Karla Susana Olivares Souza who is simply known as Karla Souza is a Mexican actress. She is known for her role as Laurel Castillo on television series How to Get Away with Murder. Her role as Roxana Robledo has earned her ACE Award for Best New Actress for the movie Suave Patria and her role in Nosotros Los Nobles got her Pantalla de Cristal Film Festival Award for Best Actress and Diosas de Plata for Best Performance.
Karla Souza was born on 11th December 1985 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. She belongs to mixed ethnicity and as per her nationality she is Mexican.
Talking about her family, she is one of three children of Chilean father Carlos Olivares and Mexican mother Monica. She grew up with her two siblings twin brother Jeronimo Souza and sister Monica Souza. She was eight years old when her two siblings and parents immigrated to the United States.
As a child, she was interested in acting, so she joined Centro de Educacion Artistica in Mexico City for developing her acting skill. Later she moved to France and attended acting school. While she was in France, she was also part of a professional theatre company.
After she finished her education in France, she went to London and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama from where she received Bachelor of Arts in Acting.
As of 2019, Karla is a married woman and has a kid. She was dating Marshall Trenkmann for some time and got engaged in December 2013. Later in May 2014, she took marriage vows.
Karla and her spouse welcomed their first child Gianna Trenkmann on 6th April 2018.
Previously she dated Gonzalo Garcia Vivanco in 2009. They were meet in shooting for the television show and were spotted together in Paris in December 2009.
However, the couple decided to go in their separate ways. They end their relationship with mutual consent in 2010.
In February 2018 Karla revealed that she was a victim of sexual assault. She told in an interview she was raped by the Television director while working in a television show when she was 22 years old. However the actress didn't prefer to reveal the name of the director who has assaulted her.
As of September 2019, Karla Souza has an estimated net worth of around $1.2 million. Major source of income has been generated from her acting in Hollywood films and television series.
Her exact salary is not mentioned but she might be getting average salary of an actor which is around $50,000. With her million of dollars, she must be living a lavish lifestyle in her luxurious house.
Mexican actress debuted from the Hollywood film Aspen Extreme in 1993, and later she worked in various films. She also won ACE Award for Best New Actress in 2012 movie Suave Patria. She also won two awards for her role as Barbara Noble in the 2013 movie Nosotros Los Nobles.
Talking about her small-screen presence, she debuted from the Mexican television series Terminales with one episode. Later she got her significant role as Dana Villalba Duarte in 2009 series Verano de Amor. Her other major role series are Los Heroes del Norte, Nino Santo, and La Clinica.
Furthermore, she debuted as an actor in American television series How to Get Away With Murder from 2014 to present. For which she won National Hispanic Media Coalition-2017 Impact Award for Outstanding Performance in a Television Series. She worked in 60 episodes of the series and shared a screen with actor likes Liza Weil, Aja Naomi King, Jack Falahee and many more.
Currently she is busy on filming American drama, The Sleepover.
Yes, Karla Souza is active in Instagram platform having more than 3.9 million followers.
Karla Souza spouse is Marshall Trenkmann with whom she married in 2014.