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Marjorie de Sousa (born Marjorie Lissette de Sousa Rivas; 23 April 1980[1]) is a Venezuelan actress and model of Portuguese descent.[2] She is worldwide known for her villain roles in telenovelas.[1]

Marjorie de Sousa
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Marjorie de Sousa in December 2017
Marjorie Lissette de Sousa Rivas

(1980-04-23) 23 April 1980 (age 38)
Years active2000–present
Ricardo Álamo
(m. 2004; div. 2006)
Partner(s)Julián Gil (2006–2017)



Beginnings and notable rolesEdit

At the age of 12, De Sousa began her career doing commercials for television and working as a model.[3][1] In 1999 she entered the beauty pageant Miss Venezuela in the hands of the famous Venezuelan designer Giovanni Scutaro.[1][3] A year later, she worked on her first telenovela, Amantes de luna llena,[1] which was produced and broadcast by the television channel Venevisión.[1] In 2001, she co-starred in the hit telenovela Guerra de mujeres, with the character Carolina, one of the most popular in the plot.[3] In 2002, De Sousa left Venezuela to work on the telenovela Gata Salvaje, a co-production of Venevisión and the Spanish-American channel Univision.[4] In this internationally acclaimed novel, she plays Camelia Valente, an antagonist in which she has perhaps been one of her best characters, achieving her international projection.[4][5] At the end of that production, De Sousa went to work on the Mexican telenovela Mariana de la Noche, produced by Televisa; there her character had the name of Carol, also as an antagonist.[5] Next, she worked on another successful Univision telenovela called Rebeca, where she had the character of Gisela,[6] another role where she acted as an antagonist. In 2005, she starred in the telenovela Ser bonita no basta of the TV channel Radio Caracas Televisión.[7] A year later she returned to star in another telenovela of RCTV,[7] Y los declaro marido y mujer, a beach production set in Venezuela's Margarita Island.[7] In 2007, De Sousa began to work in the cast of the telenovela Amor comprado,[1] produced by Venevisión; with a character as villain of the plot called Margot.[1] Two years later, she becomes the antagonist of the telenovela Pecadora next to Eduardo Capetillo and Litzy where she began to have skills as a singer interpreting the theme of her character and the protagonist.[6]

Critical success in telenovelas (2010–present)Edit

In 2010, she recorded Sacrificio de mujer, alongside Luis José Santander and under the direction of Adriana Barraza.[8] In 2011, she played an antagonist in a special participation in Corazón apasionado alongside Guy Ecker and Marlene Favela.[9] That same year she starred in the new video of the song "Poquito a Poquito" by Henry Santos, former member of Aventura.[10] In the cinema she participated in the films Duelos de pasarela y soltera and Sin compromiso.[1] In 2012, she made her theatrical debut at Toc Toc, a world-renowned work, and received the best critics of the industry after her unique and original interpretation of Lili.[11] That year she also received the Prize for Best Female Protagonist in the United States for her extraordinary performance of Clemencia Sacrificio de mujer.[12] It was that year, when De Sousa returned to Televisa under the hand of producer Nicandro Díaz González in the telenovela of Amores verdaderos as an antagonist of the story,[13] due to the success of her character in the telenovela, she won the prize as Best Antagonist in a telenovela at the TVyNovelas Awards.[14] In 2013, she joined the cast of the play Perfume de Gardenia, produced by Omar Suárez.[15] She also participated in the fourth season of reality show ¡Mira quién baila!, being in third place.[16]

In 2014, she got her first lead on Televisa, in the telenovela Hasta el fin del mundo,[17] which where was first paired with Pedro Fernández,[18] but this one left the project due to supposed problems with De Sousa,[18] and David Zepeda took the place of Fernández.[19] After Hasta el fin del mundo, she participated in 2016 in Juan Osorio's telenovela, Sueño de amor, in which only as a guest star appeared.[20] After being absent from television for one year, in 2017 she signed an exclusive contract with the Spanish-language television network Telemundo.[21] Network with which she is currently recording the telenovela Al otro lado del muro, with Litzy as main characters.[22]

Personal lifeEdit

De Sousa married with the Venezuelan actor Ricardo Álamo in 2004 and divorced in 2006.[23] In 2016, she had a romantic relationship with Argentine actor Julián Gil with whom she had her first son name Matías Gregorio Gil de Sousa,[24][25] the relationship between De Sousa and Gil ended in 2017 in unfavorable terms.[26]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Runway Duels Natalia
2018 Lo más sencillo es complicarlo todo[27] Susana
TBA[28] Juan Apóstol, el más amado[28] Mary Magdalene[29] Post-production[28]
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2000–2001 Amantes de luna llena Mayra Robledo 47 episodes
2001 Guerra de mujeres Carolina Boni Castro
2002–2003 Gata Salvaje Camelia Valente
2003 Rebeca Gisela Gidalva
2003–2004 Mariana de la Noche Carol Montero
2005 Ser bonita no basta Coral Torres Olavarría
2006 Soltera y sin compromiso Julia Maldonado Television film
2006 Y los declaro marido y mujer Saoia Mujica
2008 Amor comprado Margot Terán
2008 ¿Vieja yo? Estefanía Urrutia
2009–2010 Pecadora Samantha Sabater Series regular; 144 episodes
2011 Sacrificio de mujer Clemencia Astudillo Talamonti Main role; 101 episodes
2011 Corazón apasionado Leticia Bracamontes
2012–2013 Amores verdaderos Kendra Ferreti Series regular; 169 episodes
2014–2015 Hasta el fin del mundo Sofía Ripoll Main role; 192 episodes
2016 Sueño de amor Cristina Vélez Main role; 81 episodes
2017 Mi marido tiene familia Herself[30] Episode: "Imelda y Blanca creen que Juan Pablo apareció"
2018 Descontrol Ariadna Episode: "Creta"[31]
2018 Al otro lado del muro Sofía Villavicencio / Alejandra Miranda Main role; 78 episodes[32][33]
2019 Un poquito tuyo Julieta Lead role

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2012 Miami Life Awards Best Female Lead in a Telenovela Sacrificio de mujer Won [12]
2013 Premios Juventud Girl That Takes Away My Sleep Amores verdaderos Nominated
People en Español Awards Best Female Villain Nominated [34]
2014 Bravo Awards Most Outstanding Female Villain Won [35]
People en Español Awards Best Actress Hasta el fin del mundo Nominated
Better Chemistry on the Screen Nominated
TVyNovelas Awards Best Antagonist Actress Amores verdaderos Won
Favorite Villain Won
The Prettiest Nominated
2015 Premios Juventud My Favorite Protagonist Hasta el fin del mundo Nominated
2016 Premios Juventud My Favorite Protagonist Nominated


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Marjorie de Sousa". (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Marjorie De Sousa | Palomera Group". (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Participó en Miss Venezuela" (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b "¿Recuerdas a Marjorie de Sousa de 'Camelia Valente'? Está embarazada y luce así [FOTOS]". (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  5. ^ a b Corpus, Lorena. "Marjorie de Sousa: Una villana muy querida". Chicago Tribune (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Marjorie de Sousa, bella villana será Samantha Sabater, una "Pecadora" y artista de un cabaret". (in Spanish). 11 August 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  7. ^ a b c "Marjorie De Sousa se debate entre Venezuela y el exterior". (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  8. ^ ""Sacrificio de Mujer" con Marjorie De Sousa, Juan Alfonso Baptista y Luis José Santander". (in Spanish). 20 September 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Marjorie de Sousa se integra a Corazon apasionado". (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Marjorie de Sousa protagoniza el nuevo video del tema "Poquito a Poquito" de Henry Santos". (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Marjorie De Sousa debuta en la exitosa obra "Toc Toc"". (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Lista de ganadores de Miami Life Awards 2012" (in Spanish). Miami Life Awards. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Marjorie de Sousa se suma al elenco de Amores verdaderos de Televisa". (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  14. ^ Tinoco, Armando. "Premios TVyNovelas 2014 Favoritos Del Público Winners List: Marjorie De Sousa, Erika Buenfil And 'Amores Verdaderos' Sweep Telenovela Awards". Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  15. ^ "Marjorie de Sousa protagonista de Perfume de Gardenia". (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  16. ^ "Marjorie De Sousa habla de su tercer lugar en 'Mira Quién Baila' (VIDEO)". HuffPost (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  17. ^ "Hasta el fin del mundo: Marjorie de Sousa sufrió tremenda caída". (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  18. ^ a b "Falta de besos, contraproducente para Pedro Fernández". (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  19. ^ "David Zepeda será el nuevo protagonista de 'Hasta el fin del mundo'". (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  20. ^ González, Moisés (24 June 2016). "Marjorie de Sousa habla de su relación con Betty Monroe en Sueño de amor". People en Español (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  21. ^ Juliana, Barrera. "Marjorie de Sousa firma exclusiva con Telemundo (FOTOS Y VIDEO)". (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  22. ^ González, Moisés (17 October 2017). "Marjorie de Sousa: "Mi personaje en Al otro lado del muro es una heroína de verdad. Me identifico con ella ya que hace todo por cuidar y mantener a salvo a sus hijos"". People en Español (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  23. ^ "Tras conocerse separación de Marjorie de Sousa, su exesposo hace confesión (VIDEO Y FOTOS)". (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  24. ^ Mangal, Mayra (19 April 2017). "La historia de amor y desamor de Marjorie de Sousa y Julián Gil". People en Español (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  25. ^ "Marjorie de Sousa reveló la enfermedad que padece su hijo". (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  26. ^ "¿Julián Gil no es el verdadero padre del hijo de Marjorie de Sousa?". (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  27. ^ De Los Santos, Gabriel. "Efecto Marjorie Se Extiende Al Cine Y La Castigan En La Taquilla". (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  28. ^ a b c Alonso, Antón. ""Juan Apóstol el más amado", nuevo film producido por Brandariz". (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  29. ^ "Marjorie de Sousa será 'María Magdalena' en película "Juan apóstol, el más amado' [FOTOS Y VIDEO]". (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  30. ^ "Marjorie De Sousa vuelve a las telenovelas con "Mi marido tiene familia"" (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  31. ^ González, Moisés (6 December 2017). "Marjorie de Sousa protagoniza la nueva ficción de Univision y otras 9 noticias de telenovela". People en Español (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  32. ^ González, Moisés (3 October 2017). "Marjorie de Sousa agradecida con Telemundo: "Creyeron en mí, en Marjorie la profesional, sin importar cualquier otra cosa"". People en Español (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  33. ^ Gonzalez, Juan (5 October 2017). "Telenovela queen signs exclusive contract with Telemundo". Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  34. ^ "Estrellas del año People en Español 2013 - Telenovelas: los ganadores" (in Spanish). People en Español. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  35. ^ "Marjorie De Sousa distinguida con el premio Bravo en México". (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 26 December 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2017.

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