Scottie Thompson Biography

(Actress)

Birthday: November 9, 1981 (Scorpio)

Born In: Richmond, Virginia, United States

Scottie Thompson is an American actor. She has worked in films, television, and theatre productions. Growing up, Scottie harbored a passion for ballet and performed professionally with the 'Richmond Ballet.' She turned toward acting at 'Harvard' and began her tryst with the art form. While auditioning for roles, Scottie landed a role in 'Brotherhood' and began her journey in the industry. She had previously worked in a few theater productions, too. Speaking about her film career, Scottie has mostly worked in shorts and festival-premiered movies but had significant roles in most of them. Some of her notable television projects include 'NCIS,' 'Trauma,' and 'The Blacklist.'
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Quick Facts

Also Known As: Susan Scott Thompson

Age: 41 Years, 41 Year Old Females

Family:

father: Joseph Thompson

Born Country: United States

Actresses American Women

Height: 5'7" (170 cm), 5'7" Females

U.S. State: Virginia

City: Richmond, Virginia

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education: Harvard University

Childhood & Early Life
Scottie was born Susan Scott Thompson on November 9, 1981, in Richmond, Virginia to Joseph Thompson, and was nicknamed "Scottie.’’ She grew up in Goochland County, Virginia, just outside of Richmond. She has two brothers and a sister.
Scottie has been passionate about dance since her childhood. Her brothers were interested in sports, while her sister was a horseback rider.
Scottie started ballet, jazz, and modern dance at an early age. She joined the 'Richmond Ballet' where she performed as Clara in 'The Nutcracker,' in1994, and in 'Macbeth' at 'Hilles Library Courtyard' (2002).
In 2003, Scottie worked as the publicity manager for the 'Hasty Pudding Theatricals.' She had also worked at 'Let's Go Travel Guides' for their Boston and Greece offices. Scottie was the associate editor for their travel book, 'Let's Go: Vietnam.'
Scottie performed in 'Marisol' and 'Balm In Gilead' at 'Loeb Mainstage,' Harvard. She also performed as ‘Lady Nijo/Win’ in 'Top Girls' at 'Loeb Experimental Theater' in 2004.
In 2005, Scottie performed as ‘Cassandra’ in 'The Oresteia,' again at 'Loeb Mainstage'; and as ‘Princess Harold’ in 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses' at 'Radcliffe Yard Sunken Garden.'
Scottie has majored in performance studies and literature from the 'Harvard University,’ where she discovered her love for acting.
She took a year off after graduation to focus on ballet. Scottie later started dancing with the 'Harvard Ballet Company' along with performing in theater productions. She had also auditioned for film and TV classes in Boston.
Soon after her graduation, Scottie was called for an audition for a pilot. It was for a 5-line role. However, the audition crew kept calling her in for different roles, and she ended up landing a recurring character. It was for 'Brotherhood,' which marked her debut in the industry.
The shooting for the pilot had already begun during Scottie’s senior year and then the show began peaking, so it started filming after she graduated. In between, Scottie moved to New York for six months and did several odd jobs. She worked as an editor for a graduate school application program and worked as a tutor and babysitter.
Scottie has been trained primarily in ‘Meisner Technique.’ She has also performed with the 'Groundlings' and 'Upright Citizens Brigade,' which gave her experience with the improv world.
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Career
In the maiden season of 'Showtime' crime drama 'Brotherhood' (Four episodes, 2006), she played ‘Shannon McCarthy.’ That year, she made a few single-episode appearances as ‘Julia Ketchum’ in 'Law & Order,' ‘Lindsey Archer’ in 'CSI: Miami,' and a photo editor in 'Ugly Betty.
Scottie was seen in her first recurring role (seasons 4–5) of ‘Jeanne Benoit’ (later Jeanne Woods) in the 'CBS' crime procedural drama 'NCIS' in 2006-08 and 2015-16
From 2007 to 2009, Scottie made several single episode appearances in 'Shark' (Leslie Purcell), 'CSI: NY' (Lia Ramsey), 'Eli Stone' (Jessica Benson), 'Bones' (Kim Mortenson), and 'The Closer' (Tara Latimer). She then landed the main role of ‘Dr. Diana Van Dine’ in the 'NBC' medical drama 'Trauma.'
In 2009, Scottie made her film debut as Nero’s (Eric Bana) wife in the sci-fi feature 'Star Trek.' She (as Elaine) was paired opposite Eric Balfour (as Jarrod) in the 2010 science fiction disaster film 'Skyline.'
Scottie starred in TV films 'Deck the Halls Regan Reilly' (2011) and 'Lake Effects' (2012). In the latter, she played ‘Sara Tisdale,’ a Los Angeles based lawyer who is on a mission to unleash her deceased estranged father’s true personality and ends up reconnecting to her roots.
She appeared as Lauren Kincade in three episodes of the 'USA Network' drama 'Graceland' (2013). Scottie then moved to New Orleans for a few months to film the independent comedy crime thriller film 'The Lookalike,' starring Jerry O’Connell. She found her character ‘Mila,’ a deaf with one leg, pretty challenging.
Scottie had a brief recurring role (three episodes) of ‘Zoe D'Antonio’ in the 'NBC' crime thriller 'The Blacklist' (2014), and her performance was highly appreciated.
Scottie’s final 'CSI' appearance to date was in 2014, when she played ‘Lt. Debbie Hughes’ in an episode. She portrayed ‘Sheriff Kate Hodges’ who investigates a murder in the 2015 slasher film 'The Funhouse Massacre.'
In 2016, Scottie played the role of Vivian Rutledge (referred by the writers as "Mantis") (season 2–4), and a menacing time traveler in the 'SyFy' time-travel mystery drama ‘12 monkeys.’

In 2018, Scottie was seen as ‘Sydney’ in the TV movie 'Hope at Christmas.' She attended the 'Tribeca Film Festival' to promote her upcoming action-packed thriller film 'Crown Vic.' The movie revolves around a veteran LAPD police officer who is on a mission to train a very young rookie cop, as the two cops chase down two cop killers; the film received good reviews from the critics.
Scottie was featured in the music videos of 'Counting Crows' band’s 'You Can't Count On Me' (2008) and Bon Jovi's 'What Do You Got?' (2010).
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Family & Personal Life
Scottie’s father, Joseph Thompson, was a musician while mother a homemaker. Scottie was raised by her grandmother.
Scottie aspired to become a professor during her early childhood. Apart from dancing, she played guitar. Scottie is fluent in French.
'12 Angry Men' is Scottie’s favorite film of all time. Some of her other favorites are 'In The Mood For Love' and 'Amélie.'

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