About this actor
Tessa Lynne Thompson (born October 3, 1983) is an American actress. She is perhaps best-known for the role of Jackie Cook on the TV series Veronica Mars. Thompson was born in Los Angeles, California. She attended Santa Monica High School and was in many high school theatre productions. Thompson is the daughter of singer/songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson of the New York-based band Chocolate Genius, Inc. She is also the 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. Thompson may be best known for her role as Jackie Cook on the UPN/CW neo-noir drama series Veronica Mars, starring as a series regular for the show's second season the character which she portrayed for 12 episodes but started in Los Angeles professional theater. Additional television appearances include a guest spot on Cold Case as Paige ...