THE Handmaid's Tale is one of the darkest dramas on TV. Here's everything you need to know about the cast of series two... Elisabeth Moss Elisabeth Moss, 35, plays Offred. From 2007-2015, she played Peggy Olsen in Mad Men. Before this, Elisabeth was seen as Zoey Bartlet in the political drama, The West Wing. She also starred as Polly in Girl, Interrupted alongside Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder. Joseph Fiennes Joseph Fiennes, 47, plays Commander Fred Waterford. The Bafta-award winning actor is most known for playing William Shakespeare in the Tom Stoppard written film, Shakespeare in Love. He also starred as the corrupt Monsignor in American Horror Story: Asylum. In 2016 he received criticism for his portrayal of Michael Jackson in the later pulled episode of TV series Urban Myths. Samira Wiley Samira Wiley, 31, plays Moira. She is best known for playing Poussey in the Netflix series Orange Is The New Black. She has also appeared in films including Nerve and The Sitter. In … [Read more...] about Who’s in The Handmaid’s Tale cast? Elisabeth Moss, Alexis Bledel, Samira Wiley, Joseph Fiennes, Ann Dowd and Max Minghella
Samira Wiley is an American actress who is best known for her roles in Orange Is The New Black and The Handmaid's Tale. Here's what we know about her. Who is Samira Wiley? Samira Wiley is an American actress. She was born on 15 April 1987 and was raised in Washington D.C. Her parents, Christine and Dennis W. Wiley, are the co-pastors of Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ. Samira started her career in theatre after attending the Juilliard School in New York. Her first major acting role was in the comedy film The Sitter in 2011. She is best known nowadays for her roles as Poussey Washington in Orange Is The New Black and Moira in The Handmaid's Tale. MORE IN TVMYSTERIOUS GIRL All you need to know about new BBC period drama The Woman In White TAILOR-MADE CAST Everything you need to know about the cast of The Handmaid's Tale... NO ROGUE The lowdown on Watchdog Live presenter and Rogue Traders host Matt Allwright SAVE THE DATE! Get to know the team behind First Dates on C4 and how the … [Read more...] about Who is Samira Wiley, when was the Handmaid’s Tale star’s wedding to wife Lauren Morelli and who was she in Orange Is The New Black?
WASHINGTON — It was crowned Best TV Drama at both the Emmys and Golden Globes. On Wednesday, “The Handmaid’s Tale” returns for another harrowing season on Hulu. What can we expect? WTOP caught up with Emmy nominee and D.C. native Samira Wiley. “I actually usually tell people, ‘Do not binge watch this show.’ You binge watch something else, not ‘The Handmaid’s Tale!’ You need time to process. Once a week,” Wiley said. “It’s twisted.” Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, the story is set in a dystopian future where a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship forces the few remaining fertile women to live as concubines, raping them to procreate for the wealthy folks of Gilead. This includes June (Elisabeth Moss), who is nicknamed Offred (“Of Fred”) by her captor Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes). Is she doomed to this existence or can she rebel with her best friend Moira (Wiley)? “This … [Read more...] about Q&A: As ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ returns, Samira Wiley talks Season 2, DC roots
QUEER VOICES 04/17/2018 03:10 pm ET Updated 21 hours ago The two chatted about the cultural relevance of "The Handmaid's Tale," which comes back April 25. By Curtis M. Wong 1.1k Samira Wiley couldn’t contain her excitement at appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” for the first time Tuesday. However, the “Orange Is the New Black” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” star revealed that she’d had a previous encounter with the host. “I met you, like, really briefly one time,” Wiley told DeGeneres. “I know you don’t remember it because you’re Ellen, but it meant a lot to me because you’re lord of the lesbians.” When DeGeneres pressed her as to where they’d crossed paths, Wiley ― who wore Ted Baker and recently celebrated her one-year wedding anniversary with wife Lauren Morelli at Disneyland ― … [Read more...] about Samira Wiley Praises Ellen DeGeneres As ‘Lord Of The Lesbians’
The NAACP Image Awards held the first part of its annual event honoring outstanding people of color in the fields of film, television, music, and literature Sunday, and despite the non-televised nature of the event the stars were out in force. Mary J. Blige, Morgan Freeman, Kumail Nanjiani, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Jordan Peele and Bruno Mars were among the big names at the closed-to-media awards dinner held at the Pasadena Conference Center. On the red carpet outside, a number of guests and nominees talked to The Hollywood Reporter about the importance of the Image Awards, which is now in its 49th edition. Samira Wiley, who was nominated for her portrayal of Moira in The Handmaid’s Tale, told THR what made the Image Awards such a meaningful honor for her. “It’s something to get accolades and acknowledgements in this industry and that’s what we all want as actors and young performers, but to be able to receive that from my own community is … [Read more...] about NAACP Image Awards: ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Samira Wiley and Other Winners on Importance of Honor