Marc Anthony Thompson

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Marc Anthony Thompson is a popular American singer and songwriter. Marc Anthony Thompson is also famous as the celebrity father of actress Tessa Thompson and singer Zsela.

Early Life

Marc Anthony Thompson was born on 16 September 1968 and he is currently 54 years old. He is a native of Panama and his zodiac sign is Virgo. Later on, he grew up in Los Angeles and then moved to New York.

Marc Anthony Thompson – Net Worth 2023

Marc Anthony Thompson has a net worth of around $3 million US dollars as of 2022. Thompson makes his earnings through his active career as a singer-songwriter. On the other hand, his daughter Tessa is worth $4 million US dollars.


Professionally, Marc Anthony is a popular R&B singer-songwriter. As such, Marc was part of the musical collective Chocolate Genius Inc. Similarly, this personality released his 1st self-titled album, Marc Anthony Thompson, in the year 1984.

Moreover, Marc has composed jingles for commercials and scored various films. While growing up, Marc’s idol was Charlie Parker. This personality conceived Chocolate Genius as an alter ego. This, later on, became a music project.

The members of this musical collective are Marc Anthony as the vocalist, Jane Scarpantoni in cello, John Medeski on keyboards, Chris Wood on bass, as well as Chris Whitley, Marc Ribot, and Vernon Reid on guitar.

Similarly, singer Thompson’s two solo albums were released in 1984 and 1989. The singer’s self-titled debut album contained his only ever charting single So Fine. This single charted No. 101 on the Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Moreover, this personality’s musical collective’s 1st album is Black Music and it was released in 1998. This album was considered part of the neo-soul movement.

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Caption: Marc Anthony Thompson posing for a photo. Source: Tunefind

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Further, in the year 2001, this singer released his next solo album GodMusic and then released Black Yankee Rock in 2005. The latter featured many prominent New York musicians including Abe Laboriel Jr., Marc Ribot, David Stone, Me’Shell NdegeOcello, Glenn Patscha, Oren Bloedow, Van Dyke Parks, Yuka Honda, and others.

Additionally, this personality released his 4th album Swansongs in 2010 as Chocolate Genius Incorporated. Similarly, this personality won an Obie award in sound design for A Huey P. Newton Story in 1997.

This singer has also written music for Rikers High, Brother to Brother, Colorvision, Splendor, Urbania, and Twin Falls Idaho. 

Marc Anthony Thompson

Caption: Marc Anthony Thompson performing with Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Ray Davies, Trey Anastasio, and Nellie McKay during the 15th annual Tibet House benefit concert on 9 February 2005. Source: Getty

Brand Endorsements

Marc Anthony Thompson might have worked with various brands and companies throughout his career as a singer, songwriter, and performer. However, Thompson has not exclusively mentioned the personalities, brands, or companies with which he has collaborated so far.

On the other hand, his daughters Tessa and Zsela have also worked with magazines, fashion and clothing brands, etc. throughout their careers as an actor and a singer respectively.

Personal Life

Marc has two beautiful daughters from two different relationships. From his relationship with Macaillah, Marc is the father of Tessa Lynne Thompson. Marc welcomed Tessa on 3 October 1983 in Los Angeles, California.

Moreover, his daughter Tessa is a famous American actress. Likewise, from his relationship with the fine art photographer Kate Sterlin, Marc is the father of daughter Zsela Thompson.

His 2nd daughter is also a singer and songwriter like himself. Likewise, his daughter self-released her Ache of Victory EP in 2020. From his marriage to Kate, Marc also has a son named JodyRome who turned 24 years old in July 2022.

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Caption: Marc Anthony in an old photo with his daughter Zsela. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Marc Anthony Thompson stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches and his weight is around 60 kg. Similarly, Thompson has dark brown eyes and curly hair of the same color.

Marc Anthony Thompson – Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, Marc Anthony is available on Instagram under the username @marcanthony.thompson. Similarly, he also has another Instagram profile @chocolategeniusinc. As of early November 2022, this profile has over 1k followers.

Likewise, he also occasionally makes appearances on his wife and daughter’s Instagram profiles @kate_sterlin and @zsela_ respectively. Similarly, he joined Twitter in November 2010 and his username on this platform is @chocgeninc.