Then & Now: Brec Bassinger

Ever since Brec Bassinger first brought our favorite DC superhero, Stargirl, to life in 2020, she's been a fan favorite. However, this young actress was already very much acquainted with the spotlight before landing this 'star' role.   


By the age of nine Bassinger already had a fully-developed stage presence and was crowned the 2009 Our World's Little Miss. As a 13-year-old, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting and landed her first big role in Nickelodeon's The Haunted Hathaways

She reflected on the role in an Instagram post made in 2014: 

"I have been so blessed to be a part of this show! I have made so many life long friends and honestly have had the best times on set!"

The Haunted Hathaways wasn't the end of Bassinger's Nickelodeon career. From 2015 to 2016 she starred as Bella in the Nickelodean series, Bella and the Bulldogs. Her other notable roles include: 

Kale in the TV series, School of Rock

Vi in the Nickelodeon film, Liar, Liar, Vampire

Catherine in the survival horror film, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged

Zoe in the TV sitcom, The Goldbergs



In 2022, Bassinger continues to star in her biggest role yet...DC's Stargirl! She is the third actress to take on the role of Stargirl, aka Courtney Whitmore, in a live-action series and has without a doubt proved that she is a perfect fit for the role. In 2021 Bassinger was granted the Saturn Award for 'Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series' for her portrayal of Courtney Whitmore in DC's Stargirl. This year she was nominated for the same award as well as 'Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series - Network/Cable Series' for the same role. 

Continue watching Brec Bassinger as your favorite spunky teenage-hero in the Season 3 premiere of DC's Stargirl, Wednesday, August 31 on CW26.