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Brec Bassinger is an American actress. She portrays the titualer role of Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl, in The CW and former DC Universe series Stargirl.[1][2] She has been acting since 2013 and was born in Saginaw, Texas.

Biography

Brec Bassinger (born May 25, 1999) is an American actress. She is known for her lead role as Bella Dawson on the 2015–2016 Nickelodeon series Bella and the Bulldogs, her recurring role as Emma in The Haunted Hathaways, her part as Roni in the 2018 Hulu show All Night, and her role as Maxie in the 2018 film Status Update. In 2020, Bassinger began playing the titular role in the series Stargirl from DC Universe and The CW, based on the character from DC Comics.

Early Life

Bassinger was born in Saginaw, Texas. She resides with her mother, while the rest of her family remains in Texas. She used to play basketball, volleyball and run track/field. Bassinger participated in beauty pageants and was an Our Little Miss World Winner. She has two older brothers named Beric and Brice. Before becoming an actress, she was a competitive cheerleader.

Career

In 2014, Bassinger was cast in the lead role of the Nickelodeon comedy series Bella and the Bulldogs, which ran for two seasons from 2015–2016. In 2016 she joined the cast of the 2018 direct-to-video teen comedy film Status Update. Also in 2018 Bassinger played the role of Roni in the Hulu television series All Night from AwesomenessTV. In 2019, she starred in the thriller film 47 Meters Down: Uncaged.

In 2018, Bassinger was cast in the lead role of Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl in the television series Stargirl, which premiered on DC Universe and The CW in May 2020.

Filmography

Film
Year Project Role Notes
2015 Liar, Liar, Vampire Vi Television film
2018 Status Update Maxi Moore Direct-to-video
2019 47 Meters Down: Uncaged Catherine Main Cast [3]

Television

Television
Year Project Role Notes
2013 & 2016 The Goldbergs Zoe Macintosh Episodes:The Circle of Driving & George! George Glass!
2013–2014 The Haunted Hathaways Emma Recurring role
2015–2016 Bella and The Bulldogs Bella Dawson Lead role
2016–2018 School of Rock Kale Recurring Role [4]
2018 All Night Roni Sweetzer Main role
2019 The Loud House Margo Roberts Voice Role; episode: Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow
2020–Present Stargirl Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl Lead Role

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Trivia

  • Brec has a near-photographic memory when reading scripts.[5]
  • The drive-in scene in "Stargirl" is her favorite scene in the episode. It took a ton of wire-work since she was supposed to appear as though she were being dragged around by the staff.[5]
  • Both Brec and Cameron Gellman have type-one diabetes. Neither one of them had worked with anyone with their disease. They were able to work together and be honest with one another on how they were feeling. She enjoyed being able to play a strong, cool superhero despite her condition.
  • She had production place her in sewing cases so she could properly operate the sewing machines during the scene where Courtney makes her super suit. The first time she put on the super suit felt so special to her. She described it as, "It was almost like a personal milestone in that I truly felt like Stargirl for the first time."[6]
  • She wants Batman to appear in Stargirl at some point, as one of her favorite movies is The Dark Knight Rises.[5]
  • The oddest thing she had to for Stargirl was a life cast mold of her face.[5]
  • It took Brec a while to get used to working with the Cosmic Staff. She didn't mind being uncomfortable with it since it reflects how Courtney feels about the Staff at the beginning of Season 1. The longer she filmed with the Staff the more comfortable she became.[5]
  • While she hadn't heard of the JSA before being cast as Stargirl, she did read the comics and has become well-versed in them.[5]
  • Brec eventually wants to see a romance between Courtney and Shazam happen in Stargirl.[5]
  • Her favorite episode of Season 1 to shoot was episode 7. It introduces one of Stargirl's archnemesis.[5]
  • She injured herself while filming episode three. She had been doing action-packed sequences all day and then she had to run down a hill and slipped and fell onto a rock. She now has a scar on her back from where she cut it.[5]
  • When filming wrapped for Season 1, Brec was able to keep one of the Cosmic Staff's. She and Geoff Johns are the only ones with copies.
  • She attended the 2020 DC FanDome panel event.
  • Brec was part of the Geena Institute Q&A for the Season 2 premiere of Stargirl.

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