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


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Little Woods2018post-productionOllie
Thor: Ragnarok2017post-productionValkyrie
Annihilation2017post-production
Westworld2016TV SeriesCharlotte Hale
BoJack Horseman2016TV SeriesTaneisha
War on Everyone2016Jackie Hollis
Salt Water2016/IBrit
Creed2015Bianca
Caught a Ghost: Get Your Life2014Video short
Selma2014Diane Nash
Points of Origin2014ShortRosemary
Grantham & Rose2014Wallis
Dear White People2014Sam White
South Dakota2013Chris
Copper2012-2013TV SeriesSara Freeman
Automotive2013Maggie
666 Park Avenue2012-2013TV SeriesLaurel Harris Sasha Doran
Murder on the 13th Floor2012Nia Palmer
Periphery2011/IICaitlin
Rizzoli & Isles2011TV SeriesFBI Agent Anna Farrell
Detroit 1-8-72010-2011TV SeriesLauren Washington
Off the Map2011TV SeriesSydney
Red & Blue Marbles2011Becca
Betwixt2010TV MovieJenny
For Colored Girls2010Nyla Purple
Exquisite Corpse2010/ILiz
Blue Belle2010TV SeriesBlue
Everyday Black Man2010Claire
Three Rivers2009TV SeriesPenelope Kirkell
Heroes2009TV SeriesRebecca Taylor
Private Practice2009TV SeriesZoe Salter
Mental2009TV SeriesLainey Jefferson
Mississippi Damned2009Kari Peterson
Life2008TV SeriesLiza
The Human Contract2008Waitress
Make It Happen2008Dana
Hidden Palms2007TV SeriesNikki Barnes
The Initiation of Sarah2006TV MovieEsme
Grey's Anatomy2006TV SeriesCamille Travis
Veronica Mars2005-2006TV SeriesJackie Cook
When a Stranger Calls2006Scarlet
Cold Case2005TV SeriesWilhemina 'Billie' Doucette

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Creed2015performer: "Be Alright", "Grip", "Shed", "Breathe" / writer: "Be Alright", "Grip", "Shed", "Breathe"
Copper2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
For Colored Girls2010performer: "Main Title" - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Caught a Ghost: Get Your Life2014Video short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grantham & Rose2014associate producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsung Hollywood2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Selma / Herself - Guest
Chasing LA2014TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself - Selma
24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
The View2014TV SeriesHerself - Dear White People
[email protected]2014TV SeriesHerself
Span of the Rainbow2011Documentary shortHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Film Fiend2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Daily Show2016TV SeriesBianca

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress, Motion PictureCreed (2015)
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureCreed (2015)
2016Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest Music, Original SongCreed (2015)· Ludwig Göransson
2015AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best Supporting ActressCreed (2015)
2015BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressCreed (2015)
2015Breakthrough PerformerHamptons International Film FestivalSelma (2014)
2014AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Breakthrough PerformanceDear White People (2014)
2014Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBreakthrough ActorDear White People (2014)
2011Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceFor Colored Girls (2010)
2009Grand Jury PrizeAmerican Black Film FestivalBest ActorMississippi Damned (2009)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016All Def Movie AwardAll Def Movie AwardsBest ActressCreed (2015)
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Original SongCreed (2015)· Ludwig Göransson
· Sam Dew
2016Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress: DramaCreed (2015)
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actress, Motion PictureDear White People (2014)
2015Breakthrough AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Dear White People (2014)
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Motion PictureDear White People (2014)
2015ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Supporting ActressCreed (2015)


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#Quote
1I eat almonds professionally, and I can't get enough of Yerbe Mate Cranberry Synergy Kombucha!
2I 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.
3I think when any one kind of film does well, it creates a precedent and paves the way for more like it.
4I 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.
5I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I split my time between the West Coast and the East.
6I try to pick interesting projects, the kind of projects that I would want to watch.
7I think we just need to have a demand for fresh and nuanced movies.
8Fashion 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.
9The truth is, no, we don't live in a post-racial state anywhere in America, and this is particularly true in Hollywood.
10I grew up as a kid looking at artists like David Bowie and Prince; I really admired them.
11I'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.
12I 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.
14The term 'breakout' always makes me think of an inmate or some butterfly emerging out of a cocoon.
15There 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.
16As 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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