Tessa Thomspon is a musician and Hollywood actress. She is famous for her roles in crime drama film Copper as Sara Freeman, Selma as civil rights activist Diane Nash, and in the television film
as Jackie Cook. Tessa is a versatile personality and has excelled in various fields like Stage Drama, Films, Television, and Music. Thompson was born on 3 October 1989 in Los Angeles, California. Tessa has studied from Santa Monica High School and later attended Santa Monica College, where she studied Cultural Anthropology.
Her full name is Tessa Lyne Thompson; she has Afro – Panamanian, Mexican, and European ancestry, as her father has African ancestry and mother has half European and half Mexican descent. Tessa’s father was a songwriter, singer, and musician and he was working for the Chocolate Genius Inc group in
. Hence, she got exposure to music from a very young age. Thompson started her career from the theater. She made her debut on stage in 2002 with
by Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company. Thompson performed as Juliet in the Romeo and Juliet: Antebellum New Orleans, 1836; she was appreciated for her performance.
Tessa produced music for the electro band Caught A Ghost; they provided songs for the film
Dear White People
. Thompson made her debut in CBS Series Cold Case; the breakthrough role that made her famous as Jackie Cook in Veronica Mars, the CW drama. In 2006, she appeared in Grey’s Anatomy on ABC Network. Tessa made many guest appearances in serials like Private Practice, Life, Heroes, and Hidden Palms. Later in 2010, she made a guest appearance in Detroit 187 as the wife of the detective and in 666 Park Avenue; Tessa was cast as Sasha, daughter of Gavin Doran.
In 2013, Thompson was the part of the cast of BBC America’s drama Copper in the lead role. She made her debut in the films with When a Stranger Calls in 2006 as Scarlet in the scary remake of a horror movie. Make It Happen in 2008 was her second film; it was a musical dance film. In 2010, Tessa acted in the stage play adapted film
For Colored Girls