Megan Sousa is a fresh face recently featured at the 27th Annual Pan African Film Festival Next-Up comedy competition. She can be seen in the new NETFLIX feature film "BEATS", starring Anthony Anderson. Some of her work includes ABC television show "TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY" and ABC Pilot "THE DEATH OF EVA SOFIA VALDEZ" alongside Gina Torres. She's appeared on HBO, Cinemax, Aspire TV, FOX and Funny or Die.
Megan Sousa, born Megan Ashley Sousa, is a member of SAG-AFTRA and the AFI Conservatory. Megan is a professional actor, voice over talent, comedian, dancer, writer and host known for her role in "Zero" (2012), which premiered at the American Black Film Festival landing a 2-year broadcast on HBO, HBO GO and Cinemax.
Megan has worked with award-winning film directors such as Regina King, Chris Robinson, John Swetnam, Terri Timely, Kimberly Townes, Ryo Rex, Nia Phillips, Hunter Lee Hughes, Carey Williams and Baron Davis.
She expanded her portfolio in producing behind the lens with short films The Virgin Michael Short starring Malcolm David Kelley, executive produced by Bow & Arrow and Light Heart starring Tracie Thoms. A comedy series Fred Unplugged, inspired by her stand-up comedy beginnings in in pre-production. Megan has a role in the new ABC TV show "Ten Days in the Valley" (2017) and in the feature film "Guys Reading Poems" (2017), currently playing in select theaters. Megan landed ABC Pilot "The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez" (2016) playing along side Gina Torres.
Megan studies at Margie Haber Studios theatrically and is an alumnus of the The Upright Citizens Brigade advanced improv program. Megan began to study the craft of acting at the Stella Adler Theater in Hollywood, later enrolling in an on-camera master class at the Performing Arts Institute with Paul Kampf, Instincts at Krater Studios and commercial improv mastery at the Hey, I Saw Your Commercial! Studio with Coach Michael Pointer. She speaks fluent Portuguese and basic Spanish and is trained in jazz, modern, hip-hop and vogue dance genres.
In 2013, Megan began performing stand-up comedy at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank and The World Famous Comedy Store. She performs around town and has done shows with Tom Green, Michael Blackson, Slink Johnson, Evan Lionel, Alex Thomas and Gerry Bednob. Megan co-hosts a LYT Comedy Show at Cellar Hollywood and performs regularly with her improv troupe, Cornbread Kitchen at Upright Citizen’s Brigade.