Barbie Ferreira

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Barbie Ferreira
Barbara Linhares Ferreira

(1996-12-14) December 14, 1996 (age 23)
  • Model
  • actress
Years active2014–present

Barbara Ferreira (born December 14, 1996)[1][2][3] is an American model and actress best known for her role as Kat Hernandez in the HBO series Euphoria.[4][5][6][7][8]

Early life[edit]

Ferreira was born in the New York City borough of Queens, and later moved to Maywood, New Jersey.[9] She attended Hackensack High School.[10] She is of Brazilian heritage and was raised by her mother, aunt and grandmother.[11] Her mother works as a chef.[12]



Ferreira began her career as a teenager by sending modeling photos to an American Apparel open casting call.[13][8] She has since modeled for brands including Aerie,[8] Adidas,[14] Asos,[15] Forever 21,[16] H&M,[2] Missguided,[15] and Target.[17] Unretouched photos and a video interview from Ferriera's Aerie campaign went viral in 2016.[18][1] Later that year, Time named her among its 2016 "30 Most Influential Teens".[19]


Ferreira directed the music video for "So Cool" by Dounia.[20]


Ferreira starred in the 10-episode Vice series How to Behave, about etiquette. For this she won a Webby Award for Best Web Personality/Host.[21] She also starred in the Teen Vogue web series Body Party, about body positivity.[22]

In addition, Ferreira played Ella in two episodes of the HBO series Divorce, and is among the ensemble stars of the HBO series Euphoria, playing high-schooler, Kat. She will make her film debut in Unpregnant opposite Haley Lu Richardson for HBO Max.[23]


  1. ^ a b Ross, Ashley (January 28, 2016). "Meet the Curvy Model Whose Unretouched Photos Are Taking the Internet by Storm". Time. Retrieved April 18, 2016. ...the 19-year-old Ferreira...
  2. ^ a b McColm, Wendy (December 1, 2017). "Gift-Giving with Barbie Ferreira". H&M. Retrieved July 2, 2019. 21-year-old Barbie Ferreira...
  3. ^ "barbie ferreira on Instagram: "A best friendship on my 21ST"". Instagram. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  4. ^ Melby Clinton, Leah (February 2, 2016). "Plus-size model Barbie". Glamour. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  5. ^ Rodulfo, Kristina (January 26, 2016). "Aerie Model Barbie Ferreira Hopes Her Campaign Will Make Girls Be Kinder to Themselves". Elle. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  6. ^ Denton, Elizabeth (January 25, 2016). "Curvy Model Barbie Ferreira Slams Critics Of Her Aerie Campaign". Seventeen. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  7. ^ Cherrington, Rosy (January 26, 2016). "#AerieReal Campaign Model, Barbie Ferreira, Is The Body Confidence Inspo We All Need". The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  8. ^ a b c Studeman, Kristin Tice. "The Rise of Barbie Ferreira: From 'Nodel' to Model of the Moment". W Magazine. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  9. ^ Romano, Evan (July 1, 2019). "5 Things to Know About Barbie Ferreira, Euphoria's Kat". Men's Health. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  10. ^ Levine, Cecilia (November 27, 2016). "Look For Hackensack Model In Holiday Target Ad". Hackensack Daily Voice. New Jersey. Retrieved August 13, 2018. The face of a Hackensack High School graduate has been circulating in a Target ad this holiday season. Barbie Ferreira's big break came last year in curve campaign for Aerie and Target, and has been focusing on promoting body positivity.
  11. ^ "Exclusive: Barbie Ferreira Talks How She Learned to Love Her Curves". Latina. Retrieved July 27, 2018. I'm Brazilian, and I grew up with a single mom, a wild grandma and my aunt.
  12. ^ Picardi, Mayan Toledano,Phillip. "Introducing 'Body Party' by Barbie Ferreira, the Body-Posi Video Series You NEED to See". Teen Vogue. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  13. ^ "With her new show, Barbie Ferreira wants to talk to you about feminism and fashion's struggle to be inclusive". Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  14. ^ Hardy, Alyssa. "Barbie Ferreira Thinks the Term "Plus Size" Is Outdated". Teen Vogue. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  15. ^ a b "33 plus-size models you should follow on Instagram". Insider. Retrieved July 27, 2018. Barbie Ferreira (@barbienox), 20, has been seen modeling clothing for brands such as ASOS, Missguided, and American Eagle's Aerie.
  16. ^ "One Of Your Favorite Affordable Brands Is Launching A New Plus Collection". Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  17. ^ "Target's "Dear Jeans" Campaign May be One of the Most Diverse Ever". Cosmopolitan. August 8, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  18. ^ Allen, Maya (January 25, 2016). "Size-12 Model Barbie Ferreira Goes Unretouched for Aerie's New Campaign". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  19. ^ Lang, Cady (October 19, 2016). "The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016 > Barbie Ferreira, 19". Time. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  20. ^ Dazed (March 13, 2018). "Watch Dounia's goth girl-inspired new video, directed by Barbie Ferreira". Dazed. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  21. ^ "Barbie Ferreira - How to Behave". Webby Awards. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  22. ^ Picardi, Phillip. "Introducing 'Body Party' by Barbie Ferreira, the Body-Posi Video Series You NEED to See". Teen Vogue. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  23. ^ Kit, Borys (September 19, 2019). "Haley Lu Richardson, Barbie Ferreira to Star in Road Trip Movie 'UNpregnant' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 16, 2019.

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