Brec Bassinger
Bassinger at GalaxyCon Raleigh in 2022
Born (1999-05-25) May 25, 1999 (age 24)
Years active2013–present

Brec Bassinger (born May 25, 1999[1]) is an American actress. First coming to attention in the recurring role of Emma in the 2013–2014 Nickelodeon series, The Haunted Hathaways, Bassinger went on to star as Bella Dawson, the lead role in Nickelodeon's 2015–2016 television series, Bella and the Bulldogs. From 2020 to 2022, Bassinger played the titular role on the American superhero television series Stargirl from DC Universe and The CW.

Early life

Bassinger was born in Saginaw, Texas.[1][2] She resides with her mother, while the rest of her family remains in Texas.[3] She used to play basketball, volleyball and run track and field.[4] Bassinger participated in beauty pageants and was an Our Little Miss World Winner. She has two older brothers named Beric and Brice.[5] Before becoming an actress, she was a competitive cheerleader.[6] She was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 8.[7]


In 2014, Bassinger was cast in the lead role of the Nickelodeon comedy series Bella and the Bulldogs,[8] which ran for two seasons from 2015 to 2016. In 2016, she joined the cast of the 2018 direct-to-video teen comedy film Status Update.[9] Also in 2018 Bassinger played the role of Roni in the Hulu television series All Night from AwesomenessTV.[10] In 2019, she appeared in the thriller film 47 Meters Down: Uncaged.[11]

In 2018, Bassinger was cast in the lead role of Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl in the television series Stargirl,[12] which premiered on DC Universe and The CW in May 2020.


Television and film roles
Year Title 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[8]
2015 Liar, Liar, Vampire Vi Television film
2016–2018 School of Rock Kale Recurring role[13]
2017 Code Black Emma Episode: "Vertigo"
2018 Status Update Maxi Moore Film[9]
2018 All Night Roni Main role[10]
2018 Killer Under the Bed Kilee Television film
2019 47 Meters Down: Uncaged Catherine Film[11]
2019–present The Loud House Margo Roberts Recurring voice role
2019 Chicken Girls Babs Web series; recurring role (season 2)
2020–2022 Stargirl Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl Lead role[12]
2023 V.C. Andrews' Dawn Dawn Longchamp Television film[14]
2023 Titans Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl Episode: "Dude, Where's My Gar?"[15]
TBA The Man in the White Van Margaret Film[16]


  1. ^ a b "Our Chat with Brec Bassinger!". January 9, 2015. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  2. ^ Sheets, Jill (November 19, 2013). "Chit Chatting with Actress Brec Bassinger". Archived from the original on July 13, 2020. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  3. ^ "BELLA & THE BULLDOGS Starlet Brec Bassinger on Playing a Girl in a Boy's World!". January 14, 2015. Retrieved April 23, 2015 – via YouTube.
  4. ^ "Brec Bassinger @ Nickelodeon's Bella And The Bull Dogs Set Visit with AfterBuzz TV". January 14, 2015. Retrieved April 23, 2015 – via YouTube.
  5. ^ "'Bella and The Bulldogs': Brec Bassinger Was Child Pageant Queen". Archived from the original on April 1, 2019. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  6. ^ "'Bella' star Brec Bassinger poised to be next big Nick star". New York Post. January 17, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  7. ^ "Brec Bassinger Opens Up About Battling Type 1 Diabetes - Read The Q&A! (@BrecBassinger)". CelebSecrets. November 18, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  8. ^ a b Steinberg, Brian (March 13, 2014). "Nickelodeon Talks Up its Turnaround, Sports Awards and New Shows at Upfront". Variety. Retrieved January 16, 2020. 'Bella and the Bullfrogs,' starring Brec Bassinger has a 12-episode order...
  9. ^ a b D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 19, 2016). "Rob Riggle, Famke Janssen, Wendi McLendon-Covey & More Round Out 'Status Update' Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  10. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (August 24, 2017). "Hulu Picks Up, Casts 'All Night' Graduation Comedy Series From AwesomenessTV". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  11. ^ a b Wiseman, Andreas (December 11, 2018). "æ47 Meters Down—Uncaged': 'Stargirl' & 'All Night' Actress Brec Bassinger Joins Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  12. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (September 20, 2018). "'Stargirl': Geoff Johns Casts the Lead for His DC Universe Drama". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  13. ^ "Brec Bassinger Reveals What It's Really Like on the 'School of Rock' Set". J-14. October 5, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  14. ^ Petski, Denise (September 15, 2022). "Brec Bassinger & Donna Mills To Lead Cast Of Lifetime's 'V.C. Andrews Dawn Cutler Series'".
  15. ^ "Stargirl/Titans Update: Brec Bassinger Drops Another Crossover Tease".
  16. ^ "'The Man in the White Van': Sean Astin, Ali Larter & More Board True-Crime Thriller from Writer-Director Warren Skeels". September 21, 2021.