Hunter Schafer, born on December 31, 1998, is an American model, actress, and L.G.B.T. rights activist. In 2019, she made her major acting debut, playing Jules, a transgender student, in the H.B.O. teen series, “Euphoria.” In 2023, she is reported to be featured in the “The Hunger Games” series. What else has this stunning actress revealed in her acting career? Let’s learn more about her as we are celebrating this inspirational artist’s birthday right here!
Hunter Schafer has modeled for Dior, Miu Miu, Calvin Klein, Rick Owens, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, Maison Margiela, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Versus Versace, Emilio Pucci, Ann Demeulemeester, and Erdem, among other designers and companies. Schafer’s advocacy for the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act earned her a spot on the ’21 Under 21′ list on “Teen Vogue” and an interview with Hillary Clinton, a former U.S. senator and secretary of state. She planned to attend Central Saint Martins, an arts college in London, England but postponed her enrollment after high school to focus on her career.
In 2019, Schafer was cast in the H.B.O. teen series “Euphoria,” marking her acting debut. She received praise for her performance in the series, and the Primetime Emmy Awards were criticized for omitting her from the nominations along with other transgender actors and actresses. In addition to her lead role in the series, she also collaborated with series creator Sam Levinson so that her character and the series’ story would also reflect her experience. She is a trans woman. In an interview, she said that the internet helped her cope with her gender identity, as she turned to social media to learn about people’s transition timelines. She transitioned after receiving a dysphoria diagnosis in ninth grade. She has stated that she likes people to know that she’s not a cis girl because that’s not something that she is or feels like she is. She is solely proud to be a transgender person.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first L.G.B.T.Q. pride parade in June 2020, “Queerty” magazine named her among the Fifty Heroes leading the nation toward equality, acceptance, and dignity for all people. In 2021, she was named on “Time” magazine’s ‘Next List of 100 Emerging Leaders Shaping the Future,’ with a tribute given by her co-worker and friend Zendaya.
She is granted an interview with former U.S. senator Clinton and a spot on “Teen Vogue’s” ‘21 Under 21’ list.
Schafer makes her acting debut in the teen smash hit “Euphoria.”
Schafer voices the character Ruka 'Ruka-chan' Watanabe in the Japanese animation “Belle” for the English dub.
Schafer is nominated by the M.T.V. Movie & TV Awards for Best Kiss for her kiss with Dominic Fike in “Euphoria.”
Why We Love Hunter Schafer
She doesn’t give up easily
Schafer initially wanted to give up modeling and go back to school, but she didn’t. The plan was to make a lot of money so that she could afford tuition at a fashion design school. Just when she was about to give up, the opportunity to audition for “Euphoria” came up, and everything changed.
She’s an activist
Schafer has been an activist since a young age. She was added to the bathroom bill in 2016 and became its youngest plaintiff. As a transgender woman, her participation was paramount, and since she had always been vocal about her transition, she felt it was her place to give her opinion.
She is humble
She feels that transgender people who view her as a role model put too much pressure on her. She doesn’t even think she is fit to be anyone’s role model. She has no idea that the way she speaks for the L.G.B.T.Q.I.A+ community makes a lot of young people inspired by her.
5 Surprising Facts
At the start of her transitioning journey, she used lots of makeup to feel good about herself since she did not like the way she looked.
Her mother found it hard to use the female pronoun 'she' when referring to Schafer.
She intended to be a comic book artist before being drawn into fashion.
Preparation for “Euphoria”
Schafer had to undergo some acting lessons to portray her character in “Euphoria” as she had no prior acting experience.
She doubted herself
She wasn't sure about taking the Jules role, considering that she is shy, but the casting directors loved her enough to tell her to keep coming back to set, and before she knew it, she had filmed four episodes.
Hunter Schafer FAQs
Does Hunter Schafer use they/them pronouns?
She goes by she/her and they/them.
Are Dominic Fike and Hunter Schafer still together?
Fike has officially confirmed he and Schafer are dating in the upcoming June/July 2022 issue of “G.Q.”, as reported by “Page Six.” In the profile, Fike revealed that he’s very much in love with his co-star.
Does Hunter Schafer like anime?
Schafer is a big anime fan, and her favorite anime movie is “Ponyo.”
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