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Tessa Lynne Thompson is a famous American actress, singer, songwriter, and model. She was born in Los Angeles, California, on October 3, 1983. She is probably best known for her roles in the films  Dear White People (2014), Selma (2014), Creed (2015), as well as Veronica Mars (2005-06) and Westworld (2016-22). She has played the character Valkyrie in three Marvel Cinematic Universe films.


Tessa Thompson is a famous American actress, singer, songwriter, and model. She was born in Los Angeles, California, on October 3, 1983. She belongs to a musician family. Tessa is the big half-sister of singer Zsela and the daughter of singer and songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson, who is also the creator of the New York-based musical group Chocolate Genius, Inc. She was in an indie band called Caught a Ghost, and she has also written songs for movies in which she has appeared. Tessa went to college to study cultural anthropology, but she was also interested in acting because she had participated in school plays during high school years.

She started as a professional actress in the theater when she was cast in a production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in 2002. Soon after, in 2005, she got her first TV part in an episode of the crime drama series Cold Case. The same year, she was cast as a regular on the famous drama mystery show Veronica Mars. From 2006 to 2009, Thompson made guest appearances on many TV shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Heroes, and Rivers.

He also got lead parts in the TV show Hidden Palms (2009) and Copper (2013). At the same time that Tessa’s TV work was growing, so were her movie roles. In 2006, her first movie role was in the psychological thriller When a Stranger Calls, where she was part of the leading group. The following movies she made were also dramas or horrors. For example, The Human Contract (2008) and Mississippi Damned (2009) were dramas, and Exquisite Corpse (2010) and Murder on the 13th Floor (2012) were horrors. Thompson was in Dear White People (2014), which did well at the box office and with critics. In 2015, he was in Creed, a movie set in the same world as Rocky. Before the Creed movies (Tessa played the same character in the 2018 remake), she was already a well-known name in the film industry.

Profile Summary

Tessa Thompson

  • Real Name: Tessa Lynne Thompson
  • Date of Birth: 03 October 1983
  •  Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Profession: Actress, Singer, Songwriter
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Instagram: @tessamaethompson
  • Twitter: @TessaThompson_x

Body Measurements

  • Height: 5 Feet and 4 Inches
  • Weight: 55kg
  • Body Type: Average
  • Body measurements: 34-27-35 inches
  • Bust size: 34 inches
  • Waist size: 27 inches
  • Hips size: 35 inches
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown


Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson made her professional theatrical debut in the LAWSC production of The Tempest in 2002. She appeared in Romeo and Juliet  Antebellum New Orleans, 1836, with The Theatre  Boston Court in Pasadena, California, in 2003. This got her a nomination for an NAACP Theatre Award. The first time she was seen on TV was in an episode of the CBS crime show Cold Case in 2005. In the 1930s, she played a gay wine thief. She became famous after that, which helped her get the part of Jackie Cook on Veronica Mars, a neo-noir thriller on UPN/CW. She was in the renowned drama series Grey’s Anatomy in 2006.

In the same year, she played Scarlett in the remake of the horror movie When a Stranger Calls, which was her first role in a full-length film. From then on, she kept appearing in, starring, or being a part of different movies, which only made her more famous. In 2010, Tessa Thompson was in Tyler Perry’s stage version of For Colored Girls.

She played the wife of a detective on Detroit 187 as a guest star the same year. After two years, she played Gavin Doran’s daughter Sasha in a guest part on the horror show 666 Park Avenue. She played the lead role in Copper, BBC America’s first original show, in 2013. In the same year, Tessa Thompson played both Samantha White in White People and Diane Nash in Selma. She was in Ryan Coogler’s movie Creed and a short film called The Grand Romantic in 2015.

In 2016, Tessa Thompson got the lead role of Charlotte Hale on the HBO science fiction drama series Westworld. Also that year, she appeared in the Lydia R. Diamond play Smart People at Second Stage Theatre, which was not on Broadway. She was cast as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok in April. The movie came out on November 3, 2017.

She was also in Annihilation, a science fiction horror movie, on February 23, 2018. In Avenger: Endgame, which aired on April 26, 2019, Tessa Thompson played Valkyrie again. She has also been in several other movies.

She did the character of Lady in Lady and the Tramp the same year. Then, during the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed that Tessa Thompson would play her role as King Valkyrie in Thor: Love and Thunder (2022). She completed shooting on Steve Buscemi’s The Listener in 2021, and she will be the only on-screen character in the film.

Dating History / Relationships

Tessa Thompson


In 2015, rumors circulated that Thompson was dating musician and actress Janelle Monáe. They have been spotted together at a number of events, where they have been photographed holding hands, but they have not publicly confirmed their relationship. She revealed her pansexuality to Rolling Stone in 2018, but didn’t comment on her relationship with Thompson.

Besides Janelle Monae , she has dated Lightspeed Champion and Ben Crowley.

Net Worth

It is estimated that Tessa Thompson is worth around $5 million. Multiple sources say that her yearly income in 2023 is $500,000.

Her primary sources of income are her films, marketing, and collaborations with brands.


Is Tessa Thompson Married?

Currently, the well-known American actress is not married. As a single woman, Tessa enjoys her life to the fullest.

What nationality is Tessa?


Who is Tessa Thompson family?

She is the daughter of singer-songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson and the granddaughter of actor-musician Bobby Ramos. She was raised in Los Angeles before moving to Brooklyn, New York. Her father is of Afro-Panamanian ancestry and her mother is of Mexican and British Isles ancestry.

What is Tessa Thompson famous for?

Among Tessa's notable roles include Red & Blue Marbles (2011), Murder on the 13th Floor (2012), Selma (2014), Creed (2015), Creed II (2018), War on Everyone (2016), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), and Sorry to Bother You.

How much is Tessa worth?

Currently, Tessa Virtue is worth over $7 million. She earns over $500,000. She is the richest female ice skater and has earned many awards.

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