Brec Bassinger plays Courtney Whitmore on Stargirl, created by Geoff Johns, streaming on HBO Max. Fans are waiting for the third season to air later this year, and the show has increased in popularity during the last two seasons. You may recognize many of the stars in the cast from other places, and the leading heroine isn’t a stranger to the small and large screens.
Here are eight things you need to know about Brec Bassinger (AKA Stargirl).
1. Brec Bassinger was born on May 25th, 1999, so her birth sign is Gemini. Typically, Geminis enjoy expressing themselves and communicating on a high level. They are agile, adaptable, and intelligent. Brec certainly embodies these attributes in her work. Of course, Stargirl isn’t the first place viewers have encountered her work.
2. She was born in Saginaw, TX, but moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career at age 13. That’s a young age to move across the country for your career, but it shows how determined she was to become a star.
3. You may have figured this out already, but if Brec looks familiar, you may have seen her play Bella on Bella and the Bulldogs.
4. Have you seen her other work? Brec appeared on The Haunted Hathaways and starred as Vi in Nickelodeon’s Liar, Liar, Vampire.
5. Brec told TigerBeat magazine that she is terrified of worms. If you’re shocked by this one, you’re not the only one. With Stargirl, created by Geoff Johns, facing off against terrifying villains, it’s a hard act for fans to live up to. However, it’s nice to know that there’s a very human side to the actress who portrays her.
6. Although they often appear blue on camera, Brec has green eyes and long, naturally curly blonde hair. It’s fantastic that the showrunners left her hair curly for the show.
7. It’s hard to say where her parents got the inspiration for her name, but, spelled a bit differently, Breck means ‘freckled’ and was a Gaelic and English name used for boys or girls.
8. Breck has two older brothers named Beric and Brice.
Be sure to watch season three when it comes out later in 2022, and you can learn more about the show on Stargirl’s Facebook page. Season three wrapped filming in October 2021 and is expected to air in August or September 2022.