Samira Denise Wiley born April 15, is an American actress. She also narrated the Netflix documentary Night on Earth Wiley was raised in Washington, D. Wiley's first major acting role was in the comedy film The Sitter When the Netflix television series Orange Is the New Black —based on Piper Kerman 's memoir of the same name — came into development, Wiley was told about the auditions by a friend from Juilliard , Marco Ramirez, who was a writer for the show.
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Morelli first opened up about her sexuality in an essay for Identities. Mic this past May. Though she was married to a man, writing for the show made her realize that she was attracted to women. It wasn't so much one thing, but the sum of many small details: how uncomfortable I felt around groups of lesbians or how I considered myself shrug a 'not very sexual person,'" she wrote. Wanting to read a book instead of have sex is a perfectly reasonable preference to have, right? While ending her marriage to "the person I loved most in the world" was difficult, Morelli said that she's grateful to be living the life she leads.
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I watched all of Orange Is the New Black Season 4 on the day it came out be warned, spoilers are coming , and I don't think I'll ever be over that shocking finale, no matter how much time passes. Bayley— has known about it for months. Aisenberg says that he felt a flood of emotions upon learning that he'd be the one to kill Poussey in Season 4. That's what needs to happen," he says.
She is a recurring character in the first two seasons and a main character during the third and fourth seasons. Wiley was first told about the auditions for Orange is the New Black by a friend from Juilliard , Marco Ramirez, who was a writer for the show. After she discovered that another Juilliard friend, Danielle Brooks , had won a role in the show, Wiley asked Brooks to rehearse lines with her to prepare for her audition for the role of Poussey Washington, the on-screen best friend of Brooks' character, Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson. Wiley's audition was ultimately successful; she appeared in 12 out of 13 episodes of the series' first season and was featured throughout the second season. Orange Is the New Black is Wiley's first time as a series regular.