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Tessa Thompson was born on October 3, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Tessa Lynn Thompson. She is an actress, known for Creed (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Dear White People (2014). See full bio »

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Known For

Creed
Creed Bianca
(2015)
Thor: Ragnarok
Thor: Ragnarok Valkyrie
(2017)
Dear White People
Dear White People Samantha White
(2014)
When a Stranger Calls
(2006)

Filmography

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 2018 Little Woods (post-production)
Ollie
 2018 Avengers: Infinity War (post-production)
Valkyrie (rumored)
 2018 Annihilation (completed)
The Surveyor
 2017 Thor: Ragnarok
Valkyrie
 2017 Jay-Z: Moonlight (Short)
Monica
 2017 South Dakota
Chris
 2016 Westworld (TV Series)
Charlotte Hale
- The Bicameral Mind (2016) ... Charlotte Hale
- The Well-Tempered Clavier (2016) ... Charlotte Hale
- Trace Decay (2016) ... Charlotte Hale
- Trompe L'Oeil (2016) ... Charlotte Hale
- The Adversary (2016) ... Charlotte Hale
 2016 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Taneisha
- Love And/Or Marriage (2016) ... Taneisha (voice)
 2016 War on Everyone
Jackie Hollis
 2016/I Salt Water
Brit
 2015 Creed
Bianca
 2014 Caught a Ghost: Get Your Life (Video short)
 2014 Selma
Diane Nash
 2014 Points of Origin (Short)
Rosemary
 2014 Grantham & Rose
Wallis
 2014 Dear White People
Samantha White
 2012-2013 Copper (TV Series)
Sara Freeman
- The Place I Called My Home (2013) ... Sara Freeman
- Beautiful Dreamer (2013) ... Sara Freeman
- Good Heart and Willing Hand (2013) ... Sara Freeman
- The Fine Ould Irish Gintleman (2013) ... Sara Freeman
- Think Gently of the Erring (2013) ... Sara Freeman
 2013 Automotive
Maggie
 2012-2013 666 Park Avenue (TV Series)
Laurel Harris / Sasha Doran
- Sins of the Fathers (2013) ... Laurel Harris / Sasha Doran
- The Comfort of Death (2013) ... Sasha Doran / Laurel Harris
- Hypnos (2012) ... Laurel Harris / Sasha Doran
- Diabolic (2012) ... Laurel Harris
- A Crowd of Demons (2012) ... Laurel Harris
 2012 Murder on the 13th Floor
Nia Palmer
 2011/II Periphery
Caitlin
 2011 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
FBI Agent Anna Farrell
- He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (2011) ... FBI Agent Anna Farrell
 2010-2011 Detroit 1-8-7 (TV Series)
Lauren Washington
- Blackout (2011) ... Lauren Washington
- Home Invasion/Drive-By (2010) ... Lauren Washington
- Local Hero/Overboard (2010) ... Lauren Washington
 2011 Off the Map (TV Series)
Sydney
- A Doctor Time Out (2011) ... Sydney
 2011 Red & Blue Marbles
Becca
 2010 Betwixt (TV Movie)
Jenny
 2010 For Colored Girls
Nyla / Purple
 2010/I Exquisite Corpse
Liz
 2010 Blue Belle (TV Series)
Blue
- Komshe Thunderfuck (2010) ... Blue
- Goin' to Vegas (2010) ... Blue
- Your Whack Off Fantasy (2010) ... Blue
- Apple (2010) ... Blue
 2010 Everyday Black Man
Claire
 2009 Three Rivers (TV Series)
Penelope Kirkell
- A Roll of the Dice (2009) ... Penelope Kirkell
 2009 Heroes (TV Series)
Rebecca Taylor
- Chapter Eight 'Shadowboxing' (2009) ... Rebecca Taylor
- Chapter Six 'Strange Attractors' (2009) ... Rebecca Taylor
- Chapter Four 'Hysterical Blindness' (2009) ... Rebecca Taylor
 2009 Private Practice (TV Series)
Zoe Salter
- Strange Bedfellows (2009) ... Zoe Salter
- Yours, Mine & Ours (2009) ... Zoe Salter
 2009 Mental (TV Series)
Lainey Jefferson
- Lines in the Sand (2009) ... Lainey Jefferson
 2009 Mississippi Damned
Kari Peterson
 2008 Life (TV Series)
Liza
- Trapdoor (2008) ... Liza
 2008 The Human Contract
Waitress
 2008 Make It Happen
Dana
 2007 Hidden Palms (TV Series)
Nikki Barnes
- Second Chances (2007) ... Nikki Barnes
- Stand by Your Woman (2007) ... Nikki Barnes
- Dangerous Liaisons (2007) ... Nikki Barnes
- What Liza Beneath (2007) ... Nikki Barnes
- Mulligan (2007) ... Nikki Barnes
 2006 The Initiation of Sarah (TV Movie)
Esme
 2006 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Camille Travis
- Losing My Religion (2006) ... Camille Travis
- Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response (2006) ... Camille Travis
 2005-2006 Veronica Mars (TV Series)
Jackie Cook
- Not Pictured (2006) ... Jackie Cook
- Happy Go Lucky (2006) ... Jackie Cook
- Look Who's Stalking (2006) ... Jackie Cook
- Nevermind the Buttocks (2006) ... Jackie Cook
- I Am God (2006) ... Jackie Cook (credit only)
 2006 When a Stranger Calls
Scarlet
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series)
Wilhemina 'Billie' Doucette
- Best Friends (2005) ... Wilhemina 'Billie' Doucette
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Is a classical actress and has played many of Shakespeare's leading ladies, such as Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" and Olivia in "Twelfth Night" See more »

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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There was a period when I had a hard time reconciling all the different parts of me in a way that I thought would make sense to others. See more »

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Grand-daughter of actor/musician Bobby Ramos, one of the first Mexican Americans to have his own television show ("Latin Cruise" for KTLA). See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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