Melissa De Sousa
Melissa De Sousa
Melissa DeSousa appeared as Charmaine on The Wayans Bros. in the episode titled "I Do".


(1967-09-25) September 25, 1967 (age 53)


New York City, New York, U.S.



Years active


Appearance on The Wayans Bros.

As Charmaine in the episode titled "I Do"

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Melissa De Sousa (born September 25, 1967) appeared as Charmaine, a girlfriend of Shawn's in the episode titled "I Do". Melissa was born in New York City, New York of Panamanian descent.[1] She is an Afro-Latino.[2]


Early lifeEdit

Melissa De Sousa was raised in New York by Panamanian parents. She began ballet at a very young age studying under Joan Millin. She attended the High School of Performing Arts and acting naturally followed.


Her film credits include 1999's The Best Man, Miss Congeniality (2000), 30 Years to Life (2001), and Lockdown (2000). Her television credits are the hit NBC-TV series ER, FOX's Married... With Children, UPN's Moesha, Living Single, and UPN's One on One.

Melissa was nominated for the Best aufgeuforting Actress in a Film from the NAACP Image awards for her performamce in The Best Man. Her other credits include 30 Years to Life, an independent picture starring Allen Payne, Tracy Morgan and Erika Alexander; Lockdown, an independent picture with Richard T. Jones, executive produced by Master P.; Ride and the short films, The Fire This Time and Spark. De Sousa's television credits include Damon, ER, Married... with Children, Moesha, The Wayans Bros. and Living Single.

She also co-starred in UPN's Second Time Around, short-lived sitcom alongside future husband and wife Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker which lasted for one season only during the 2004-05 season. She was most recently seen as 'Lady Anne' in An Evening of Shakespare with Charles S. Dutton at the Hudson and the Court theatres in Los Angeles.

De Sousa will next be seen in the Darren Starr drama, The Street for Fox Broadcasting. She joins Christian Campbell and Adam Goldberg on the emsemble hour-long drama revolving around New York stockbrokers.


  1. The Roster. Panamanian Council of New York. Retrieved on 2008-07-15.
  2. S.A. keeping TV cameras busy August 17, 2000 S.A. Life Page 4F , Jeanne Jakle, San Antonio Express-News

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