Tessa Thompson young
October 3, 1983
5 ft 4 in | 163 cm
34-27-35 in | 86-68.5-89 cm
55 kg | 121 lbs
7.5 US | 38 EU
Tessa Thompson was born in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on October 3, 1983, is an American actress.
Young Tessa Thompson began her professional acting career on stage in LAWSC's production of "The Tempest" (2002) in role as Ariel.
She was nominated for the NAACP Theatre Award for her role as Juliet in a play "Romeo and Juliet: Antebellum New Orleans, 1836" (2003).
She got her television debut in CBS police procedural series Cold Case (2005) in episode "Best Friends", in role as Wilhelmina "Billie" Doucette.
She made her big screen debut in slasher thriller film When a Stranger Calls (2006) in role as Scarlett.
Her breakthrough performance came as Kari Peterson in drama movie Mississippi Damned (2009).
Thor: Love and Thunder (2021) superhero in role as Valkyrie
Passing (2020) drama in role as Irene Redfield, opposite Ruth Negga
Sylvie's Love (2020) drama in role as Sylvie
Men in Black: International (2019) action comedy Sci-Fi in role as Molly Wright / Agent M, opposite Chris Hemsworth and Liam Neeson
Avengers: Endgame (2019) superhero in role as Valkyrie
She played Valkyrie in superhero movies:
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
She portrayed Bianca Taylor in sports drama films: Creed (2015) and sequel Creed II (2018).
For Colored Girls (2010) drama opposite Whoopi Goldberg, Thandie Newton and Janet Jackson
Selma (2014) historical drama with David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey and Cuba Gooding Jr.
Annihilation (2018) science fiction horror opposite Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Oscar Isaac
Sorry to Bother You (2018) science fiction comedy with Lakeith Stanfield, Forest Whitaker and Lily James
Make It Happen (2008) dance romance opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Dear White People (2014) comedy drama in role as Samantha "Sam" White
War on Everyone (2016) comedy action with Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña and Theo James
Little Woods (2018) thriller opposite Lily James
Veronica Mars (2005–2006) teen noir mystery drama television series in role as Jackie Cook
Grey's Anatomy (2006) ABC medical drama television series in role as Camille Travis
Hidden Palms (2007) The CW teen drama television series in role as Nikki Barnes
Private Practice (2009) ABC medical drama television series in role as Zoe
Heroes (2009) NBC science fiction television drama series in role as Rebecca Taylor
She had a recurring role as Lauren Washington in ABC police procedural drama series Detroit 1-8-7 (2010-2011).
666 Park Avenue (2012–2013) ABC supernatural drama series in role as Laurel Harris / Sasha Doran
Copper (2012–2013) drama television series in role as Sara Freeman
She had a guest role as Rikki Carter in Netflix comedy drama television series Dear White People (2018).
Westworld (2016– ) HBO science fiction Western series in role as Charlotte Hale / Dolores Abernathy / Angela
Studied at Santa Monica High School and College.
Was a member of indie electro soul band Caught a Ghost.
She is a feminist.
Featured in music videos for:
Janelle Monáe "Yoga" (2015)
Jay-Z "Moonlight" (2017)
Janelle Monáe "Make Me Feel" (2018) "Pynk" (2018) "Screwed" (2019)
Beck "Uneventful Days" (2019)
She dated American singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe (2018).
I try to pick interesting projects, the kind of projects that I would want to watch.
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.
Even while I'm really interested in playing female characters that are varied and interesting and dynamic, I'm not of the mind that you always want to play strong female characters. I think I just want to play characters that are interesting, and not all people are 'strong.'
Norse mythology is mystifying and fantastic and totally confusing, but you can draw a lot of inspiration from it.
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.
I think, as an actor, when you're starting off early in your career, you're kind of just seeing what lands. But 'Veronica Mars' definitely primed me to look for surprising, dynamic women. It took me awhile to realize how cool that job was.
I grew up listening to a lot of Massive Attack and Portishead.