Tessa Thompson

Thompson, Tessa

Tessa Thompson is an American actress, best known for Creed, Dear White People, Selma, and When a Stranger Calls. Other film credits include Annihilation, War on Everyone, Creed, Selma, Dear White People, Automotive, For Colored Girls, and Mississippi Damned.

Television credits include Charlotte Hale on HBO’s Westworld, Rebecca Taylor on NBC’s Heroes, and Jackie Cook on CW’s Veronica Mars.

Theatre credits include Off-Broadway, as Vanessa Wetherhold in Smart People (2nd Stage Theatre); and regionally, as Della in Blue Skies for Alabama (Pasadena Playhouse), Cleopatra in Caesar and Cleopatra, Viola in Twelfth Night, Chloë Coverlyin Arcadia, Cordelia in King Lear, and Iphigeneia in Agamemnon and His Daughters (Antaeus Theatre), JJ in Tree (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Samantha in Indoor/Outdoor (Colony Theatre), and Juliet in Romeo And Juliet: Antebellum New Orleans 1836 (Theatre@Boston Court).