Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" has launched the Poussey Washington Fund to help with criminal justice and immigration reform. Here's the problem with Poussey Washington's death. by Stephanie Jean. She is best known for her starring role as Poussey Washington in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019) and as Moira in the Hulu dystopian drama series The Handmaid's Tale (2017–present), for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. Poussey Washington, the fan favorite, the person with the most beautiful smile and voice to follow and the person who was all about peace and love died on the second to last episode of the Netflix original series, “Orange is the New Black.” Screenshot of Poussey from Netflix We need talk about how Orange is the New Black just covered police brutality. June 21, 2016 at 11:01 AM Updated on June 22, 2016 at 6:40 AM. Samira Denise Wiley (born April 15, 1987) is an American actress.