Janelle Monae is the musician girlfriend of film and TV actress, Tessa Thompson –whom you probably know best for her role in HBO’s Westworld.
Janelle’s actress girlfriend recently came out as bisexual in an interview, telling PorterEdit, “I’m attracted to men and also to women.”
Thompson, a Los Angeles native was born Tessa Lynn Thompson on October 3, 1983. She studied drama at Santa Monica High school, participating in many of its theater productions, and was first spotted in Hollywood while walking with her father –who was a member the band Chocolate Genius Inc.
Thompson starred on CW’s short-lived drama, Hidden Palms, and has appeared in episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Heroes. She is well known for her roles as Jackie Cook on Veronica Mars and Bianca in the film Creed. She has also landed prominent roles in For Colored Girls, Dear White People, and Westworld. Last year she starred as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok.
The Hollywood actress also told Porter magazine about her relationship with Monae “(we) love each other deeply” and that they “vibrate on the same frequency.”
Janelle Monae Robinson is a Kansas City native who was born December 1, 1985. An only child, she is a former member of Kansas City’s Coterie Theater Young Playwrights’ Round Table. Monae, a singer songwriter, model and actress –dreamt with being a performer since childhood.
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She released her first EP in the early 2000’s after meeting Outkast’s Big Boi who helped her launch her career. At the time she also founded the Wondaland Arts Society. Described as a neo-soul musician, she released her third studio album earlier this year and has also appeared in movies such as Hidden Figures and Moonlight. She is currently singed to Atlantic records.
Rumors surrounding the couple began when Thompson appeared in one of her music videos. Thompson is featured in the music video for Monae’s song, Pynk.
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