Tessa Lynne Thompson (born October 3, 1983) is an American actress and musician.
She's best known for playing Jackie Cook on UPN's Veronica Mars, and her roles in films like Dear White People, Selma, and Creed. In 2017, she made her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, starring opposite Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston.
- Veronica Mars (2005 — 2006) as Jackie Cook
- Hidden Palms (2007) as Nikki Barnes
- Copper (2012 — 2013) as Sara Freeman
- Dear White People (2014) as Samantha White
- Dear White People (2017) as Rikki Carter
- Selma (2014) as Diane Nash
- Creed (2015) as Bianca
- Creed II (2018)
- Westworld (2016 — present) as Charlotte Hale
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) as Valkyrie
- Annihilation (2018) as Josie Radek
- Sorry to Bother You (2018) as Detroit
- M.I.B. (2019) as Agent M
- Lady and the Tramp (2019) as Lady