Who is Tessa Netting?
Tessa Netting was born in Pennsylvania, USA, on 1 September 1990 – her zodiac sign is Virgo, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, singer and a YouTuber, who has appeared in over 30 movies and TV series, while she’s perhaps known best for her portrayal of Hazel Swearengen, in the critically acclaimed family comedy series “Bunk’d”. It was created by Pamela Eells, stars Miranda May, Mallory James Mahoney and Raphael Alejandro, and follows the siblings Zuri, Ravi and Emma, who are spending time at a summer camp, at which their parents met; the series has been airing since 2015, and has won two of the 20 awards for which it’s been nominated.
Early life and education
Tessa was raised in California alongside her sister Kelsey, by their father David, and their mother Leslie; not a lot is known about her family, as they prefer to be left out of media.
She became interested in acting at a very early age, mostly because she watched TV with her sister nearly every night. Tessa was 15 years old when she auditioned for a role in the Broadway play “Billy Elliot: The Musical”; her character was supposed to be played by a girl not older than 12, so Tessa lied about her age. She was eventually chosen to play the character, and thus revealed the truth; the casting director then didn’t want her to act, however, the director of the play still insisted that Tessa should get the role, her debut Broadway performance.
Tessa attended Owen J. Roberts High School, and upon matriculating in 2009, chose to focus on acting rather than to pursue a college degree; she appeared in various commercials in the following three years, prior to launching her ‘real’ acting career.
Roles in TV series
Tessa made her debut TV series appearance in the 2012 episode “The Tutor: Match Met” of the comedy “Fred: The Show”, and was then invited to appear in an episode of several series, such as the critically acclaimed musical comedy “Glee”, the comedy “AwesomenessTV”, and the horror “Strange Events”.
She gained recognition in 2015, when cast to star as Bailiff in the short comedy “Nerd Court”, which also starred Malcolm Barrett and Steve Zaragoza; it follows various nerds who are trying to set things straight with the help of Nerd Court.
In the same year, Tessa made a guest appearance in the episode “The Cannibal” of the horror “1 Minute Horror”, as well as in the episode “A MayBaby Sketch Show” of the comedy “Betch”.
Between 2014 and 2016, she starred as Kelsey in the comedy “Inappropriate Parents”, and in 2019 Tessa was cast to play Harvard in the horror science fiction comedy “The Only Podcast Left”.
Most recently, in 2020 she portrayed Kadee Carpenter in the episode “Moonstone” of the science fiction drama “Digital Sky”.
Roles in movies
Tessa made her debut film appearance with her portrayal of High School Student in the 2014 thriller drama “Sins of Our Youth”; the same year saw her star as Anna in the short comedy “The Princess Burn Book”, which is about a princess who’s burning a book which she dislikes.
In 2015, Tessa appeared in the short comedy “8 Signs You’re a Total Fangirl”, as well as in the short comedy “You Can Even”. She was then cast to play Student in the popular family fantasy comedy “Descendants”, directed by Kenny Ortega, and which starred Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart. It follows a boy whose parents are the king and queen of Auradon, and who have opened a preparatory school for villains’ children; the movie won two of the seven awards for which it was nominated, including a Primetime Emmy nomination.
Some of Tessa’s following roles were in the 2015 animated adventure comedy “The Peanuts Movie” (voice role), the short adventure thriller “Let Go” 2015, and the 2016 short horror “The Dweller”.
Three of her most recent roles in movies have been in the 2016 short musical “Flop Stoppers”, the 2017 short fantasy “Dreamstone”, and the 2019 comedy “Airplane Mode”.
She wrote eight episodes of the series “tessaROXX TV” in 2011 and 2012, and also the 2015 episode “Tessa Netting Turns Into a Ham” of the series “Awkwardness”.
Tessa voiced Relia and Feria in the 2016 video game “Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness”.
She sang four songs in the 2016 movie “Spies Are Forever”.
Tessa has made a guest appearance in various talk-shows, such as “The Joe Moses One-Man Showses”, “Gym Class Science” and “Drunk Disney”.
Tessa launched her eponymous YouTube channel on 21 December 2010, and it’s today subscribed to by more than 700,000 people, and numbers over 112 million views of all her videos combined.
She’s mostly focused on uploading videos which are related to the film franchise “Harry Potter”, and we’re about to mention three of the most popular amongst these, which have helped her gain many subscribers.
Her #1 video “Trying to buy a Horcrux at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter” has been watched nearly 13 million times since 21 October 2017, and features Tessa at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter while she’s talking to the cashier.
Her second most popular video “The Bunk’D Disney Channel Cast from Camp Kikiwaka” has been viewed close to 11 million times since 24 July 2015, and follows Tessa and other cast members of the series “Bunk’D” as they’re talking about Harry Potter and Hogwarts.
Her third most popular video is “Harry Potter Things To Do In Real Life ft. Brizzy Voices” has been seen over nine million times since 10 September 2017 – the title’s quite self-explanatory.
Love life and boyfriend
Tessa’s more or less secretive when it comes to her love life, but it’s widely known that she has been a married woman for over a month now. She became engaged to Joe Moses on 16 March 2019; he’s an American actor and film writer, who’s probably still known best for his portrayal of Snape, in the 2010 musical comedy film “A Very Potter Sequel”. It was apparently their mutual passion for Harry Potter that started the two dating.
Tessa has uploaded several pictures taken at their wedding onto her Instagram account, and has revealed that it was a rather modest ceremony, with only a couple of their closest friends and family members attending.
Neither of the two has spoken of any other people whom they have perhaps dated, and as of October 2021, Tessa’s married to Joe Moses, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Tessa’s a huge fan of social media networks, and is a TikTok star; she’s followed by more than a million people on the network, while she’s amassed nearly 17 million likes of all her videos combined. She’s also quite popular on Instagram, as she’s today followed by close to 250,000 fans, while shes uploaded over 750 pictures onto the network.
She loves to watch movies and TV series in her spare time, and some of her favorite films (besides “Harry Potter”) are the franchise “Star Wars”, “Pulp Fiction” and “Django”, while a couple of her favorite series include “Rick and Morty”, “Friends” and “That ‘70s Show”.
She’s physically quite active, and has three to four training sessions at the gym every week; Tessa’s also taking good care of her mental health, as she does yoga and meditates on a daily basis.
Age, height and net worth
Tessa’s age is 31. She has short brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 1in (1.55m) and she weighs around 105lbs (48kgs).
As of October 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.