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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. In the latter half of season 4, she gains confidence and starts to take control of herself, for example betraying Piper to Maria, or suggesting a peaceful protest (resulting in Poussey's death).

Physical Appearance Edit

Hapakuka was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is short 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

During the Riot in Litchfield Penitentiary, she hides under her bunk, spreading out her stuff to make it look like she left. ("Riot FOMO")

She is later seen at the church with other inmates, pretending to pray while coming up with a good way to surrender. Then the SWAT breaks in and drags them off. She is last seen outside Litchfield Penitentiary about to be transferred to an unknown location. ("Storm-y Weather")

RelationshipsEdit

FriendsEdit

  • 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.

Appearances Edit

Navigation Edit

Inmate Navigation
Maximum Security Alex Vause  •  Galina Reznikov  •  Lorna Morello  •  Nicky Nichols  •  Tiffany Doggett  •  Frieda Berlin  •  Irene Cabrera  •  Cindy Hayes  •  Marisol Gonzales  •  Madison Murphy  • Dayanara Diaz  •  Rosalie Deitland  •  Antoinetta Kerson   •  Annalisa Damiva  •  Raquel Munoz  •  Tina Swope  •  Alana Dwight  •  Nicole Eckelcamp  •  Beth Hoefler  •  Maria Ruiz  •  Suzanne Warren  •  Adeola  •  Gloria Mendoza  •  Dominga Duarte  •  Charlene Teng  •  Lolly Whitehill  •  Shruti Chambal  •  Elsie
FDC Cleveland Carrie Black  •  Carmen Aziza  •  Helen Van Maele
Metropolitan Detention Center Corrine Hill  •  Joyce  •  Felicia  •  Araceli  •  Darius McRae
Unknown prison Maritza Ramos  •  Alison Abdullah  •  Janae Watson  •  Michelle Carreras  •  Leanne Taylor  •  Angie Rice  •  Brook Soso  •  Norma Romano  •  Erica Jones  •  Anita DeMarco  •  Gina Murphy  •  Brandy Epps  •  Kasey Sankey  •  Jennifer Digori  •  Stephanie Hapakuka  •  Rhea Boyle  •  Shelly Ginsberg  •  Lea Guerrera  •  Randolita  •  Mei Chang  •  Reema Pell  •  Jeanie Babson  •  Jayne Cooke  •  Gerrman  •  Ramona Contreras
Last seen in Minimum Security Irma Lerman  •  A-Rod  •  Annie Valdez  •  White Cindy  •  Loretta Fisher  • Voth  •  Jayne Cooke
Released inmates Piper Chapman  •  Stella Carlin  •  Mercy Valduto  •  Sara Rice  •  Linda Ferguson  •  Aleida Diaz  •  Sophia Burset  •  Jane Ingalls  •  Jimmy Cavanaugh  •  Judy King
Deceased inmates Poussey Washington  •  Yvonne Parker  •  Tricia Miller  •  Maureen Kukudio  •  Carol Denning  •  Barbara Denning  •  Rosa Cisneros