Hari Nef

Hari Nef - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

Hari Nef is a well-known actress, writer, model, and social activist from the United States. Hari Nef is known for her role as Gittel in the Amazon original series, Transparent.

Early Life

Hari Nef was born on the 21st of October 1992, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States of America. According to her date of birth, she is 30 years old and holds American nationality. Additionally, she has a birth sign of Libra and belongs to the Jewish ethnicity. Meanwhile, she follows Judaism by religion.

Following her parents, she is the daughter of David Neff (father) and Robin Clebnik (mother). Her father was a professional PR manager/advertising executive while her mother was a Sales Executive.

When Hari was just two years old, her parent got divorced. While, she was raised by her mother in Newton, Massachusetts.  She is the only child of his parents and has no siblings.

Hari Nef – Education

Coming towards, her academic qualification, she went to a local school in the United States. Later, she completed her graduation from Columbia University in May 2015 with a degree in theater.

Professional Career


During her university days, Hari Nef did an internship with casting director Jennifer Venditti. Moreover, she also interned at the fashion label ‘VFILES’ in Soho and was involved in hosting parties at ‘Diamond Horseshoe’ and ‘Up & Down.’

She made her film debut in the 2013 movie named “Hellaware.” However, her breakthrough role came out in 2015 as a recurring role of Gittel in the gender-bending TV series “Transparent.”

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Caption: The poster of Amazon’s original series, Transparent (Source: The Sun)

In the same year, she was featured in ‘The Black Soft’s’ new music video “Stay Away” and two short films named “Self Aware” and “Family Tree.” Her other short film appearances are “Crush” (2016), “A–Z of Hair” (2017), and “First Date” (2022).

In 2018, she made her recurring role as Blythe on the Lifetime psychological thriller television series “You.” That same year, she was cast as a major lead in Sam Levinson’s comedy thriller “Assassination Nation.”

Recent works and upcoming projects

She made her New York theater debut in the same year playing as a lead in Jeremy O. Harris’ “Daddy.” Later, she starred in the 2022 comedy film “1Up” alongside Ruby Rose, Paris Berelc, Taylor Zakhar Perez, and Nicholas Coombe. The same year, she appeared in Denis Johnson’s play, “Des Moines,” at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn.

Moreover, she will be a star cast in the upcoming HBO drama series The Idol, Apple TV+drama series Extrapolations as well as Greta Gerwig’s upcoming film, Barbie. Similarly, she will perform in Thomas Bradshaw’s debut of his adaptation of Chekhov’s classic play, The Seagull, alongside Parker Posey, Patrick Foley, and Nat Wolff.


She has written profiles on various artists and cultural figures such as director John Waters, singer/actress Cristina Ortiz Rodriguez, Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi’s Spanish biographical series Veneno, and painter Nash Glynn.

Moreover, she regularly wrote sex advice and experience column for Sarah Nicole Prickett’s Adult magazine. As a writer, her writing has appeared in Artforum, Dazed, Vice, Original Plumbing, L’Officiel, and BlackBook.


She was on the cover of Frische Magazine in the year 2014. During the seam year, she was positioned at number 68 on Dazeds 100 lists. She was ranked number one overall in the Dazed Readers 100 and appeared in the i-D Pre-Fall Issue twice.

During the New York Fashion Week in the year 2015, she walked in the shows including Adam Selman, VFiles, Vejas, Degen, and Eckhaus Latta once more. The same year of May, she was signed to IMG Models, making her the first openly transgender model signed to that agency.

She was listed in The Forward newspaper Forward 50, a list of the year’s 50 most influential Jewish-Americans. She was featured on one of the collectors’ covers of ‘Elle’ magazine. And, it was the first time an openly transgender woman had been on the cover of a major commercial British magazine.

Later in January 2017, she was featured in a television commercial for the L’Oréal Paris True Match line alongside Blake Lively, Lara Stone, and Xiao Wen Ju. At the Spring/Summer 2023’s Fashion Month in New York, she walked nine runways.


Hari Nef has been only once nominated in the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series category. However, she has not earned any major awards or recognition till now in her career.

Net Worth 2023

She has collected a good amount of money through her acting, writing, modeling career, and brand collaboration. Nef’s net worth is estimated at around $1 million while her salary and income are still unknown.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Hari Nef with her boyfriend (Source: Surprise Sports)

Reflecting on her personal life, Hari Nef is currently dating Jacob Bixenman. The couple is quite open regarding their relationship and frequently posts their photo on social media. Looking at the relationship, there are no signs of their separation and currently enjoying their life.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Hari Nef posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Nef is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 61 kg. Moreover, she has light brown hair with hazel eyes and her body measurement measures 38-28-38 inches. In addition, she wears a shoe size of 11.5 US and a dress size of 6 US.

Hari Nef – Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@harinef’ there are over 882k followers. Likewise, there are over 80.5k followers on her Twitter page ‘@harinef’ and she is not active on Facebook.