Barbara Ferreira was born December 14, 1996 and is an Brazilian-American model and actress best known for her role as Kat Hernandez in the HBO series Euphoria.

Ferreira was born in the New York City borough of Queens, and later moved to Maywood, New Jersey. She attended Hackensack High School. She is of Brazilian heritage and was raised by her mother, aunt and grandmother. Her mother works as a chef.

She began her career as a teenager by sending modeling photos to an American Apparel open casting call. She has since modeled for brands including Aerie, Adidas, Asos, Forever 21, H&M, Missguided and Target.

Unretouched photos and a video interview from Ferreira’s Aerie campaign went viral in 2016.