|“||I used to cheer at my old school. But since my parents died... I don't do much of anything.||”|
Tessa Cummings is one of the main female characters of Lockwood. She is the deuteragonist of the series. She was born and raised in Philadelphia to her parents Elizabeth Cummings and Kurt Cummings. She has a fraternal twin sister, Sage Cummings.
Tessa grew up very close to her sister, although the two had separate social cliques at school, their bond was strong. She is the younger twin of the two and finds that it is her responsibility to watch out for her sister, even in the smallest situations. Her father is a detective and her mother is a professor at the University of Philadelphia. Tessa has a close bond with her paternal grandmother, Marla Cummings. She used to be really close to her cousin Liam Cummings but the two haven't seen each other in several years, drifting their friendship apart.
Before the death of her parents, Tessa was described as the 'it girl,' having one serious boyfriend, Ryan Dundee. Many girls envied her due to her extreme popularity, style and beauty. Even though Tessa was one of the most popular and prettiest girls at school, she was generous and kind. Tessa moved with her sister from Philadelphia to Lockwood to live with her uncle, Ted Cummings. Sage and Tessa subsequently enrolled in Lockwood High School where their parents when to school. Upon moving, she left behind her childhood friend and boyfriend, Blake. In her new town she was reunited with her cousin; Liam, whom she hasn't seen in over 7 years.
Tessa is a sophomore at Lockwood High School and is initially portrayed to be argumentative and persuasive. She is witty and sassy but also innocent, caring and thoughtful. She does everything to keep her loved ones happy. She is protective of her family and friends and shows her fierce side when defending them. Tessa can sometimes come across as 'ditsy' however she is actually a lot smarter than she leads people to believe. She has excellent people skills, which Mia Kim tries to convince her to join the welcoming committee at Lockwood but Tessa declines.
Tessa has a beautiful heart-shaped face complimented with piercing blue eyes, full lips and dimpled smile. She is slender and graceful, and wears fashionable and feminine attire. Tessa's bold personality is reflected in her confident stance.
Tessa and Sage are fraternal twins. The two don't get along very well, but are forced to move together and be there for each other when their parents die in a car accident. Tessa feels that Sage is all that she has, and the two really bond while adjusting to life without their parents.
Kurt is Tessa's father. He is Tessa's biggest motivator and supporter mainly because he believes that his girls can do anything;especially when they work together.
Elizabeth is Tessa's mother. She is very caring and loving, which is a trait she passes down to Tessa.
Ted is Tessa's uncle and the two do not speak to each other frequently. Tessa used to hangout with Liam and Ted when she was younger as the two were close -- until Ted stopped visiting. Ted always sends a birthday gift to Tessa although he hasn't visited in over four years.
Marla is Tessa's grandmother. Marla is very supportive and loving to Tessa, and helps her with most of her problems. Marla visits Tessa at least once a week, until the time of her parents death.
Liam is Tessa's cousin. The two were very close when they were younger but lost the bond when his family stopped visiting over four years ago.
Ryan Dundee is Tessa's first official boyfriend and they were the most popular couple at Montgomery High School. She is still dating him as she moves to Lockwood. She is known to 'love him,' but this was previously to losing her parents and moving to Lockwood.
- Start: Prior to Pilot (1x01)
- The meaning of Tessa is "the SI unit of magnetic flux density.".
- Tessa was born May 18 and is a Taurus.
- Tessa only has one other sibling, Sage, which is her fraternal twin.
- Tessa was born outside of Lockwood and has never heard of it previously to moving.
- Tessa's favorite color is pink.
- Tessa lost both of her parents in a car accident.