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Stephanie Hapakuka is a new inmate at Litchfield Penitentiary introduced in Season Four, having been transferred to Litchfield due to MCC's expansion plans. She is portrayed by Jolene Purdy.

Personality Edit

Hapakuka is shown to be quite calm and spiritual. Despite Piper being rude to her upon her arrival, she is still nice to her and the other inmates.

Physical Appearance Edit

Hapakuka was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is short, obese, and has long brown hair. It is known that her knees hurt.

Biography Edit

Before Litchfield Edit

Before being transferred to Litchfield, Hapakuka was in a prison in Honolulu. She told the other inmates about a peaceful protest they held there.

Season Four Edit

Hapakuka arrives at Litchfield at the start of Season Four as one of the many new inmates transferred to the prison after it becomes privately owned ("Work That Body For Me").

She is assigned to be the bunk mate of Piper Chapman, who immediately tries to boss her around by telling her she needs to take the top bunk. Hapakuka refuses, saying she has bad knees.

Piper later becomes scared and asks Hapakuka to join her panty business as a paid bodyguard, which she agrees to and does until Piper forms her white-supremacist task force and tells Hapakuka she's rooting for her but Hapakuka's on her own. Hapakuka lures Piper away during Nicky's party so that the Latina girls can brand her with a swastika as revenge for getting Maria's sentence extended.

Season Five Edit




  • Piper Chapman (former) - Piper "hires" Hapakuka to be her bodyguard and to walk around with her. Hapakuka initially seems to be open to this and defends Piper on multiple occasions. However, after Piper cuts Hapakuka off as a friend, she lures Piper toward the Spanish girls who are waiting to brand her.
  • Alana Dwight (friend) - Alana and Hapakuka are bunk mates and are shown to be friendly with each other.
  • Lorna Morello (friend) - Morello and Hapakuka are shown to be friendly toward each other.
  • Shelly Ginsberg (friend) - during the storm, Hapakuka is seen with Ginsberg and other inmates, meaning she is close with her.
  • Galina Reznikov (friend) - Red and Hapakuka are bunk mates, when Hapakuka arrives, Red defends Hapakuka when Piper tries to be overly dominant in the prison.

Memorable Quotes Edit

"You got to think globally!"
— Hapakuka to Piper Chapman
"Beats me. Everything I know about plumbing I learned from playing Mario Brothers."
— Hapakuka to Flaca, Bunny, Skull, Bunny, Skull

Trivia Edit

  • Hapakuka's first name being Stephanie is revealed in an interview with actress Jolene Purdy.
  • She thinks Russian is a pretty language after hearing Red talking in Russian in Season 5, Episode 9.

Navigation Edit

Inmate Navigation
Suburbs Piper Chapman  •  Alex Vause  •  Galina Reznikov  •  Lorna Morello  •  Nicky Nichols  •  Tiffany Doggett  •  Brook Soso  •  Angie Rice  •  Norma Romano  •  Carrie Black  •  Gina Murphy  • Anita DeMarco  •  Maureen Kukudio  •  Leanne Taylor  •  Erica Jones  •  Frieda Berlin   •  Helen Van Maele  •  Kasey Sankey  •  Stephanie Hapakuka  •  Alana Dwight  •  Jennifer Digori  •  Brandy Epps  •  Loretta Fisher  •  Rhea Boyle  •  Shelly Ginsberg  •  Danita  •  Voth  •  White Cindy  •  Linda Ferguson  •  Jane Ingalls  •  Judy King  •  Lolly Whitehill  •  Sara Rice  •  Rosa Cisneros  •  Jimmy Cavanaugh  •  Taslitz  •  Tricia Miller  •  Mercy Valduto  •  Mei Chang  •  Stella Carlin
Ghetto Suzanne Warren  •  Tasha Jefferson  •  Cindy Hayes  •  Janae Watson  •  Alison Abdullah  •  Irma Lerman  •  Reema Pell  •  Jeanie Babson  •  Jayne Cooke  •  Poussey Washington  •  Yvonne Parker  • Sophia Burset  •  Claudette Pelage
Spanish Harlem Dayanara Diaz  •  Maria Ruiz  •  Blanca Flores  •  Marisol Gonzales  •  Gloria Mendoza  •  Carmen Aziza  •  Gerrman  •  Ramona Contreras  •  Cabrera  •  Michelle Carreras  •  Maritza Ramos  •  Lea Guerrera  •  Annie Valdez  • A-Rod  •  Aleida Diaz

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