Who is MEGAN SOUSA?
Megan Sousa is an Afro-Portuguese American comedic/dramatic actress, standup/improv comedienne, writer and dancer. She has worked on several highly regarded shows such as ABC's Ten Days in the Valley.
Actress - Comedienne - Writer - Host
Megan brings a unique, fun and fresh voice to her work. Her essence is that of the "girl next door" yet edgy and quirky wrapped in one. Her diverse background of immigrant Portuguese and southern roots makes her a a bit of a wildcard when it comes to screen acting, improv, and stand-up comedy. After completing her studies at Tuskegee University, Megan moved to Los Angeles from Alabama with a couple hundred dollars and a dream. She has appeared in various sketches and podcasts and continues to expand her portfolio. Giving back is vital so being involved with the youth is something she is very passionate about. Ms. Sousa mentors at risk youth in furthering education and creative programs. Her focus is positive reinforcement/confidence building, meditation and how to pursuing the film business. Non-profit organizations she works with include Young Storytellers Foundation and The Diamond in the Raw Foundation, where a $1,000 scholarship is awarded to one student at the end of each semester. Click to view her full BIO, DRAMA ACTING and VOICE OVER reels.
TV On-Air ABC & TruTV
Megan has worked with award winning directors such as Carey Williams, Terri Timely, and Regina King. During 2016 pilot season, she booked a lead role playing a young Gina Torres in the ABC pilot "DEATH OF EVA SOFIA VALDEZ". After signing with Innovative Artists, she booked a co-star role on ABC's "TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY", season premiered October 1, 2017. Soon after she lands two episodes on truTV's new comedy series "LAFF MOBB'S LAFF TRACKS" produced by Def Comedy Jam co-creator Bob Sumner and hosted by DJ and comedian Cipha Sounds. truTV is flipping comedy on its head with Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks, a new half-hour series where the next generation of comedians brings their hilarious personal stories to life with a playful reinvention of stand-up. Season premieres January 3rd, 2018.
Host + Talking Head
Scheduled to launch January 15, 2018, "Too Long; Didn't Read" *TL;DR is a series of short videos summing up that article you didn't read. You can catch Sistah Megan as one of the many personalities in the series.
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All Things Comedy
If she isn't performing live you can catch her playing characters in topical Funny Or Die sketches. Active in the comedy community, Megan is a recipient of the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Diversity Scholarship and performs regularly with her improv team Cornbread Kitchen. They make rounds throughout indie showcases including iO West, Second City, The Pack, The Nerdist, UCB Inner Sanctum, The Clubhouse and around town. Megan also performs stand-up regularly while hosting/producing her own LYTComedy Show at Cellar Hollywood and can be seen on stage around Los Angeles: The HaHa Comedy Club, Ice House, The Comedy Store and Flappers Comedy Club. She recently completed a circuit in New York at The West End Comedy Club, Ray Dejon's Laffaholics Comedy Club in Brooklyn, The Grisly Pear, SOHO Playhouse, The PIT and The Funny Bone in Hartford, CT. Megan has performed on shows with Tom Green, Michael Blackson, Slink "Black Jesus" Johnson, Alex Thomas, Gerry Bednob and Tone Bell.
The comedy short "BUSHBABY" (2016), starring writer/director Tarik Jackson and featuring Tony Baker, is a personal story on gentrification in Brooklyn. Megan has a supporting role in the award winning film and collaborates with Tarik on *TL;DR and other projects.
The sibling rival short film "MAMMA, I MADE IT " (2017), starring Megan Sousa, premiered at Chicago's Black Harvest Film Festival opening night. The comedy was written, produced and also stars Derek Dow.
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Megan plays a supporting role in the award-winning feature film "GUYS READING POEMS" (2016). The neo-noir film had it's theatrical release in 2017 playing in select theaters. Gravitas Ventures has acquired the neo-noir mindbender feature film for a release on February 20, 2018 to platforms such as Comcast, Dish Network, Cox, Verizon FiOS. The experimental film, written/directed by Hunter Lee Hughes explores masculinity, mental illness and poetry. The film stars Patricia Velasquez.
Expanding her voice in writing and producing content, she developed a series based on her own origin story in stand-up comedy titled "FRED UNPLUGGED" (2018) and co-stars comedienne Zainab Johnson. Additionally, she co-produced a feature film proof of concept with Assata Jackson, "THE VIRGIN MICHAEL" starring Malcolm David Kelley written/directed by Jonathan Curtiss, Jr. The film was executive produced by No Label and Bow and Arrow. (Both projects are currently in post-production.)
Commercial + Print
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