Lauren Morelli Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 01 Apr, 2017
Facts of Lauren Morelli
Date of Birth: 1982 , July-22
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Lauren Morelli
Birth Name Lauren Morelli
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Pittsburgh
Ethnicity White
Profession TV writer
Working For Tv Shows
Net Worth $1 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Light brown
Face Color White
Famous for Orange Is the New Black
Married to Steve Basilone (m. 2012),Samira Wiley (m. 2017)
Divorce Steve Basilone (div. 2014)
Awards Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series, More
TV Show Orange Is the New Black
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Lauren Morelli is a television writer and a producer, famous for her work on the Netflix original series; Orange is the New Black. 

Morelli was nominated for the 2014 Online Film and Television Association's Award for Best Writing in a Comedy Series and the 2014 and 2015 Writers Guild of America's award for Best Comedy Series.

Early Life and Education

Morelli was born on 22 July 1982, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. She is American by nationality and doesn't belong to any other particular ethnicity apart from White.

She grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in McCandless suburb. There she went to  Winchester Thurston School. Morelli went to Marymount Manhattan College where she studied dance. Her career as a dancer ended after a back injury. 


Morelli started her writing career with short stories and small blogs. She earned her first high-profile writing position on the Netflix series; Orange is The New Black in 2013. She was the lead writer in ONTB's two episodes of the first season; WAC-Pack and Tall Men With Feelings.

Morelli was nominated for the 2014 Online Film and Television Association's award for Best Writing in a Comedy Series. She was also nominated for  2014, and 2015 Writers Guild of America's award for Best Comedy Series for her work on Orange Is The New Black.

She has also worked as a playwright for her short play, Roach & Rat. It was featured in Lesser America's production of Just Right Just Now in New York. Some of her other works as a writer are Hum and Inside Edition.

Personal Life and Affairs

Morelli, age 35, has come out as a lesbian.She filed for divorce from her husband, Steve Basilone on 12 September 2014. The couple was married for two years. 

Soon after her divorce, Morelli announced her engagement to Samira Wiley, an American actor. They announced their engagement via  Instagram. Samira Wiley is an American actress and a model widely known for her role as Poussey Washington in the Netflix series, Orange Is The New Black.

Morelli met Wiley while working on the series. They have been in a relationship for quite some time. The couple got married on 25 March 2017, in Palm Springs, California.

Net Worth

Lauren Morelli's net worth is more than $1 million, most likely or even more as she is associated with the globally hit series Orange is The New Black





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