Lupe Ontiveros Award

Karla Souza is one of the great international actresses of today and currently one of the stars of ABC’s hit drama “How to Get Away with Murder” . 
 
Souza most recently appeared on the big screen in “Everybody Loves Somebody,” which was written and directed by Cataline Aguilar Mastretta. She starred opposite K.C. Clyde and José María Yazpik and also served as an executive producer on the film.
 
She will next be seen starring as ‘Agent Harris' in the upcoming Amazon original EL PRESIDENTE, a co-production with Gaumont (Narcos). Written by Oscar winner Armando Bo (Birdman) and created by Oscar nominee Pablo Larraín (Jackie, Una Mujer Fantástica).
Growing up she spent four years in France where she was part of a professional theater company that toured throughout the country. She then went on to study in London at the Central School of Speech and Drama where, in 2008, she received the CCP Award, which is given to the most promising actress in London. Following her time in the U.K., Souza was selected to study in Moscow, Russia, with Anatoly Smilianski. She later traveled to present a showcase in New York and subsequently began receiving offers for leading roles in Mexico City.
 
Karla has starred in 3 of Mexico’s top grossing films of all time: QUE CULPA TIENE EL NINO, NOSOTROS LOS NOBLES in 2013 and INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED IN 2014.

She is one of the founders of the Los Ángeles en México charity organization, which dedicates it’s donations to the underdeveloped communities in Mexico affected by the earthquake. 

Born in Mexico City, she currently resides in Los Angeles.
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