Caitlin Bassett is commanding the attention of Hollywood with her inspiring history and undeniable talent.
Bassett stars in the new NBC drama “Quantum Leap,” portraying Addison Augustine, an ex-Army intelligence Officer who works in the Quantum Leap program. She is Ben Song’s guide in the past and, during his leaps, appears in a hologram that only he can see and hear.
“Quantum Leap” marks the professional acting debut for Bassett. A military veteran, she spent seven years in the U.S. Army Intelligence and the National Security Agency, with two combat tours to Afghanistan, and a third abroad. After completing her military service with multiple accolades, she began studying law in New York while moonlighting theater classes. After being asked to audition, she was accepted full time at the Stella Adler Conservatory and later trained with Bob Krakower. In 2020 she was selected from over 40,000 applicants to join the Disney Discovers Talent Showcase cast, leading to the start of her professional career.
Bassett has a strong connection to veteran causes and she regularly volunteers her time in their service. Since August of 2021 she has volunteered with “Operation Snow Leopard,” an organization created by military veterans and spouses dedicated to evacuating at-risk Afghans.
As Bassett was auditioning for her role on “Quantum Leap,” she was simultaneously helping move Afghan doctors, linguists, journalists, and other families to safety. She is also closely connected with veterans in Media & Entertainment, which is an organization that helps veterans transition into the entertainment business.
Bassett currently resides in Los Angeles.