NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06:  Actress Samira Wiley poses backstage at BCBGMAXAZRIA fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 6, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images For Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

Samira Wiley


An alumna of Juilliard, Samira Wiley started her acting career on the stage. She performed in a number of productions before breaking into television in series including Unforgettable and Person of Interest. Her breakout role was as Poussey Washington on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. In March 2014, Wiley expanded her movie credits with her role in the crime drama Rob the Mob as Agent Annie Bell.