Tessa Thompson is an American actor known for her many roles on television. She started her acting career at the age of twenty with the L.A. Woman’s Shakespeare Group while studying at Santa Monica College. She then appeared in several productions of The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet, the later of which earned her an NAACP Theatre award. Tessa Thompson also appeared in several movies such as Baby Did a Bad Thing and The Perfect Score.
In 2021, Tessa Thompson made a name for herself by playing the role ofhea in the science fiction film Independence Day. Her performance was so popular that it was viewed by millions. One of her most notable characters in this movie was Thorne, while others such as John Hurt and Anna Deavere Smith played other important roles. For her part, Tessa Thompson received an Oscar nomination for her work in Independence Day. It was her second Academy Award for Best Actress in her role.
|Real Name||Tessa Lynne Thompson|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 163 cm|
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5′ 4″
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 55 kg|
in Pounds- 121 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Body Measurements||34-27-35 in or 86-68.5-89 cm|
|Waist Size||27 inch|
|Hip Size||35 inch|
|Shoe Size||7.5 (US) or 38 (EU)|
|Dress Size||8 (US) or 40 (EU) or 12 (UK)|
|Date of Birth||October 3, 1983|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Father Name||Marc Anthony Thompson|
|Siblings||She has a sister.|
|School||Santa Monica High School|
|College||Santa Monica College|
|Educational Qualification||Study cultural anthropology|
|Boyfriends||Janelle Monáe (2018-Present)|
|Married & Children|
|First Film||When a Stranger Calls|
|First Television Show||Cold Case|
|Favorite Book||My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante|
|Favorite TV Show||Unknown|
Tessa Thompson Interesting Facts
- She always had a passion for singing and also played a singer in the movie Creed (2015).
- As a child, she and her father would explore the hills of Los Angeles together and search for lizards and film their adventures. They called it the Lizard Hunters.
- Tessa is also a dancer and has done a cameo in a music video sung by her friends Janelle Monáe and Jidenna. The song was called Yoga.
Tessa Thompson is also known for her acting in a number of different sports drama films. Her first two acting credits were in the sports drama film The Game. She then went on to appear in the television movie Easy Rider as well as the action/adventure film Tomb Raider. Her last acting job was in the 2021 movie Ocean City.
Tessa Thompson has also worked alongside some of the best actors in Hollywood as well. She has appeared in The Thin Red Line with George Clooney, and opposite Jack Nicholson in the film Minority Report. She also had a supporting role in the 2021 movie The Game. Those are just some of the roles Tessa Thompson has been involved with, however she is most noted for her starring role as the young girl in the acclaimed Elvis movie Blue Hawaii.
In the role of “Old McDonald” in Westworld, Tessa Thompson plays the oldest surviving member of The Wellie Company, the very group that Elvis used to live for several years in the late 1940’s. It was revealed in the novel that Doc had been contracted by the British to work for them in exchange for helping to clear out their old mansion. Tessa Thompson did a great job of portraying the aged grandmother, providing the reader with a very loving and protective character. The scenes with her and Westworld’s Professor Xavier were especially touching. While on the set of the TV show, Tessa Thompson was asked about joining the cast of the upcoming Westworld film, and she said she would like to do just that. It sounds like she has finally broken through to the audience that she belongs among the elite group of superstars.
While Tessa Thompson does not always shine in every role that she is asked to play, her star quality shines bright when it comes to playing one of the main characters in a science fiction or fantasy drama such as Westworld. The character of Old McDonald in Westworld, is unlike any other that we have seen before in a science fiction or fantasy drama. That is why Tessa Thompson has earned rave reviews for her work in the show. If you want to see what an exciting sci-fi role that actress can play, I recommend you take a look at Westworld.