Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson

Tessa Lynne Thompson (born October 3, 1983) is an American actress, producer, singer, and songwriter. 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 was was raised between Los Angeles and Brooklyn, New York. Her father, singer-songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson, is of Afro-Panamanian descent and is the founder of the musical collective Chocolate Genius, Inc. Her mother has white and Mexican ancestry. She has a younger half-sister, Zsela, who 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. She then attended Santa Monica College (SMC), where she studied cultural anthropology and is a member of the alma mater. While at SMC, she also attended lectures by Lisa Wolpe of the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company (LAWSC). This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.

  • Title: Tessa Thompson
  • Popularity: 18.917
  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1983-10-03
  • Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
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  • Also Known As: 테사 톰슨, Tessa Lynne Thompson, Τέσα Τόμσον, Тесса Томпсон, テッサ・トンプソン, 泰莎·汤普森, تسا تامپسون
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Tessa Thompson Movies

  • 2006
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    When a Stranger Calls

    When a Stranger Calls

    5.8 2006 HD

    Far away from the site of a gruesome murder, a teenager named Jill Johnson arrives at a luxurious home for a baby-sitting job. With the children fast...

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  • 2006
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    The Initiation of Sarah

    The Initiation of Sarah

    5.2 2006 HD

    A sorority girl unwittingly becomes the focus of a battle between good and evil.

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  • 2008
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    Make It Happen

    Make It Happen

    6 2008 HD

    Embarking on a journey to fulfill her dreams as a dancer, a young girl discovers a new style of dance that will prove to be the source of both...

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  • 2010
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    For Colored Girls

    For Colored Girls

    6.785 2010 HD

    About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of...

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  • 2014
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    Dear White People

    Dear White People

    6.2 2014 HD

    Four college students attend an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an "African-American" themed party thrown by white students. With...

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  • 2012
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    Murder on the 13th Floor

    Murder on the 13th Floor

    4.9 2012 HD

    A neglectful mother concocts a plan to kill her live-in nanny when she discovers the nanny is having an affair with her husband.

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  • 2014
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    Grantham & Rose

    Grantham & Rose

    6.3 2014 HD

    When a petty crime thrusts him into the company of a feisty eighty-one-year-old African-American woman named Rose Price, Grantham and Rose push the...

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  • 2010
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    Exquisite Corpse

    Exquisite Corpse

    4.889 2010 HD

    A medical student (Steve Sandvoss) is working on a research project and discovers that he is able to reanimate recently-deceased mice. He takes a...

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  • 2014
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    Selma

    Selma

    7.398 2014 HD

    "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous...

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  • 2014
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    Points of Origin

    Points of Origin

    6.2 2014 HD

    Will the relationship between an American radio host and his wife survive the ethical dilemmas of outsourced pregnancy in India?

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  • 2015
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    Creed

    Creed

    7.415 2015 HD

    The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival...

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  • 2016
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    War on Everyone

    War on Everyone

    5.77 2016 HD

    Two corrupt cops in New Mexico set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn,...

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  • 2018
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    Annihilation

    Annihilation

    6.412 2018 HD

    A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

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  • 2015
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    The Grand Romantic

    The Grand Romantic

    1 2015 HD

    The film follows an artist (Nate Ruess) in the midst of failing to reach the greatness of his previous albums, and being pressured by most of the...

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  • 2018
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    Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    6.814 2018 HD

    In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which...

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  • 2009
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    Mississippi Damned

    Mississippi Damned

    5.6 2009 HD

    Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.

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  • 2008
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    The Human Contract

    The Human Contract

    4.5 2008 HD

    A free-spirited woman leads a businessman down a path of reckless abandon.

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  • 2013
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    Automotive

    Automotive

    5.5 2013 HD

    Set entirely around the perspective of a 1964 Mercury muscle car, Automotive is an American neo-noir about Kansas, a man who must unravel a crime he...

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  • 2016
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    Salt Water

    Salt Water

    8.2 2016 HD

    Based on a true story, a troubled twenty-year-old with PTSD struggles to normalize her life and escape her past. But as the symptoms of her disorder...

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  • 2017
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    South Dakota

    South Dakota

    4.3 2017 HD

    Barb is a 14-year-old high school track star and cheerleader in love with her 15-year-old star athlete boyfriend when a single moment of passion...

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  • 2011
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    Everyday Black Man

    Everyday Black Man

    5 2011 HD

    Since closing the door to a violent past, quiet and thoughtful Moses Stanton everyday existence is running a small neighborhood store, and watching...

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  • 2017
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    Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    7.592 2017 HD

    Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction...

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  • 2019
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    Little Woods

    Little Woods

    5.6 2019 HD

    For years, Ollie has illicitly helped the struggling residents of her North Dakota oil boomtown access Canadian health care and medication. When the...

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  • 2017
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    100 Years

    100 Years

    6 2017 HD

    An animated history of American health care provider, Planned Parenthood.

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  • 2018
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    Creed II

    Creed II

    7.03 2018 HD

    Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight against an opponent with ties to his family's past, Adonis Creed is up against the...

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  • 2018
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    Furlough

    Furlough

    5.833 2018 HD

    In between caring for her mother, a young woman works part time at a prison. The rookie guard gets a chance to prove her mettle when she's tasked...

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  • 2018
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    Dirty Computer

    Dirty Computer

    7 2018 HD

    The story of a young woman named Jane 57821, who is living in a totalitarian near-future society where citizens are referred to as 'computers.'...

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  • 2021
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    Passing

    Passing

    6.265 2021 HD

    In 1920s New York City, a Black woman finds her world upended when her life becomes intertwined with a former childhood friend who's passing as white.

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  • 2019
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    Lady and the Tramp

    Lady and the Tramp

    7.2 2019 HD

    The love story between a pampered Cocker Spaniel named Lady and a streetwise mongrel named Tramp. Lady finds herself out on the street after her...

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  • 2019
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    Men in Black: International

    Men in Black: International

    5.918 2019 HD

    The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat...

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  • 2020
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    Sylvie's Love

    Sylvie's Love

    6.29 2020 HD

    When a young woman meets an aspiring saxophonist in her father’s record shop in 1950s Harlem, their love ignites a sweeping romance that...

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  • 2019
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    Between Two Ferns: The Movie

    Between Two Ferns: The Movie

    6 2019 HD

    Galifianakis dreamed of becoming a star. But when Will Ferrell discovered his public access TV show, 'Between Two Ferns' and uploaded it to Funny or...

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  • 2019
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    Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    8.253 2019 HD

    After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of...

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  • 2023
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    Creed III

    Creed III

    7.133 2023 HD

    After dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed has thrived in his career and family life. When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damian...

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  • 2019
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    Shadow Stalker

    Shadow Stalker

    1 2019 HD

    Shadow Stalker outlines the history of Predictive Policing, Digital Identity Theft and the dangers of Data Mining, that uses algorithms, performance...

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  • 2024
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    The Listener

    The Listener

    4.778 2024 HD

    Beth is a helpline volunteer – part of the small army that gets on the phone every night across America, fielding calls from all kinds of...

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  • 2022
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    Soul of a Nation Presents: Screen Queens Rising

    Soul of a Nation Presents: Screen Queens Rising

    6 2022 HD

    Exploring how Black actresses, a historically overlooked and under-valued group in Hollywood, have in recent years begun to ascend to the top...

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  • 2022
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    Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    6.464 2022 HD

    After his retirement is interrupted by Gorr the God Butcher, a galactic killer who seeks the extinction of the gods, Thor Odinson enlists the help of...

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  • 1970
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    Hedda

    Hedda

    1 1970 HD

    Follows Hedda Gabler as she navigates a house she does not want, a marriage she feels trapped in and an ex-lover who has reappeared in her life.

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  • 1970
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    The Invite

    The Invite

    1 1970 HD

    A middle-aged couple who are feeling stagnant in their relationship invite the younger and livelier couple from the apartment upstairs for a...

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  • 2015
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    From Rocky to Creed: The Legacy Continues

    From Rocky to Creed: The Legacy Continues

    7 2015 HD

    In this one-hour documentary event narrated by Michael B Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, the filmmakers and past cast members share Rockys Cinderella...

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  • 2023
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    The Marvels

    The Marvels

    6.128 2023 HD

    Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended...

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  • 1970
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    Creed IV

    Creed IV

    1 1970 HD

    The fourth installment of the “Creed” saga

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  • 2022
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    Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder

    Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder

    6.9 2022 HD

    Settle in with the likes of Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, and Tessa Thompson, and as they divulge the secrets...

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  • 2020
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    Sylvie's Love

    Sylvie's Love

    6.29 2020 HD

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  • 2019
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    Little Woods

    Little Woods

    5.6 2019 HD

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  • 2024
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    The Listener

    The Listener

    4.778 2024 HD

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  • 1970
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    Hedda

    Hedda

    1 1970 HD

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  • 2024
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    Raat Ki Rani

    Raat Ki Rani

    1 2024 HD

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  • 2024
    imgMovies

    Raat Ki Rani

    Raat Ki Rani

    1 2024 HD

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  • 2007
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    Private Practice

    Private Practice

    7.594 2007 HD

    Having left behind Seattle Grace Hospital, renowned surgeon Addison Forbes Montgomery moves to Los Angeles for sunnier weather and happier...

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  • 2007
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    Life

    Life

    7.739 2007 HD

    Complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Crews’ new lease...

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  • 2004
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    Veronica Mars

    Veronica Mars

    7.836 2004 HD

    In the fictional town of Neptune, California, student Veronica Mars progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private...

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  • 2006
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    Heroes

    Heroes

    7.5 2006 HD

    Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.

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  • 2003
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    Cold Case

    Cold Case

    7.778 2003 HD

    The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she is assigned cases that have never been solved. Detective Lilly...

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  • 2009
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    Mental

    Mental

    6 2009 HD

    A psychiatrist balances unorthodox treatments and his conservative boss.

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  • 2009
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    Three Rivers

    Three Rivers

    7.2 2009 HD

    Three Rivers is an American television medical drama that debuted on CBS on October 4, 2009, starring Alex O'Loughlin in the role of an infamous...

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  • 2016
    imgS4 E8

    Westworld

    Westworld

    8.047 2016 HD

    A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined...

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  • 2007
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    Hidden Palms

    Hidden Palms

    5.603 2007 HD

    Johnny Miller was a typical 15-year-old until his father committed suicide. Now Johnny lives in Palm Springs with his mother and her new husband. On...

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  • 2011
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    Portlandia

    Portlandia

    6.932 2011 HD

    Satirical sketch comedy set and filmed in Portland, Oregon that explores the eccentric misfits who embody the foibles of modern culture.

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  • 2017
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    Dear White People

    Dear White People

    6.18 2017 HD

    At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a diverse group of students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.

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  • 2014
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    BoJack Horseman

    BoJack Horseman

    8.558 2014 HD

    Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the 90s - 20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's...

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  • 2007
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    The Graham Norton Show

    The Graham Norton Show

    7.095 2007 HD

    Each week celebrity guests join Irish comedian Graham Norton to discuss what's being going on around the world that week. The guests poke fun...

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  • 2005
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    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

    6.791 2005 HD

    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson is an American late-night talk show hosted by Scottish American comedian Craig Ferguson, who is the third...

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  • 1996
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    The Daily Show

    The Daily Show

    6.298 1996 HD

    The World's Fakest News Team tackle the biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture.

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  • 2005
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    Grey's Anatomy

    Grey's Anatomy

    8.233 2005 HD

    Follows the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.

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  • 2015
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    Hot Ones

    Hot Ones

    7.2 2015 HD

    The show with hot questions and even hotter wings invites a famous guest over to eat and then interviews them while they're struggling through the...

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  • 2022
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    Civilization Express - The Great Feast of Movies

    Civilization Express - The Great Feast of Movies

    1 2022 HD

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  • 2015
    imgS8 E101

    The Late Late Show with James Corden

    The Late Late Show with James Corden

    5.476 2015 HD

    Once Craig Ferguson retires, James Corden will be taking over The Late Late Show. The show is a late night talk show that interviews celebrities and...

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  • 2021
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    Marvel Studios Legends

    Marvel Studios Legends

    7.4 2021 HD

    Revisit the epic heroes, villains and moments from across the MCU in preparation for the stories still to come. Each dynamic segment feeds directly...

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  • 2015
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    The Late Late Show with James Corden

    The Late Late Show with James Corden

    5.476 2015 HD

    Once Craig Ferguson retires, James Corden will be taking over The Late Late Show. The show is a late night talk show that interviews celebrities and...

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  • 2022
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    Sherri

    Sherri

    4.2 2022 HD

    Sherri Shepherd, actress, comic, and Emmy Award-winning longtime co-host of "The View", appears before a live audience with a daily dose of pop...

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  • 2021
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    What If...?

    What If...?

    8.161 2021 HD

    Taking inspiration from the comic books of the same name, each episode of this animated anthology series questions, revisits and twists classic...

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  • 2012
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    RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars

    RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars

    7.4 2012 HD

    The most celebrated competitors from RuPaul's Drag Race vie for a second chance to enter Drag Race herstory. This drag queen showdown is filled with...

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  • 2010
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    Rizzoli & Isles

    Rizzoli & Isles

    7.95 2010 HD

    Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective....

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