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Karla Souza        

Mexican Actress Who Stars on the ABC Legal Drama Series, "How to Get Away with Murder"

Karla Olivares Souza is a Mexican actress. In 2014, she began starring as Laurel Castillo on the ABC legal drama series, "How to Get Away with Murder."

Souza was born in Mexico City, Mexico to a Chilean father and Mexican mother. She lived in Aspen, Colorado until she was 8 years old. She studied acting at Centro de Educación Artística, the famed acting school run by Mexican media giant, Televisa, in Mexico City. She also attended acting school in France and completed an intensive summer acting course in Moscow, Russia. In 2008, she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama in London. At 22, she returned in Mexico City and began acting in television and film.

In 2009, she debuted in the Mexican telenovela "Verano de amor," starring singer Dulce Maria and later starred in Mexican sitcoms "Los Héroes del Norte" and "La Clinica." Her film roles include in "From Prada to Nada"; in 2013, she starred in two Mexican box office hits, "Nosotros los Nobles" and "Instructions Not Included."

In 2014, Souza moved to Los Angeles to pursue English-language film and television roles. She was cast as a series regular in the Peter Nowalk/Shonda Rhimes series "How to Get Away with Murder" as law student Laurel Castillo, opposite Viola Davis.

Souza is trilingual and fluent in not only Spanish and English, but also French.

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