Tessa Thompson stars in "Copper" on BBC America as Sara Freeman.

Familiar to television audiences for her role as Jackie Cook on "Veronica Mars," Thompson more recently starred in The CW's drama "Hidden Palms" as Nikki, a Los Angeles party girl with a history of alcohol abuse, whose affluent family has written her off as a lost cause.

Born in Los Angeles, Tessa 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." She was also the lead in "Indoor/Outdoor" at The Colony Theater in Burbank, California.

In addition to her role on "Veronica Mars," Thompson has recurred on "Detroit 1-8-7," "Heroes" and "Private Practice" and guest starred on episodes of "Rizzoli & Isles," "Off the Map," "Three Rivers," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Cold Case." She also appeared in the television movie "The Initiation of Sarah."

Thompson's feature films credits include "Everyday People," "When a Stranger Calls" and "He Got Game," with Denzel Washington.

Currently residing in 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. Thompson enjoys dance, choreography and sports, including tennis, swimming, volleyball, surfing and cheerleading.


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Age: 33 years old
Birthday: October 3, 1983
Height: 5' 4"
Full Name / Real Name: Tessa Dunnington
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

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