Tessa Thompson

Birth Day October 3rd, 1983
Birth Place Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Age 40 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Libra

About Tessa Thompson

An American actress, Musician, Voiceover Artist, & Producer, Tessa Thompson is famous for starring in several films and TV series such as "Murder on the 13th Floor", "Make It Happen", "When a Stanger Calls", "Creed", "Dear White People", "Red & Blue Marbles", "666 Park Avenue", "Cold Case", "Selma", "War on Everyone", "Thor: Ragnarok" and much more. She is also well-known for being the daughter of singer-songwriter, Marc Anthony Thompson and the granddaughter of actor-musician, Bobby Ramos.

American Actress, Tessa Thompson

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Besides being an actress, Tessa Thompson is a musician too. She sang with the electro band "Caught A Ghost" for a song for one of her own films "Dear White People" and contributed to the soundtracks for both "Creed" & "Creed II". She has even featured in music videos "Yoga", "Moonlight", "Make Me Feel", "Uneventful Day", "Pynk". She made her first theatre performance in 2002 in Los Angeles' Women's Shakespeare Company's production of "The Tempest" and then she appeared as Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet: Antebellum New Orleans" in theatre, which earned her an NAACP Theatre Award nomination. She made her first TV show appearance in a 2005 episode of the CBS series "Cold Case" in the role of bootlegging lesbian. She co-produced and voiced the lead role in the mystery sci-fi podcast series "The Left-Right Game" in 2020. Recently, she started her own production company with a first-look deal at HBO. She will be seen in the films "Passing", & "Thor: Love and Thunder". She has won the different type of Awards (win 7) and nominated 26 Awards such as "Black Reel Awards", "Saturn Awards", "Critic's Image Awards", "African-American Film Critics Association", "Totham Awards", "American Back Film Festival" and more.

Early Life

Tessa Thompson opened her eyes for the first time on 3 October 1983 with the birth name of Tessa Lynne Thompson in Los Angeles, California, United State. She was raised between Los Angeles and the Brooklyn borough of New York City. She holds American nationality and belongs to mixed (Afro-Panamanian, European & Mexican) ethnicity. Similarly, her religious belief is Christian and her race is Black. Thus, she is 37 years old at present, and her zodiac sign is Libra.

About Tessa Thompson's parents, she was born to Marc Anthony Thompson (Father) whereas her mother's name is unknown. Her father is a singer-songwriter and the founder of the musical collective Chocolate Genius, Inc. Her father is of Afro-Panamanian descent, as well as her mother, is of White, Panamanian and Mexican ancestry. She has a younger half-sister named Zsela Thompson, who is a singer and songwriter.

Childhood Picture of Tessa Thompson

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Tessa Thompson studied at Santa Monica High School and then she went to Santa Monica College to study Cultural anthropology. Moreover, she attended lectures by Lisa Wolpa of the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company.

Personal Life

Tessa Thompson is currently in a relationship with Taika Waititi (known as a New Zealand film and television director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and Comedian) and his girlfriend, Rita Ora, who is a British singer, songwriter, and actress. Thus, she has no husband as she is an unmarried lady. She revealed in June 2018 that she is attracted to both men and women, but chosen not to label herself bisexual.  She is straight by sexuality.

Tessa Thompson's Rumored Boyfriend, Dev Hynes

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Previously, Tessa Thompson was in a relationship with Ben Crowley and Janelle Monae (2018). She is also dating Dev Hynes (Lightspeed Champion) who is an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and director. She started dating her boyfriend, Dev Hynes in 2019.

Net Worth

Tessa Thompson has accumulated a net worth of $4 Million dollars as of 2021. Her major source of wealth comes from her acting, singing-songwriting, producer, & voiceover artist. She appeared in a commercial for US Cellular in 2006. She has been signed with Greene & Associates Talent Agency, Mosaic, Talent Management Company, & Beverly Hill. She is living a cool lifestyle as of now.

Body Measurement

The versatile with looking beautiful singer, Tessa Thompson has a height of 5 ft 3 inches (162 cm). Her bodyweight of 55 Kg. She has an athletic body build. She has a pair of dark brown eyes color and her hair color is black. Further, her body measurement is 34-27-35 inches. She used to wears 32 bra sizes, 8 US dress sizes, 7.5 US shoe sizes.


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

Tessa Thompson will appear next in the film 'Thor: Love and Thunder'

Source: @vulture

Television Shows

  • 2005- "Cold Case"
  • 2005-2006- "Veronica Mars"
  • 2006- "Grey's Anatomy", "The Initiation of Sarah"
  • 2007- "Hidden Palms"
  • 2008- "Life"
  • 2009- "Mental", "Private Practice", "Heroes", "Three Rivers"
  • 2010- "Betwixt", "Blue Belle"
  • 2010-2011- "Detroit 1-8-7"
  • 2011- "Off the Map", "Rizzoli & Isles"
  • 2012-2013- "666 Park Avenue", "Copper"
  • 2016- "Bojack Horseman"
  • 2016-Present- "Westworld"
  • 2018- "Portlandia", "Dear White People"
  • 2019- "Tuca & Bertie", "Drunk History"
  • 2020- "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars"


  • 2016- "Smart People"

Music Videos

  • 2015- "Yoga"
  • 2017- "Moonlight"
  • 2018- "Make Me Feel", "Pynk"
  • 2019- "Screwed", "Uneventful Days"

Awards and Nominations

  • 2009- American Black Film Festival for "Mississippi Damned"
  • 2011- Black Reel Awards for "For Colored Girls"
  • 2014- Gotham Award & African-American Film Critics Association for "Dear White People"
  • 2014- Critic's Choice Awards, San Diego Film Critics Society, & Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for "Selma"
  • 2015- NAACP Image Awards & Black Reel Awards for "Dear White People", Hamptons International Film Festival for "Selma", African-American Film
  • Critics Association for "Creed"
  • 2016- NAACP Image Awards, Black Reel Awards, & Teen Choice Awards for "Creed"
  • 2018- NAACP Image Awards, BAFTA Awards, Black Reel Awards, Empire Awards, Saturn Awards, Black Reel Awards for Television, & Teen Choice
  • awards for "Thor: Ragnarok"
  • 2019- Teen Choice Awards, & People's Choice Awards for "Men in Black: International"
  • 2021- Critic's Choice Television Awards, NAACP Image Awards, & Black Reel Awards for "Sylvie's Love"
  • 2021- Saturn Awards for "Westworld"

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