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Tessa Thompson’s Biography And Net Worth

Tessa Lynne Thompson is gained favorable notices for her early film roles in the comedy-drama Dear White People (2014).

Gatekeepers News reports that Thompson began her professional acting career with the Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company while studying at Santa Monica College.

Early Life

Thompson was born on October 3, 1983, in Los Angeles, California and raised between Los Angeles and Brooklyn, New York. Her father, singer-songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson, is Afro-Panamanian[3] and the founder of the musical collective Chocolate Genius, Inc. Her mother is half-Mexican and half-white. Her younger paternal half-sister, Zsela, is a singer and songwriter.

Thompson attended Santa Monica High School where she played Hermia in a student production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and attended Santa Monica College (SMC) where she studied cultural anthropology. While at SMC, she attended lectures by Lisa Wolpe of the Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company (LAWSC).

Early Career 

Thompson made her professional stage debut as one of three actors portraying the role of Ariel in LAWSC’s production of The Tempest in 2002. She later appeared as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet: Antebellum New Orleans, 1836 with The Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena, California, in 2003 which earned her an NAACP Theatre Award nomination.

She made her first television appearance in 2005, an episode of the CBS crime drama series Cold Case in the role of a lesbian bootlegger from the 1930s. In 2006, she appeared on the ABC medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy.

Thompson reprised her role as Valkryie in the superhero film Avengers: Endgame, which was released on April 26, 2019. She starred as Agent M in the Men in Black spin-off film, Men in Black: International, opposite Chris Hemsworth, her co-star from Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: 

Thompson repeated her role as Bianca Taylor in the sports drama sequel Creed III (2023). She also made significant contributions to the soundtracks of Creed and Creed II by co-writing and performing multiple songs with producer Moses Sumney.

Personal Life

In 2018, Thompson revealed that she is attracted to both men and women, but chooses not to label herself bisexual.

Net Worth

As of 2022, Tessa Thompson has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

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