Samira Wiley Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Samira Wiley

Biography / Wiki

An American actress Samira Wiley is recognized for delivering splendid performances at TV series like “Orange Is the New Black” and “The Handmaid’s Tale”. She has earned various prestigious awards and nominations too.

For her social service, she was honored with the “Visibility Award” by a nonprofit organization “Human Rights Campaign”. Along with acting, she has also posed for magazines and appeared on the cover page of many magazines.

Height / Weight / Age

Samira Wiley weighs 49 kg and 108 lbs in pounds. She is a well-known actress with a short height of 160 cm or in feet inches 5’3” tall. She has short black hair color and sparkling wide dark brown color eyes.

She has a slim physique with a figure measurement is 35 inches breast, 24 inches waist, and 36 inches hips approximately. She has turned 36 years old. Her bra size is 34B whereas her dress size is 2 and her shoe size is 5 (US).

Net Worth

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Samira Wiley is $3 million USD approximately. Her impressive roles in movies and series have been a major source of income for her.

Education / Family

Born on April 15, 1987, Samira Wiley is a native of Washington D.C. She is one of the daughters of Dennis W. Wiley and Christine Wiley. She grew up along with her brother Joshua Wiley and sister Aiyana Ma’at.

She went to Duke Ellington School of the Arts to pursue elementary education. Being interested in acting since childhood, her decision of pursuing a career as an actress was encouraged by her parents. She has completed her graduation from “Juilliard School”.


Samira Wiley

Nickname Samira Denise Wiley
Birth Place Washington, USA
Date Of Birth April 15, 1987
Age 36 Years
Height In centimeters – 160 cm

In feet inches – 5’3”

Weight In kilograms – 49 kg

In pounds – 108 lbs

Eye Color Dark brown
Hair Color Black
Profession Actress
Zodiac sign Aries
School Duke Ellington School of the Arts
College Juilliard School
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home Town Washington, USA
Debut Movie – The Sitter (2011)
Fathers Name Dennis W. Wiley
Mothers Name Christine Wiley


Samira Wiley with her parents
Samira Wiley with her parents

Brothers Joshua Wiley


Samira Wiley with her brother
Samira Wiley with her brother

Sister Aiyana Ma’at

Career / Fashion And Style

Samira Wiley began her mainstream acting career in 2011 and made her debut with the comedy film ‘The Sitter’.  In the same year, she also worked in a play of theatrical adaptation of Shakespeare’s play ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost.’

Her major breakthrough came in 2013 when she played the role of Poussey Washington in the TV series ‘Orange Is the New Black.’ She has appeared in all four seasons of the show and her character was featured prominently, making her one of the regulars of the series.

She played the role of an agent named Annie Bell in the crime film ‘Rob the Mob,’ which received favorable reviews and also performed well at the box office. She played a minor role in the crime drama series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.’

She has also lent voice in the video game ‘The Walking Dead: Michonne,’ which was nominated for the ‘BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award’ for her performance. In 2017, she has gained wider acknowledgment for her performance in the series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ that was based on a 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood. She has played the role of Vanessa in the movie titled ‘Detroit’.

As a model, she has worked for ‘PayPal,’ and also appeared on the cover of a couple of famous magazines. For 10 episodes, she was featured in “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television”.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More

The sexual orientation of Samira Wiley is lesbian. On March 25, 2017, she got married to Lauren Morelli who is a producer, director, and screenwriter. Previously, Lauren was married to Steve Basil and the couple got separated in 2014.

Samira and Morelli do not have any kids but still, their bond is growing stronger day by day. Both support the LGBT community and same-sex marriage.

Girlfriends/Boyfriend Not known
Marital Status Married
Wife/Husband Lauren Morelli


Samira Wiley with her wife Lauren
Samira Wiley with her wife Lauren

Steve Basil

Children Daughter – George Elizabeth

Favorite Things

The list of Samira Wiley’s favorite things

Favorite Food Shrimp scampi from Red Lobster
Favorite destination New York City
Favorite book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Samira Wiley

Some Interesting Facts About Samira Wiley

  • Samira Wiley loves to sing gospel sings while taking shower.
  • Her wife is the writer of Orange is the new black.
  • She loves visiting Positano which is a village in Italy.
  • “The Chevrolet Malibu” was the first car she had bought.
  • The “Out Magazine” gave her the title of “Inguene of the year”.
  • She was nominated for “Emmy Award” under the category, ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress’ for her performance in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @whododatlikedat
  2. Twitter@samirawiley
  3. Facebook – Not Known
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