Melissa de Sousa

de Sousa in 2019, photo by kathclick

Birth Name: Melissa O. de Sousa

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 25, 1967

Ethnicity: Panamanian, Trinidadian, Barbadian, likely some Portuguese/Portuguese Jewish

Melissa de Sousa is an American actress.

Her parents were from Panama, and had African ancestry. They are pictured here and here. The surname de Sousa can also indicate some degree of Portuguese or Portuguese Jewish [Sephardi Jewish] ancestry.

Melissa’s paternal grandfather likely was named William de Sousa (the son of William de Sousa). Melissa’s grandfather William was born in Trinidad. He is pictured here.

Melissa’s paternal grandmother was Violet Wilson (the daughter of Alonzo Wilson and Louisa Lucas). Alonzo and Louisa were born in Barbados.

Sources: Melissa’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Melissa’s mother –

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