Tessa Lynne Thompson is an American actress and musician from Los Angeles, California.
She is of Panamanian, Mexican, and European descent.
Thompson played Jackie Cook on the television series Veronica Mars, Rebecca Taylor on Heroes, Sara Freeman on the period crime drama Copper, Nyla Adrose in the film For Colored Girls, civil rights activist Diane Nash in Selma, and Bianca in Creed. She will next play Valkyrie in Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War. Tessa recently played the role of Charlotte Hale on the HBO series Westworld.