Samira Wiley is currently starring as ‘Poussey’ in the wildly popular Netflix show, ‘Orange is the New Black!’ HollywoodLife.com has rounded up 5 facts that you need to know about the talented actress!
Samira Wiley, 27, is certainly making herself known in Hollywood! The stunning actress is currently one of the stars of Orange is the New Black and is dating one of the shows talented writers, Lauren Morelli! HollywoodLife.com has compiled a list of facts that you must know about the budding actress!
Samira Wiley & Lauren Morelli Dating — ‘OITNB’ Facts
1. Samira & Danielle Brooks relationship
Samira’s character Poussey and Danielle Brooks character Taystee may be best friends on the show, but the two actresses are actually good friends in real life and come from very similar backgrounds. According to Pajiba, both talented ladies come from very religious households where their fathers are pastors. The site even reports that both ladies attended Julliard before going on to star in OITNB!
2. Danielle Brooks helped get Samira the role of ‘Poussey’
According to Pajibo, not only are the women friends, but Danielle is actually responsible for getting Samira on the show. No wonder these two have such great chemistry! The site reports that Danielle was cast first, and actually ran lines with Samira and watched episodes of Scared Straight to help her get into character!
3. Samira had no idea her character was in love with Taystee!
It seemed pretty obvious that something might be brewing in Poussey and Taystee’s relationship on the show, but the topic was not addressed until the very end of season 1.
Entertainment Weekly reports that Samira actually had no idea about her characters feelings! Samira said, “It’s so funny—so many people picked that up. I saw that everywhere on the internet after season 1, but like, I didn’t see it!”
4. Samira binge watches on Netflix!
Samira may be on one of the most binge-worthy shows, but she admits that she has definitely spent some of her time getting wrapped up in a great show! She dished to Essence, “I love House of Cards and I watched a season in less than a week once.”
5. Samira is dating Orange is the New Black writer, Lauren Morelli.
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Samira is in a relationship with Lauren! Back in May 2014, the writer wrote a letter to Mic where she announced that while she was writing for the show, she realized that she was gay. In the letter she wrote, “In Piper and Alex, I’d found a mouthpiece for my own desires and a glimmer of what my future could look like.” The talented writer is currently in getting a divorce from her husband, Steve Balisone, and is dating Samira!
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— Caitlin Beck