Melissa De Sousa

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Melissa De Sousa
MelissaDeSousa.jpg
Melissa De Sousa in 1995
Born(1967-09-25) September 25, 1967 (age 46)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1992–present
 
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Melissa De Sousa
MelissaDeSousa.jpg
Melissa De Sousa in 1995
Born(1967-09-25) September 25, 1967 (age 46)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1992–present

Melissa De Sousa (born September 25, 1967) is an American actress. De Sousa was born in New York City of Panamanian descent.[1]

Early life[edit]

De Sousa was raised in New York by Afro-Panamanian parents.[2] She began ballet at a very young age, studying under Joan Millin. She attended the High School of Performing Arts, and acting naturally followed.

Career[edit]

De Sousa was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Film at the NAACP Image Awards for her performance in The Best Man. Other film credits include 30 Years to Life, Lockdown, Ride, and the short films The Fire This Time and Spark. De Sousa's starring television credits include The Street (2000), Second Time Around (2004-2005), and One on One (2002-2003). She was recently seen as Lady Anne in An Evening of Shakespeare with Charles Dutton at the Hudson and Court theatres in Los Angeles. De Sousa also stars in the film The Best Man Holiday, released in November, 2013.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998RideLeta
1999The Best ManShelby
2000LockdownKrista
2000Miss CongenialityKaren Krantz, Miss New York
200130 Years to LifeNatalie
2001I Shaved My Legs For ThisMelissa
2002Laurel CanyonClaudia
2003Biker BoyzSheila (uncredited)
2005ConstellationLucy Boxer-Seras
2008A Good Man Is Hard To FindMonica
2009The Killing of WendyAngie
2010The Bannen WayCatalina
2010AshesCamille
2012She Is Not My SisterStacey
2013The Best Man HolidayShelby
2013C.R.U.Michelle HughesPost-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1992The Trials of Rosie O'NeillCricketEpisode: "Sweet Sixteen"
1992CBS Schoolbreak SpecialMelissa SkylerEpisode: "Words Up!"
1993Getting ByRandeeEpisode: "Do the Fright Thing"
1993Silk StalkingsEllie RoseEpisode: "Tough Love"
1993-1994Living SingleCarmen / Lisa2 episodes
1994The Sinbad ShowActressEpisode: "David Goes Skiing
1994Valley of the Dolls"Neely O'Hara65 episodes
1995SimonBrendaEpisode: "Simon Hunts a Rat"
1996Married... with ChildrenJaclyn2 episodes
1996SparkNinaShort
1996EREstellaEpisode: "Baby Shower"
1997The Wayans Bros.CharmaineEpisode: "I Do..."
1997MoeshaJenniferEpisode: "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number"
1998DamonStacy Phillips7 episodes
1999Grown UpsDonna2 episodes
2000-2001The $treetDonna Pasqua12 episodes
2002-2003One on OneNatalie12 episodes
2004-2005Second Time AroundCoco13 episodes
2006The Ron Clark StoryMarissa VegaTV movie
2006Saturday Night LifeDarlene MayeShort
2006Ghost WhispererChristine NelsonEpisode: "The Ghost Within"
2007Bats: Human HarvestO'NealTV movie
2008Danny FrickeErika ValdezTV movie
2009CHICK: Within Me Lives a SuperheroWildfire2 episodes
2010CastleLiz PennEpisode: "A Deadly Game"
2011Reed Between the LinesGabriella / Gabriella Jimenez20 episodes
2013Shameless (US)TinaEpisode: "May I Trim Your Hedges?"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Roster". Panamanian Council of New York. Retrieved 2008-07-15. 
  2. ^ S.A. keeping TV cameras busy August 17, 2000 S.A. Life Page 4F , Jeanne Jakle, San Antonio Express-News

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