Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson

Highest Rated: 100% Sylvie's Love (2020)

Lowest Rated: 9% When a Stranger Calls (2006)

Birthday: Oct 03, 1983

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Tessa Thompson's confident screen presence helped to make her a major screen talent in the late 2010s, with starring roles in such critically and box office hits as "Selma" (2014), "Creed" (2015), "Thor: Ragnarok" (2017) and "Sorry to Bother You" (2018). Born Tessa Lynn Thompson on October 3, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, she hailed from a musical family - her father was Marc Anthony Thompson, founder of the neo-soul collective Chocolate Genius, Inc., and her maternal grandfather was rumba bandleader and television host Bobby Ramos - and divided her childhood between Los Angeles and New York City. She began acting as a student at Santa Monica High School, and focused on a degree in cultural anthropology at Santa Monica College while continuing to perform on stages across Los Angeles. These included a 2005 performance in "Romeo and Juliet" for the Boston Court Theatre in Pasadena that earned an NAACP theater nomination. That same year, Thompson made her screen acting debut in an episode of the CBS crime drama "Cold Case," which was soon followed by series regular work in the second season of "Veronica Mars" (UPN/CW, 2004-07) as Jackie Cook, a potential love interest for Percy Daggs III's crime-solving Wallace Fennell. From there, she worked steadily on television, including recurring roles on "Heroes" (NBC, 2006-2010, 2015) , "Detroit 1-8-7" (ABC, 2010-11) and the Tom Fontana/Barry Levinson period crime series "Copper" (BBC America, 2012-13); feature work during this period included a lead in Tina Mabry's powerful "Mississippi Damned" (2009), with Thompson as a rural Southern girl subjected to terrible abuse, the dance drama "Make It Happen" (2008) and Tyler Perry's adaptation of "For Colored Girls" (2010). She earned her big break as the star of Justin Simien's "Dear White People" (2014), playing a college radio host whose social observations roil the white, conservative students and faculty at a fictitious university. The critical praise afforded to her performance led to more substantive roles, including civil rights activist Diane Nash in Ava DuVernay's "Selma" (2014), as Michael B. Jordan's independent-minded love interest in "Creed" (2015), and as Delos Board member Charlotte Hale on HBO's "Westworld" (2016- ).The following year, Thompson was seen by millions in Marvel Studios' "Thor: Ragnarok" (2017), playing a flinty slave trader who imprisons and later befriends Chris Hemsworth's God of Thunder. A box office hit, "Thor" helped to mint Thompson as a star, and she parlayed her fame into starring roles in indie fare like the Western "Little Woods" (2018) and the critically acclaimed satire "Sorry to Bother You" (2018) and mainstream fare like the science fiction thriller "Annihilation" (2018) and "Creed II" (2018).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% No Score Yet Sylvie's Love Sylvie (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2020
74% 43% Between Two Ferns: The Movie Herself (Character) - 2019
94% 90% Avengers: Endgame Valkyrie (Character) $858.4M 2019
66% 51% Lady and the Tramp Lady (Voice) - 2019
23% 66% Men in Black: International Agent M (Character) $80M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Janelle Monae: Dirty Computer Zen (Character) - 2018
95% 53% Little Woods Ollie (Character),
Executive Producer
$147.1K 2018
20% 33% Furlough Nicole Stevens (Character) - 2018
88% 66% Annihilation Josie Radek (Character) $32.7M 2018
83% 80% Creed II Bianca (Character) $115.7M 2018
93% 70% Sorry to Bother You Detroit (Character) $17.5M 2018
93% 87% Thor: Ragnarok Valkyrie (Character) $315M 2017
61% 37% Dirty Cops - War on Everyone Jackie Hollis (Character) - 2016
95% 89% Creed Bianca (Character) $109.7M 2015
99% 86% Selma Diane Nash (Character) $52.1M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Points of Origin Rosemary (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 46% Grantham & Rose Wallis (Character) - 2014
91% 61% Dear White People Sam White (Character) $4.4M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Automotive Maggie (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 67% Murder on the 13th Floor Nia Palmer (Character) - 2012
32% 73% For Colored Girls Nyla/Purple (Character) $37.7M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exquisite Corpse Liz (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 82% Mississippi Damned Kari Peterson (Character) - 2009
22% 40% Make It Happen Dana (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 50% The Initiation of Sarah Esme (Character) - 2006
9% 44% When a Stranger Calls Scarlet (Character) $47.9M 2006

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2020
82% 75% Westworld Charlotte Hale (Character) 2020 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2019
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2019 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2018
94% 80% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2014
81% 78% Copper Sara Freeman (Character) 2012-2013
58% 72% 666 Park Avenue Unknown (Guest Star) 2012-2013
No Score Yet 86% Rizzoli & Isles FBI Agent Anna Farrell (Guest Star) 2011
81% No Score Yet Detroit 1-8-7 Unknown (Guest Star) 2010-2011
18% 67% Off the Map Sydney (Guest Star) 2011
31% No Score Yet Three Rivers Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show Unknown (Character) 2010
53% 66% Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
51% 80% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
6% No Score Yet Mental Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
42% No Score Yet Hidden Palms Nikki Barnes (Character) 2007
92% 79% Veronica Mars Jackie Cook (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2005-2006
83% 80% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2005

QUOTES FROM Tessa Thompson CHARACTERS

Bianca says: So, what are you afraid of?

Adonis Johnson says: I'm afraid of taking on the name and losing

Adonis Johnson says: I'm afraid of taking on the name and losing.