Fil-Am actress Ivory Aquino joins ‘Batgirl’ cast as transgender Alysia Yeoh

Alysia, Batgirl’s best friend, is the first ever trans character in a DC movie

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1/27/2022 11:13:00 PM

Alysia, Batgirl’s best friend, is the first ever trans character in a DC movie!

Alysia, Batgirl’s best friend, is the first ever trans character in a DC movie

Batgirl,Alysia is the best friend of the title character Barbara Gordon, played by Leslie Grace. Also part of the cast are JK Simmons, Brendan Fraser, Michael Keaton, and Jacob Scipio.Ivory was born and raised in the Philippines, before moving the United States in her teens. She is

a nieceof former president Corazon Aquino.As a transgender woman herself, she is known for her portrayal of transgender activist Cecilia Chung in the 2017 docudramaWhen We Rise.She also appeared in Isabel Sandoval’s 2019 filmLingua Franca, and in the 2019 miniseries

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In Batgirl, Alysia is the best friend of the title character Barbara Gordon, played by Leslie Grace. Also part of the cast are JK Simmons, Brendan Fraser, Michael Keaton, and Jacob Scipio. Ivory was born and raised in the Philippines, before moving the United States in her teens. She is a niece of former president Corazon Aquino. As a transgender woman herself, she is known for her portrayal of transgender activist Cecilia Chung in the 2017 docudrama When We Rise. She also appeared in Isabel Sandoval’s 2019 film Lingua Franca , and in the 2019 miniseries When They See Us.