Annalise Basso

Annalise Nicole Basso (born December 2, 1998)[1] is an American actress. She starred in Snowpiercer (2020-2022).

Annalise Basso
Annalise Nicole Basso

(1998-12-02) December 2, 1998 (age 24)
Years active2007–present
RelativesGabriel Basso (brother)

She has starred in the films Bedtime Stories (2008), Love Takes Wing (2009), Standing Up (2013), Oculus (2013), and Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016). From 2014 until 2015, she starred in the television series The Red Road. She graduated from Campbell Hall School in Studio City, Los Angeles.

Life and careerEdit

Annalise Basso is the youngest child of Marcia and Louis Joseph Basso, and has an older sister and brother, Alexandria and Gabriel Basso, who are also actors. Most of her initial roles have been on television commercials or small guest appearances on television series. Her first role that garnered attention was her role as Eden Hamby on True Blood. In 2009, she starred in the television film Love Takes Wing from the Love Comes Softly series. When she was 10, she took part in Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? as a student. More recently, she has had roles in episodes of New Girl[2] and Nikita.[3][4]

Basso's first lead role in a feature film was in D. J. Caruso's Standing Up, a coming-of-age story based on the novel The Goats by Brock Cole. The film debuted at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.[5] The story centers on two children, played by Basso and Chandler Canterbury, who are stripped naked and left stranded together on an island as part of a summercamp prank.[6]

In 2014, she starred in the horror film Oculus as a younger version of Karen Gillan's character. Basso gained greater recognition and attention for the critically successful horror film Ouija: Origin of Evil in 2016.

In 2019, she played Heaven Casteel in series of Lifetime movies based on the Casteel saga by V.C. Andrews.

She starred as LJ Folger in TNT's apocalyptic thriller Snowpiercer, adapted from the movie of the same name.


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Ghost Image Susan Zellan
2008 Desperate Housewives Denise Episode: "Me and My Town"
2008 Bedtime Stories Tricia Sparks
2009 Love Takes Wing Lillian Television film
2009 Dark House Red Headed Girl
2009 Lie to Me Maggie Ambrose Episode: "Better Half"
2009 True Blood Eden Hamby Episode: "Keep This Party Going"
2009 Alabama Moon Cousin Alice Uncredited
2009 Three Rivers Mary Episode: "The Luckiest Man"
2009 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Herself 2 episodes
2010 Childrens Hospital Morgan Episode: "I See Her Face Everywhere"
2011 Bones Amber Tremblay Episode: "The Change in the Game"
2011 Parks and Recreation Abigail Episode: "Pawnee Rangers"
2012 New Girl Sarah Shiller Episode: "Kids"
2012 Nikita Liza Abbott Episode: "S03E02 - Innocence"
2013 Standing Up Shadow "Grace" Golden
2013 Oculus Young Kaylie Russell
2014 The Red Road Kate Jensen 8 episodes
2015 Constantine Vesta Whitney Episode: "Waiting for the Man"
2016 Captain Fantastic Vespyr Cash
2016 Ouija: Origin of Evil Paulina "Lina" Zander
2016 Cold Isla Wallis Web series
2017 The Good Time Girls Ellie Short film
2018 Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Foster Lee Episode: "Safe & Sound"
2018 Nostalgia Tallie Beam
2018 Slender Man Katie Jensen
2018 Ladyworld Piper
2019 Heaven Heaven TV film
2019 Dark Angel Heaven Leigh Van Voreen Casteel TV film
2019 Fallen Hearts Heaven Casteel TV film
2020–2022 Snowpiercer LJ Folger
2020 The Bloodhound Vivian
TBA Camp[7] Angela Completed

Music videosEdit

Year Song Artist V
2015 "Outcast" Mainland [1]


Year Award Category Work Result Ref(s)
2014 Young Artist Award Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film Standing Up Nominated [8]


  1. ^ Basso, Annalise 1998-. World Cat. Retrieved 2022-03-30.
  2. ^ Larson, Bethany (April 18, 2012). "'New Girl': We Could Make It a Douche Baby Jar". OffColorTV. Archived from the original on April 28, 2012. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  3. ^ Clark, Krystal (October 27, 2012). "'Nikita': Innocence: Episode 2 Season 3 - TV Review". ScreenCrave. Archived from the original on October 12, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  4. ^ Prudom, Laura (October 26, 2012). "'Nikita' Season 3, Episode 2 Recap: Lost "Innocence" Leads To A Fresh Start For Alex". The Huffington Post. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  5. ^ Debruge, Peter (May 17, 2012). "Review: Goat Island". Variety. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  6. ^ Bettinger, Brendan (October 1, 2011). "D.J. Caruso Casts Chandler Canterbury and Annalise Basso in Adaptation of The Goats". Collider. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  7. ^ "'Camp'". Backstage. Archived from the original on October 30, 2020. Retrieved March 31, 2021.
  8. ^ "35th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Retrieved April 14, 2014.

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