Hunter Schafer

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Hunter Schafer
Hunter Schafer

December 31st, 1998
OccupationActress, model, artist, activist
Modeling information
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[citation needed]
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlue
  • Elite Model Management (New York)
  • Oui Management (Paris)
  • Why Not Model Management (Milan)
  • Premier Model Management (London)[1]

Hunter Schafer is an American fashion model, actress, artist, and LGBT rights activist.[2] Schafer is a transgender woman. In 2019, she made her acting debut portraying Jules in the HBO series Euphoria.

Early life[edit]

Schafer was born in Raleigh, North Carolina to parents Katy Schafer and Mac Schafer, who is a pastor at Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church. She has three younger siblings, two sisters and a brother.[3]

While in high school, she protested against the North Carolina Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, also known as the “bathroom bill”.[4] In an interview, she said that the Internet helped her cope with her gender identity, turning to YouTube and social media to learn about people's transition timelines.[5] She graduated from the High School Visual Arts program at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2017.


Schafer has modeled for Dior, Miu Miu, Rick Owens, Helmut Lang, Tommy Hilfiger, Maison Margiela, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Versus Versace, Emilio Pucci, Ann Demeulemeester, and Erdem, among other fashion houses.[6][7][8][9]

Teen Vogue listed Schafer on its “21 Under 21” list, and granted her an interview with former United States Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.[10]

In 2019, Schafer was cast in the HBO series Euphoria.[11] It was her acting debut. Aside from her leading role in the series, she has also collaborated with the show's creator Sam Levinson so that her character and the show's story also reflected her experience.[5][12]


  1. ^ "Hunter Schafer - Model".
  2. ^ "Rising Model Hunter Schafer is Fighting for the Future of Trans Individuals on and off the Runway".
  3. ^ "This transgender teen sued NC over HB2. Now she's in Teen Vogue with Hillary Clinton".
  4. ^ "Trans activist hunter schafer on why she's fighting for much more than bathrooms". 2017-03-31.
  5. ^ a b D'Addario, Daniel; D'Addario, Daniel (2019-06-21). "Trans Superstar Hunter Schafer on Her Moment of 'Euphoria'". Variety. Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  6. ^ "Meet Versus Versace's new gang of multi-talented muses". September 2017.
  7. ^ "46 New Models to Look Out for at New York Fashion Week". 2018-02-07.
  8. ^ "Report: The Spring 2019 Runways Were the Most Racially Diverse Ever, but Europe Still Has a Major Age and Body Diversity Problem". 2018-10-11.
  9. ^ "Marc Jacobs celebrates Pride with #GratefulNotHateful campaign".
  10. ^ "Hillary Clinton Talks Equality, Feminism, and Changing the World with Our 21 Under 21 Nominees".
  11. ^ "Zendaya Set for Lead Role in HBO Pilot 'Euphoria,' 11 Others Cast". 2018-06-05.
  12. ^ Sharma, Jeena (2019-06-13). "Hunter Schafer: Leading the Charge for Femme Representation". PAPER. Retrieved 2019-06-25.

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