- Name: Tessa Thompson
- Age: 34 years old
- Height: 5ft 4in (163 cm)
- Occupation: Actress
- Net Worth: US $4 Million
- Status: Alive
Tessa Thompson is an American actress. She starred as “Jackie Cook” in Veronica Mars (2005-06) and currently as “Charlotte Hale” in HBO’s Westworld (2016-). Her film credits include Selma (2014), Creed (2015) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017). She won a Black Reel Award for her role of “Nyla Adrose” in For Colored Girls (2010). Thompson was born on October 3, 1983, in Los Angeles, California. She spent her childhood between Los Angeles and New York City. Her father, Marc Anthony Thompson, is a singer/songwriter for the band Chocolate Genius. Thompson attended Santa Monica High School followed by Santa Monica College. She majored in cultural anthropology.
Thompson experimented with theatre prior to television and film. She appeared in a number of plays at Santa Monica High School. Her professional stage debut was a 2002 production of ‘The Tempest’ for the LA Women’s Shakespeare Company. She was cast as “Juliet” in a 2003 production of Romeo and Juliet: Antebellum New Orleans, 1836. That stage performance earned her a NAACP Theater Award nomination. Her stage credits also include Lydia R. Diamond’s Smart People. Thompson made her small screen debut in a 2005 episode of the police procedural series Cold Case. She followed up with a recurring role as “Jackie Cook” on the drama Veronica Mars (2005-06). Thompson starred as “Nikki Barnes” in the short-lived teen drama series Hidden Palms (2007). Other early television appearances include Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Heroes, and Rizzoli & Isles.
Thompson made her feature film debut in the horror, When a Stranger Calls (2006), directed by Simon West. Her next screen role was that of “Dana” in the dance film, Make It Happen (2008). The film co-starred Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Riley Smith. Thompson landed her breakout film role as “Nyla Adrose” in Tyler Perry‘s For Colored Girls (2010). She portrayed civil rights activist “Diane Nash” in the historical drama, Selma (2014). She had a supporting role in the sports drama, Creed (2015), alongside Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone. Thompson co-starred as “Valkyrie” opposite Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok (2017). Her film credits also include Dear White People (2014) with Tyler James Williams, Sorry to Bother You (2018) with Lakeith Stanfield, and Annihilation (2018) with Natalie Portman.
Thompson currently stars as “Charlotte Hale” on the HBO series Westworld (2016-). The show was created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The main cast include Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright and James Marsden. Westworld was renewed for a 3rd season in May 2018. Thompson’s television credits also include 666 Park Avenue, Copper, Dear White People, and Portlandia. She voiced the character “Tanisha” for a 2016 episode of the animated series BoJack Horseman.PERSONAL
Tessa Thompson is 5ft 4in and she’s of Afro-Panamanian, Mexican and European descent. She has an estimated net worth of $4 million. Thompson came out as bisexual during a June 2018 interview with Porter Magazine. She’s currently dating singer/songwriter Janelle Monae. The two can be seen together in the music videos for Monae’s “Dirty Computer”.
Tessa Thompson Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Tessa Lynn Thompson
- Birthday: October 3, 1983
- How Old : Age: 34 years old
- Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 4in (163 cm)
- Occupation: Actress
- Years Active: 2002-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $4 Million
- Death-O-Meter: Alive