Karla Souza Height, Age, Biography, Husband, Net Worth, Facts

Karla Souza is a Mexican-American actress who became known for her portrayal of Laurel Castillo on the ABC legal drama series, ‘How to Get Away with Murder’. Alongside her television career, she has starred in a number of films and won various accolades.

Karla Souza Biography

Birth Name

Karla Olivares Souza





Birthday / Date of Birth

Karla was born on 11 December 1985, in Mexico City, Mexico.


She is currently 36 years old.

Sun Sign



Karla Souza attended Centro de Educación Artística and studied acting. This school is owned by the most famous Mexican media company, Televisa.

She studied acting in an acting school in France and Central School of Speech and Drama in London, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in acting in 2008.



She has dual citizenship, Mexican and American.



Karla has Chilean ancestry on her father’s side and Mexican on her mother’s side.



Family Details

  • Father –  Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Monica Souza (Sister), Jeronimo Souza (Brother)

Marital Status


Karla Souza Husband

Karla Souza and banker Marshall Trenkmann got engaged in December 2013 before marrying in May 2014 in California. It was widely speculated before her marriage that they have been dating for quite along. She gave birth to their first child, a girl, Gianna in 2018. Their second son Luka was born June 2020.

Ex-Significant Other

In 2009, Karla dated actor Gonzalo García Vivanco which lasted for about a few months, and they mutually ended their relationship in 2010.

Physical Statistics


  • Feet – 5 feet 4 inches
  • Centimeters – 162 cm
  • Meters – 1.62 m

Body measurements

  • Measurements – 34-25-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size


Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).



Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Karla made her acting debut with the 1993 film Aspen Extreme as a child actress. She was first seen playing a lead role in 2010 in the film El efecto tequila as Ana Luisa.

She received her first Award (ACE Award for Best New Actress) in 2012 for her role as Roxana Robledo in the film, Suave patria.

Television Debut

In 2008, Karla debuted on Television with a soap opera, Terminales, in which she appeared in an episode “Espejismos”.

Favorite Things

  • Lunch Hotspot – Sugarfish
  • Dinner Hotspot – Swaddee in Coronado
  • Places –  Los Angeles, Mexico City, Nice, and London
  • Los Angeles Restaurant – Superba Snack Bar in Venice
  • Mexico Restaurant – Tacos el Greco
  • London Restaurant – Ma Cuisine in Kew Gardens

Karla Souza Net worth

As of 2024, Karla Souza has an estimated net worth of $1.2 million. She lives with her husband Trenkmann in a luxury mansion in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Karla Souza Facts

As a child, Karla learned gymnastics for over 7 years. If she weren’t an actress, she would have been a gymnast.

She quit gymnastics at age 14 because her parents were against her decision to become a professional gymnast. 

Karla is multilingual and’s mastered Spanish, English, and French.

She first approached the makers of the show How to Get Away with Murder for an audition through her manager, but was unlucky though. She later auditioned for three roles before she opted for the role of Laurel.

On March 21, 2015, Karla gave her first TEDx talk in Leon, Guanajuato, on the topic “Sweet are the Fruits of Adversity”. It became the most-seen Spanish TEDx talk with more than a million views.

In February 2018, she revealed that she was raped by the director of a TV show when she was 22 years old. She didn’t disclose the name of the director.