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Tessa Thompson : biography

October 3, 1983 -

Tessa Lynne ThompsonAccording to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. At Ancestry.com (born October 3, 1983) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for the role as Jackie Cook on the television noir Veronica Mars and as Nyla Adrose in the film For Colored Girls.

Personal life

Thompson was born in Los Angeles, California. She attended Santa Monica High School and was in many high school theatre productions. Thompson is the daughter of singer/songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson of the New York-based band Chocolate Genius, Inc. She is also the granddaughter of actor/musician Bobby Ramos ("Latin Cruise"), one of the first Latin Americans to have his own television show. She sings with the Cape Town Ladies Choir. She is currently working on a musical project with songwriter and producer Jesse Nolan and Stephen Edelstein titled "Caught A Ghost". She is listed in the bio page of the band's website as providing "sultry vocals and percussions". The band's sound is explained on their website to "feature elements of classic Motown and stax volt compositions with influences from dubstep, 90s rap, and contemporary electronica".


Year Title Role Notes
2006 When a Stranger Calls Scarlet
2008 Make It Happen Dana
2008 The|Human Contract}} Waitress
2009 Mississippi Damned Kari Peterson
2010 Everyday Black Man Claire
2010 Exquisite Corpse Liz
2010 For Colored Girls Nyla / Purple
2011 South Dakota Chris
2011 Red & Blue Marbles Becca Completed
2011 Periphery Caitlin Completed
2011 Inner Auto Movie Project Maggie Post-production
2012 Murder on the 13th Floor Nia Palmer
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Cold Case Wilhemina 'Billie' Doucette Episode: "Best Friends"
2005-2006 Veronica Mars Jackie Cook 12 episodes
2006 Grey's Anatomy Camille Travis Episode: "Losing My Religion"Episode: "Deterioration of the Fight or Flight Response"
2006 The|Initiation of Sarah|The Initiation of Sarah (2006 film)}} Esme TV movie
2007 Hidden Palms Nikki Barnes 7 episodes
2008 Life Liza Episode: "Trapdoor"
2009 Mental Lainey Jefferson Episode: "Lines in the Sand"
2009 Private Practice Zoe Episode: "Yours, Mine & Ours"Episode: "Strange Bedfellows"
2009 Heroes Rebecca Taylor 3 episodes
2009 Three Rivers Penelope Kirkell Episode: "A Roll of the Dice"
2010 Betwixt Jenny TV movie
2010 Blue Belle Blue 5 episodes
2010 Detroit 1-8-7 Lauren Washington Episode: "Local Hero/Overboard"Episode: "Home Invasion/Drive-By"
2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Lauren Washington Episode: "Blackout"
2011 Off the Map Sydney Episode: "A Doctor Time Out"
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Anna Farrell Episode: "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"
2012 Copper Sara 9 episodes
2012-2013 666 Park Avenue Laurel Harris / Sasha Doren 5 episodes
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