Megan Sousa is a fresh face at Innovative Artists and recently booked the new ABC television show "TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY". Some of her work includes ABC Pilot "THE DEATH OF EVA SOFIA VALDEZ" alongside Gina Torres. She has been seen on HBO, Cinemax, Aspire TV, FOX, Spike TV, Super Deluxe and Funny or Die.
Megan Sousa, born Megan Ashley Sousa, is a SAG-AFTRA actress, voice over talent, comedienne, writer and dancer known for her lead role in "Zero" (2012), which premiered at the American Black Film Festival landing a 2-year broadcast on HBO, HBO GO and Cinemax. Zero now airs on Aspire TV.
Sousa stars in the award-winning LGBT short film "Only for Forever"(2014), written and directed by Nia Phillips. Only for Forever is the Jury Award Winner for Best Women's Drama at the North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and was nominated in 11 domestic & international film festivals.
Megan has worked with award-winning film directors such as Regina King, Steve Robin, John Swetnam, Terri Timely, Kimberly Townes, Ryo Rex, Nia Phillips, Hunter Lee Hughes, Geno Brooks, Nikki Whalen and Carey Williams.
Megan recently booked a Co-Star role in the new ABC TV show "Ten Days in the Valley" (2017). She also landed a role on in the ABC Pilot "The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez" (2016) playing Young Eva along side Gina Torres. Megan has a supporting role in the feature film "Guys Reading Poems" (2017), currently playing in select theaters.
Megan hosts as a compelling voice in the comedy podcast, "The Work Ethnics", with Jeremy Scippio and James Simonton.
Megan currently studies with Coach Clay Banks at CBSI and at Margie Haber Studios theatrically and long-form improvisation at The Upright Citizens Brigade, Los Angeles. She is a UCB Diversity Scholarship recipient (2017). 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. Megan speaks fluent Portuguese and basic Spanish.
Megan had prior studies at the LA Connection Comedy Theatre and at The Improv Trick. In 2013, she began performing stand-up comedy at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, The World Famous Comedy Store, Icehouse and Tao Comedy Club. She is a trained dancer in jazz, modern, hip-hop and vogue genres.
Megan enjoys photography, traveling, mentoring inner-city and at-risk youth with the Diamond in the Raw Foundation, Young Storyteller's Foundation, the LA All-Stars and is an active volunteer with the The Conor Lynch Foundation.
Megan was born and raised in Connecticut and also grew up in Lincoln, Alabama. As a child, she actively took interest in writing poetry, learning Portuguese, painting, dancing, piano and performing in school plays. She attended Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama entering on an academic scholarship and enrolled in the US Air Force ROTC and Nursing program and later changing gears to Liberal Arts and Psychology.
You can find Megan enjoying nature hikes and camping trips with her dog, Sacha.