Lauren Morelli bio: What is known about Samira Wiley’s wife?

Lauren Morelli bio: What is known about Samira Wiley’s wife?

Lauren Morelli is an American-born film producer, director and screenwriter. She is known for her work in Orange is the New Black. She is also known for being the wife of Samira Wiley.

Lauren Morelli
Lauren Morelli attends the Tales of the City New York premiere in New York City. Photo: Dia Dipasupil
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Lauren is a talented and hardworking individual. She has portrayed top-notch skills from her days as a dancer to writing, directing and production.

Lauren Morelli profile summary

  • Full name: Lauren Morelli
  • Date of birth: 22nd July 1982
  • Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Lauren Morelli age: 38 years (as of 2020)
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Marital status: Married
  • Spouse: Samira Wiley
  • Profession: Producer, director, screenwriter
  • Net worth: $4 million

Lauren Morelli biography

Who is Lauren Morelli? She is American writer who was born on 22nd July 1982 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. There is no information about her parents, siblings and upbringing.

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The producer studied at Winchester Thurston School before joining Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.


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Lauren Morelli discusses Tales of the City with the Build Series. Photo: Roy Rochlin
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Morelli started her career as a dancer while undertaking her dancing studies at Manhattan College. Unfortunately, her dancing career came to an end after suffering a back injury. She was so devastated that she took several years mourning the end of her career.

Her college professor encouraged her to pursue a career as a writer. She began writing short stories and small blog pieces. She landed her major professional job as a writer in 2013 in Netflix's series Orange Is the New Black.

She was appointed as the lead writer for two episodes of the series namely:

  • WAC-Pack
  • Tall Men with Feelings.

She has also worked as a playwright. Her short play titled Roach and Raf was featured in Lesse America's production of Just Right Just Now in New York City.

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Samira Wiley wife has received several nominations for her writing, including:

  • 2014 - Online Film and Television Association's award for the Best Writing in a Comedy Series category
  • 2014 - Writers Guild of America's award for the Comedy Series category for her work on Orange Is the New Black
  • 2015 -Writers Guild of America's award for the New Series category for her work on Orange Is the New Black

Personal life

The producer was initially married to Stephen Basilone. She filed for divorce in September 2014 after two years of marriage.

She announced her engagement to actress Samira Wiley on 4th October 2016. Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli relationship was known by the public after their engagement.

Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley dated for less than a year before tying the knot. The duo exchanged their marriage vows on 25th March 2017. The wedding ceremony was held in Palm Springs, California. Samira and Lauren have been enjoying their happily ever after since then.

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Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley
Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley attend the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Photo: Jeff Kravitz
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Body measurements

The talented producer is 5 feet and 4 inches tall. She weighs 55kg. Her hair is blonde and eyes blue. Her bust, waist and hips measure 33-26-25 inches. She wears a bra size 33B.

Lauren Morelli net worth

Lauren is one of the famous directors in the United States. Her net worth is roughly $4 million as of 2020.

It is evident that Lauren Morelli is headed for a bright future. She didn't quit after losing her dance career but rather transformed into becoming one of the best screenwriters in the film industry.

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