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Tessa Thompson Biography

Birth Name:
Tessa Lynne Thompson
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • First acting experience was a school play she appeared in with classmate Amber Tamblyn
  • Auditioned for on-camera roles as a child, but subsequently stuck to theater until she was cast on Veronica Mars in 2005
  • Has performed in plays like The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet with the Colony Theater in Burbank, CA
  • Sings in the R&B ensemble Caught a Ghost


  • 2019People's Choice Awards-Favorite Movie Actress: nominated