Barbie Ferreira

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Barbie Ferreira
Barbie Ferreira for Vogue 2020.png
Ferreira in 2020
Born
Barbara Seppe Ferreira

(1996-12-14) December 14, 1996 (age 25)
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2016–present

Barbara Seppe Ferreira[1] (born December 14, 1996)[2][3] is an American model and actress. She is best known for her role as Kat Hernandez in the HBO series Euphoria (2019–2022).[4][5][6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Barbie Ferreira was born in the New York City borough of Queens and later moved to Maywood, New Jersey.[8] She attended Hackensack High School.[9] Ferreira is of Brazilian descent, and was raised by her mother, aunt and grandmother.[10] Her mother and maternal grandmother work as chefs.[11]

She has been in a relationship with musician Elle Puckett since 2019.[12]

Career[edit]

Modeling[edit]

As a teenager, Ferreira began her career by sending modeling photos to an American Apparel open casting call.[13][14] She has since modeled for brands including Aerie,[14] Adidas,[15] Asos,[16] Forever 21,[17] H&M,[3] Missguided,[16] and Target.[18] Unretouched photos and a video interview from Ferreira's Aerie campaign went viral in 2016.[19][2] Later that year, Time named her among its 2016 "30 Most Influential Teens" list.[20]

Directing[edit]

Ferreira directed the music video for "So Cool" by Dounia.[21] The video, released in March, 2018, was shot that winter in Connecticut.[22]

Acting[edit]

Ferreira starred in How to Behave, the 10-episode Vice series about etiquette. For this she won a Webby Award for Best Web Personality/Host.[23] She also starred in the Teen Vogue web series Body Party, about body positivity.[24]

In addition, Ferreira played Ella in two episodes of the HBO series Divorce, and was among the ensemble stars of the HBO series Euphoria in its first two seasons, playing high-schooler Kat. In August 2022[25] Ferreira announced she will not be returning to Euphoria for its third season due to alleged disagreements with series creator Sam Levinson. She made her film debut in Unpregnant (2020) opposite Haley Lu Richardson for HBO Max and had a small role in Jordan Peele’s Nope (2022).[26][27]

On August 29,[28] it was announced Ferreira is to join Ariana DeBose in the upcoming Amazon Prime psychological thriller House of Spoils.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2020 Unpregnant Bailey Butler
2022 Nope Nessie Leslie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Divorce Ella 2 episodes
2019–2022 Euphoria Katherine "Kat" Hernandez Main role (seasons 1–2)
2022 The Afterparty Willow Episode: "Danner"

Music videos[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Title Artist Director
2016 "Boy Problems" Carly Rae Jepsen Petra Collins
2017 "Prune, You Talk Funny" Gus Dapperton Matthew Dillon Cohen

Director[edit]

Year Title Artist
2018 "So Cool" Dounia

References[edit]

  1. ^ @barbieferreira (September 2, 2021). 🕷🕷. Instagram. Retrieved August 28, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Ross, Ashley (January 28, 2016). "Meet the Curvy Model Whose Unretouched Photos Are Taking the Internet by Storm". Time. Archived from the original on April 12, 2016. Retrieved April 18, 2016. ...the 19-year-old Ferreira...
  3. ^ a b McColm, Wendy (December 1, 2017). "Gift-Giving with Barbie Ferreira". H&M. Archived from the original on July 2, 2019. Retrieved July 2, 2019. 21-year-old Barbie Ferreira...
  4. ^ Melby Clinton, Leah (February 2, 2016). "Plus-size model Barbie". Glamour. Archived from the original on April 26, 2016. 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. Archived from the original on April 13, 2016. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  6. ^ Denton, Elizabeth (January 25, 2016). "Curvy Model Barbie Ferreira Slams Critics Of Her Aerie Campaign". Seventeen. Archived from the original on April 9, 2016. 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. Archived from the original on April 18, 2016. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  8. ^ Romano, Evan (July 1, 2019). "5 Things to Know About Barbie Ferreira, Euphoria's Kat". Men's Health. Archived from the original on July 2, 2019. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  9. ^ Levine, Cecilia (November 27, 2016). "Look For Hackensack Model In Holiday Target Ad". Hackensack Daily Voice. New Jersey. Archived from the original on August 14, 2018. 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 a curve campaign for Aerie and Target, and since then she has been focusing on promoting body positivity.
  10. ^ "Exclusive: Barbie Ferreira Talks How She Learned to Love Her Curves". Latina. Archived from the original on July 28, 2018. Retrieved July 27, 2018. I'm Brazilian, and I grew up with a single mom, a wild grandma and my aunt.
  11. ^ Picardi, Mayan Toledano,Phillip. "Introducing 'Body Party' by Barbie Ferreira, the Body-Posi Video Series You NEED to See". Teen Vogue. Archived from the original on July 28, 2018. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "24 hours with Barbie Ferreira". YouTube.
  13. ^ "With her new show, Barbie Ferreira wants to talk to you about feminism and fashion's struggle to be inclusive". Archived from the original on October 4, 2019. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  14. ^ a b Studeman, Kristin Tice. "The Rise of Barbie Ferreira: From 'Nodel' to Model of the Moment". W Magazine. Archived from the original on July 31, 2018. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  15. ^ Hardy, Alyssa. "Barbie Ferreira Thinks the Term "Plus Size" Is Outdated". Teen Vogue. Archived from the original on July 28, 2018. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ "One Of Your Favorite Affordable Brands Is Launching A New Plus Collection". Archived from the original on September 4, 2018. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  18. ^ "Target's "Dear Jeans" Campaign May be One of the Most Diverse Ever". Cosmopolitan. August 8, 2016. Archived from the original on October 12, 2018. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  19. ^ Allen, Maya (January 25, 2016). "Size-12 Model Barbie Ferreira Goes Unretouched for Aerie's New Campaign". Cosmopolitan. Archived from the original on April 14, 2016. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  20. ^ Lang, Cady (October 19, 2016). "The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016 > Barbie Ferreira, 19". Time. Archived from the original on June 26, 2019. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  21. ^ Dazed (March 13, 2018). "Watch Dounia's goth girl-inspired new video, directed by Barbie Ferreira". Dazed. Archived from the original on September 8, 2018. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  22. ^ Dazed (March 13, 2018). "Watch Dounia's goth girl-inspired new video, directed by Barbie Ferreira". Dazed. Retrieved February 11, 2022.
  23. ^ "Barbie Ferreira – How to Behave". Webby Awards. Archived from the original on September 4, 2018. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  24. ^ Picardi, Phillip. "Introducing 'Body Party' by Barbie Ferreira, the Body-Posi Video Series You NEED to See". Teen Vogue. Archived from the original on July 28, 2018. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  25. ^ "Barbie Ferreira announces she's leaving 'Euphoria'". NBC News. Retrieved August 29, 2022.
  26. ^ Kit, Borys (September 19, 2019). "Haley Lu Richardson, Barbie Ferreira to Star in Road Trip Movie 'UNpregnant' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on October 26, 2019. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  27. ^ "Nope Cast and Character Guide: Who's Who in the Jordan Peele Movie?". TheWrap. July 21, 2022. Retrieved July 28, 2022.
  28. ^ Rubin, Rebecca (August 29, 2022). "'Euphoria' Actor Barbie Ferreira Joins Ariana DeBose in Psychological Thriller 'House of Spoils' at Prime Video". Variety. Retrieved August 30, 2022.

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