Birth Name: Karla Susana Olivares Souza
Place of Birth: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Date of Birth: December 11, 1985
Ethnicity: Mexican and Chilean, including Spanish [Catalan] and Portuguese
Karla Souza is a Mexican actress. She stars on the ABC legal drama series How to Get Away with Murder.
Karla is the daughter of Monica (Souza) and Carlos Olivares. She is married to Marshall Trenkmann, with whom she has two children.
Karla was born in Mexico City, and raised partly in Aspen, Colorado, U.S. Her father is Chilean and her mother is Mexican. Souza is a Portuguese surname. On her mother’s side, Karla has Spanish and Catalan ancestry. She is also a descendant of Juan José Da Souza y Viana Botelho; some sources state that he was born in Portugal, while other sources state that he was from Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, a city founded by the Portuguese in 1680.
Karla’s paternal grandmother was named Elba Silva.
Karla’s maternal grandfather is Jaime Fernando/Fernandez Souza-Viana Galán (the son of José Fernando/Fernandez Souza-Viana García Quevedo and Mónica Galán Martos). Jaime was born in Mexico. José was born in Mexico, the son of Juan José Souza Castillo-Negrete and María de Los Angeles Quevedo Zubieta. Mónica was born in Mexico, the daughter of Juan Galán and Josefa Martos Saracho.
Karla’s maternal grandmother is Susana Legorreta Lopez-Guerrero (the daughter of Agustin Legorreta Garcia and Maria Lopez-Guerrero Viñegra). Agustin was born in Mexico, the son of Juan de Dios Agustin de la Soledad Legorreta Ramirez and Maria Guadalupe Garcia Velasco. Karla’s great-grandmother Maria was born in Mexico, the daughter of Manuel Lopez-Guerrero and Dolores Viñegra.
Genealogy of Karla Souza (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com