Joshua Dhameer is a celebrity sibling popular for being the brother of actress Samira Wiley. Joshua keeps a low profile, and little is known about his professional and personal life; hence his fame is solely due to his relation to Samira Wiley. Samira is best known for her role as Poussey Washington in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange is the New Black, which ran from 2013 to 2019. She is also famous for playing Moira in the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale, that is still running since 2017. If you’re wondering how old Joshua is and whether he has other siblings apart from Samira, keep reading to find out.
Joshua Dhameer Wiley Bio
Joshua was born on 1 January 1989 to Christine and Dennis W. Wiley. His parents were the co-pastors of Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ until 2017. The couple has been dubbed the pillars of the LGBT religious community because their church was the only Baptist church in D.C. that performed same-sex unions back in 2007. Joshua grew up in Washington, D.C., alongside his two siblings, Samira Wiley and Aiyana Ma’at.
Joshua prefers to keep away from the limelight; hence little details of his personal life are available. It is unclear where he attended school or what he does for a living. He is close to his sister Samira as they pose for photos when they attend events together, and they are an adorable duo.
Joshua Dhameer Wiley’s Sister
Samira Wiley was born on 15 April 1987 and grew up in Washington, D.C. She attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., and graduated from the Juilliard School in New York City in 2010. She initially performed in the theatre, like in the 2011 production of Love’s Labour’s Lost by The Public Theater. Her major role was in the 2011 comedy film The Sitter.
Marco Ramirez tipped Samira about the Netflix television series Orange is the New Black. Marco was a friend from Juilliard and a writer of the series. Samira rehearsed her lines in preparation for her audition which was an ultimate success. She was in all episodes of the show’s first season and featured prominently throughout the rest of the seasons.
In 2014, Samira appeared in a Paypal advertisement. In 2016, she voiced the titular character in the video game The Walking Dead: Michon. In 2016, she starred in the film 37, and a play by Quiara Alegria Hudes called Daphne’s Dive. In 2017, Samira narrated one version of Max Brook’s book Minecraft: The Island: A Novel.
She has also appeared in magazines like the cover of the September/October issue of Maniac Magazine. In 2014, she was featured on the Out magazine cover alongside Sam Smith, Zachary Quinto, and Elliot Page.
Samira announced her engagement to Lauren Morelli on 4 October 2016. They got married on 25 March 2017. Lauren is a writer for Orange Is the New Black. The couple has a daughter named George Elizabeth, who Lauren gave birth to on 11 April 2021. Samira’s parents supported her sexuality, and she attributes her success to them.
Joshua Dhameer Wiley may have succeeded at keeping his personal life private, but that does not stop his sister’s fans from wanting to know him.