Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson

  • Born on
    • October 3rd, 1983
Tessa Lynne Thompson (born October 3, 1983) is an American actress, producer, singer, and songwriter. She began her professional acting career with the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company while studying at Santa Monica College. She appeared in productions of The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet, the latter of which earned her a NAACP Theatre Award nomination. Her breakthrough came with leading roles in Tina Mabry's independent drama film Mississippi Damned (2009) and Tyler Perry's drama film For Colored Girls (2010). Thompson was was raised between Los Angeles and Brooklyn, New York. Her father, singer-songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson, is of Afro-Panamanian descent and is the founder of the musical collective Chocolate Genius, Inc. Her mother has white and Mexican ancestry. She has a younger half-sister, Zsela, who is a singer and songwriter. Thompson attended Santa Monica High School, where she played Hermia in a student production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. She then attended Santa Monica College (SMC), where she studied cultural anthropology and is a member of the alma mater. While at SMC, she also attended lectures by Lisa Wolpe of the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company (LAWSC). This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.

Starring Tessa Thompson on Plex


Acting (27 Credits)

2022Creed III as Bianca Taylor
2022Thor: Love and Thunder as Valkyrie
2020Sylvie's Love as Sylvie
2019Lady and the Tramp as Lady (voice)
2019Men in Black: International as Molly Wright / Agent M
2019Avengers: Endgame as Valkyrie
2019Between Two Ferns: The Movie as Tessa Thompson
2018Little Woods as Ollie
2018Sorry to Bother You as Detroit
2018Furlough as Nicole Stevens
2018Janelle Monáe: Dirty Computer as ZenWatch Free
2018Annihilation as Josie Radek
2018Creed II as Bianca Taylor
2017Thor: Ragnarok as Scrapper 142 / Valkyrie
2016War on Everyone as Jackie Hollis
2016Westworld as Charlotte Hale
2015Creed as Bianca
2014Dear White People as Samantha White
2014Selma as Diane Nash
2012Murder on the 13th Floor as Nia Palmer
2010For Colored Girls as Nyla / Purple
2009Mississippi Damned as Kari Peterson
2008Make It Happen as Dana
2008The Human Contract as Waitress
2007Hidden Palms as Nikki Barnes
2006The Initiation of Sarah as Esme
2006When a Stranger Calls as Scarlet


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