Ella Jay Basco

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Ella Jay Basco
Ella Jay Basco, January 2020.jpg
Basco in January 2020
Born (2006-09-17) September 17, 2006 (age 15)
Years active2013–present
Notable work
Birds of Prey
RelativesDion Basco (uncle)
Dante Basco (uncle)

Ella Jay Basco (born September 17, 2006) is an American actress, best known for her work in Birds of Prey (2020).[2]

Early life[edit]

Basco was born in Los Angeles and is of Filipino and Korean ancestry. She is the second of four children.[1] She is the niece of actors Dion and Dante Basco.[3]


After appearing in several television shows,[4] Basco landed her first film role in the 2020 film Birds of Prey as Cassandra Cain.[5][6][7]



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Glimpse of Heaven Huian Short film[8]
2020 Birds of Prey Cassandra Cain [9]


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Grey's Anatomy Evie Episode: "Perfect Storm"[4]
2014 Happyland Girl Episode: "Pilot"[8]
2017 Superior Donuts Logan Episode: "Arthur's Day Off"[8]
Veep Ella Episode: "A Woman First"[4]
Teachers Amanda Episode: "Let It Flow"[10]

Music video[edit]

Year Title Artist(s) Role Ref.
2020 "Sway With Me" Saweetie and Galxara Cassandra Cain [11]


Award Date of ceremony Film Result Ref.
IGN Awards December 15, 2020 Birds of Prey Nominated [12]
Saturn Awards 2021 Pending [13]


  1. ^ a b Rivera, Irvin. "Ella Jay Basco [Birds of Prey]". A Book Of. Retrieved January 18, 2020.
  2. ^ Knight, Rosie (October 2, 2019). "Will 'Birds of Prey' Set Up 'Batgirl'?". The Hollywood Reporter. Valence Media. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Weekes, Princess (November 15, 2018). "'Birds of Prey' Finds Its Cassandra Cain in 12-Year-Old Actress". The Mary Sue. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c White, James (November 15, 2018). "Birds Of Prey: Ella Jay Basco Cast As Cassandra Cain". Empire Online. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (November 14, 2018). "Harley Quinn Spinoff 'Birds of Prey' Casts Cassandra Cain (Exclusive)". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on November 19, 2018. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  6. ^ Gonzalez, Umberto (July 16, 2018). "'Birds of Prey' Revealed: Margot Robbie Film Will Feature Black Canary, Huntress, Cassandra Cain, Renee Montoya (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Archived from the original on August 16, 2018. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  7. ^ "Margot Robbie Reveals Full 'Birds of Prey' Title: 'The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn'". The Hollywood Reporter. November 20, 2018. Archived from the original on November 22, 2018. Retrieved February 8, 2020.
  8. ^ a b c Weiss, Josh (November 14, 2018). "'Birds of Prey' Circling Newcomer Ella Jay Basco for Role of Cassandra Cain". Syfy Wire. NBCUniversal. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  9. ^ Galuppo, Mia (September 20, 2018). "'Birds of Prey': Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Justina Machado Testing for DC Film (Exclusive)". Screen Rant. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  10. ^ Squires, John (November 15, 2018). "Ella Jay Basco in Talks to Play Cassandra Cain (aka Batgirl) in Cathy Yan's 'Birds of Prey'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  11. ^ "Galxara's tweet". Retrieved January 16, 2020 – via Twitter.
  12. ^ "Best Movie, TV and Comics of the Year Awards 2020". IGN. Archived from the original on December 27, 2020. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  13. ^ Hipes, Patrick (March 4, 2021). "Saturn Awards Nominations: 'Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker', 'Tenet', 'Walking Dead', 'Outlander' Lead List". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 7, 2021.

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