Lands first notable role as Neely O'Hara in "Valley Of The Dolls" (Syndicated, 1994)
Plays Matthew Perry's girlfriend in Emmy-nominated TV movie "The Ron Clark Story"
Cast as Shelby in "The Best Man"
I've had people come up to me and say, 'thank you for representing the Afro-Latinas' - and it occurred to me that this actually means something to people out there who look like me." De Sousa quoted on Latina.com, July 12, 2011
"When I started out I was doing mainly black roles but I have now done Latina roles, and that's been a conscious effort because in this industry, people like to put you in a certain box. And if you don't agree with that, you have to do a lot of explaining." De Sousa quoted on NBC Latino, Nov. 14, 2013.
I've always been kind of an introvert growing up. People even picked on me because I was quiet." De Sousa quoted on Vibe, Nov 20, 2013