Tessa Lynne Thompson is a 34 years old black American who was born on October 1983, in Los Angeles. She grew up in same place of birth where she began a career path in acting with the Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company. Marc Anthony Thompson is her father, who was a songsmith and vocalist. Her grandfather was Bobby Ramos a famous entertainer. Tessa has a younger step-sister by name Zsela Thompson who also is a songsmith and vocalist. Information about her mother remains a mystery till date.
Tessa Thompson Career Details
Her career path began with the Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company. Thereafter, she featured in ‘The Tempest’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ productions, which eventually made her win an NAACP nomination of a Theatre Award. She then took spearheading roles in the independent drama films of ‘Mississippi Damned’ by Tina Mabry in 2009, and For Colored Girls’ by Tyler Perry in 2010. These were a quantum leap for her career. The leading role she took as Valkyrie in movies like ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ in 2017 and ‘Avengers: Endgame ‘in 2019, made her exceedingly popular.
In same 2019, she acted as Molly Wright in the movie ‘Men in Black: International’, just to name a few. The movie star also took on different roles on several TV series such as Camille Travis in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ in 2006; Rebecca Taylor in ‘Heroes’ in 2009; Sara Freeman in ‘Copper’ in 2012-2013; and the latest in 2019 was the role of Eartha Kitt in ‘Drunk History’, just to name a few.
Tessa also featured in several music videos, some of which are: ‘Yoga’ by Janelle Monáe, where she was a dancer, ‘Moonlight’ by Jay-Z, ‘Pynk’ by Janelle Monáe and most recently in 2019 ‘Uneventful Days’ by Beck. She has had several nominations and awards, one of the most recent nominations being People’s Choice Awards for the movie ‘Men in Black: International’ in 2019. With a flourishing career, Tessa Thompson has a controversial emotional life.
Is Tessa Thompson Dating Boyfriend Or She Is Lesbian?
Lately, Tessa Thompson declared that she is a bisexual. This was in 2018, when she declared that she had an attraction towards both men and women. Though being one of those actresses considered by Hollywood most thrilling, doubts about her love life remain incomprehensible. There are rumors about Tessa Thompson and Janelle Monáe dating, which commenced after the music video of Monáe (‘Dirty Computer’) was shot, in which Tessa featured. Many analyzed that in that video, their friendship was beyond what it appeared to be. Tessa also agreed to the fact that both she and Janelle are “deeply in love”. She also declared their closeness and the fact that she and Monáe vibrate on the same frequency.
The Hollywood star who is outspoken and candid in her speech, clearly and boldly declared that her choice of sexuality did not bother her family in any way. She added that whoever she brought home did not matter to her family. (“In my family you can be anything you want to be. I’m attracted to men and also to women,”). Further she stated “If I bring a woman home, [or] a man, we don’t even have to have the discussion”. While the star seeks ways to maintain privacy and space as she declared, it is also of prior importance to her, to make use of the platform and impact. However, both Tessa and Monáe have been seen together in several photos. Tessa desires that everyone who is in the same emotional state as herself should also be supported by their families as she is and should have the liberty to take their stands. Despite all the talks around her relationship, she has chosen not to care about what gainsayers have to declare about her and her love life.
Tessa Thompson Net Worth
Given that the bright actress Tessa Thompson has had a progressive and consistent growth in her career path, it is certain that she has amassed wealth over the last decades. With her acting career, both in movies and series, as well as her music path, not to mention all the awards she won plus nominations, her net worth in 2019 was estimated at $ 5million US Dollars.