Meet Barbie Ferreira, The Actress Who Plays Kat On 'Euphoria' On HBO

She's a Jersey girl!

Who Plays Kat On Euphoria On HBO? New Details On Barbie Ferreira Instagram

The critically and commercially-acclaimed HBO show, Euphoria, is now entering its third week, and it has shifted its focus onto Kat. Barbie Ferreir, the actress who plays this popular character has now become the fandom's favorite. Who plays Kat on 'Euphoria' on HBO?

Here's what we know about this breakthrough actress and model. 

1. She's known for *that* episode of Euphoria

According to Cosmopolitan, Barbie Ferreira is now on the tip of everybody's tongue because of her infamous appearance in the so-called "micropeen" episode of Euphoria. 


"The show might have pulled of its most shocking penis to date. Kat Hernandez (Barbie Ferreira) is offered a paid Skype session with a guy who liked her cam video, and as soon as she gets on the call, he shows her his penis. It is shockingly small. He asks Kat to make fun of him because it turns him on, and he masturbates while she taunts him via the video chat. The internet was collectively shook (I may or may not have let out a little scream when I saw it)," they wrote, adding that Kat/Ferreira's actions were "career goals" for many. 



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Barbie Ferreira's breakthrough role was in HBO's "Euphoria."


2. But Barbie Ferreira's first breakthrough role was in an unretouched Aerie ad. 

Bustle reports that Barbie Ferreira first came into the pop culture zeitgeist when in 2016, she appeared in an unretouched ad for the Aerie clothing company. 

"Ferreira made headlines back in 2016 when she starred in an unretouched campaign for Aerie. "Not being retouched in the images is something that very important to me," she said in the video. "People knowing that that's what I look like without anyone's perception of what my body needs to look like," they wrote, adding that she'd also appeared in ads for companies like Adidas and American Apparel, too.



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Barbie Ferreira is known for her body positivity quest. 


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3. She's a New Jersey native who isn't new to television. 

According to Men's Health, Barbie Ferreira is someone who's well known to so-called "tri-state area" people — that is, people from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Fans of Euphoria have noted that she's a native of Hackensack, NJ, located in Bergen County. They've also noted that she's starred in other television shows before, including HBO's Divorce, where she starred opposite Thomas Haden Church & Sarah Jessica Parker. Finally, they've also noted that she's hosted online television shows for Teen Vogue and Vice



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Barbie Ferreira is a native of New Jersey. 


4. Barbie Ferreira has overcome fat-shaming. 

In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Barbie Ferreira says she's had to combat misconceptions about being a "plus-sized model" for the entirety of her career.

"Bullying because of weight happens in such small ways, in big ways as well, but Kat really does feel isolated, and she resorts to being an online erotic fiction writer. She wants an outlet to support that, and when [in the show] I walk down the hallway and the kids behind me are making sound effects, it was written in the script, but that was direct from my life. I would be followed home from school and guys would be like making sound effects as I took my steps. So the reality of it is there’s a lot of different ways for people to make you feel bad. I also think it’s funny because the kid behind me making those sound effects is also chubby," she said to the outlet.

It looks like Barbie Ferreira has a bright future ahead of her!



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We have no choice but to stan a queen. 


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