At this point, Nicholas Braun is almost better known as a downtown fixture than “Cousin Greg” (the actor’s character on HBO’s Succession), thanks to his investments in Ray’s, a dive bar on Chrystie Street; friendships with the likes of Pete Davidson, Jon Neidich, and Justin Theroux; and lanky ubiquity on the town.
It’s hard to remember a time before Hari Nef, yet the actress and model only signed with I.M.G. in 2015, becoming the first openly transgender woman to do so. Since then she has catapulted into both Hollywood and the theater. This is shaping up to be Nef’s breakout year, with parts in two of the most hyped productions currently brewing: The Idol, on HBO, and Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie.