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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, known for Creed (2015), Dear White People (2014) and When a Stranger Calls (2006). See full bio »

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Known For

Creed
Creed Bianca
(2015)
Dear White People
Dear White People Sam White
(2014)
When a Stranger Calls
(2006)
Selma
Selma Diane Nash
(2014)

Filmography

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 2018 Little Woods (post-production)
Ollie
 2016 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Taneisha
- Love And/Or Marriage (2016) ... Taneisha (voice)
 2016 War on Everyone
Jackie Hollis
 2016/I Salt Water
Brit
 2015 Creed
Bianca
 2014 Caught a Ghost: Get Your Life (Video short)
 2014 Selma
Diane Nash
 2014 Points of Origin (Short)
Rosemary
 2014 Grantham & Rose
Wallis
 2013 South Dakota
Chris
 2012 Murder on the 13th Floor
Nia Palmer
 2011/II Periphery
Caitlin
 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)
Sydney
- A Doctor Time Out (2011) ... Sydney
 2011 Red & Blue Marbles
Becca
 2010 Betwixt (TV Movie)
Jenny
 2010/I Exquisite Corpse
Liz
 2010 Blue Belle (TV Series)
Blue
- Komshe Thunderfuck (2010) ... Blue
- Goin' to Vegas (2010) ... Blue
- Your Whack Off Fantasy (2010) ... Blue
- Apple (2010) ... Blue
 2010 Everyday Black Man
Claire
 2009 Three Rivers (TV Series)
Penelope Kirkell
- A Roll of the Dice (2009) ... Penelope Kirkell
 2009 Mental (TV Series)
Lainey Jefferson
- Lines in the Sand (2009) ... Lainey Jefferson
 2008 Life (TV Series)
Liza
- Trapdoor (2008) ... Liza
 2008 The Human Contract
Waitress
 2008 Make It Happen
Dana
 2006 The Initiation of Sarah (TV Movie)
Esme
 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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Is a classical actress and has played many of Shakespeare's leading ladies, such as Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" and Olivia in "Twelfth Night" See more »

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1 Article | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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I'm sort of obsessed with Harlem. Just its history. My father did the music for a play called 'The Huey P. Newton Story,' and they did a lot of work in Harlem. So as a little girl, I spent a lot of time in Harlem Library. See more »

Trivia:

Grand-daughter of actor/musician Bobby Ramos, one of the first Mexican Americans to have his own television show ("Latin Cruise" for KTLA). See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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