Paul De Sousa

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6' (1.83 m)
Born in Africa from Portuguese parents.With "theatre" in his blood from age six, endeavoring to continually add to Lusaka's vague social scene, he established the groundwork for the beauty and fashion industry, engulfed himself in the arts - stage, television, radio, film and reporting/writing for newspaper, magazines (national and International) and even a book.His body of work has been exposed in Zambia, Portugal, United Kingdom, United States, Zimbabwe, Canada and Botswana. Having reached a peak in his Homeland, he finally abandoned security, landing in New York in January of 2001, to study at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.Paul also has a MA in Industrial Engineering. He tirelessly pursued his dream of waking Zambia up to the world of quality entertainment. In the past Paul has found full-time work in a myriad of jobs; steadily moving up the corporate ladder. Laboring his reverie of determinedly succeeding with passion to be a meaningful part of the entertainment industry.Over sometime, Paul(o)'s "spectacular" physique has brought him recognition in character roles such as Elephat (Aninanimals), Wizard (Wizards and Warriors), Herr Schultz (Cabaret), Eugene (Grease), King Herod (JCS), Eddie & Dr. Scott (Rocky Horror Show), Tom/Phyllis/Leslie in AR Gurney's Silvia and performed in The British Councils - Three Sisters in Africa, adapted from Chekov.More recently he has worked on Paddy Chayefsky's Marty and as Lennie in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, appeared as Jaycee in Echo and Narcissus for the Slam Festival, as Dean of Theology from August Strindberg's A Dream Play at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre, in the original farce "Fairy tale" at the Access and for the 2002 NY Fringe Festival. Paul has been in several Films, including; the awards winning Red Cockroaches (2004), and the shorts: The Dry Cleaner, Capitalist Pig, From Here to There, Of Forgotten Memories and Red Flower - Liluwa Lofwera. His most recent screen credit includes a Portuguese janitor in the Sydney Pollack directed The Interpreter (2005) with Nicole Kidman.
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