Wiley in 2013
|Born||Samira Denise Wiley
April 15, 1987 
|Alma mater||Juilliard School|
|Occupation||Actress, model, producer|
|Partner(s)||Lauren Morelli (2014â€“present; engaged)|
When you're in prison, the progress of the outside world doesn't necessarily translate inside prison walls. You don't have any rights; it just doesn't progress along the same timeline.
I come from a theater background, and if you're doing a play, your audience is right there, and you're able to have that one-on-one experience. Doing more TV now, when fans come up to me on the street and talk to me on social media, that's a way to bridge that gap.
The way it works at Julliard is that you just perform with people who are in your own class.
I'm a big lover of Shakespeare. In fact, the only plays that I've ever done professionally in New York have been Shakespearian.
I never want to pigeonhole myself or get typecast. I'm looking forward to my career and showing all of my range as an actress, and I'm looking at other mediums, too. I'm a theater actress first. And I cannot wait to return to the stage.