Tessa Lynn Thompson is a singer, songwriter, and actress who had roles in both the cast and soundtrack of some of the most iconic franchises in Hollywood. And still she isn’t a household name yet, but that’s bound to change soon enough. Check out these highlights from the talented filmography of Tessa Thompson.
10. Mississippi Damned
Character: Danny Rich
Rural Mississippi is filled with stories, and this one of abuse, addiction, and violence is rough to watch.
Character: Josie Radek
This sci-fi film was highly rated in 2018 and may hold up for another decade.
8. For Colored Girls
Character: Nyla Adrose
A group of black women who all live in the same Harlem apartment complex go on a Tyler Perry party.
7. Sorry to Bother You
A telemarketer in an alternate reality of modern-day Oakland discovers a magical key.
6. Marvel Cinematic Universe
Valkyrie is kicking ass and taking names as Asgard’s protector. She steps in where Thor and Loki fail.
5. Creed/Creed 2
Character: Bianca Taylor
Apollo Creed is a long-faded memory, but his son is following in his footsteps, unless Rocky Balboa can step in to guide him.
4. Men in Black: International
Character: Agent M
The Men in Black agency is protecting Earth from alien invaders who can take our forms and want to take our lives.
3. Veronica Mars
Character: Jackie Cook
Veronica Mars may be just a kid in high school, but she’s also an expert detective helping her dad’s agency solve crimes.
2. Dear White People
Character: Samantha White/Rikki Carter
Thompson originated the lead role in the movie version while picking up a guest spot on the Netflix version. Justin Simien wrote and directed this modern classic tale of black ivy league college students.
Character: Charlotte Hale/Delores Abernathy
Once cold, calculating executive Charlotte shows up, things somehow manage to get even darker in Westworld. And Thompson plays multiple roles, as Hale is eventually killed to have Dolores’s consciousness implanted.