The American actress and musician, Tessa Lynne Thompson, is well known for her roles as Jackie Cook on Veronica Mars and Bianca in the film Creed. She also played prominent characters in For Colored Girls, Dear White People, and Westworld. The versatile personality gained further fame after her performance in the HBO science-fiction thriller Westworld.
Early Life And Bio Of Tessa Lynne Thompson
Veronica Mars star, Tessa Thompson was born on October 3, 1983, in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. Tessa belongs to American nationality and ethnicity wise, Tessa is of mixed ethnical background as her father, who is a singer and songwriter, Marc Anthony Thompson, is of Panamanian descent and her mother is of half Mexican and half European descent. She was raised up in Los Angeles along with her parents.
Thompson was raised up in both cities Los Angeles and Brooklyn, New York City. She has done her schooling from the Santa Monica High School and participated in many of its theater productions. Following her high school level, she enrolled at the Santa Monica College and majored in cultural anthropology.
Tessa Lynne Thompson's Professional Career
Theater and Television
As a high school student, Tessa Thompson was first spotted in Hollywood while walking with her father. After that, she made her professional stage debut in Los Angeles', Women's Shakespeare Company's production The Tempest in 2002.
After a year, Thompson portrayed the character of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet: Antebellum New Orleans and received NAACP Theater Award nomination. She also featured along with Mahershala Ali and Joshua Jackson in the off-Broadway run of the Lydia R. Diamond play Smart People at Second Stage Theater.
Besides, Thompson also made her debut on television in the 2005 sitcom of the CBS series, Cold Case. In the year 2006, she also made her appearance on the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.
Film And Music
This versatile actress, Tessa Thompson, first featured with the role of Scarlet in the 2006 remake of the horror movie, When a Stranger Calls. As of March 19, 2006, the film made a total of $47.9 million at the domestic box office and worldwide grossed a box office collection of $67 million whereas its production cost was only $15 million.
Also in 2015, Tessa played in Nate Ruess short film, The Grand Romantic. She has produced music as a member of the electro band, Caught A Ghost, which provided songs for the movie Dear White People.
Tessa Thompson's Net Worth And Body Measurement
Multi-talented actress Tessa Thompson has appeared in a number of successful films as well as made her remarkable appearance in several TV series. One of her commercial successful movie When a Stranger Calls made a whopping box office collection of $67 million and its budget was only $15 million.
The actress Tessa Thompson’s main sources of income is her acting and music career. As of 2017, Tessa has an estimated net worth of $4 million. She is 5 feet 4 inch tall in height.
Tessa Lynne Thompson's Personal Life And Husband
For Colored Girls star, Tessa Thompson is a successful actress in the Hollywood. Besides, she is also a popular singer. Unlike other renowned celebrities, Tessa’s personal life isn’t revealed in the media.
The 33 years old actress and musician Tessa Thompson is yet to married and has managed to keep her dating and love affairs under wraps. Currently, Tessa hasn’t officially confirmed anyone as her boyfriend. Probably the star is quite busy in her career.
Also, Thompson is more active on her social media sites where she often posts her professional details. Nonetheless, Tessa was in a relationship with an actor, Ben Crowley. The couple didn't last long and broke up after a few months of dating.
There was also a rumor that the actress engaged to the Nebraska-born music artist Jack Gilinsky. But the rumors turned to be false after the artist Gilinsky started dating singer Madison Beer.
In an interview with Porter Magazine, Thompson came out as a bisexual in June 2018 declaring,
"In my family you can be anything you want to be. I’m attracted to men and also to women. If I bring a woman home, or a man, we don’t even have to have the discussion"
In an interview, Thompson disclosed regarding her sexuality.
by ab-aashish, 28 Aug, 2017