Karla Souza lived in Aspen Colorado until the age of eight where she got her first acting role as Kimberly in the movie Aspen Extreme opposite Peter Berg. She has lived in Mexico, France and London.
Souza has had leading roles in numerous box office hits including the festival indie film ‘El Efecto Tequila' which competed in Sao Paulo, Cairo, Havana and the San Diego Film Festivals. ‘Suave Patria' became one of the highest grossing films in 2012.
In 2013 she appeared in the romantic comedy ‘Me Late Chocolate', and had an acclaimed lead performance role in the Warner Brothers box-office hit ‘Nosotros Los Nobles' which was confirmed as the highest grossing film in Mexican Film History. Souza was also featured in the Pantelion comedy, "Instructions Not Included" which has become the highest grossing Spanish-language film to open in US history.
Additional film credits include ‘The Jesuit' - script by Paul Schrader with Oscar nominated actors Tim Roth, Tommy Flanagan, Paz Vega and Jose Maria Yazpik, and ‘From Prada To Nada' produced by Lionsgate.
Theatre and Musical performances include Avenue Q and The Sound of Music (Leisl). Souza also produced and acted in John Kolvenbach's play, ‘Love Song'.
Souza's TV credits include ‘Persons Unknown' (Fox Television Studio), ‘Heroes del Norte' (with unprecedented ratings both in Mexico and the USA), and the leading role in the controversial series ‘Niño Santo' (Gael Garcia and Diego Luna's production Company CANANA).
Currently, Souza stars as Laurel Castillo on the ABC legal drama series, How to Get Away with Murder, alongside Oscar nominee Viola Davis. The series, produced by the acclaimed Shonda Rhimes, was one of the runaway hits of the fall 2014 TV season.
‘How To Get Away With Murder' airs Thursday nights at 10:00pm on ABC.
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