Tessa Thompson recently made her debut on television as guest star on "Cold Case" and also made an appearance on "Grey's Anatomy". She is, however, mostly known for her role as Jackie Cook on the second season of "Veronica Mars". She also appeared in the recent remake of "When a Stranger Calls."
In film, she was featured in "Everyday People" and "He Got Game."
Thompson made her stage debut in a fifth grade play, starring as a tap dancing wolf, opposite Amber Tamblyn. More recently, Thompson was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for her stage performance as Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet," her first Shakespeare production. Subsequently, she has appeared in "The Tempest" and "Twelfth Night," as well as "Summertime," "Grease" and "Guys and Dolls." In the summer of 2005, she was the lead in the west coast premiere of "Indoor/Outdoor" at The Colony Theater in Burbank, California.
A native to Los Angeles, Thompson is the daughter of singer/songwriter Marc A. Thompson of the New York-based band Chocolate Genius and granddaughter of actor/musician Bobby Ramos ("Latin Cruise"), one of the first Latin Americans to have his own television show. She enjoys dance, choreography, and sports, including tennis, swimming, volleyball, surfing and cheerleading.