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Nef starred as Tante Gittel in the 2015 Emmy-winning television series Transparent. Gittel's character is a Pfefferman family ancestor that lived her life as a cross-dresser in Berlin, Germany during the Weimar Republic and eventually was murdered during the Holocaust. Creator Joey Soloway wrote the part for Nef after the two connected on social media and attended a PFLAG party together. She received a 2016 SAG Award nomination for the role.

In 2018, Nef starred as a major lead in Sam Levinson's comedy thriller Assassination Nation. The film stars Nef alongside Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, and Abra. In the same year, she had a recurring role as Blythe on the Lifetime psychological thriller television series You. In 2018, Nef made her New York theater debut as a lead in Jeremy O. Harris' Daddy.

In 2022, Nef starred in the comedy film 1Up, alongside Ruby Rose, Paris Berelc, Taylor Zakhar Perez, and Nicholas Coombe. In August, it was announced that Nef would portray Candy Darling in a biopic from Transparent writer Stephanie Kornick.

Later that year, Nef returned to the stage and starred in Denis Johnson's play, Des Moines, at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn. She performed in Thomas Bradshaw's debut of his adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play, The Seagull, alongside Parker Posey, Patrick Foley, and Nat Wolff in spring 2023.

Nef starred in the 2023 HBO drama series The Idol followed by a role in Barbie directed by Greta Gerwig.

Nef has written profiles on various artists and cultural figures including director John Waters, singer/actress Cristina Ortiz Rodriguez, Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi's Spanish biographical series Veneno, and painter Nash Glynn. Nef wrote a regular sex advice and experience column for Sarah Nicole Prickett's Adult magazine. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Dazed, Vice, Original Plumbing, L'Officiel, and BlackBook.

In 2014, Nef was on the cover of Frische Magazine. That same year, she was placed at number 68 on Dazed's 100 list. Nef also moved to the top of the Dazed Readers 100, ranking number one overall, and appeared in the i-D Pre-Fall Issue twice.

In 2015, she again walked shows during New York Fashion Week, including Adam Selman, VFiles, Vejas, Degen, and Eckhaus Latta once more. In May of the same year, Nef was signed to IMG Models, making her the first openly transgender model signed to that agency. In the summer of 2015, Nef was cast in the second season of Amazon Prime's Transparent, which debuted in December 2015. She also starred in The Drums' music video "There Is Nothing Left" in August. The Forward newspaper included her in the Forward 50, a list of the year's 50 most influential Jewish-Americans.

Elle printed special collectors' covers for their September 2016 issue, and one of them featured Nef, which was the first time an openly transgender woman had been on the cover of a major commercial British magazine.

In January 2017, Nef starred in a television commercial for the L'Oréal Paris True Match line alongside Blake Lively, Lara Stone, and Xiao Wen Ju. The campaign was premiered at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards telecast.

Nef walked nine runways at Spring/Summer 2023's Fashion Month in New York.

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Ryan Gosling Will Perform 'I'm Just Ken' at the Oscars

Ryan Gosling is officially bringing Ken to the Oscars. The La La Land actor, nominated for his role in Barbie, will be performing the film's 'I'm Just Ken' at this year's Oscars. The Mark Ronson-produced power ballad is also nominated for Best Original Song, as is 'What Was I Made For?' by Billie Eilish.
Photos: Inside the Golden Globes With Emma Stone, Taylor Swift & More

Golden Globes attendees included Emma Stone, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Jason Segel, Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, Margot Robbie, Martin Short, Meryl Streep, Billie Eillish, Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Charles Melton, Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, and more. Check out photos from the red carpet, ceremony, winner's room, and more.
Ryan Gosling Drops Holiday Remix of 'I'm Just Ken' in New EP With Three New Versions of the BARBIE Song

Ryan Gosling has dropped three new remixes of 'I'm Just Ken' from the Barbie movie, including a festive holiday version! 'Ken the EP' features the original song, along with “I’m Just Ken (Merry Kristmas Barbie),” “I’m Just Ken (In My Feelings Acoustic)” and “I’m Just Ken (Purple Disco Machine Remix).” Listen now!
BARBIE Is Now Streaming on Max

Warner Bros. Pictures’ BARBIE makes its exclusive streaming debut on Max. BARBIE debuted in theaters on July 21 and broke records as the highest-grossing global release in the studio’s 100-year history. Barbie with ASL, the hit blockbuster film interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL), is also available starting now.
Greta Gerwig's BARBIE to Receive the Gotham Global Icon & Creator Tribute at the 2023 Gotham Awards

The Icon & Creator Tribute was created for this year’s Gotham Awards in order to recognize cultural icons and the filmmakers responsible for bringing that icon’s story to life. With the Global Icon & Creator Tribute, The Gotham will honor and celebrate the creative team behind Greta Gerwig’s innovative and imaginative Barbie.
Photos: Go Inside The New Group's SABBATH'S THEATER Opening Night Celebration

See photos from opening night of The New Group's Sabbath's Theater!
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Hari Nef & More to Perform at Relentless Picket Play Benefit

Get the latest updates on the winners of the Relentless Picket Play and find out which celebrities will be performing in the upcoming benefit reading on November 5. Don't miss out on this star-studded event.
Video: Watch Hari Nef, Molly Ringwald & More in the BAD THINGS Film Trailer

SHUDDER is proud to share the official trailer for BAD THINGS, the chilling, psychological thriller by director Stewart Thorndike, starring Gayle Rankin, Hari Nef, Annabelle Dexter Jones, Rad Pereira and Molly Ringwald. Watch the video trailer now!
Jonathan Groff, Ben Platt & More Almost Starred in BARBIE

Discover the Broadway stars who were almost cast in the upcoming Barbie movie, including Ben Platt, Jonathan Groff, and more. Find out why they missed out on the chance to join the star-studded cast and learn about the musical numbers featured in the film.
Video: Watch Ryan Gosling Sing His BARBIE Musical Number 'Just Ken'

A first look at Ryan Gosling singing and dancing during his Barbie musical number, 'Just Ken,' has been released. Gosling previously showed off his musical skills in the acclaimed movie musical La La Land. also stars Oscar-nominee Margot Robbie (“Bombshell,” “I, Tonya”) and tick, tick...BOOM! star Alexandra Shipp. Watch the video clip now!
Photos: Inside the BARBIE World Premiere in Los Angeles With Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Nicki Minaj & More

The highly-anticipated Barbie movie had its official world premiere in Los Angeles last night! Check out photos from inside the event below, including shots of Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Nicki Minaj, Dua Lipa, Issa Rae, Ava Max, and more.
Photos: BARBIE Movie World Tour Comes to Seoul

Over the weekend, Margot Robbie, America Ferrera, and writer/director Greta Gerwig brought the Barbie World Tour to Seoul. After recent stops in Sydney and Toronto, the tour is also coming to Mexico City, Berlin, and London in the coming week, with its Los Angeles film premiere happening on July 9. Check out photos now!
THE IDOL Will Conclude on Sunday

While the series was originally given a seven episode order, 'creative changes' and the departure of director Amy Seimetz led to the shorter season. The series is co-created by Sam Levinson (Euphoria), Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Reza Fahim, and stars Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp.
Photos: Inside the BARBIE Press Junket With Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling & More

Come on, Barbie! Get a look inside the Barbie press junket with Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Michael Cera, and more. From Oscar-nominated writer/director Greta Gerwig (“Little Women,” “Lady Bird”) comes “Barbie.” Check out photos now!
Broadway Streaming Guide: June 2023 - Where to Hear the NEW YORK, NEW YORK Cast Recording & More

June is bustin' out all over! This month, Broadway fans can kick off their summer vacation with a slew of new releases featuring some Broadway favorites, including Neil Patrck Harris, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bernadette Peters, Jinkx Monsoon, Will Chase, and more.
Video: HBO Drops THE IDOL Series Trailer

HBO has unveiled the video trailer for the HBO Original drama series THE IDOL. The series premiered at the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22. The series is co-created by Sam Levinson (HBO’s “Euphoria”), Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Reza Fahim, and stars Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp.
Video: Watch the New BARBIE Movie Trailer Featuring Dua Lipa's New Song

Following the announcement about the soundtrack, the main trailer for the upcoming Barbie movie has been released. The video features a preview of Dua Lipa's new song from the film. From Greta Gerwig (“Little Women,” “Lady Bird”) comes “Barbie,” starring Margot Robbie (“Bombshell,” “I, Tonya”) and Ryan Gosling (“La La Land,” “Half Nelson”).
Lizzo, Charli XCX, Ryan Gosling & More Join BARBIE Movie Soundtrack

Dua Lipa, Ryan Gosling, Lizzo, Ice Spice, FIFTY FIFTY, Charli XCX, Nicki Minaj, PinkPantheress, Karol G, Kali, Ava Max, Ryan Gosling, Tame Impala, The Kid Laroi, Dominic Fike, HAIM, Khalid, and more will join Dua Lipa on the BARBIE movie soundtrack.
Dua Lipa to Release BARBIE Movie Single This Friday

Dua Lipa is set to release 'Dance the Night,' a new single from the upcoming Barbie movie soundtrack, this Friday. The song will be released at 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 25. 'Dance the Night' is from 'Barbie: the Album.' Further information on the album has not yet been revealed. Listen to a preview of the song now!
BERNARDA'S DAUGHTERS Celebrates Haitian Flag Day With Special Event This Week

Bernarda's Daughters celebrates Haitian Flag Day with a post-show panel and reception following the 7:30pm performance on Thursday, May 18, when The New Group and National Black Theatre host “Tout Moun Se Moun,” a panel featuring Haitian-American artists and cultural workers in discussion about the presence of Haitian art and culture in New York City and elsewhere in the diaspora. 

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