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Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson was born on October 3, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Tessa Lynn Thompson. She is an actress and writer, known for Dear White People (2014), When a Stranger Calls (2006) and Selma (2014). See full bio »

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 2016 Westworld (TV Series) (filming)
Charlotte Hale
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Charlotte Hale
 2015/II Creed (post-production)
 2014 Caught a Ghost: Get Your Life (Video short)
 2014 Selma
Diane Nash
 2014 Points of Origin (Short)
 2014 Grantham & Rose
 2013 South Dakota
 2012 Murder on the 13th Floor
Nia Palmer
 2011/II Periphery
 2011 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
FBI Agent Anna Farrell
- He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (2011) ... FBI Agent Anna Farrell
 2011 Off the Map (TV Series)
- A Doctor Time Out (2011) ... Sydney
 2011 Red & Blue Marbles
 2010 Betwixt (TV Movie)
 2010/I Exquisite Corpse
 2010 Blue Belle (TV Series)
- Komshe Thunderfuck (2010) ... Blue
- Goin' to Vegas (2010) ... Blue
- Your Whack Off Fantasy (2010) ... Blue
- Apple (2010) ... Blue
 2010 Everyday Black Man
 2009 Three Rivers (TV Series)
Penelope Kirkell
- A Roll of the Dice (2009) ... Penelope Kirkell
 2009 Private Practice (TV Series)
- Strange Bedfellows (2009) ... Zoe
- Yours, Mine & Ours (2009) ... Zoe
 2009 Mental (TV Series)
Lainey Jefferson
- Lines in the Sand (2009) ... Lainey Jefferson
 2008 Life (TV Series)
- Trapdoor (2008) ... Liza
 2008 The Human Contract
 2008 Make It Happen
 2006 The Initiation of Sarah (TV Movie)
 2005-2006 Veronica Mars (TV Series)
Jackie Cook
- Not Pictured (2006) ... Jackie Cook
- I Am God (2006) ... Jackie Cook (credit only)
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series)
Wilhemina 'Billie' Doucette
- Best Friends (2005) ... Wilhemina 'Billie' Doucette
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Currently starring in the American premiere of "Pyrenees" opposite Frances Conroy and Tom Irwin, for the Center Theatre Group. See more »

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5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Was raised part time in Brooklyn, New York. See more »

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