Tessa Thompson’s Net Worth

Tessa Thompson's net worth

Tessa Thompson is multi-talented. She was recognized early on for her astounding stage theatre work. Then she made a name for herself in a variety of TV and film roles. Those latter performances are probably what she continues to be best well-known for. However, did you know that she’s also a musician? She’s an interesting woman and a powerful actress. So, what is Tessa Thompson’s net worth?

Who Is Tessa Thompson?

Tessa Thompson was born in Los Angeles in 1983 to a creative family from a diverse background. According to her IMDB bio, her father is the Afro-Panamanian musician Marc Anthony Thompson. Her mother’s ancestry includes Mexico and the British Isles. Her grandfather, Bobby Ramos, was both an actor and a musician. So, perhaps it was no surprise to anyone in the family when Tessa showed early interest and talent in creative endeavors.

She began to appear on stage in high school theatre performances. She went on from high school to Santa Monica College, getting a degree in cultural anthropology while continuing to perform as a stage actress. In fact, she earned an NAACP Theatre nomination for her role as Juliet in Boston Court Theatre’s version of the famous Shakespearian play. However, that was only the beginning of her success as an actress, although she would move from stage to screen.

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Tessa Thompson at the HBO’s ‘Westworld’ Season 3 premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, USA on March 5, 2020. Photo by ©buzzfuss/123RF.COM

Tessa Thompson’s TV and Film Roles

Tessa Thompson is not only a talented actress; she’s also a busy one. She made her first television appearance in 2005 on an episode of “Cold Case.” The following year she had a film role in “When a Stranger Calls.” And if you take a look at her IMDB credits, you’ll discover that she’s had TV and/or film roles every single year from then until now. In fact, in many of those years, it’s unbelievable how many roles she managed to play.

Tessa Thompson on the Small Screen

In the same year that she had that “Cold Case” role, Thompson also got the role of Jackie Cook on “Veronica Mars.” She was in more than 20 episodes on in 2005 and 2006. In 2006, she was also on a couple episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy.” Then, in 2007, she played Nikki Barnes in “Hidden Palms.”

Between then and 2012, her TV appearances included:

  • “Life”
  • “Mental”
  • “Private Practice”
  • “Heroes”
  • “Three Rivers”
  • “Blue Belle”
  • “Off the Map”
  • “Detroit 1-8-7”
  • “Rizzoli and Isles”

Although these were sometimes just one or two episodes, they were on a few pretty big shows. Then in 2012-2013, she got the role of Sara Freeman in “Copper.” At the same time, she also appeared in multiple episodes of “666 Park Avenue.” For a few years after that, she focused primarily on the big screen, with a few sporadic TV jobs here and there.

However, in 2016, she began a 4-year-long role as Charlotte Hale on “Westworld.” That ended in 2020, a year during which she appeared in a TV mini series of “James and the Giant Peach with Taika and Friends” and also did. ten-episode podcast role as the voice of Alice on “The Left Right Game.”

Tessa Thompson’s Films

Clearly, Tessa Thompson’s net worth comes in part from her many television roles. However, she’s even better known as a film actress. In 2008, she had roles in “Make It Happen” and “The Human Contract.” The following year, things started to really pick up for her on the big screen. She played Kari Peterson in “Mississippi Damned,” a role for which she won the American Black Film Festival award for Best Actor.

In 2010, she had roles in “Everyday Black Man,” “Exquisite Corpse,” the TV movie “Betwixt,” and “For Colored Girls.” For the latter, she won the 2011 Black Reel Awards Best Breakthrough Performance.” Other movies ensued, including 2012’s “Murder on the 13th Floor.”

2014’s Film Awards

However, the awards and accolades really began to come in when Tessa Thompson played Samantha White in “Dear White People” in 2014. She won breakthrough actor awards for that role from both the African-American Film Critics Association and the Critics’ Choice Award. She was also nominated for several other awards for that role. As if that weren’t impressive enough, in that same year, she performed the role of Diane Nash in “Selma.” For that, she won the African-American Film Critics Association award for best supporting actress as well as a breakthrough performer award from Hamptons International Film Festival. As with “Dear White People,” she also received numerous other nominations for that role.

Oh, and though not award-worthy, in 2014 she also played a role in “Grantham and Rose.” She was also in a movie short that year. Plus she was in her own video short.

Films Since 2014

While 2014 was a huge year for her breakout success, numerous roles since then that have contributed to Tessa Thompson’s net worth. Those films include:

  • “Creed” and later “Creed II”
  • “War on Everyone”
  • “Salt Water”
  • “South Dakota”
  • “Thor: Ragnarok”
  • “Sorry to Bother You”
  • “Annihilation”
  • “Furlough”
  • “Janelle Monáe: Dirty Computer”
  • “Avengers: End Game”
  • “Men in Black: International”
  • The voice of Lady in “Lady and the Tramp”
  • “Sylvie’s Love”
  • “Passing”; a role for which she will be honored in December 2021 at the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s Impact Award Night. She is honored for Outstanding Performance in a Film. Other honorees include Salma Hayek and Rosie Perez.

Her upcoming films include “Thor: Love and Thunder,” “Creed III,” and “The Listener.” As you can see, some of her most popular roles have led to repeat options that must contribute nicely to Tessa Thompson’s net worth. As you can also see, she performs in a diverse range of different roles and genres.

Tessa Thompson’s Music

As aforementioned, she comes from a musical family, and she is a musician herself. One of her songs was even in “Dear White People.” Moreover, she contributed to the soundtracks of the first two Creed movies. She’s also enjoyed performing in a variety of different music videos including some with Jay-Z and Janelle Monáe.

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Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton and Tessa Thompson at the HBO’s ‘Westworld’ Season 3 premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, USA on March 5, 2020. photo by ©buzzfuss/123RF.COM

Tessa Thompson’s Personal Life

It’s hard to imagine that Tessa Thompson can even find time for a personal life amidst all of this creative work! Oh, and she occasionally also returns to the stage. For example, in a 2o16 she was in an Off-Broadway production of “Smart People.”

Although she does obviously have a personal life, she chooses to keep it as private as possible. She’s come out publicly as having attractions to both men and women, although she doesn’t use the term “bisexual” to define herself. In fact, she doesn’t like to talk about her dating life at all.

Netflix Life reports that she’s been potentially romantically linked with five people over the years:

  1. Janelle Monáe
  2. English singer Dev Hynes
  3. Taika Waititi
  4. Rita Ora (supposedly with Taika in a poly relationship among the three of them)
  5. Australian model Zac Stenmark

That said, all of this seems to be unsubstantiated rumor. And Tessa prefers to keep it that way. Whereas most actors with an IMDB profile have a long list of “fun facts,” they’ve listed barely any about her. She is unmarried and has no children.

Tessa Thompson’s Net Worth

Despite deep digging, we could find about as much information about Tessa Thompson’s net worth as we could about her love life. There just isn’t a lot of information out there. Turning tour most reliable source, Celebrity Net Worth, we find that Tessa Thompson’s net worth is estimated at about $4 million.

While that’s nothing to sneeze it, the amount seems low, doesn’t it? She’s worked consistently and prolifically in big and small roles for more than fifteen years. She’s been in some huge movies, including award winners and big franchises.

We turned to The Richest to see if we could get any additional information. They note that of the seven primary “Westworld” actors, she has the lowest net worth of them all. Furthermore, they believe that her salary on the show was about $100,000 per episode, which was more comparable to the lesser-known characters than the ones, like herself, that played starring roles. Stylecaster further explains that all of the cost got that amount in the first two seasons. However, in the third season, some renegotiated and began to receive $250,000 per episode. Both The Richest and Stylecaster admit to not knowing what she made starting in season three but they believe it to be less than this amount.

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Dule Hill’s Net Worth

Dule Hill's Net Worth

Dule Hill, whose first name is Karim according to Wikipedia, is a television and film actor. Do you recognize him by name? What if we told you that he played the character of Gus on the TV show “Psych”? Or that he was Charlie Young on “The West Wing?” If you weren’t familiar with his name before, then it’s probably ringing a bell now. But do you have any guess as to Dule Hill’s net worth?

Who Is Dule Hill?

According to his IMDB biography, Dule Hill was born in New Jersey in 1975. His parents are Jamaican; Dad is an entrepreneur and mom a teacher. He has one older brother.

Although he ultimately has become well-known for his acting roles on both the small and big screen, Dule Hill started out as a singer and dancer. In fact, believe it or not, he was only three years old when he joined the Marie Wildey School of Dance. Three years old!

When he was still a young child, he got the role of Savion Glover’s understudy for Broadway’s “The Tap Dance Kid.” He went on to perform that lead role for over a year when the musical did its national tour. Wikipedia reports that at age 10 he went on Jerry Lewis’s MDA telethon to tap dance, which he ended up having to do to an unexpected song played live by the orchestra because they couldn’t find his music! IMDB adds that other musicals he was in while young include “Little Rascals,” “Black & Blue,” and “Shenandoah.”

Fun fact from IMDB: Hill still enjoys tap dancing. In fact, he did so with Savion Glover in 2001 at the 32nd NAACP Image Awards show.

High School and College

Although he was doing well on stage, he was also interested in screen acting. Hill started getting jobs in commercials. Then, he appeared in his first film while still in his senior year of high school. The film was “Sugar Hill.” He played the younger version of Wesley Snipes’ character in the film.

Before that year (1993) was over, he had started attending college while at the same time appearing on Jim Henson’s Saturday morning show “CityKids.” Although he had enough success behind him to have given acting a full-time go, education was important to him, perhaps because his mom is an educator. He decided to continue studying acting at William Esper Studio, honing his craft.

But at the same time he gave himself an edge up on life by also attending Seton Hall University where he studied business finance. Whether or not you go into business for a living, knowing about money is good common sense, and it’s surely helped as Dule Hill’s net worth has grown. That said, IMDB reports that ultimately he had to make a decision about whether to stay at Seton Hall of accept the starring role in Broadway’s “Bring in Da’ Noise, Bring In Da’ Funk.” He chose the latter, leaving college during his junior year. He spent over two years in that role and it served I’m well as far as networking and accolades.

Dule Hill’s TV and Film Appearances

We already know that Dule Hill’s first film was “Sugar Hill” in 1993. But what else has he done on the big and small screens that have contributed to Dule Hill’s net worth?

IMDB shows that he had small roles on a variety of different television shows and TV movies from 1993 – 1999. Then in 1999 he was in the film “She’s All That.” Additional films quickly followed including “Men of Honor” in 2000, “Holes” in 2003, “Sexual Life” in 2004, “Edmund” in 2005, and “The Guardian” in 2006.

Dule Hill’s Big TV Roles

At the same time, though, he was making a name for himself on “The West Wing.” He played Charlie Young from 1999 – 2006. In 2001 and 2002, he and the cast won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. They were nominated for that award in other years as well.

Then in 2006 he started playing the role of Burton “Gus” Guster on “Psych” which was just a web series at the time. However, it was quickly picked up as a TV series and he continued to play that role for about eight years. During those years, he also made appearances in several films and shorts.

After “Psych” came to an end, Dule Hill chalked up a number of other TV roles:

  • Larry Siefert in “Ballers”
  • Albert Cobb in “Doubt”
  • Alex Williams in “Suits”
  • Marcus Duane Wainwright III in “Black Monday”
  • Mr. Manny in the “Muppet Babies” TV short

Most recently, he’s playing the role of Bill Williams in the new version of “The Wonder Years.”

Additional Movie Mentions

In addition to the movies noted above, there have been three TV movie spinoffs of “Psych.” The first was in 2017. The second in 2020. And the final is filming now. It’s called “This Is Gus” so presumably he is the main focus of this movie. Depending how that does, it could potentially add to Dule Hill’s net worth.

Dule Hill also has three other movies from 2021: “Locked Down,” “Night of the Animated Dead” (which is a voice role), and “Hypnotic.” He sure is keeping busy!

Dule Hill’s Personal Life

Dule Hill married Canadian actress Nicole Lyn in 2004. She had been in some episodes of “The West Wing.” And fun fact, according to IMDB, she also started taking dance classes at age three. They were married for about eight years, divorcing without having any children.

In 2017, Dule Hill became engaged to Jazmyn Simon. She had been on the show “Ballers” with him. She already had a daughter, who Hill adopted. In 2019, the now-married couple had a son together, Levi Dule Hill. Ecelebrityspy reports that the family lives in a 4000 square foot house. It was a 1970s house that they renovated, and you can actually see the renovation on the show “Styling Hollywood” on Netflix.

Dule Hill’s Net Worth

Okay, so we know how Dule Hill started off in life. We know about his early Broadway work and his ongoing work in TV and film. But do we know Dule Hill’s net worth? Celebrity Net Worth is typically our most accurate source for this type of information. They say that Dule Hill’s net worth is $8 million. Ecelbrityspy makes a guess that Dule Hill earned  somewhere between $200,000 and $500,000 per episode of “Psych” but we have not been able to confirm the accuracy of that guess.

What’s your favorite role that Dule Hill has played?

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