Melissa De Sousa


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Born and raised in New York City by Panamanian parents, Melissa De Sousa attended the renowned High School of Performing Arts as a ballet major, and began her career as a principle dancer with The Alvin Ailey American Dance Company before transitioning into acting. Melissa is best known for her performance as the infamous "Shelby" in the Universal ... See full bio »

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Miss Congeniality Karen Krantz - Miss New York
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 2021 Black Lightning (TV Series)
Chief Ana Lopez
- Episode #4.9 (2021) ... Chief Ana Lopez
- The Book of Ruin: Chapter One (2021) ... Chief Ana Lopez
- The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Four (2021) ... Chief Ana Lopez
- The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Two (2021) ... Chief Ana Lopez
 2019 On Becoming a God in Central Florida (TV Series)
Mirta Herrera
- Wham Bam Thank You FAM (2019) ... Mirta Herrera
- Birthday Party (2019) ... Mirta Herrera
- Flint Glass (2019) ... Mirta Herrera
- American Merchandise (2019) ... Mirta Herrera
- A Positive Spin! (2019) ... Mirta Herrera
 2018 Ladies of the Law (TV Series)
Tina
- How Low Can You Go (2018) ... Tina
- Love Tree (2018) ... Tina
- Baby Fever (2018) ... Tina
- Women's Appreciation Day (2018) ... Tina
- Me Too (2018) ... Tina
 2018 Elementary (TV Series)
Luz Horowitz
- The Visions of Norman P. Horowitz (2018) ... Luz Horowitz
 2018 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Adele McCord
- Bad Moon on the Rise (2018) ... Adele McCord
 2017 Family Time (TV Series)
Shauna
- College Bound (2017) ... Shauna
 2017 Hater (TV Movie)
Graciela
 2015 Supermodel
Det. Lacey
 2015 Single Ladies (TV Series)
Austin Aguilera
- Consequences (2015) ... Austin Aguilera
- Pain (2015) ... Austin Aguilera
- New (2015) ... Austin Aguilera
- Build (2015) ... Austin Aguilera
- Remix (2015) ... Austin Aguilera
 2014 Cru
Michelle Hughes
 2013 The Best Man Holiday
Shelby
 2013 Shameless (TV Series)
Tina
- May I Trim Your Hedges? (2013) ... Tina
 2012 She Is Not My Sister
Stacey
 2011 Reed Between the Lines (TV Series)
Gabriella / Gabriella Jimenez
- Let's Talk About Talking (2011) ... Gabriella
- Let's Talk About Game Night (2011) ... Gabriella
- Let's Talk About Writer's Block (2011) ... Gabriella
- Let's Talk About Performance (2011) ... Gabriella
 2010/I Ashes
Camille
 2010 Castle (TV Series)
Liz Penn
- A Deadly Game (2010) ... Liz Penn
 2010 The Bannen Way
Catalina
 2009 CHICK: Within me lives a Superhero (TV Series)
Wildfire
- Episode #1.5 (2009) ... Wildfire
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Wildfire
 2009 Divas
Angie
 2008 Danny Fricke (TV Movie)
Erika Valdez
 2008 A Good Man Is Hard to Find (Video)
Monica
 2007 Bats: Human Harvest (TV Movie)
O'Neal
 2006 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Christine Nelson
- The Ghost Within (2006) ... Christine Nelson
 2006 Saturday Night Life (Short)
Darlene Maye
 2006 The Ron Clark Story (TV Movie)
Marissa Vega
 2005 Constellation
Lucy Boxer-Seras
 2004-2005 Second Time Around (TV Series)
Coco
- The Dinner Party (2005) ... Coco
- You're Fired (2005) ... Coco
- Big Bank, Little Bank (2005) ... Coco
- Sins of Paula's Father (2004) ... Coco
- A Kiss Is Still a Kiss (2004) ... Coco
 2002-2003 One on One (TV Series)
Natalie
- Stepmom, Misstep (2003) ... Natalie (as Melissa DeSousa)
- It's a Family Thing (2003) ... Natalie (as Melissa DeSousa)
- Find My Wife... Please (2003) ... Natalie (as Melissa DeSousa)
- Stuck on You (2003) ... Natalie (as Melissa DeSousa)
- Heart to Heart (2003) ... Natalie (as Melissa DeSousa)
 2003 Biker Boyz
Sheila (uncredited)
 2002 Laurel Canyon
Claudia
 2001 I Shaved My Legs for This
Melissa
 2000-2001 The $treet (TV Series)
Donna Pasqua
- Turf Wars (2001) ... Donna Pasqua
- Past Performance (2001) ... Donna Pasqua
- Junk Bonds (2001) ... Donna Pasqua
- Framed (2001) ... Donna Pasqua
- Rebound (2000) ... Donna Pasqua
 2001 30 Years to Life
Natalie
 2000 Miss Congeniality
Karen Krantz - Miss New York
 2000 Lockdown
Krista
 1999 Grown Ups (TV Series)
Donna
- Vegas, a Place in the Sun (1999) ... Donna
- Two Divded by J Equals Ex (1999) ... Donna
 1999 The Best Man
Shelby
 1998 Damon (TV Series)
Stacy Phillips
- The Last Cub Scout (1998) ... Stacy Phillips
- A Bury Special Episode (1998) ... Stacy Phillips
- The White Guy (1998) ... Stacy Phillips
- The Designer (1998) ... Stacy Phillips
- My Brother's So-Called Life (1998) ... Stacy Phillips
 1998 Ride
Leta
 1997 Moesha (TV Series)
Jennifer
- Age Ain't Nothing But a Number (1997) ... Jennifer
 1997 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
Charmaine
- I Do... (1997) ... Charmaine
 1996 ER (TV Series)
Estella
- Baby Shower (1996) ... Estella
 1996 Spark (Short)
Nina
 1996 Married... with Children (TV Series)
Jaclyn
- The Hood, the Bud & the Kelly: Part 2 (1996) ... Jaclyn (as Melissa DeSousa)
- The Hood, the Bud & the Kelly: Part 1 (1996) ... Jaclyn (as Melissa DeSousa)
 1995 Simon (TV Series)
Brenda
- Simon Hunts a Rat (1995) ... Brenda
 1994 Valley of the Dolls (TV Series)
Neely O'Hara
- Episode #1.65 (1994) ... Neely O'Hara
- Episode #1.64 (1994) ... Neely O'Hara
- Episode #1.63 (1994) ... Neely O'Hara
- Episode #1.62 (1994) ... Neely O'Hara
- Episode #1.61 (1994) ... Neely O'Hara
 1993-1994 Living Single (TV Series)
Carmen / Lisa
- Who's the Boss (1994) ... Carmen
- In the Black Is Beautiful (1993) ... Lisa
 1994 The Sinbad Show (TV Series)
 1993 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Ellie Rose
- Tough Love (1993) ... Ellie Rose
 1993 Getting By (TV Series)
Randee
- Do the Fright Thing (1993) ... Randee
 1992 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Melissa Skyler
- Words Up! (1992) ... Melissa Skyler
 1992 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (TV Series)
Cricket
- Sweet Sixteen (1992) ... Cricket
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Nissan (2006)

Alternate Names:

Melissa DeSousa

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Of Panamanian descent.

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Libra

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