, namely Joshua Wiley and Aiyana Ma'at.
  • // 2010
    Samira was interested in acting from a very young age. She attended ‘The Duke Ellington School of the Arts’ and then pursued higher studies at the prestigious ‘Juilliard School,’ New York City. She graduated from ‘Juilliard School’ in 2010.
  • // 2011
    She began her mainstream acting career with the 2011 comedy film ‘The Sitter,’ in which she played the role of Tina. In the same year, she also got an opportunity to play Maria in the theatrical adaptation of Shakespeare's play ‘Love's Labour's Lost.’
  • // 2013
    Samira’s big breakthrough came in 2013 when she got an opportunity to play Poussey Washington in the TV series ‘Orange Is the New Black.’ After appearing in 12 episodes in the first season, she returned to the show during its second season. This time around, her character was featured prominently, making her one of the regulars of the series.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, Wiley acted in the crime film ‘Rob the Mob,’ in which she played the character of an agent named Annie Bell. The film received favorable reviews and also performed well at the box office.
  • // 2014
    Her modelling career helped her establish as an actress. In 2014, she worked as a model for ‘PayPal,’ and went on to appear on the cover of a couple of famous magazines.
  • // 2014 To 2017
    In 2014, she was named ‘Ingenue of the Year’ by ‘Out Magazine.’ She also made it to the magazine’s 2017 ‘OUT 100’ list, which is published every year.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, she appeared in the crime drama series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.’ Though she only played a minor role, her performance was appreciated by both critics and the audience.
  • // Feb 2015
    In February 2015, she was honored with the ‘Visibility Award,’ which was presented to her by ‘Human Rights Campaign.’
  • // Feb 2016
    In February 2016, Wiley voiced the central character of the video game ‘The Walking Dead: Michonne,’ which was released by ‘Telltale Games.’ She was nominated for the ‘BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award’ for her performance. In the same year, she also acted in a couple of movies including ‘37’ and ‘Nerve.’ She was also seen in a couple of TV series titled ‘The Catch’ and ‘You're the Worst.’
  • // 4th Oct 2016 To 25th Mar 2017
    Samira Wiley announced on October 4, 2016, that she is engaged to Lauren Morelli. Lauren worked as a writer for the show ‘Orange Is the New Black.’ The couple exchanged their wedding vows on March 25, 2017.
  • // 2017
    In 2017, she was nominated for the prestigious ‘Emmy Award’ for her performance in ‘The Handmaid's Tale.’ She was nominated under the category, ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress.’

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Samira Wiley's FAQ

  • What is Samira Wiley birthday?

    Samira Wiley was born at 1987-04-15

  • Where is Samira Wiley's birth place?

    Samira Wiley was born in Washington, D.C.

  • What is Samira Wiley nationalities?

    Samira Wiley's nationalities is American

  • Who is Samira Wiley spouses?

    Samira Wiley's spouses is Lauren Morelli (m. 2017)

  • What was Samira Wiley universities?

    Samira Wiley studied at Juilliard School (2010)

  • How tall is Samira Wiley?

    Samira Wiley's height is 161

  • Who is Samira Wiley's father?

    Samira Wiley's father is Dennis W. Wile

  • Who is Samira Wiley's mother?

    Samira Wiley's mother is Christine

  • What is Samira Wiley's sun sign?

    Samira Wiley is Aries

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    Samira Wiley is famouse as Actress

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