Tessa Lynn Thompson (born October 3, 1983) is an American actress. She is of Afro-Panamanian, English, German, Irish, Mexican and Scottish descent. She was known for her role in the 2009 indie movie Mississippi Damned. In movie, she starred as Nyla Adrose in the drama For Colored Girls (2010), civil rights activist Diane Nash in the historical drama Selma (2014), Bianca in the sports drama Creed (2015), and as Valkyrie in the superhero movie Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and in Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
Thompson in July 2017
Tessa Lynn Thompson
October 3, 1983
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
On television, Thompson starred as Jackie Cook in the mystery drama Veronica Mars (2005–2006), Sara Freeman in the period crime drama Copper (2012–2013), and Charlotte Hale in the HBO science-fiction thriller series Westworld (2016–present).
- Zakarin, Jordan (December 29, 2014). "Tessa Thompson on Selma, Dear White People, and Her Breakthrough Year". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on September 21, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
...a Panamanian father and half-Mexican, half-white mother.
- "Tessa Thompson". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on September 8, 2016.