Tessa Thompson


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The actress Tessa Lynn Thompson was born on October 3, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of singer-songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson and the granddaughter of actor-musician Bobby Ramos. She was raised in Los Angeles before moving to Brooklyn, New York. Her father is of Afro-Panamanian ancestry and her mother is of Mexican and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Creed Bianca
(2015)
Thor: Ragnarok Valkyrie
(2017)
Dear White People Samantha White
(2014)
Annihilation Josie Radek
(2018)

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  Passing (pre-production)
Irene Redfield
 2019 Tuca & Bertie (TV Series) (filming)
- Episode #1.1 (2019)
 2020 Sylvie (post-production)
Sylvie
 2019 Lady and the Tramp (post-production)
Lady (voice)
 2019 Avengers: Endgame (completed)
Valkyrie
 2016-2020 Westworld (TV Series)
Charlotte Hale
- Episode #3.1 (2020) ... Charlotte Hale
- The Passenger (2018) ... Charlotte Hale
- Vanishing Point (2018) ... Charlotte Hale
- Kiksuya (2018) ... Charlotte Hale
- Les Écorchés (2018) ... Charlotte Hale
 2019 Brave Girl Rising (Short)
Nasro (voice)
 2018 Creed II
Bianca
 2018 Dear White People (TV Series)
Rikki Carter
- Volume 2: Chapter X (2018) ... Rikki Carter
- Volume 2: Chapter V (2018) ... Rikki Carter
 2018 Little Woods
Ollie
 2018 Janelle Monáe: Pynk (Video short)
Tessa Thompson
 2018 Portlandia (TV Series)
Bailey
- Rose Route (2018) ... Bailey
 2018 Furlough
Nicole Stevens
 2018 Janelle Monáe: Make Me Feel (Video short)
Tessa Thompson
 2018 Annihilation
Josie Radek
 2018 Sorry to Bother You
Detroit
 2017 Thor: Ragnarok
Valkyrie
 2017 Jay-Z: Moonlight (Short)
Monica
 2017 South Dakota
Chris
 2016/I Salt Water
Brit
 2016 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Taneisha
- Love And/Or Marriage (2016) ... Taneisha (voice)
 2016 War on Everyone
Jackie Hollis
 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
 2014 Dear White People
Samantha White
 2012-2013 Copper (TV Series)
Sara Freeman
- The Place I Called My Home (2013) ... Sara Freeman
- Beautiful Dreamer (2013) ... Sara Freeman
- Good Heart and Willing Hand (2013) ... Sara Freeman
- The Fine Ould Irish Gintleman (2013) ... Sara Freeman
- Think Gently of the Erring (2013) ... Sara Freeman
 2013 Automotive
Maggie
 2012-2013 666 Park Avenue (TV Series)
Laurel Harris / Sasha Doran
- Sins of the Fathers (2013) ... Laurel Harris / Sasha Doran
- The Comfort of Death (2013) ... Sasha Doran / Laurel Harris
- Hypnos (2012) ... Laurel Harris / Sasha Doran
- Diabolic (2012) ... Laurel Harris
- A Crowd of Demons (2012) ... Laurel Harris
 2012 Murder on the 13th Floor
Nia Palmer
 2011/II Periphery
Caitlin
 2011 Red & Blue Marbles
Becca
 2011 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
FBI Agent Anna Farrell
- He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (2011) ... FBI Agent Anna Farrell
 2010-2011 Detroit 1-8-7 (TV Series)
Lauren Washington
- Blackout (2011) ... Lauren Washington
- Home Invasion/Drive-By (2010) ... Lauren Washington
- Local Hero/Overboard (2010) ... Lauren Washington
 2011 Off the Map (TV Series)
Sydney
- A Doctor Time Out (2011) ... Sydney
 2010 Betwixt (TV Movie)
Jenny
 2010 For Colored Girls
Nyla / Purple
 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 Heroes (TV Series)
Rebecca Taylor
- Chapter Eight 'Shadowboxing' (2009) ... Rebecca Taylor
- Chapter Six 'Strange Attractors' (2009) ... Rebecca Taylor
- Chapter Four 'Hysterical Blindness' (2009) ... Rebecca Taylor
 2009 Private Practice (TV Series)
Zoe Salter
- Strange Bedfellows (2009) ... Zoe Salter
- Yours, Mine & Ours (2009) ... Zoe Salter
 2009 Mental (TV Series)
Lainey Jefferson
- Lines in the Sand (2009) ... Lainey Jefferson
 2009 Mississippi Damned
Kari Peterson
 2008 Life (TV Series)
Liza
- Trapdoor (2008) ... Liza
 2008 The Human Contract
Waitress
 2008 Make It Happen
Dana
 2007 Hidden Palms (TV Series)
Nikki Barnes
- Second Chances (2007) ... Nikki Barnes
- Stand by Your Woman (2007) ... Nikki Barnes
- Dangerous Liaisons (2007) ... Nikki Barnes
- What Liza Beneath (2007) ... Nikki Barnes
- Mulligan (2007) ... Nikki Barnes
 2006 The Initiation of Sarah (TV Movie)
Esme
 2006 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Camille Travis
- Losing My Religion (2006) ... Camille Travis
- Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response (2006) ... Camille Travis
 2005-2006 Veronica Mars (TV Series)
Jackie Cook
- Not Pictured (2006) ... Jackie Cook
- Happy Go Lucky (2006) ... Jackie Cook
- Look Who's Stalking (2006) ... Jackie Cook
- Nevermind the Buttocks (2006) ... Jackie Cook
- I Am God (2006) ... Jackie Cook (credit only)
 2006 When a Stranger Calls
Scarlet
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series)
Wilhemina 'Billie' Doucette
- Best Friends (2005) ... Wilhemina 'Billie' Doucette
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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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I grew up partially in L.A. and partially in New York. In L.A., anything goes because it's really temperate. There aren't any fashion rules dictated by weather, whereas in New York, of course, there are. New York is seasonal, and also it's a fashion mecca, so people are a little more aware of how they put things together. See more »

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Her father has Panamanian (Afro-Panamanian) ancestry. Tessa's maternal grandfather's has Mexican ancestry, and Tessa's maternal grandmother, whose parents were from Indiana, has English, German, Irish and Scottish descent. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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