Samira Wiley


Samira Wiley plays Esther.

She stars as Moira on Hulu’s prestige drama The Handmaid's Tale, a role that earned her an Emmy win, four Emmy nominations, an NAACP Image Award nomination and four SAG Award nominations. She is currently shooting the action-adventure series Atomic for Sky in Morocco. In 2022, she headlined the acclaimed Blues for an Alabama Sky at the National Theatre in London. She is also well known for her SAG Award winning performance as inmate Poussey on Orange Is the New Black.  

Wiley's past film credits include Breaking News in Yuba County, Detroit, Social Animals, 37, Nerve, Rob The Mob, Being Flynn, The Sitter and Vault. Additional television credits include HBO's Equal, Netflix's Love, Death and Robots, a starring role on Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on TV, and recurring roles on You're the Worst and Unforgettable.

Wiley has starred in the Off-Broadway play Daphne's Dive, multiple productions with Moliere in the Park in Brooklyn, and Theatre of War's production of Antigone in Ferguson.  She was recently Co-Producer for the Broadway play Thoughts of a Colored Man. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School.