Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson Biography

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Tessa Lynne Thompson¬†is an American actress and musician. She began her acting career with the¬†Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company¬†while studying at¬†Santa Monica College. She appeared in productions of¬†The Tempest¬†and¬†Romeo and Juliet, the latter of which earned her a¬†NAACP Theatre Award¬†nomination. Her breakthrough came with a leading roles in¬†Tina Mabry’s independent drama film¬†Mississippi Damned¬†(2009) and¬†Tyler Perry’s drama film¬†For Colored Girls¬†(2010).

Thompson was born October 3, 1983, in¬†Los Angeles,¬†California. She was raised between Los Angeles and¬†Brooklyn, New York. Her father, singer-songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson, of the musical collective¬†Chocolate Genius, Inc., is of¬†Afro-Panamanian¬† descent, while her mother is of Caucasian and Mexican ancestry.¬†She attended¬†Santa Monica High School¬†where she played¬† Hermia¬†in a student production of¬†A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She then attended¬†Santa Monica College¬†(SMC), where she studied¬†cultural anthropology. While at SMC, she also attended lectures by Lisa Wolpe of¬†Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company¬†(LAWSC). Thompson has a younger half-sister, Zsela Thompson, who is a singer-songwriter.

In 2002, Thompson made her professional stage debut in as one of three actors portraying the role of¬†Ariel¬†in LAWSC’s production of¬†The Tempest. In 2003, she appeared as¬†Juliet¬†in¬†Romeo and Juliet. Thompson made her first television appearance in a 2005 episode of the¬†CBS¬†series¬†Cold Case¬†in the role of a¬†lesbian¬†bootlegger¬†from the 1930s. Thompson’s first feature film appearance was in the 2006 remake of the horror film¬†When a Stranger Calls¬†playing the role of Scarlett. Thompson was next seen opposite¬†Mary Elizabeth Winstead¬†in the dancing film¬†Make it Happen¬†in 2008.

Is Tessa Thompson single or married? Who is Tessa Thompson dating?

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Tessa Thompson with actress Janelle Monae

There has been much talk about¬†Thompson’s¬†rumoured relationship with American singer-actress Janelle Monae, but this doesn’t faze her at all.¬†She seems to be enjoying some well-deserved time off with rumored¬†boyfriend¬†Devont√© Hynes.

 However, she has had one or two flings and relationships, here and there. Her then-relationship with Ben Crowley was heavily publicized but sadly, they called it off even before it began. 

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Tessa Thompson weight

Not available

Tessa Thompson height

5′ 4″ (163 cm)

Tessa Thompson hair color

Black

Tessa Thompson eye color

Dark brown

Tessa Thompson body measurement

34-23-34

Tessa Thompson bra size/breast size

34B

Tessa Thompson hip size

23

Tessa Thompson waist size

34

Tessa Thompson shoe size / feet size

7.5 US

Tessa Thompson body type / build

Athletic

Tessa Thompson net worth 2020

$4 Million

Tessa Thompson full name

Tessa Lynne Thompson

Tessa Thompson middle name

Lynne

Tessa Thompson birthplace

Los Angeles, California

Tessa Thompson date of birth

October 3, 1983

Tessa Thompson age in 2020

37

Tessa Thompson zodiac

Libra

Tessa Thompson ethnicity

Black

Tessa Thompson nationality

American

Tessa Thompson religion

Not available

Tessa Thompson high school

Santa Monica High School

Tessa Thompson college

Not available

Tessa Thompson spouse/husband

N/A

Tessa Thompson boyfriend/affairs/dating

Tessa Thompson has been in a relationship with Ben Crowley.

Tessa Thompson children/kids

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Tessa Thompson father

Marc Anthony Thompson

Tessa Thompson mother

N/A

Tessa Thompson sister

N/A

Tessa Thompson brother

N/A

Tessa Thompson job

American actress and musician

Tessa Thompson website

Tessa Thompson Facts / Controversy

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  • Thompson gained critical acclaim for her performances in the comedy-drama¬†Dear White People¬†(2014).
  • Thompson is also a singer-songwriter.
  • She has in the past been a member of the Los Angeles-based indie electro soul band¬†Caught a Ghost.
  • Thompson is co-producer and star of the mystery-sci-fi¬†podcast¬†series¬†The Left Right Game.¬†
  • Thompson said in a 2018 interview that she is “attracted to men and also to women”, but states she chooses not to label herself¬†bisexual.

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