Samira Wiley– Biography, Facts & Life Story
Samira Wiley is a famous American actress. Additionally, 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.
When did Samira Wiley come out as Transgender?
Wiley revealed a costar accidentally outed her before she was ready to go public about her sexuality. Furthermore, she did say the incident occurred while she played Poussey on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black.
Whereas, “Someone from my cast actually, during the interview they were talking about our gay actors in the cast, and they mentioned my name and I saw it in print, and I cried,” Wiley said.
In addition, Wiley also said the opportunity to come out when she was ready was “something that somebody took” from her. “Everyone’s journey is their own,”.
Samira Wiley- Early Life
Samira Wiley was born Samira Denise Wiley in Washington, D.C., the United States, on April 15, 1987. Currently, she is 36 years old as of 2023, and her zodiac sign is Aries. Samira’s father‘s name is Dennis W. Wiley, who is a co-pastor of the Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ, and her mother‘s name is Christine Wiley, who is also a co-pastor of the Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ. Similary, she has two siblings, Aiyana Ma’at and Joshua Wiley. She holds an American nationality and mixed (American- African) ethnicity.
Denise went to the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. Then, after graduating from high school, she also got enrolled at the Temple University to study acting. Additionally, after studying for only one semester, she decided to audition for the Juilliard School in New York City. She also studied theater performance at Juilliard and graduated in the year 2010.
Samira Wiley’s Relationship Status
Samira Wiley dated script-writer Lauren Morelli, while they were both working on the Netflix show, Orange Is the New Black. Then, their relationship caused a bit of a stir as Lauren was a married woman when they began dating. She also revealed that it was while working on the show that she realized she was gay.
In October 2016, Samira made their engagement public. Likewise, Lauren had an epiphany to propose to her while they were holidaying at a Palm Springs resort. Additionally, she also ordered a yellow gold ring and made arrangements to get it delivered to the resort. Their wedding, which was held in March the year 2017, was a lavish and romantic affair. Moreover, Samira’s parents officiated the ceremony and they opted to wear matching custom gowns by Christian Siriano.
Samira Wiley- Wiki and Facts
|April 15, 1987
|Washington, D.C., USA
|Mixed (American- African)
|Dennis W. Wiley
|5 feet 3 inches (1.60m)
|PayPal, Venus Swirl
Samira Wiley: Net Worth
Denise has an estimated net worth of around $3 million. But, there is no information about her salary.
Awards and Nomination
Wiley was named Out magazine’s Ingenue of the Year in the year 2014. In February 2015, Samira was also awarded the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award. Additionally, Wiley was always accepted and embraced by her parents, regardless of her sexuality, and to this, she attributes her success.
Similarly, in 2017, Wiley also received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role in the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale, going on to win Outstanding Guest Actress.
Rumors and Controversy
She doesn’t seem to be involved in any rumors and controversies to date. As being an introvert, she has kept herself out of any type of scandal and controversy.
Samira Wiley- Height, Weight
She has a height of 5 feet 3 inches and weighs is 49Kg. Her body measurement is 32-26-32 inches. She has black hair and dark brown eyes.
Social Media Appearance
Mikaela is active on social sites like Twitter, and Instagram. She has around 407.5K followers on Twitter and about 2.8M followers on Instagram.