Samira Wiley is an American actress and model best known to the world via her pivotal roles in the series’ such as ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Orange is the New Black’. For the former, she has won a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Born and raised in Washington D.C., Samira attended Duke Ellington School of the Arts and trained herself in theatre and acting, eventually making her acting debut in 2011 with the film ‘The Sitter’. In the same year, she also played a small role in the series ‘Unforgettable’. In 2013, she had her first major career breakthrough appearing in the series ‘Orange is the New Black’ and immense success of the series made her a household name in the country and abroad.
After this success, Samira Wiley had yet another career breakthrough playing a key role in the series, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. Apart from these, she has appeared in films such as ‘Nerve’, ‘Being Flynn’ and ‘Social Animals’.
This techno-thriller adventure film based on Jeanne Ryan’s 2012 novel follows an introvert high school student Vee Delmonico. On her friend’s insistence, Vee signs up for a popular online augmented reality game, Nerve, which challenges players to perform one daring task after another in exchange for money. However, danger increases at every level and eventually things become scarier for Vee.
Samira Wiley Awards
|The Handmaid's Tale||Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series||2018|