Karla Souza
Image Source

Fans and lovers of the crime drama series; How To Get Away with Murder will be familiar with the Mexican-American actress, Karla Souza. She took the stage as an actress when she was still a child and has grown on set with lots of acting experiences. Apart from her many roles in Hollywood movies, she is also one of the pivot actresses in Mexico. Find out all there is to know about her below.

Karla Souza’s Biography

Born as Karla Susana Olivares Souza on the 11th of December 1985 in Mexico City, Karla is one of three children born to her parents. She holds dual citizenship – America, and Mexico and has two siblings, Jeronimo Souza (brother) and Monica Souza (sister). She is fluent in three different languages; French, English, and Spanish.

Karla was groomed as a child in alignment with her dreams. She attended Centro de Education school; a school ran by Televista where she studied acting. She further moved to an acting school in France. While in France, she joined a theater company and was one of the pivot stars on set in most of their performances. She later left the school to join the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. In her new school, she performed remarkably well and by the time she was done, she received the CCP award for her excellence on stage alongside a Bachelors degree in Arts. Karla was subsequently chosen to go to Moscow, Russia in order to get intensive acting training, studying under Anatoly Smilianski. After gathering ample knowledge in Moscow, she returned to her birthplace and picked up several roles in both television series and lengthy movies.


While Karla Souza was in school, she performed in so many theater productions. After her return to Mexico, she appeared in the television drama series; Verano do amor (2009). The following year seemed to be an inactive year for the actress as it wasn’t until 2011 that she bagged a major role in the romantic comedy film, From Prada to Nada (2011). That singular major project blew the actress’ trumpet and in a short while, she bagged major and minor roles both in television sitcoms as well as in lengthy movies.

She moved to Los Angeles in 2014 and decided to join the league of actresses and actors starring in Hollywood. Having had experience in acting it wasn’t for a long period that she landed a role in the popular drama series aired on Fox TV; How To Get Away with Murder.

During the #metoo movement in 2018, Karla Souza publicly revealed that she was raped by one of her directors while in Mexico. Till date, the true identity of the rapist is yet to be revealed.


Karla Souza’s parents are Chilean father and his wife named Mónica (mother). The identity of her father is yet to be revealed, however, sources say that her mother is Mexican. Her grandmother immigrated from Chile to the United States of America and served the Rockefeller Family for two decades as an assistant cook.

Karla Souza’s Husband and Kids

Karla Souza
Karla Souza and Marshall Trenkmann

Souza is a married woman, she got married to her longtime boyfriend, banker Marshall Trenkmann in Los Angeles sometime in May 2014. The two dated for a few years before getting engaged in December 2013. In April of 2018, they welcomed a daughter named Gianna Trenkmann.

Prior to her marriage, she was once in a relationship with actor Gonzalo Garcia Vivanco. the two met on set and fell in love, however, their relationship could be best described as a fling. It never really lasted long.

See Also: Dana Delorenzo Bio, Parents, Family, Career As Beth With Craig Ferguson

Following her revelations of being raped by a director, her accusations were indirectly pinned to Gustavo Loza. The accusations were likely confirmed to be true after the media company Karla worked with Televisa, claimed that there was an undefined bond between Karla and Gustavo. The media company later dismissed the director from his ongoing project and on Gustavo’s part, he denied all rape allegations laid on him.

Similarly, he revealed that he and Souza once dated but subsequently called it off. Till date, Karla has neither spoken about the true identity of her rapist nor denied Gustavo’s claims.


For the records, Mexican ladies are regarded as one of the most beautiful women created on planet earth and luckily, Karla Souza falls in this category. She is quite tall and depicts elegance. She stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches and weighs 52 Kg.

data-matched-content-rows-num="2" data-matched-content-columns-num="4" data-matched-content-ui-type="image_stacked" data-ad-format="autorelaxed">