Samira Wiley is an American actress. Wiley was raised in Washington, D.C. her parents are the co-pastors of Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ and have been referred to as "pillars of the LGBT religious community," as their church was the only Baptist church in D.C. performing same-sex unions in 2007.
Most will know Wiley as Poussey Washington in the Netflix Original Orange Is the New Black and more recently as Moira in the Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale.
Wiley’s accomplishments stretch beyond acting, she was named Out magazine's Ingenue of the Year in 2014. In February 2015, she was awarded the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award. But her acting, of course, has not gone unnoticed. In 2017, Wiley received a Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role in The Handmaid's Tale.