De Sousa, Melissa 1967-

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De Sousa, Melissa 1967-


Born September 25, 1967, in New York, NY.


Agent—Agency for the Performing Arts, 406 South Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actress. Appeared in television commercial for Nissan automobiles, 2006.,

Awards, Honors:

Image Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2000, for The Best Man; Black Reel Award nomination, theatrical—best independent actress, 2003, for 30 Years to Life.


Film Appearances:

Nina, Spark, 1996.

Leta Evans, Ride, Miramax, 1998.

Shelby, The Best Man, Universal, 1999.

Krista, Lockdown, Palm Pictures, 2000.

Karen, Miss New York, Miss Congeniality (also known as Miss Undercover), Warner Bros., 2000.

Melissa, I Shaved My Legs for This, 2001.

Natalie, 30 Years to Life, Exodus Entertainment, 2001.

Claudia, Laurel Canyon, Sony Pictures Classics, 2002.

(Uncredited) Sheila, Biker Boyz, DreamWorks, 2003.

Lucy Boxer, Constellation, Freestyle Releasing, 2005.

Darlene Maye, Saturday Night Life, 2006.

Camille, Ashes, 2007.

Monica, A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Bigger Picture, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Neely O'Mara, Valley of the Dolls, 1994.

Stacy Phillips, Damon, Fox, 1998.

Donna Pasqua, The $treet, Fox, 2000-2001.

Natalie, One on One, UPN, 2002-2003.

Coco, Second Time Around, UPN, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Marissa Vega, The Ron Clark Story (also known as The Triumph), TNT, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Darlene Maye, Black Filmmaker Showcase, Showtime, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Melissa Stryker, "Words Up!," CBS Schoobreak Special, CBS, 1992.

"Do the Fright Thing," Getting By, 1993.

Grace, The Sinbad Show, 1993.

Ellie Rose, "Tough Love," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1993.

Lisa, "In the Black Is Beautiful," Living Single (also known as My Girls), Fox, 1993.

Carmen, "Who's the Boss?," Living Single (also known as My Girls), Fox, 1994.

Jaclyn, "The Hood, the Bud, and the Kelly: Parts 1 & 2," Marriedwith Children, Fox, 1996.

Estella, "Baby Shower," ER, NBC, 1996.

Charmaine, "I Do …," The Wayans Bros., The WB, 1997.

Jennifer, "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number," Moesha, UPN, 1997.

Donna Parris, "Two Divided by J Equals Ex," Grown Ups, ABC, 1999.

Donna Parris, "Vegas, a Place in the Sun," Grown Ups, ABC, 1999.

Good Day Live, syndicated, 2004.

Christine Nelson, "The Ghost Within," Ghost Whisperer, CBS, 2006.

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