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Melissa Desausa

Melissa De Sousa in 1995
Born Melissa De Sousa
September 25, 1967 (1967-09-25) (age 42)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–present

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




Early Life

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


Her film credits include The Best Man ,30 Years to Life, and Lockdown. Her television credits are ER, Married With Children, Moesha, Living Single, and One on One.

De Sousa was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress in a Film from the NAACP Image awards for her performamce in The Best Man. Her other credits include 30 Years to Life, an independent picture starring Allen Payne, Tracy Morgan and Erika Alexander; Lockdown, an independent picture with Richard T. Jones, executive produced by Master P.; Ride and the short films, The Fire This Time and Spark. De Sousa's television credits include Damon, ER, Married with Children, Moesha, The Wayans Bros. and Living Single. She was most recently seen as 'Lady Anne' in An Evening of Shakespare with Charles Dutton at the Hudson and the Court theatres in Los Angeles.

De Sousa will next be seen in the Darren Starr drama, The Street for Fox Broadcasting. She joins Christian Campbell and Adam Goldberg on the emsemble hour-long drama revolving around New York stockbrokers.



  1. ^ "The Roster". Panamanian Council of New York. Retrieved 2008-07-15.  

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