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Souza was born in Mexico City, Mexico to a Chilean father and Mexican mother. She lived in Aspen, Colorado until she was eight years old. She studied acting at Centro de Educación Artística, the famed acting school run by Mexican media giant, Televisa, in Mexico City. She also attended acting school in France and completed an intensive summer acting course in Moscow, Russia. In 2008, she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama in London. At 22, she returned in Mexico City and began acting in television and film.

In 2009, she debuted in the Mexican telenovela Verano de amor, starring singer Dulce Maria. Later starred in Mexican sitcoms Los Héroes del Norte and La Clinica. Her film roles include in From Prada to Nada; in 2013, she starred in two Mexican box office hits, Nosotros los Nobles and Instructions Not Included.

In 2014, Souza moved to Los Angeles to pursue English-language film and television roles. She was cast as a series regular in the Peter Nowalk/Shonda Rhimes series How to Get Away with Murder as law student Laurel Castillo, opposite Viola Davis.

Souza is trilingual and fluent in not only Spanish and English, but also French. In December 2013, she became engaged to American Marshall Trenkmann. The couple married in California in May 2014.