Tessa Thompson
Birthday: 1983-10-03
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.
Career History
Being Produced
Ash
2023
Creed III as Bianca Taylor
2022
2021
Passing as Irene Redfield
2020
Sylvie's Love as Sylvie
2019
Little Woods as Ollie
Lady and the Tramp as Lady (voice)
Shadow Stalker as Tessa Thompson
Men in Black: International as Molly Wright / Agent M
Avengers: Endgame as Valkyrie
2018
Sorry to Bother You as Detroit
Furlough as Nicole Stevens
Annihilation as Josie Radek
Creed II as Bianca Taylor
2017
South Dakota as Chris
Thor: Ragnarok as Scrapper 142 / Valkyrie
100 Years as Narrator (voice)
2016
War on Everyone as Jackie Hollis
Salt Water as Brit
2015
The Grand Romantic as Boss' secretary
Creed as Bianca
2014
Points of Origin as Rosemary
Grantham and Rose as Wallis
Dear White People as Samantha White
Selma as Diane Nash
2013
Automotive as Maggie
2012
Murder on the 13th Floor as Nia Palmer
2011
Everyday Black Man as Claire
2010
For Colored Girls as Nyla / Purple
2009
Mississippi Damned as Kari Peterson
2008
Make It Happen as Dana
The Human Contract as Waitress
2006