'Euphoria''s "Kat": Meet Barbie Ferreira

Barbie Ferreira in the series Euphoria 
October 18, 2020 - 10:05 / Cynthia Springer

Barbie Ferreira starred in the first season of HBO's Euphoria as "Kat", the body-conscious teen girl who chooses to shift her reputation and explore her sexuality. So, who exactly is this up and coming star? We're showing you all the details of Euphoria's "Kat", and why the role is so important for her...

Euphoria's Barbie Ferreira started her career as a model before her acting career breakthrough as "Kat". Born on December 14, 1996, Barbie Ferreira was born in New York and was raised by her mother, aunt, and grandmother, all of whom are of Brazilian descent. 

Euphoria's "Kat": This is Barbie Ferreira 

Barbie initially got her start in the entertainment industry by modeling for American Apparel, which then led to further modeling opportunities for Aerie, Adidas, H&M, and Forever 21.

Euphoria's "Kat": Meet Barbie Ferreira

By 2016, Ferreira was already named one of Time's "30 Most Influential Teens"! On the sexually-exploring character "Kat" character that she plays, Barbie told them. magazine back in 2019 that she felt like she "won the lottery" receiving this particular role:

"You don’t get fat girl roles where you’re allowed to explore sexuality, where you’re not just the tragic, dowdy, chubby girl.”

As of 2019, Ferreira stars alongside Emmy-award winning Zendaya and Hunter Schafer in the hit HBO show Euphoria. She's recently made her film debut in 2020's Unpregnant, also streaming on HBO! 

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We know there's a lot of good things ahead for Euphoria's Barbie Ferreira aka "Kat"! We can't wait to see what's next!