Samira Wiley is best known for her SAG Award–winning performance as inmate Poussey Washington on Orange Is the New Black. She most recently starred in the Off Broadway play Daphne’s Dive, directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton). Wiley’s upcoming projects include roles in Hulu’s original drama series The Handmaid’s Tale, the FX show You’re the Worst, and independent feature 37.
Her past film projects include Nerve, Rob the Mob, Being Flynn, and The Sitter. Television appearances include The Catch, Law and Order: SVU, Person of Interest, and a recurring role on Unforgettable.
Wiley is a graduate of the Julliard School.