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Hunter Schafer          

Transgender Actress, Model & Activist Known for HBO's "Euphoria"

Hunter Schafer is a transgender actress, model and activist known for playing Jules in HBO's "Euphoria" series alongside Zendaya and Barbie Ferreira.

Schafer is from Raleigh, North Carolina, and graduated from the high school visual arts program at UNC School of the Arts. While she was in high school, Schafer protested House Bill 2, known as "the bathroom bill," which forced people in North Carolina to use the bathroom that corresponded with their stated sex on their birth certificate.

Schafer has modeled for many prominent fashion houses including Dior, Miu Miu, Rick Owens, Helmut Lang, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, Maison Margiela, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Versus Versace, Emilio Pucci, Ann Demeulemeester, and Erdem.

Schafer appeared on Teen Vogue's 21 Under 21 list, and Teen Vogue provided her with the opportunity to speak with Hillary Clinton, former presidential candidate, U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. First Lady. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the first LGBTQ Pride parade, Queerty named her among the fifty heroes "leading the nation toward equality, acceptance, and dignity for all people". In 2021, Time named her to its Next list of "100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future."

In 2019, Schafer made her acting debut playing Jules in HBO's "Euphoria." She received praise for her performance in the series, and the Primetime Emmy Awards came under fire for omitting her from the nominations along with other transgender actors. Aside from her leading role in the series, she also co-wrote the episode "F- Anyone Who's Not a Sea Blob" with the show's creator Sam Levinson.

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'Euphoria': Hunter Schafer calls Jules special 'cathartic'
Warning: This post contains spoilers from this week's special episode of “ Euphoria.” Hunter Schafer spent a half-hour screaming, sobbing and slamming her ...
Hunter Schafer on writing Lorde's 'Liability' into her Euphoria special episode and how the singer reacted
The co-writer, co-producer, and star of "F— Anyone Who's Not a Sea Blob," a special episode of the hit HBO series, explains to EW's The Awardist how she soundtracked its heart-wrenching opener.
Hunter Schafer Is on the TIME100 Next 2021 List
"I truly believe anyone lucky enough to meet Hunter Schafer will feel the immense light that is constantly radiating from her. She makes everyone in her orbit feel ..." Zendaya
Trans Superstar Hunter Schafer on Her Moment of ‘Euphoria’
With “Euphoria,” a drama about teens at an American high school, HBO has placed a bet on attracting a young audience that favors Instagram over TV. And the premium cable network’s greatest asset may be a digital-native star who never aspired to be an actress until the role found her.

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