Actress Ivory Aquino recently was added to the cast of the HBO Max film, "Batgirl" starring Leslie Grace. Aquino will be playing Batgirl's best friend and roomie, Alysia Yeoh in this film adaptation of the comics.

Her character first appeared in the comics in 2011, and she is the first major transgender character to appear in a live-action film adaptation. Other details about the film is being kept under wraps, but the plot focuses in on Gotham City police commissioner Jim Gordon’s (J.K. Simmons) daughter, Barbara (Leslie Grace).

According to Deadline, Aquino is best known for turns in the Netflix series When They See Us and Tales of the City, and in ABC’s When We Rise. She’s also featured in series including Blue Bloods, FBI: Most WantedNew Amsterdam and High Maintenance, as well as Isabel Sandoval’s Lingua Franca and other films.

Cover Photo Credit: Ivory Aquino Facebook

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