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Daphne Always

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Daphne Always is a cabaret performer, model, and actress based in New York. She has performed at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gramercy Theater, and the Box, and she is represented by Heroes Model Management.

Daphne Always (née Sumtimez) is a Cancer Sun with Gemini Rising and Virgo Moon. Based in New York, she works in theater, nightlife, film, and events as a hostess, performer, and model.

After she earned a Bachelor’s in Classics and Philosophy from New York University, Daphne began exploring the performance world in Brooklyn drag bars under the name Daphne Sumtimez. However, once she began transitioning and changed her legal first name to Daphne, her drag name was no longer accurate, as she was now Daphne Always.

Since then, she has built a name for herself as a Downtown cabaret personality. Her shows blend music, philosophy, and storytelling to foster moments of emotional disarmament among strangers, celebration of the human spirit, and lovingly critical self-reflection. 

In 2019, Daphne sold out two shows at Joe’s Pub, performed as Sally Bowles in the sold-out run of Cabaret at the Deep End in Brooklyn, and won a Brooklyn Nightlife Award for Best Vocalist/Musical Group.

Film & Television


Marc Webb’s The Only Living Boy In NY as Self (2017)
HBO’s The Deuce as Transvestite Hooker (2017)
FYE’s B.O.R.N. To Style as Self (2014)
Left/Right TV's The Civilians as Self (2014)


HBO’s VINYL (2 episodes) 
Netflix’s The Get Down (2 episodes)
NBC’s Mysteries of Laura
LogoTV.com’s Hunting Season 2
Amazon Prime’s Red Oaks
Anthony Edwards’ My Dead Boyfriend
Ben Stiller’s Zoolander 2

Music Videos 

Elvira’s “2 Big Pumpkins” (2018)
Fred Schnieder's "Glitter Gulch" (2018)
Amanda Palmer’s “Floating in a Cocktail Glass” (2017)
The Knocks ft Alex Newell “Collect My Love” (2015)
ZHU’s “Cocaine Model” (2014)


The Box ● Brooklyn Academy of Music ● Bushwig ● Feinstein’s/54 Below ● Gramercy Theater ● The Highline ● Irving Plaza ● Joe’s Pub at the Public ● McKittrick Hotel ● Metropolitan Museum of Art ● National Sawdust ● New York Live Arts ● Performance Space New York ● Whitney Museum of Art ● Wigstock 

14th St YMCA ● A-House (Provincetown) ● Bartini ● Belle Reve ● Bierocracy ● Boots & Saddle ● Club Cumming ● Community House Theater (Cherry Grove, Fire Island) ● Crown & Anchor (Provincetown) ● The Deep End ● Diamond Horseshoe ● Duggal Greenhouse ● Duplex ● Eastern Bloc ● Froilan Lounge ● The Galleries at Moore College (Philadelphia, PA) ● Gay Men’s Health Crisis ● Green Room 42 ● Guadalupe Inn ● Half Moon Hudson (Hudson, NY) ● Hardware ● Highline Ballroom ● House of Yes ● Hudson Terrace ● Industry ● Island Breeze (Cherry Grove, Fire Island) ● Julius ● The Love Shack ● Lovegun ● Loverboy ● Macri Park ● Marquee ● Metropolitan Bar ● Mother’s Ruin ● New World Stages ● Pangea ● Phoenix ● Pieces Bar ● Purgatory (Provincetown) ● The Rosemont ● Roulette ● Sid Gold’s Request Room ● Society of Illustrators ● Soho Playhouse ● Stonewall Inn ● Tandem ● This ’N’ That ●  Tribeca Rooftop

Additional Info

  • Occupation: Actor/Actress, Model
  • Model Category: High Fashion, Fit
  • Gender Identity: Transgender, Non-binary
  • Available For: Acting and Commercial, Alternative, Catalog, Editorial, Fitness, Lingerie/Underwear, Glamour, Hair, Hands, Legs, Promotional, Print, Runway, Showroom, Trade Show, Ecommerce, Foot, Theater, Stage, Underwater, Bodypainting, Hostess
  • Agency: Heroes

  • Language(s): English Spanish
  • Country: United States
  • City / Region: New York
  • State: NY
  • Zip Code: 10003
  • Will Travel?: Yes
  • Screen Actors Guild: SAG

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  • Height: 6'0"
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  • Dress/Suit Size: 4
  • Shoe Size: 10.5
  • Hair Color: Chestnut Brown
  • Hair Length: Mid Long
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Tattoos: None
  • Past Experience: Very Experienced
  • Talents: Cabaret Performer, Acting, Singing

  • Phone: 973-407-0228
  • Agent Email: Contact Daphne's Agent
  • Instagram: @daphne_always
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