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      Melissa De Sousa

      Melissa De Sousa

      Highest Rated: 72% The Best Man (1999)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Sep 25, 1967

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      A regular face in African-American comedy, Melissa De Sousa was perhaps best-known for her role as Murch's high-maintenance girlfriend Shelby in the sleeper hit "The Best Man" (1999). Born in New York City in 1967 to Afro-Panamanian parents, De Sousa attended the city's High School of Performing Arts before making her on-screen debut in legal drama "The Trials Of Rosie O'Neill" (CBS 1990-92). Guest appearances in "Getting By" (ABC 1993-94), "Silk Stalkings" (CBS 1991-99) and "Living Single" (Fox 1993-98) then followed, while she was also cast as drug-addicted Hollywood actress Neely O'Hara in the soap opera adaptation of Jacqueline Susann's "Valley Of The Dolls" (Syndicated 1994). Following cameos in "Married With Children" (Fox 1987-1997), "ER" (NBC 1994-2009) and "The Wayans Bros" (The WB 1995-99), De Sousa appeared as Hakeem's brief love interest in "Moesha" (UPN 1996-2001), starred as NYC film graduate-turned-music video assistant Leta in the indie comedy "Ride" (1998) and played career driven cop Stacy Phillips in the short-lived sitcom "Damon" (Fox 1998). But for many, it was her turn as cunning gold-digger Shelby in Malcolm D. Lee's romantic comedy drama "The Best Man" (1999) where her talents first stood out.

      Highest rated movies

      The Best Man poster
      The Best Man
      The Best Man Holiday poster
      The Best Man Holiday
      Laurel Canyon poster
      Laurel Canyon
      30 Years to Life poster
      30 Years to Life
      Lockdown poster
      Lockdown
      Miss Congeniality poster
      Miss Congeniality
      Constellation poster
      Constellation

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 0% Supermodel Det. Lacey (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 50% Cru Michelle (Character) - 2014
      70% 83% The Best Man Holiday Shelby (Character) $70.5M 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ashes Camille (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Killing of Wendy Angie (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 12% Bats: Human Harvest O'Neal (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 74% A Good Man Is Hard to Find Monica (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 85% The Ron Clark Story Marissa Vega (Character) - 2006
      0% 41% Constellation Lucy (Character) $306.5K 2005
      58% 78% Lockdown Krista (Character) $449.5K 2003
      69% 52% Laurel Canyon Claudia (Character) $3.7M 2002
      67% 67% 30 Years to Life Natalie (Character) $12.7K 2001
      41% 69% Miss Congeniality Karen, Miss New York (Character) $106.8M 2000
      72% 86% The Best Man Shelby (Character) $34.1M 1999
      No Score Yet 72% Ride Leta (Character) - 1998

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best Man: The Final Chapters Unknown (Character) 2022
      33% 76% Our Kind of People Alex (Guest Star) 2021
      95% 88% Elementary Luz Horowitz (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Adele McCord (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Reed Between the Lines Gabriella Jimenez (Character) 2011-2012 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2013
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2013
      No Score Yet 87% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      55% No Score Yet Second Time Around Coco Herrera (Character) 2004-2005
      42% No Score Yet The $treet Unknown (Character) 2000 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One on One Unknown (Guest Star) 2002-2003
      33% No Score Yet Grown Ups Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Damon Jimmy Tortone (Character) 1998
      No Score Yet 100% Moesha Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayans Bros. Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet 99% Married ... With Children Jaclyn (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1995