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Tessa Thompson: Life Story, Movies, Biography & More

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Tessa Thompson Profile
October 3, 1983

Tessa Thompson is an American actress, musician, and producer. She is best known for her role as Charlotte Hale in the HBO television series Westworld and as Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame.

Early life and career

Tessa Thompson was born on October 3, 1983, in Los Angeles, California. Her father, Richard Thompson, is of African-American and Mexican descent, while her mother, Marcia Jeffries, is of Afro-Caribbean ancestry. As a child, Tessa enjoyed watching her mother perform in musical theater productions and wanted to be a performer herself. When she was ten years old, Tessa began taking acting classes and soon landed her first professional role in the 2003 film "All About the Benjamins."

After appearing in a number of small roles on television and in independent films, Tessa had her breakout role in the 2014 film "Dear White People." The film was a critical and commercial success, and Tessa's performance earned her rave reviews.

Breakthrough role in Creed

In Creed, Tessa Thompson plays the girlfriend of Adonis Creed, Rocky Balboa's protégé. It is a small but significant role in the film, and she brings an incredible amount of charisma and heart to the character.

Thompson has been steadily building her career over the past few years, with roles in Selma, Dear White People, and Thor: Ragnarok. She is an immensely talented actress with a bright future ahead of her.

Her performance in Creed cements her as a rising star to watch. She brings immense depth and emotion to her character, making her one of the most memorable parts of the film. It's exciting to see what she will do next in her career.

Acting style and films

Tessa Thompson is known for her work in a variety of films, including "Selma," " Creed" and "Dear White People." She has a unique acting style that often combines humor and emotion to create memorable characters.

In her breakout role in "Selma," Thompson played the real-life civil rights activist Diane Nash. The film dramatized the Voting Rights Campaign of 1965, which was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement. Thompson's performance earned her critical acclaim and helped to solidify her reputation as a talented young actress.

She has since gone on to star in a number of other films, including the Rocky franchise spin-off "Creed" and the comedy "Dear White People." In both of these films, she displayed her ability to bring complex emotions to her characters.


In conclusion, Tessa Thompson is an American actress who is best known for her roles in the films Dear White People, Creed, and Thor: Ragnarok. She has also appeared in the television series Veronica Mars and Westworld. Thompson will next appear in the film Men in Black: International.

Full NameTessa Lynn Thompson
Date of BirthOctober 3, 1983
Age Years
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States
Home TownLos Angeles, California
Educational Qualification-
School Santa Monica High School
College/ UniversitySanta Monica College
Zodiac SignLibra ♎
ProfessionActress, Singer, Songwriter
Physical Stats
Height5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m)
Weight55 kg (121 lbs)
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBlack
PlaceNew York
HobbiesDancing, Traveling, Blogging, Modeling
Family & Relationship
Marital StatusSingle
FatherMarc Anthony Thompson
Spouse (Wife/ Husband)-
Sister(s)Zsela (Half-Sister)
ProfessionActress, Singer, Songwriter
Net Worth$4 Million
Famous forher role as Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Debut When a Stranger Calls( 2007)
Awards/ HonoursAwards
African-American Film Critics Association,
Gotham Awards,
Hamptons International Film Festival
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Movie List

Creed III
[ 2023 (Upcoming) ]
Thor: Love and Thunder
[ 2022 ]
The Listener
[ 2022 ]
[ 2021 ]
Sylvie's Love
[ 2020 ]
Brave Girl Rising
[ 2019 ]
Avengers: Endgame
[ 2019 ]
Men in Black: International
[ 2019 ]
Between Two Ferns: The Movie
[ 2019 ]
Lady and the Tramp
[ 2019 ]
Sorry to Bother You
[ 2018 ]
[ 2018 ]
[ 2018 ]
Little Woods
[ 2018 ]
Creed II
[ 2018 ]
Dirty Computer
[ 2018 ]
South Dakota
[ 2017 ]
Thor: Ragnarok
[ 2017 ]
War on Everyone
[ 2016 ]
Salt Water
[ 2016 ]
The Grand Romantic
[ 2015 ]
[ 2015 ]
Dear White People
[ 2014 ]
Grantham & Rose
[ 2014 ]
Points of Origin
[ 2014 ]
[ 2014 ]
[ 2013 ]
Murder on the 13th Floor
[ 2012 ]
[ 2011 ]
Red & Blue Marbles
[ 2011 ]
Everyday Black Man
[ 2010 ]
Exquisite Corpse
[ 2010 ]
For Colored Girls
[ 2010 ]
Mississippi Damned
[ 2009 ]
Make It Happen
[ 2008 ]
The Human Contract
[ 2008 ]
When a Stranger Calls
[ 2006 ]

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