Francesca Root-Dodson

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Francesca Root-Dodson
Francesca Root-Dodson by Megan Kapler.jpg
ResidenceNew York City
Years active2010–present

Francesca Root-Dodson is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Ecco in the Fox series Gotham.


Root-Dodson began her career co-starring in Luke Matheny's Oscar-winning short film God of Love.

In 2018, Root-Dodson began a recurring role as Ecco, a character similar to Harley Quinn,[1][2] in the Fox series Gotham. Ecco is the assistant of Jeremiah Valeska, the show's version of the Joker. Executive producer John Stephens teased at Gotham's New York Comic-Con panel in October 2018 that Jeremiah would be paired with a "somewhat deranged girlfriend who dresses in a multicolored fashion."[3] Starting with season 5, Stephens explained that the show would be injecting "a lot of the same elements of madness and anarchy, and the sort of mad love that Harley has, and placing it into the Ecco character."[4]

Root-Dodson has appeared in two music videos – the video for “Morning Light” by the San Francisco band Girls,[5] and James Arthur’s video for “Falling Like the Stars.”[6]

Personal life[edit]

Root-Dodson posted on her Instagram account she married in June and was expecting a daughter.


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Blue Bloods Sissy as Francesca McLaughlin
2016 The Jim Gaffigan Show Caroline's Waitress
2017 The Blacklist Ana Dewan
2018 Deception Bridget Olovsky
2018 FBI Elizabeth Kernick
2018–2019 Gotham Ecco 8 episodes
2019 Alternatino with Arturo Castro Casey
Year Title Role Notes
2010 God of Love French Beauty short film, as Francesca McLaughlin
2017 Rebel in the Rye Carol Flourentine
2018 Private Life Fiona
2019 Free Spirit Girl Root-Dodson also wrote and directed
2019 The Undiscovered Country Young Kathy
2019 The Drummer Lt. Rodriguez


  1. ^ "Bane and Harley Quinn Make Their Grand Entrance in Gotham's Final Season Trailer | TV Guide". TV Guide. December 21, 2018. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "Gotham star shares first look at Joker dancing with Harley Quinn in season 5". Metro. November 3, 2018. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "Is Harley Quinn In 'Gotham' Season 5? A Colorful Lookalike Seems To Be on the Loose". Bustle. January 3, 2019. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "Why Gotham Is Using Ecco As its Harley Quinn". Cinema Blend. January 18, 2019. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  5. ^ FantasytrashcanTV (January 7, 2010). "Girls – Morning Light (Official)". Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  6. ^ JamesAVEVO (May 24, 2019). "James Arthur – Falling like the Stars". Retrieved June 8, 2019.

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