Lauren Morelli Biography: Age, Husband, Wedding, Baby, Net Worth

Lauren Morelli (born July 22, 1982) is a popular American television writer, producer and director. She came to prominence as the writer of the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black.

She was nominated for Best Comedy series for her work on Orange is the New Black at the Writer’s Guild of America’s award.

Birth Date: July 22, 1982
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S
Nationality: American
Occupation: Writer, Producer
Husband: Stephen Basilone (m. 2012, div. 2014) Samira Wiley (m. 2017)
Children: George Elizabeth
Net Worth: $4 million

Table of Contents

1 Early Life2 Career3 Awards & Nominations4 Personal Life5 Net Worth6 Social Media

Early Life

Lauren Morelli was born on July 22, 1982 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

She attended Winchester Thurston School and also studied dance at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.


Morelli started up with a career in dance before she ended up with a back injury.

She was then inspired by a college professor to pursue a career in acting.

She began writing small blog pieces and stories before she eventually got her first professional writing position on the 2013 Netflix series Orange is the New Black.

She became the lead writer for two episodes of the first season of Orange is the New Black, “WAC-Pack” and “Tall Men With Feelings”.

She also worked as a playwright and her short play “Roach & Rat” was featured in Lesser America’s production of Just Right Just Now in Mew York.

Awards & Nominations

Morelli has been recognised for her writing effort as she was nominated for Best Writing in a Comedy Series at the 2014 Online Film and Television Asociation’s award.

She also got nominated for Best Comedy Series at the 2014 and 2015 Writer’s Guild of America’s award for her work on Orange is the New Black.

Personal Life

Morelli separated from her husband of two years, Steve Basilone, in September 2014.

Morelli who is a lesbian, announced her engagement with actress Samira Wiley on October 4, 2016 and eventually hot married on March 25, 2017. Morelli welcomed her daughter, George Elizabeth on April 11, 2021.

Net Worth

Lauren Morelli is an American writer with an estimated net worth of $4 million.

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