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Tessa Thompson

Biography

Actress known on her behalf roles seeing that Jackie Make on Veronica Mars and Bianca in the film Creed. She’s also acquired prominent roles set for Colored Young ladies, Dear Light People, and Westworld. She examined dilemma at Santa Monica Senior high school, participating in a lot of its movie theater productions, and was initially discovered in Hollywood while strolling with her dad. She starred on CW’s short-lived dilemma, Hidden Hands, and made an appearance in shows of Grey’s Anatomy, Personal Practice, and Heroes. Her dad, Anthony Thompson, was area of the music group Delicious chocolate Genius Inc., and her grandfather may be the professional and musician Bobby Ramos of Latin Luxury cruise popularity. She debuted within a fifth-grade stage creation that also highlighted Amber Tamblyn.

Quick Facts


Full Name Tessa Thompson
Date Of Birth October 3, 1983
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.62 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Santa Monica College, Santa Monica High School
Nationality American
Parents Marc Anthony Thompson
Awards Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor
Nominations Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Drama, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Movies Creed, Thor: Ragnarok, Dear White People, Selma, War on Everyone, For Colored Girls, When a Stranger Calls, Mississippi Damned, Make It Happen, The Initiation of Sarah, Grantham & Rose, Everyday Black Man, Annihilation, The Human Contract, Points of Origin, Murder on the 13th Floor, Exquisite Corpse, Betwixt, Automotive, Sorry to Bother You
TV Shows Copper, Hidden Palms, Veronica Mars, Westworld
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1 Part of the Los Angeles band Caught A Ghost with Jesse Nolan. The band just completed its debut album Human Nature.
2 Was raised part time in Brooklyn, New York.
3 Went to school for Cultural Anthropology.
4 Her father is of Panamanian descent. Her mother is of half Mexican and half European descent.
5 Grand-daughter of actor/musician Bobby Ramos, one of the first Mexican Americans to have his own television show ("Latin Cruise" for KTLA).
6 Got "discovered" as a child walking down Hollywood Blvd. with her father.
7 Daughter of singer-songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson, of the New York based band "Chocolate Genius"


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Little Woods 2018 post-production Ollie
Thor: Ragnarok 2017 post-production Valkyrie
Annihilation 2017 post-production
Westworld 2016 TV Series Charlotte Hale
BoJack Horseman 2016 TV Series Taneisha
War on Everyone 2016 Jackie Hollis
Salt Water 2016/I Brit
Creed 2015 Bianca
Caught a Ghost: Get Your Life 2014 Video short
Selma 2014 Diane Nash
Points of Origin 2014 Short Rosemary
Grantham & Rose 2014 Wallis
Dear White People 2014 Sam White
South Dakota 2013 Chris
Copper 2012-2013 TV Series Sara Freeman
Automotive 2013 Maggie
666 Park Avenue 2012-2013 TV Series Laurel Harris Sasha Doran
Murder on the 13th Floor 2012 Nia Palmer
Periphery 2011/II Caitlin
Rizzoli & Isles 2011 TV Series FBI Agent Anna Farrell
Detroit 1-8-7 2010-2011 TV Series Lauren Washington
Off the Map 2011 TV Series Sydney
Red & Blue Marbles 2011 Becca
Betwixt 2010 TV Movie Jenny
For Colored Girls 2010 Nyla Purple
Exquisite Corpse 2010/I Liz
Blue Belle 2010 TV Series Blue
Everyday Black Man 2010 Claire
Three Rivers 2009 TV Series Penelope Kirkell
Heroes 2009 TV Series Rebecca Taylor
Private Practice 2009 TV Series Zoe Salter
Mental 2009 TV Series Lainey Jefferson
Mississippi Damned 2009 Kari Peterson
Life 2008 TV Series Liza
The Human Contract 2008 Waitress
Make It Happen 2008 Dana
Hidden Palms 2007 TV Series Nikki Barnes
The Initiation of Sarah 2006 TV Movie Esme
Grey's Anatomy 2006 TV Series Camille Travis
Veronica Mars 2005-2006 TV Series Jackie Cook
When a Stranger Calls 2006 Scarlet
Cold Case 2005 TV Series Wilhemina 'Billie' Doucette

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Creed 2015 performer: "Be Alright", "Grip", "Shed", "Breathe" / writer: "Be Alright", "Grip", "Shed", "Breathe"
Copper 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
For Colored Girls 2010 performer: "Main Title" - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Caught a Ghost: Get Your Life 2014 Video short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grantham & Rose 2014 associate producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsung Hollywood 2016 TV Series documentary Herself
Good Morning America 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2014-2015 TV Series Herself
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2015 TV Special Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2014-2015 TV Series Herself - Selma / Herself - Guest
Chasing LA 2014 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Herself - Selma
24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself
The View 2014 TV Series Herself - Dear White People
[email protected] 2014 TV Series Herself
Span of the Rainbow 2011 Documentary short Herself
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Herself
Film Fiend 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Daily Show 2016 TV Series Bianca

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress, Motion Picture Creed (2015)
2016 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Creed (2015)
2016 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Music, Original Song Creed (2015) · Ludwig Göransson
2015 AAFCA Award African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Best Supporting Actress Creed (2015)
2015 BFCC Award Black Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actress Creed (2015)
2015 Breakthrough Performer Hamptons International Film Festival Selma (2014)
2014 AAFCA Award African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Breakthrough Performance Dear White People (2014)
2014 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Breakthrough Actor Dear White People (2014)
2011 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Breakthrough Performance For Colored Girls (2010)
2009 Grand Jury Prize American Black Film Festival Best Actor Mississippi Damned (2009)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 All Def Movie Award All Def Movie Awards Best Actress Creed (2015)
2016 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Original Song Creed (2015) · Ludwig Göransson
· Sam Dew
2016 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Drama Creed (2015)
2015 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Actress, Motion Picture Dear White People (2014)
2015 Breakthrough Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Dear White People (2014)
2015 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Dear White People (2014)
2015 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Supporting Actress Creed (2015)


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#Quote
1 I eat almonds professionally, and I can't get enough of Yerbe Mate Cranberry Synergy Kombucha!
2 I am multiracial, and I went through different phases - at one point, I listened to Wu-Tang and hip-hop, and then the next year I listened to Joni Mitchell.
3 I think when any one kind of film does well, it creates a precedent and paves the way for more like it.
4 I think I've realized that when you are aiming to create a real body of work, you are as much defined by the things you don't do as by the things you do.
5 I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I split my time between the West Coast and the East.
6 I try to pick interesting projects, the kind of projects that I would want to watch.
7 I think we just need to have a demand for fresh and nuanced movies.
8 Fashion is a funny thing to talk about. I think what you wear is definitely an extension of you, but I also think it's totally arbitrary.
9 The truth is, no, we don't live in a post-racial state anywhere in America, and this is particularly true in Hollywood.
10 I grew up as a kid looking at artists like David Bowie and Prince; I really admired them.
11 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.
12 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.
13 'Veronica Mars' was my first job, and for some reason, my character changed her hairstyle halfway through the season from curly to - I don't even know why - suddenly straight.
14 The term 'breakout' always makes me think of an inmate or some butterfly emerging out of a cocoon.
15 There was a period when I had a hard time reconciling all the different parts of me in a way that I thought would make sense to others.
16 As a kid, I loved going to lots of thrift stores with my parents. There was a period where I thought it was embarrassing, and then I started to get older - I realized they were really cool.


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