The actress Tessa Lynn Thompson was born on October 3, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. The actress Tessa Lynn Thompson was born on October 3, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. She then attended Santa Monica College (SMC), where she studied cultural anthropology. Her breakthrough came with leading roles in Tina Mabry's independent drama film Mississippi Damned (2009) and Tyler Perry's drama film For Colored Girls (2010). She gained mainstream recognition for her starring role as Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). 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. [5], Thompson attended Santa Monica High School, where she played Hermia in a student production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. That same year, Thompson played civil rights activist Diane Nash in Ava DuVernay's Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma. I was born and raised in Los Angeles. She is the daughter of singer-songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson and the granddaughter of actor-musician Bobby Ramos. [11], In 2016, she began a starring role in the HBO science fiction drama series Westworld as board director Charlotte Hale. She also worked on guest star roles on the television series Life and Private Practice, and appeared in season four of Heroes. The audio drama series featured Thompson as a journalist who follows a story about a group of paranormal adventurers. Fashion is a funny thing to talk about. People's Choice Awards Winners", Black Reel Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor,, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Episode: "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", This page was last edited on 5 October 2020, at 20:29. [6] Also in 2010, she had a guest role as the wife of a detective on the drama series Detroit 187. After graduation, she enrolled at Santa Monica College, where she obtained a degree in cultural anthropology.She starred as Juliet in William Shakespeare's drama "Romeo and Juliet" in a production held at the Boston Court Theatre in Pasadena, California. In 2007, she was a part of the cast on the CW's short-lived drama Hidden Palms, portraying Nikki Barnes. The truth is, no, we don't live in a post-racial state anywhere in America, and this is particularly true in Hollywood.

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On television, she starred in the noir drama series Veronica Mars (2005–2006), the drama series Copper (2012–2013), and the science fiction series Westworld (2016–present). I try to pick interesting projects, the kind of projects that I would want to watch. Part of the Los Angeles band Caught A Ghost with Jesse Nolan. 'Since her acting career began in 2002, Tessa has played remarkable roles in popular television series and movies including Murder on the 13th Floor (2012), Make It Happen (2008), Red & Blue Marbles (2011), Selma (2014), Creed (2015), War on Everyone (2016) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017), just to mention a few. Her father is of Afro-Panamanian ancestry and her mother is of Mexican and British Isles ancestry. Entertainment Tonight Kicks Off Nashville Week! Maternal granddaughter of actor and musician. For even more, visit our Family Entertainment Guide. I think when any one kind of film does well, it creates a precedent and paves the way for more like it. [25], Thompson is also a singer-songwriter. Got "discovered" as a child walking down Hollywood Boulevard with her father. View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro.