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Tessa Bailey

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Tessa Lynne Thompson (born October 3, 1983) is an American actress and producer. She began her professional acting career with the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company while studying at Santa Monica College. She appeared in productions of The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet, the latter of which earned her a NAACP Theatre Award nomination. Her breakthrough came with leading roles in Tina Mabry's independent drama film Mississippi Damned (2009) and Tyler Perry's drama film For Colored Girls (2010). Thompson gained favorable notices for her early film performances in the comedy-drama Dear White People, and as civil rights activist Diane Nash in Ava DuVernay’s historical drama Selma (both in 2014). She gained mainstream attention for her roles in franchise films playing Bianca Taylor in the sport dramas Creed (2015) and Creed II (2018), and for her starring role as Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Avengers: Endgame (2019) as well as her leading role in the science fiction franchise film Men in Black: International (2019) She also has received critical praise for her performances in independent films such as the dark comedy Sorry to Bother You (2018), the crime thriller Little Woods (2018), the science-fiction horror film Annihilation (2018), the romantic drama Sylvie's Love (2020), and the period film Passing (2021). On television, she starred in the noir drama series Veronica Mars (2005–2006), the drama series Copper (2012–2013), and the science fiction series Westworld (2016–present). She received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her work as producer for Sylvie's Love. Early life Thompson was born on October 3, 1983, in Los Angeles, California and raised between Los Angeles and the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Her father, singer-songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson, is of Afro-Panamanian descent and the founder of the musical collective Chocolate Genius, Inc. Her mother is of half Mexican and half European ancestry. Her younger half-sister, Zsela, is a singer and songwriter.Thompson attended Santa Monica High School where she played Hermia in a student production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and attended Santa Monica College (SMC) where she studied cultural anthropology. While at SMC, she also attended lectures by Lisa Wolpe of the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company (LAWSC). Career Acting In 2002, Thompson made her professional stage debut in as one of three actors portraying the role of Ariel in LAWSC's production of The Tempest. In 2003, she appeared as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet: Antebellum New Orleans, 1836 with The Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena, California, which earned her an NAACP Theatre Award nomination.Thompson made her first television appearance in a 2005 episode of the CBS crime drama series Cold Case in the role of a lesbian bootlegger from the 1930s. In the same year, she rose to fame as she landed the role of Jackie Cook on the UPN/CW neo-noir drama series Veronica Mars, starring as a series regular in season two. In 2006, she appeared on the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy.Thompson's first feature film appearance was in the 2006 remake of the horror film When a Stranger Calls playing the role of Scarlett. In 2007, she was a part of the cast on the CW's short-lived drama Hidden Palms, portraying Nikki Barnes. She was next seen opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the dance film Make it Happen in 2008. She also worked on guest star roles on the television series Life and Private Practice, and appeared in season four of Heroes. In 2010, Thompson appeared in Tyler Perry's stage play adaptation For Colored Girls, after she directly approached Perry to be cast in the film. Also in 2010, she had a guest role as the wife of a detective on the drama series Detroit 187. In 2012, Thompson had a guest role as Gavin Doran's daughter, Sasha, on the horror series 666 Park Avenue. In 2013, she starred in BBC America's first original series Copper. In 2014, she starred as Samantha White in Justin Simien's Sundance-winning comedy Dear White People. That same year, Thompson played civil rights activist Diane Nash in Ava DuVernay's Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma. In 2015, she appeared in Ryan Coogler's Rocky sequel film Creed, and in Nate Ruess' short film The Grand Romantic.In 2016, she began a starring role in the HBO science fiction drama series Westworld as board director Charlotte Hale. Also in 2016, Thompson appeared in the off-Broadway run of the Lydia R. Diamond play Smart People at Second Stage Theatre, starring alongside Mahershala Ali, Joshua Jackson and Anne Son. In April 2016, Thompson was cast as Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Thor: Ragnarok, which was released on November 3, 2017. She then appeared in the science-fiction horror film Annihilation, which was released on February 23, 2018. In June 2017, Thompson was cast in the science-fiction comedy Sorry to Bother You, which was released on July 6, 2018. She reprised her role as Bianca Taylor in the sports drama sequel film Creed II, which was released on November 21, 2018, to positive reviews and strong box office returns.Thompson reprised her role as Valkryie in the superhero sequel film Avengers: Endgame, which was released on April 26, 2019. She starred as Agent M in the Men in Black spin-off film, Men in Black: International, opposite Chris Hemsworth, her co-star from Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame. The film was released on June 14, 2019. Also in 2019, she voiced Lady in the musical romance film Lady and the Tramp, a live-action adaptation of the 1955 film of the same name. At the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that Thompson would reprise her role as Valkyrie in the superhero film Thor: Love and Thunder. Valkyrie, after being declared King of New Asgard, will begin searching for her queen, revealing herself to be the MCU's first major LGBT character.Thompson co-produced and voiced the lead role in the mystery sci-fi podcast series The Left Right Game, which was released in 2020. The audio drama series featured Thompson as a journalist who follows a story about a group of paranormal adventurers. Amazon Studios secured the screen rights to the series, with Thompson executive producing. Also in 2020, she starred as the title character in the romantic drama film Sylvie's Love, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. She will next star in the drama film Passing, which serves as Rebecca Hall's directorial debut. More recently, she started her own production company with a first look deal at HBO. In October 2021, Thompson wrapped up production on drama film The Listener directed by Steve Buscemi and written by Alessandro Camon. Music Thompson is also a singer-songwriter. She has in the past been a member of the Los Angeles-based indie electro soul band Caught A Ghost, and contributed to the soundtracks for both Creed and Creed II, for which she co-wrote and performed several songs with producer Moses Sumney. Personal life Thompson revealed in June 2018 that she is attracted to both men and women, but chooses not to label herself bisexual. Filmography Film Television Theatre Music videos Awards and nominations References External links Tessa Thompson on Twitter Tessa Thompson on Instagram Tessa Thompson at IMDb  Tessa Thompson (Aveleyman)

Enfreindre les règles

Enfreindre les règles

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Elle a probablement raison de faire ce qu’elle fait… Danika Silva ne peut pas supporter le lieutenant Greer Burns. Le frère aîné de sa colocataire est peut-être vachement sexy, mais...

The Beach Kingdom Bundle

The Beach Kingdom Bundle

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Over the course of one hot summer, three lifeguard brothers meet the loves of their lives in the warmth of the Long Beach sun. But a happily ever after worth fighting for never comes easy...

Tools of Engagement

Tools of Engagement

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In Tessa Bailey’s latest rom-com, two enemies team up to flip a house... and the sparks between them might burn the place down or ignite a passion that neither can ignore! 

Officer Off Limits

Officer Off Limits

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Story Brooks' fiancé just called off their wedding two weeks before the happy day. As if that isn't bad enough, her semi-estranged father, an infamous NYPD hostage negotiator, has suffered ...

This Time Tomorrow

This Time Tomorrow

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Roksana, heiress to the vampire slayer throne, has performance anxiety.She's supposed to kill Elias, but so far she's only succeeded in maxing out his credit card. Now her failur...

Love Her or Lose Her

Love Her or Lose Her

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Named one of the Best Romances of 2020 by Insider and Oprah Magazine's + Marie Claire's Best New Books of 2020New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey r...

Protecting What's His

Protecting What's His

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Protecting What's His (A Line of Duty Novel) by Tessa Bailey She’s running from the law, and the law wants her bad.The opportunity was just too damn delicious for Ginger ...

Chase Me

Chase Me

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Winner of the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence AwardCollege drop-out Roxy Cumberland moved to New York with dreams of becoming an actress, but her dwindling bank account is qui...

Need Me

Need Me

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When Honey Perribow traded in her cowboy boots for stilettos and left her small Kentucky town to attend Columbia University, she never expected to find a dirt-cheap apartment or two new best...

Protecting What's Theirs

Protecting What's Theirs

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Ginger Peet has never regretted leaving Nashville with her sister and their life-sized statue of Dolly Parton. Now she's settled in Chicago with Lieutenant Derek Tyler, spending her nights p...

Exposed by Fate

Exposed by Fate

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A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...He'll train her to lure another man. She'll lure him instead.When interior designer Eliza Ball...

L’académie - Attentat à la pudeur

L’académie - Attentat à la pudeur

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Jack Garrett n'est pas encore policier, mais il y a déjà une urgence. Sa nouvelle instructrice d'armes à feu - celle qui vient de faire tomber la mâchoire de toutes les âmes de l'acadé...

Captivated

Captivated

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Secret aspiring comedian Autumn Reynolds is a girl gone...not wild exactly. More like lazy. Since her boyfriend abandoned her in New York City for a bunch of improv groupies she's had two pr...

Owned By Fate

Owned By Fate

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A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...Her mind rejects his world. But her body knows its master.Journalist Caroline Preston a...

Too Close to Call: A Romancing the Clarksons Novella

Too Close to Call: A Romancing the Clarksons Novella

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tessa Bailey comes a new story in her Romancing the Clarksons series… All-American wide receiver Kyler Tate’s life is ...

Reborn Yesterday

Reborn Yesterday

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A timeless love story with bite.It was a night like any other for funeral home director Ginny Lynn, until the exceptionally handsome—and unfortunately deceased—yo...

1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Ten

1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Ten

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Tessa Bailey, Lexi Blake, Larissa Ione, Laurelin Paige, and introducing Jenna Jacob and Sierra Simone. Six Dar...

Indecent Exposure

Indecent Exposure

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One of Amazon's Best Romances of FebruaryOne of Bookpage's Best Romances of 2018"Sexy and emotional..." (Washington Post - Best Romance Novels of February)...

Worked Up

Worked Up

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Factory mechanic Duke Crawford just wants to watch SportsCenter in peace. Unfortunately, living with four divorcee sisters doesn’t provide much silence, nor does it change his stance on re...

Getaway Girl

Getaway Girl

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This unlikely getaway driver never expected to help the mayor escape…After a six-year absence, Addison Potts is back in Charleston to stir things up. And what bet...

Too Wild to Tame

Too Wild to Tame

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Sometimes you just can't resist playing with fire . . . By day, Aaron Clarkson suits up, shakes hands, and acts the perfect gentleman. But at night, behind bedroom doors, the t...

Today Tomorrow and Always

Today Tomorrow and Always

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Tucker isn't interested in quests, thank you very much. Though the cigar-smoking, Uber-driving vampire has long been an official member of the undead club, his very human heart still lurks i...

Too Hard to Forget

Too Hard to Forget

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This time, she's calling the shots. Peggy Clarkson is returning to her alma mater with one goal in mind: confront Elliott Brooks, the man who ruined her for all others...

Rough Rhythm: A Made in Jersey Novella

Rough Rhythm: A Made in Jersey Novella

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tessa Bailey comes a new story in her Made In Jersey series… God help the woman I take home tonight.  Ba...

Baiting the Maid of Honor

Baiting the Maid of Honor

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Julie Piper and Reed Lawson have nothing in common. She's a people-pleasing sorority girl hiding behind her perfect mask. He's a take-no-prisoners SWAT commander who isolates himself from th...

Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke

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Connor Bannon is supposed to be dead. Dishonorably discharged from the Navy SEALs, he's spent the last two years working as a street enforcer in Brooklyn for his cousin's crime ring. Through...

Crashed Out

Crashed Out

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Jasmine Taveras is the reason Sarge Purcell grabbed his six-string and bailed the hell out of New Jersey four years ago. She's the fuel for every song he's ever written-each one laced with b...

Runaway Girl

Runaway Girl

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It's Naomi Clemons's big day. Her dreamwedding. And she's outta here. One moment. A chance meeting of gazes through the church window pane with someone familiar ...

Staking His Claim

Staking His Claim

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NYPD sniper Matt Donovan is in Hell. Instead of driving his best friend's little sister home from college, he's stuck with her roommate—a fresh-faced ray-of-sunshine with a body that makes...

Fix Her Up

Fix Her Up

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“Fix Her Up ticks all my romance boxes. Not only is it hilarious, it’s sweet, endearing, heartwarming and downright sexy. It’s a recipe for the perfect love story.” – Hel...

Risking it All

Risking it All

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She's gone rogue.Seraphina Newsom isn't looking for vengeance…she wants justice. Three years ago, Sera's brother was ruthlessly gunned down by one of Brooklyn's most dan...

Wound Tight

Wound Tight

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"Sexy and tender, Wound Tight had me smiling and squirming. Watching these two men open up and fight for their love is a must for any romance fan." - USA Today bestse...

His Risk to Take

His Risk to Take

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Homicide cop Troy Bennett had a reputation with the Chicago PD for being fearless and in control—until the night his daredevil partner is killed during a raid. From that moment on, he swea...

Window Shopping

Window Shopping

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A sizzling, standalone, feel-good holiday romance from Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Summer...Two weeks before Christmas...

Disturbing His Peace

Disturbing His Peace

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She’s got probable cause to make her move . . . Danika Silva can’t stand Lt. Greer Burns. Her roommate’s older brother may be sexy as hell, but he’s also a cold, unfeelin...

Boiling Point

Boiling Point

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Con artist Austin Shaw's been in disguise so long he's not sure where his fake identities end and he begins. Now that he's been strong-armed into working for a specialized undercover unit wo...

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Conduct

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New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey returns with a sexy and hilarious series about three hotshot rookie cops in the NYPD police academy.You don’t know what you’ve ...

Thrown Down

Thrown Down

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Overachiever River Purcell was never supposed to be a struggling single mom, working double shifts just to make ends meet. Nor was she supposed to be abandoned by her high school sweetheart,...

Raw Redemption

Raw Redemption

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Disgraced cop Henrik Vance is having a shit year. Banished to a derelict undercover squad, he’s been tasked with hunting down the daughter of Chicago’s most dangerous criminal. His obses...

Asking for Trouble

Asking for Trouble

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Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead can't stand each other. She plans exclusive parties for her rich family's charities. He's a rough and tumble cop who rigs explosives for a living. Could two p...

Riskier Business

Riskier Business

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After a life of pool hustling and living on the wrong side of the law, Ruby Elliott is living on the straight and narrow with sexy-as-all-hell NYPD detective, Troy Bennett. Now the only trou...

Too Beautiful to Break

Too Beautiful to Break

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A love of a lifetime . . . Leaving Belmont Clarkson is the hardest thing Sage Alexander has ever done. From the moment they met, she knew Belmont was the one, and getting up clo...

1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Sixteen

1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Sixteen

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Jennifer Probst, Tessa Bailey, Elisabeth Naughton, Laura Kaye, and introducing Erika Wilde. Five Dark Tales. Five Sensual St...

Unfixable

Unfixable

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A new adult novel from Entangled's Embrace imprint...He's the last thing she wants…but the only thing she needs.Willa Peet isn't interested in love. ...

Driven by Fate

Driven by Fate

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A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...The first rule is obey... and she already broke it.Francesca "Frankie" De Luca always p...

Persígueme

Persígueme

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Roxy Cumberland se traslada a Nueva York con la intención de lograr su sueño de ser actriz, pero nada es tan fácil como parece… Para colmo su cuenta bancaria disminuye día a día y ya ...

Hook, Line, and Sinker

Hook, Line, and Sinker

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In the follow-up to It Happened One Summer, Tessa Bailey delivers another deliciously fun rom-com about a former player who accidentally falls for his best friend while trying to help h...

It Happened One Summer

It Happened One Summer

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USA TODAY BESTSELLERTessa Bailey is back with a Schitt’s Creek-inspired rom-com about a Hollywood “It Girl” who’s cut off from her wealthy family and exiled to a small Pa...

Make Me

Make Me

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USA TODAY BESTSELLER Construction worker Russell Hart has been head-over-work boots for Abby Sullivan since the moment he laid eyes on her. But he knows a classy, uptown vir...

Too Hot to Handle

Too Hot to Handle

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When rescue looks like a whole lot of trouble . . . The road trip was definitely a bad idea. Having already flambéed her culinary career beyond recognition, Rita Clarks...