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Hunter Schafer is an actress, model, artist, and LGBT rights activist from the United States. Born on December 31, 1998, in Trenton, New Jersey, Schafer grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Diagnosed with gender dysphoria in ninth grade, she has since become a vocal supporter of transgender rights, and has participated in protests against discriminatory policies.
Early Life and Education
Schafer graduated from the Visual Arts program at North Carolina School of the Arts in 2017 after transferring from Needham B. During high school, Schafer participated in protests against the North Carolina Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, commonly referred to as the "bathroom bill". On April 21, 2016, Schafer became a plaintiff in the Carcaño v. McCrory lawsuit challenging the bill when she was a high school junior. S. During her senior year, Schafer advanced to the semifinals of the U. Presidential Scholars Program.
Schafer initiated her modeling profession in New York City after signing up with Elite Model Management in 2017. She has subsequently modeled for prominent fashion labels, including Dior, Miu Miu, and Helmut Lang. Moreover, Schafer has been prominently showcased in publications such as i-D, Teen Vogue, and Paper.
Schafer debuted as an actor in the 2019 HBO drama, "Euphoria", portraying Jules Vaughn. Her portrayal received acclaim from critics and garnered a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the Critics' Choice Television Awards.
Schafer is an artist who specializes in painting and drawing. Her artwork has been showcased in galleries across New York City and Raleigh, North Carolina.
Schafer is an activist for transgender rights and has participated in protests against discriminatory legislation. She acted as a plaintiff in the American Civil Liberties Union's lawsuit challenging North Carolina's HB2. Additionally, Schafer advocates for increased representation of transgender individuals in the media and entertainment industry.
Schafer transitioned after being diagnosed with gender dysphoria in the ninth grade. She has emphasized the significance of the distinction of being a trans girl rather than a girl who transitioned.
Hunter Schafer to Star in "The Hunger Games
Hunter Schafer, the transgender actress famous for her performance in the HBO show "Euphoria," will star in "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes," the forthcoming prequel to "The Hunger Games" series. Schafer will portray the character of Tigris Snow, a young woman from the Capitol who becomes a stylist for the Hunger Games. The movie will release on November 17, 2023.
Fans of the franchise have praised the casting decision for its historical significance. Many are excited to see a trans actor play such an important role. Film critic Zoë Rose Bryant acknowledges the personal importance of this casting decision, saying, "As a closeted trans kid who lived for The Hunger Games morning, noon and night, this would have meant everything to me in middle school. But it still means a lot today."
"The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" is a film adaptation of the novel by Suzanne Collins. The story follows the Snow family as they lose their status in a post-war Capitol. Against this background, Coriolanus Snow is tasked with mentoring Lucy Gray Baird, a young female tribute from the impoverished District 12, in preparation for the 10th annual Hunger Games. Francis Lawrence, who directed "Catching Fire," "Mockingjay Part One," and "Mockingjay Part Two," will direct the prequel film. Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, the producing partners who handled the other films in the series, will be reprising their roles as producers alongside Lawrence. The current screenplay draft is written by Michael Lesslie.
The first trailer showcases Schafer with bright blonde hair styled in a 1950s hairdo and wearing a vibrant pink suit. Her appearance is markedly different from her feline character in "The Hunger Games." The character appeared briefly in "The Mockingjay Part 2," with a flattened nose resembling that of a lion and golden eyes following surgical intervention.